Glatzeder, Winfried


Winfried Glatzeder was born in Zoppot (now Sopot, Poland) on April 26, 1945. While apprenticing for a career in mechanical engineering, he started performing in cabarets. From 1965 to1969 he studied acting at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg, obtaining his first acting engagement at the Hans Otto Theater Potsdam in 1969. In 2007-08, Glatzeder returned to the theater in Filumena, in which he played with Angelica Domröse, his co-star in the box-office hit Die Legende von Paul und Paula.


Glatzeder played many important roles in the 1970s. Particularly memorable were his performances in Der Mann, der nach der Oma kam. In 1974 Rainer Simon offered Glatzeder the lead role in Till Eulenspiegel. To prepare for the physically demanding part, he attended a school for acrobats. He starred in many film and television productions before leaving the GDR in 1982.


In West Germany Glatzeder acted at the Schiller Theater in Berlin, in addition to playing parts in film and television productions, directed by among others Margarethe von Trotta, István Szabó and Miloslav Luther.


He became an audience favorite in his role as Police Commissioner Ernst Roiter in the television series Tatort. He also made TV appearances in the Der Alte and Liebling Kreuzberg series. In 1999, he played in the internationally acclaimed film Sonnenallee. Glatzeder remains a familiar face on German television and Berlin stages.



2010 Unser Charly (Our Charly, TV series)
2008 Tischlein, deck dich (Table, Donkey and Stick, TV)
2007 Die Flucht (March of Millions, TV)
2007 Die Jäger des Ostsee-Schatzes (The Hunters of  the Baltic Sea Treasure, TV)
2005 Die Boxerin (The Boxer)
2001 Pinky und der Millionenmops (Pinky and the Million Dollar Pug)
1999 Sonnenallee (Sun Alley)
1996-1998 Tatort (Crime Scene, TV series)
1992 Das Land hinter dem Regenboren (The Land beyond the Rainbow)
1992 Großstadtkind (The Kennel Child)
1991 Das Land hinter dem Regenbogen (The Land beyond the Rainbow)
1990 Tanz auf der Kippe (Dancing on the Dump)
1985 Va Banque
1984 Didi – Doppelgänger (Didi, the Double)
1980 Die Kolonie (transl. The Colony)
1978 Für Mord kein Beweis (No Proof of Murder)
1978 Zünd an, es kommt die Feuerwehr (Set a Fire, the Fire Brigade Is Coming)
1977 Die Flucht (The Flight)
1976 Nelken in Aspik (Carnations in Aspic)
1974 Till Eulenspiegel
1972 Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula)
1971 Der Mann, der nach der Oma kam (The Man Who Replaced Grandma)
1970 Zeit der Störche (Time of the Storks)
1968 Wie heiratet man einen König (How to Marry a King)
1967 Geschichten jener Nacht: Materna (Stories of that Night: Materna)

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