Martin Wuttke

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Martin Wuttke at the award ceremony of the Nestroy Theater Prize 2010 as best actor

Martin Wuttke (born February 8, 1962 in Gelsenkirchen ) is a German actor , director and radio play speaker.


Wuttke began his actor training at the Puppet Theater College in Bochum and then switched to the Westphalian Drama School in Bochum. He played in numerous German theaters such as the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz Berlin, the Berliner Ensemble , the schaubühne , the Schiller Theater in Berlin , the Deutsches Theater in Berlin , the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Theater of the West Berlin, the Thalia -Theater Hamburg, at the Staatstheater Stuttgart , the Freie Volksbühne Berlin and at the Schauspiel Frankfurt .

From 1995 to 1996 he briefly succeeded Heiner Müller , Fritz Marquardt , Matthias Langhoff , Peter Palitzsch and Peter Zadek as artistic director of the Berliner Ensemble. There was also one of his most successful works: In The resistible rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht , directed by Heiner Müller he plays since 1995 in the title role and brought it so far to over four hundred performances that are still largely sold out. In Heiner Müller's piece Quartet he was on stage with Marianne Hoppe in a two-person piece. Since 1999 he has mainly worked at the Volksbühne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. He worked under the direction of Frank Castorf , Christoph Schlingensief , Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch . Martin Wuttke has been a member of the Vienna Burgtheater ensemble since 2009 . In March 2010 he played the role of Christian under the direction of Thomas Vinterberg in the play The Burial , written with his co-author Mogens Rukov .

In 2016 it was announced that Wuttke would be seen at the Salzburg Festival in 2017 in a production by Athina Rachel Tsangari ( Lulu ).

From 2008 to 2015, Wuttke and Simone Thomalla formed the Leipzig investigator duo Saalfeld and Keppler in the crime scene of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk . With the 700th official Tatort episode, which was broadcast under the name Death Penalty , he celebrated his debut as a crime scene investigator on May 25, 2008 and after 21 episodes he said goodbye to the crime scene on April 26, 2015 with Niedere Instinkte . In 2009 Wuttke starred Adolf Hitler in Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds .

In addition to his theater and film work, Wuttke lends his voice to radio plays, for example for the author's production for the West German radio station Gott in der Fall von Jens Rachut , directed by the author in 2011.

Since 1996 he has been a member of the Berlin Academy of the Arts .

Martin Wuttke lived with the actress Margarita Broich , his son from his first marriage and their two sons Hans and Franz Broich-Wuttke in Berlin. In July 2018, the couple announced their mutual separation.



  • 1985: Title role in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, director: Holger Berg, Schauspiel Frankfurt
  • 1995: The resilient rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, director: Heiner Müller, Berliner Ensemble
  • 2011: Village teacher Michael Vasiljevic Platonov in Platonov by Anton Chekhov , director: Alvis Hermanis , Akademietheater Vienna
  • 2015: Splendor and misery of courtesans by René Pollesch based on Honoré de Balzac , text and direction: René Pollesch, Volksbühne Berlin
  • 2015: From someone who moved out because he could no longer afford the rent by René Pollesch and Dirk von Lowtzow, text and direction: René Pollesch, lyrics and composition: Dirk von Lowtzow, Volksbühne Berlin


  • 1995: First Love by Samuel Beckett , Berliner Ensemble
  • 1996: Germania III / Gespenster am Toten Mann by Heiner Müller, Berliner Ensemble
  • 1997: Quartet by Heiner Müller, Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi, Milan
  • 1999: Artaud remembers Hitler and the Romanesque Cafe by Tom Peuckert, Berliner Ensemble
  • 2002: Podpolje. Records from the cellar hole after Dostojewski , Neuhardenberg Castle Foundation / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
  • 2003: Persians after Aeschylus / Durs Grünbein , Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg / 3sat / ARTE
  • 2004: Solaris after Stanislaw Lem , Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg / La Ferme de Buisson, Paris
  • 2006: Zarathustra. The characters are on their way. An excursion to Friedrich Nietzsche by and with Jonathan Meese and Martin Wuttke, Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg
  • 2007: Pffft or The Last Tango on the Phone by George Tabori , Berliner Ensemble
  • 2008: Gretchens Faust, Berliner Ensemble
  • 2009: Ping Pong d'amour, Munich Kammerspiele
  • 2009: The Adventurous Heart: Drugs and Intoxication, Berliner Ensemble
  • 2012: Don Juan by René Pollesch, Volksbühne Berlin


Radio plays


  • Stephan Suschke (Ed.): Close-up: Martin Wuttke. Theater work with Schleef, Müller, Castorf, Pollesch. Alexander Verlag, Berlin 2008, ISBN 3-89581-164-5 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Martin Wuttke  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Salzburg Festival : Lulu
  2. Simone Thomalla and Martin Wuttke determine ( Memento from May 30, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) page of the mdr
  3. Thomalla and Wuttke: That's why they were fired., January 22, 2014, accessed February 1, 2014 .
  4. Martin Wuttke in the Prisma Star Guide
  5. Dorrit Riege: From the hamster wheel of life , Die Welt, February 26, 2012.
  6. "We are still closely connected". Spiegel Online, July 30, 2018, accessed December 7, 2018.
  7. Focus online January 17, 2013 Theater: Brandauer and Wuttke receive Stanislawski Prize , accessed on January 17, 2013
  8. ^ Nestroys: Wuttke and Orth are "best actors" . Article dated November 2, 2015, accessed November 2, 2015.