Robert Meyn

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Robert Meyn (born January 16, 1896 in Hamburg ; † March 2, 1972 there ) was a German actor .


Robert Meyn's grave,
Ohlsdorf cemetery

The son of a businessman received an acting training at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg from 1911 to 1912 . There he made his debut in 1914 . This was followed by engagements in Nuremberg (1918), Wroclaw, Berlin (1926-27 to the Baranovsky stages) and Leipzig (1927). In 1932 he returned to the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In addition to being an actor, he also worked there as a director. From 1942 to 1945, as the predecessor of Willy Maertens, he was artistic director of the Hamburg Thalia Theater for three years .

One of his first film roles was the role of stepfather in the 1951 film Die Sünderin with Hildegard Knef . He was best known for his role as Sir John in the adventure series Percy Stuart with Claus Wilcke . Meyn had other film and television appearances in Des Teufels General , Sparks in New Greenland , Order for the Child Prodigies , Dr. Murke's collected silence , confessions of the impostor Felix Krull , Dr. Crippen lives , Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1956), Ludwig II and in the first German color television series Adrian the Tulip Thief (1966).

On one of his rather rare trips to the dubbing studio, he lent Alec Guinness his sonorous voice as Fagin in Oliver Twist .

The state actor Robert Meyn was married to the opera singer Ilse Koegel . His son Jochen-Wolfgang Meyn (1932–2013) was also an actor.

His grave is on the Hamburg cemetery Ohlsdorf , grid square X 28 (southwest of chapel 6).

Filmography (selection)

Theater (direction)

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Individual evidence

  1. date of death according to grave inscription; other information February 3, 1972
  2. ^ Grave of Robert Meyn., accessed on January 13, 2018 .
  3. Celebrity Graves