Annette Paulmann

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Annette Paulmann (born October 5, 1964 in Ertinghausen ) is a German actress .


Paulmann grew up on a farm. After graduating from high school, she attended the Hamburg University of Music and Theater . She worked as an acting student at the Thalia Theater and was discovered here by director Robert Wilson .

In 1987 she was engaged at the Thalia Theater, of which she was a member until 2000. There she played Marie in Clavigo (1988), Sascha in Platonow by Chekhov (1989), Käthchen in Black Rider by Wilson (1990), Leokadja Begbick in Mann ist Mann by Bertolt Brecht (1989), Rosi in Die Eroberung des Südpols by Manfred Karge (1990), the title role of Wilson's Alice (1992), Desdemona in Othello (1993), Viola in Was ihr wollt (1991), Cordelia in King Lear (1992), Amalia in Die Räuber (1994), Sonja in Uncle Vanja von Chekhov (1995), Irma in Ferenc Molnár's The Glass Slipper (1996), Sophie in Baal (1998), Lucile in Danton's Death (1998) and Mascha in Three Sisters (1999).

In 2000 Annette Paulmann went to the Burgtheater Vienna. Here she appeared in the world premiere of Luis Buñuels Viridiana on March 4, 2000, in The Youngest Day by Ödön von Horváth (2000) and Dream in Autumn by Jon Fosse (2001). Since 2002 she has been a member of the Münchner Kammerspiele ensemble . Here she was in The Marquis of Keith by Frank Wedekind (2002), the musical Shockheaded Peter (2002), The Festival of the Lamb by Leonora Carrington (2002), Beautiful presents by Alan Ayckbourn (2003), Hermes in the city by Lothar Trolle (2004) and Lulu live , a Wedekind adaptation (2005).

In 1990 she received the “Young Actress of the Year” award from Theater heute and the Boy-Gobert Prize awarded by the Körber Foundation for her performance in Black Rider , a Freischütz adaptation . She is a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival and was honored for her acting achievements in 1998 with the Tilla Durieux jewelry awarded every 10 years by the Berlin Academy of the Arts . Occasionally Annette Paulmann was involved in film and television.

In 2010 Annette Paulmann received the € 10,000 3sat Prize together with Paul Herwig at the 47th Berlin Theatertreffen . In the same year both were in the critics' survey of the journal Theater heute under the Actor of the Year chosen. In 2017 she received the Theater Prize of the City of Munich .



  • Minu Shareghi, Fredi Behm: Annette Paulmann: Interview . Kempfer, Hamburg 1997, ISBN 3-932208-02-1 .

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