– 1984 Charles Skraup award for the role of Elena in “Uncle Vanya”, Public Theater Vienna
– 1987/88 Audience Award for the role of Mrs. Alving in Ibsen’s “Ghosts”, Public Theater Vienna
– 1989 Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art
– 2006 Nestroy Award for Best Supporting Actor as the Countess in “When Darkness Falls” (world premiere of Peter Turrini), Stadttheater Klagenfur
Horst Westphal, born 1929 in Leipzig, first served an apprenticeship as an automotive electrician. While working in the profession, he took private acting lessons in Meissen – and eventually landed a debut role with the local theater. Thus begins a successful theater career that continues to this day. Westphal historic performances include the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, the Volksbühne in Dresden and Weimar, and the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin. Here he gives the “Uncle Vanya” in a production of Chekhov’s classic of the same name and embodies the controversial figure of Shylock in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice“. Directed by Henry Hübchen he plays in Berlin Molière’s “Misanthrope” and he also appears in classics such as “Hamlet” and “Waiting for Godot“.
His first leading role in film came in 2008 – in Andreas Dresen’s critically acclaimed, Cannes award-winning relationship drama “Cloud Nine“, where he embodied the lover of a married woman.
Richter began her acting career at the age of seven and played for almost ten years in the Friedrichstadtpalast. children’s ensemble. She learned the craft of acting at both the Berlin fringe theaters ‘Reissverschluss’ and ‘Theater Studio Friedrichstrasse’.
After completing her acting training in 1993 Richter landed a role on the television series ‘Friends for Life’. She gave her film debut as the lesbian ‘Kati’ in the lead role of the coming-out comedy ‘Kommt Mausi raus?!’.
Since then she has appeared in many lead roles such as Christoph Schrewes ‘Die Nacht’, ‘In der ganz ehrlich überhaupt niemand Sex hatte’ and in Florian Gärtners ‘Drachenland’. Additional film roles of note were in ‘Schwestern’, ‘Und das ist erst der Anfang’, as Ingrid Anschütz in “Sushi in Suhl’ and played Sarah Fischer in the 2012 Academy Award nominated short film ‘Raju’.
She has also appeared in a multitude of television series through the years such as ‘Polizeiruf 110’, ‘Die letzte Spur, ‘Tatort’, and ‘Der Bulle von Toelz’. 2012/2013 she recently played the role of ‘Marei Schiller’ in eight episodes of the TV series ‘Heiter bis tödlich: Hauptstadtrevier’.
Julia is also an accomplished stage actor where she has graced the stage at the Modern Theater, the Theater im Palais and the Theater 89. She has also tread the boards at the National Theatre in Weimar, the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, the Volkstheater Rostock and at the Munich Volkstheater.
Ricardia Bramley trained as an actor with Bill Esper at the acclaimed William Esper Studio in NYC. She now resides in Berlin and has been an actor and voice over artist for over ten years. She has recently appeared in 2 international movies starring, a.o., Ryan Reynolds in “The Voices” and Juliette Binoche in “Clouds of Sils Maria”.
Julian Mehne was born in West-Berlin and trained at the “Westfälischen Schauspielschule Bochum”. Since 1995 he has appeared in numerous theater productions in Bochum, Bremen, Mannheim, Mainz, Bielefeld, Bonn, Kiel, Dresden and Berlin (Maxim Gorki). He has won numerous accolades for his performances. Most of all as Leonce in “Leonce und Lena” and Orest in “Iphigenie auf Tauris“. Julian will be appearing soon on the big screen in Brigitte Maria Mayer’s “Jesus Cries” as Josef v. Arimathia.
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