Fassbinder’s Muse – actress Irm Hermann at the age of 77 years gestorbenSie acted in films by renowned Directors often play the role of spies serine. However, the comic roles were Irm Hermann who is now died in Berlin. 1 Kommentar1Irm Hermann in April 2015 at the Premiere of the film “Fassbinder” at the volksbühne Berlin. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

The German actress Irm Hermann is dead. She died on Tuesday at the age of 77 years, was informed by her agent, Antje stroke, relying on the family on Thursday in Berlin.

The in Munich, Germany as Irmgard Hermann born Hermann worked in their home town, first as a Secretary. There she got to know in 1966, a man who should forward you on a new career track: Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

In the short film “The City tramp” of the Director she appeared in the same year. With Fassbinder actress Hanna Schygulla, she founded the “Action-Theater”. Hermann developed in addition to the roles for Fassbinder, a close Confidant of the Director.

Until your exchange to Berlin in 1975, she played numerous roles in Fassbinder films. Later, she was still in Fassbinder’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz” and “Lili Marleen”.

Irm Hermann in the role of Juana, during the photo rehearsal for “Burning darkness” by Antonio Buero Vallejo at the Schauspielhaus Schiffbau in Zurich. (20. March 2006). Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella

Hermann has played with numerous well-known Directors. With Werner Herzog, you turned “Woyzeck” in addition to Klaus Kinski, Hans W. Geissendörfer committed to you for “Edith’s diary”, for Ulrike Ottinger you stand in “Johanna D’arc of Mongolia” in front of the camera. With Christoph Schlingensief, she shot the film “The German chainsaw massacre” and “The 120 days of Bottrop”.

Christoph Schlingensief and Irm Hermann in samples in January 2003, in the Berlin volksbühne.Keystone/Stephanie Pilick

The German film prize Hermann got for the role of fellow prisoners of Sophie Scholl in Percy Adlons “Five last days”. Her comic Talent was able to show in Loriot’s “Pappa ante portas” or, most recently, three years ago, alongside Elyas M’barek, Jella Haase, Sandra Hüller and Katja Riemann in “Fack Ju Göhte 3”.

Hermann was also on theatre stages very successfully. So she played from 1979 to 1980 and again from 1987 to 1991 at the Berliner volksbühne. Between 1991 and 1993, she belonged to the Berliner Ensemble. For Schlingensief, it was in “Hamlet” on the stage as the imperious Chancellor’s wife in the “Berlin Republic”. Under the direction of Christoph Marthaler, she worked at the Volksbühne and at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

Hermann was married to the children’s book author Dietmar Roberg, with whom she has two sons.

(SDA /nag)

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