Detlev Eckstein

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Detlev Eckstein (born June 13, 1949 in Berlin ) is a German- Austrian actor .


Education and theater

After graduating from high school, Eckstein began studying German , history and art history . He completed an acting training in Berlin. He had his first engagements in Stuttgart and Berlin. As early as 1969, he played the son at the Stuttgart Comedy in the play Alles im Garten by Edward Albee . In 1973 he appeared in the stands in Berlin in the title role of the play Die Geisel by Brendan Behan . In 1974 he played the son in the comedy The Man Who Doesn't Dare by Curth Flatow under the direction of Wolfgang Spier at the Comedy Berlin .

On April 1, 1974, Eckstein was engaged at the Vienna Burgtheater , of which he has been a permanent member since then. In 2009, Eckstein was appointed chamber actor . His first role was the role of Willy Carson in the play The Sea by Edward Bond . Eckstein played a wide repertoire , which included pieces by William Shakespeare , the German-speaking authors of the Classical and Romantic periods , folk plays by Ferdinand Raimund and Johann Nestroy , but also pieces from modern times and contemporary theater.

From the 1970s he took on roles there, including in King Ottokar's Glück und Ende (1974, as Seyfried Merenberg, director: Gerhard Klingenberg ), in Faust (1975, as a pupil), in Der Raub der Sabinerinnen (1975, known as Emil Groß Sterneck, director: Ernst Haeussermann ), in Der Prinz von Homburg (1978, as Rittmeister Stranz, director: Manfred Wekwerth ), in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1978, as Puck, director: Jonathan Miller ), in Was ihr wollt (1979, as Sebastian , Director: Frank Hoffmann ), in Die Räuber (1980, as Schufterle), in Death of a Salesman (1982, as Happy, Director: Jan Bosse ), in Hamlet (1984, as Laertes) and in Dantons Tod (1985, as Camille Desmoulins).

In 1988 he played the role of Mr. Landauer, a fan and admirer of the late professor, in the scandalous premiere of the play Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard .

Eckstein had other roles at the Burgtheater in Wilhelm Tell (1989, as Rudolf der Harras, director: Claus Peymann ), in Was ihr wollt (1991, as Orsino, director: Frank Hoffmann), The Caucasian Kreidekreis (1993, as Fürst Kazbeki, director : Ruth Berghaus ), in Das weite Land , (2000, as Albertus Rhon, director: Achim Benning ) and in Leonce and Lena (2001, as district administrator, director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf ). In 2001 he took on the role of friend Stifler in the farce Der Zerrissene at the Burgtheater . Since September 2009 he has played the chef in the Austrian premiere of the comedy Immanuel Kant by Thomas Bernhard.

In 1979 he appeared at the Städtische Bühnen Krefeld as Romeo in Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet . In 2015 he played the Berlin factory owner Giesecke in the operetta Im Weißen Rößl at the Kufstein operetta summer .

Movie and TV

Eckstein also regularly took on film and television roles from the 1970s. In 1974, alongside Jutta Speidel , he played Peter ( Pitt ) in the comedy I too was only a mediocre student of Werner Jacobs . In 1977 he worked under the direction of Alfred Weidenmann in his relatively free literary film adaptation of The Schimmelreiter . In 1978 he played in the historical film Götz von Berlichingen with the iron hand , the last film by Wolfgang Liebeneiner , the role of Weislingen's squire Franz von Tautenberg, who falls into the clutches of the attractive Adelheid von Walldorf and poisons his master.

Eckstein was seen on television in various crime series: Hamburg Transit , Special Department K1 , Police Station and Der Kommissar . In 1973 he played with Lilli Palmer in the ZDF television series A woman stays a woman . In 2000 he was seen in the RTL crime thriller Hunt for the Plastic Bag Murderer as Police Chief Rotter.

Dubbing and speaking work

Eckstein also worked as a voice actor. He lent his voice to Tom Hulce , among others in the movie Amadeus , as well as Kevin Spacey and Howard Morton .

Eckstein also worked as a speaker for radio plays and audio books ( Anna not forgotten by Arno Geiger ). In 1967 he worked on the Süddeutscher Rundfunk in a radio play version of Brecht's play Furcht und Elend des Third Reich . In 2005 he recorded the novel Rot und Schwarz with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Stendhal . Eckstein also frequently appeared as a reciter , most recently in October 2008 with great moments of mankind (Vienna, Kalvarienbergkirche ) and in 2009 at the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling with texts by Thomas Bernhard. He also stood out with recitations of texts by Heimito von Doderer and Erich Fried .


Filmography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Detlev Eckstein
  2. Art and Culture (PDF; 1.2 MB) No. 2, January 2010
  3. The Torn Nestroy News 2001 (review)
  4. Thomas Bernhard ‹Immanuel Kant› ( Memento from February 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Official website of the Burgtheater
  5. Weißes Rössl auf dem Dampfer, performance review. OVB online from August 5, 2015. Accessed January 7, 2016.
  6. I, too, was just a mediocre student plot, cast and stills
  7. The seduced - My husband loves someone else ( Memento of the original from October 3, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Plot and cast @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. ^ Fear and misery of the Third Reich HÖRDAT, the audio game database
  9. ^ Stendhal: Rot and Schwarz Literaturhaus Wien
  10. ^ Academic Symphony Orchestra Vienna concert program on October 3, 2008
  11. Chiemgauer Musikfrühling interpreters
  12. DIE OTTO - WINNER 1973 Bravo archive