Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy 80th Birthday Harald Warmbrunn

Harald Warmbrunn was born on June 12, 1933 in Berlin, Germany. He studied acting from 1960 to 1962 at the Drama Studio of the National Theatre Dresden, then spent a five-year engagement at the Karl-Marx-Stadt Theatre.
In 1967 he joined a theater group headed by Karl Holan Volksbühne in Berlin, which he belonged to until 2001. His first role at this stage, was starring in Otto Fritz Gaillard's production of George Bernard Shaw's ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’ (1967). He was also used frequently by Helmut Strasbourg and Ernst Georg Hering and stayed very busy.
In the 1980s Warmbrunn introduced himself in several self-directed plays. In addition to his theater work, he played supporting roles in many DEFA films. One of his most memorable roles was the sleazy emcee Benno in Konrad Wolf's “Solo Sunny” (1980). His only Euro-western was in “The Long Ride to School” (1981) and he also dubbed a character in the 1989 animated film “Die Spur führt zum Silbersee”
From 1980 to 1991 Warmbrunn taught as a visiting lecturer at the School of Dramatic Arts "Ernst Busch" Berlin and has continued his stage work to this day.
Today we celebrate Harald Warmbrunn’s 80th birthday.

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