Ranisch, Volker


Volker Ranisch was born in Chemnitz, East Germany, in 1966. He studied performing arts at the Academy for Theater in Leipzig from 1986 to 1990. His debut was as a theater actor at the Städtischen Bühnen in Leipzig; he has also appeared as a guest performer at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and Schauspielhaus in Zürich.


Ranisch began his film career in 1988, in Frank Beyer’s crime movie Der Bruch. This was followed by many other roles in television and cinema films.


Since 2002, Volker Ranisch has been part of the Theater im Palais ensemble in Berlin and has also worked as a theater director.




2010 Weißensee (TV series)
2010 Gewaltfrieden (Dictated Peace, TV)
2009 Die Freundin der Tochter (transl. The Daughter’s Friend, TV)
1998-2007 Der letzte Zeuge (transl. The Last Witness, TV series)
2004 Der rote Kakadu (The Red Cockatoo)
2003 Kleinruppin forever
1998 Marmor, Stein und Eisen (Marble, Stone and Iron)
1997 Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (The Captain of Köpenick , TV)
1993 Novalis – Die blaue Blume (Novalis: The Blue Flower)
1991 Miraculi
1990 Heute sterben immer nur die andern (Nowadays Only the Others Die)
1988 Der Bruch (The Break In)


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