Günther Maria Halmer

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Günther Maria Halmer (born January 5, 1943 in Rosenheim ) is a German actor .


Günther Maria Halmer's father was a farmer's son who made it to the bar. He raised him harshly and with corporal punishment.

After finishing school, Günther Halmer went to Canada and worked there in an asbestos mine with people from 27 nations. In 1967 he went to the Otto Falckenberg School for Acting in Munich and made his debut at the Bavarian State Theater in Munich during his training . After graduating from drama school, he had his first engagement with the Münchner Kammerspiele from 1969 to 1974 . He was also at the Oberhausen Theater . With the role of Tscharlie in the series Munich Stories of Bayerischer Rundfunk by director Helmut Dietl , he achieved television success in 1974 alongside Therese Giehse . In 1979 he made his first movie, Lucky Star . 1980 followed a role as Falkland in the German-English film production Tödliches Wissens and 1982 a supporting role in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film Gandhi .

In addition to his cinema productions, Halmer also went on a theater tour. From 1982 to 1983 he was touring German theaters with the play Die Todesfalle . However, his role as Tatort commissioner Siggi Riedmüller in 1986 was unique. During this filming, an 80-year-old pedestrian ran in front of the car who was fatally injured in this accident.

In 1986, in the four-part play Peter the Great , he played alongside international greats such as Maximilian Schell , Omar Sharif and Laurence Olivier, the Russian Foreign Minister Tolstoy. In 1988 he took on a role alongside Ben Kingsley in the Italian-German coproduction Der Zug .

In 1988 ZDF started the successful justice series Lawyer Abel based on the books by lawyer and writer Fred Breinersdorfer with Halmer in the lead role. Overall, the actor played in more than 150 television and cinema films.

In 2017 Halmer published his autobiography Anyone Can Fly .

Filmography (selection)

Theater roles (selection)

  • 2011: TouTou



  • Günther Maria Halmer: Anyone can fly. Views of a rebellious man. C. Bertelsmann, Munich 2017, ISBN 978-3-570-10261-9 . (Autobiography with 31 photos)

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