Canan Kir

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Canan Kir (born July 20, 1987 in Lünen ) is a German-Turkish film and theater actress .

life and career

Canan Kir has lived in Heidelberg since she was five .

In 2008 she began her acting training at the Mannheim Theater Academy , which she completed in 2012. During this time she played in many plays, including An Evening in Cape Cod , as well as in Dont Believe the Hype as part of the opening season 2011 at the Heidelberg Theater . After her training, she worked under the direction of Jürgen Flügge in the play Sen ve Ben BIZ Du und Ich at the Hoftheater Tromm , a German-Turkish language game piece for children.

In 2013 she played Linda in the movie A Gift from the Gods , directed by Oliver Haffner . The film was shown at the Munich Film Festival in 2014 and was awarded the BR3 Audience Award there. He also won the “New German Cinema” award for the best production. This was followed by other awards such as the “Golden Beaver” as the best feature film and the German Actor Award in the “Best Ensemble” category.

In 2014 she played the role of Ayse in the play Beautiful things are on our side , directed by Muzaffer Aksoy at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart .

In 2015 she worked alongside Almila Bagriacik in the supporting role of neighbor Emel in the movie Hördur - Between the Worlds (2015), which was awarded the German Film Critics' Prize for “Best Children's Film” at the 2016 Berlinale . She had other roles in the tragic comedy Where are you going, Habibi? (2016), a story about the relationship between a gay young man and a heterosexual wrestler , by Tor Iben and in SOKO Leipzig (2016).

Canan Kir has been a member of the ensemble of “Mensch: Theater!” Since 2013. For the piece of my life. My love. My honor? , a prevention piece about violence in the name of honor, the ensemble was awarded the “Active for Democracy and Tolerance” award. On this occasion, Canan Kir and Tobias Gerstner from “Mensch: Theater!” Were invited by Federal President Joachim Gauck to Bellevue Palace as part of International Women's Day 2015 .



  • 2010: An evening in Cape Cod I, Theaterhaus G7 , director: Inka Neubert
  • 2011: Don't Believe the Hpye I, Heidelberg Theater and Orchestra , director: Veit Güssow
  • 2012: The Ugly I, Felina Areal, director: Sven Prietz
  • 2013: Sen ve Ben BIZ du und Ich I, Hoftheater Tromm, director: Jürgen Flügge
  • 2014: Beautiful things are on our side I, Theaterhaus Stuttgart , director: Muzaffer Aksoy
  • since 2014 member of the ensemble at Mensch: Theater!

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Internationale Theaterfabrik Stuttgart: Beautiful things are on our side - Theaterhaus Stuttgart. In: Retrieved March 3, 2016 .
  2. The team from “Mensch: Theater!” 2016. In: Retrieved March 3, 2016 .
  3. The group. In: Website Mensch: Theater! Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  4. Where are you going, Habibi? Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  5. Film starts: The pilot's wife. Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  6. ^ Theater Felina-Areal - entrance. Retrieved on July 2, 2019 (German).
  7. Hof-Theater-Tromm. Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  8. Hof-Theater-Tromm. Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  9. Man: Theater! - Prevention theater, theater education and workshops for personal and social development for the German-speaking area / Retrieved July 2, 2019 .