Edgar Selge

Edgar Selge

Darsteller, Sonstiges
*27.03.1948 Brilon

Biography

Edgar Selge was born in Brilon on March 27th 1948. After studying philosophy and German literature in Munich and Dublin, he enrolled in the acting class at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, Munich. Graduating in 1975, he became a member of the ensemble at the Schillertheater in Berlin. In 1979, Selge joined the ensemble of the Kammerspiele München, where he stayed until 1996. To this day, he remains a highly regarded stage actor, as proven by his most recent success as the titular hero in the acclaimed staging of Goethe's "Faust" at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

In 1982, Selge made his screen debut in the semi-documentary feature "Krieg und Frieden", directed by Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorff, Stefan Aust and Axel Engstfeld.

Within the next two decades, Selge also gained prominence as a versatile TV actor, appearing in memorable programmes like Helmut Dietl's "Kir Royal". Meanwhile, his film career continued with parts in "Im Kreise der Lieben" by Hermine Huntgeburth and "Abgetrieben" by Norbert Kückelmann. In 2000, Selge was awarded the German Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the comedy "Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass" (Three Chinamen with a Double-Bass).

He sustained his success with prominent roles in Oliver Hirschbiegel's thriller "Das Experiment" (The Experiment) and Oskar Roehler's controversial tragicomedy "Suck My Dick". He also starred in the comedies "Im Schwitzkasten" (No Sweat, 2005) by Eoin Moore and "Reine Geschmacksache" (Fashion Victims, 2007) by Ingo Rasper.

Since 1998, Selge also won two German Television Awards for his starring role as police detective Jürgen Tauber in the highly popular TV crime series "Polizeiruf 110", a part that made him immensely popular among German audiences. For the episode "Der scharlachrote Engel" he also received the Adolf Grimme Golden Award together with director Dominik Graf and the actresses Michaela May and Nina Kunzendorf. As Best German Actor Selge was awarded a Goldene Kamera in 2007.

The same year, the duo Selge / Graf won another Grimme Award for the "Polizeiruf 110" episode "Er sollte tot…". For his performance, Selge was also named Best Actor at the Bavarian Television Awards. The next year, he again won the award, this time for his portrayal of a phobic man on the brink of ruining his marriage in the TV comedy "Angsthasen". To much critical acclaim, Edgar Selge then starred in Marco Mittelstaedt's feature film "Im nächsten Leben" (2008), playing a former star journalist from East-Germany, who tries to regain his success after the fall of the wall. Alongside Bruno Ganz and Ulrich Tukur, Selge appeared in the satire "Der Große Kater", followed by a leading role in Chris Kraus' period drama "Poll", for which he won a Bavarian Film Award in 2010.

Selge played a traumatised war veteran in Friedemann Fromm's period drama "Hannas Entscheidung" (2012, TV), a police detective on the trail of a criminal bank clerk in the comedy "Bankraub für Anfänger" (2012, TV) and the big, bad wolf in the fairy tale adaptation "Rotkäppchen" (2012, TV).

After portraying composer Richard Wagner in the theatrical release "Ludwig II." (2012), Selge played the role of physician Dr. Notz in the screen adaptation of the best-selling novel "Feuchtgebiete" (2013). He then had a supporting role as the father of WikiLeaks activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg in the international production "Inside WikiLeaks - Die fünfte Gewalt" (UK/B 2013), before starring opposite Iris Berben in the comedy "Miss Sixty", which was released in spring 2014.

Filmography

2016/2017 So auf Erden
Cast
 
2015 Ein großer Aufbruch
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Fall Barschel
Cast
 
2014/2015 Bach in Brazil
Cast
 
2014 Das Zeugenhaus
Cast
 
2013/2014 Miss Sixty
Cast
 
2013/2014 Nie mehr wie immer
Cast
 
2012/2013 Feuchtgebiete
Cast
 
2012/2013 Hattinger und die kalte Hand - Ein Chiemseekrimi
Cast
 
2012 Machtlos
Cast
 
2012 Bankraub für Anfänger
Cast
 
2011/2012 Ludwig II.
Cast
 
2011 Fähner
Cast
 
2010/2011 Altes Eisen
Cast
 
2009/2010 Poll
Cast
 
2008/2009 Jenseits der Mauer
Cast
 
2008/2009 Endspiel
Cast
 
2008/2009 Lippels Traum
Cast
 
2008-2010 Der große Kater
Cast
 
2007/2008 Im nächsten Leben
Cast
 
2007/2008 Rosis Baby
Cast
 
2007/2008 Wie ist die Welt so stille
Cast
 
2007 Angsthasen
Cast
 
2006/2007 Jenseits
Cast
 
2006/2007 Taubers Angst
Cast
 
2006/2007 Reine Geschmacksache
Cast
 
2006 Väter, denn sie wissen nicht, was sich tut
Cast
 
2006 Mit anderen Augen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Er sollte tot ...
Cast
 
2005-2007 Neben der Spur
Cast
 
2004/2005 Im Schwitzkasten
Cast, Miscellaneous
 
2003/2004 Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen
Cast
 
2003/2004 Vater unser
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der scharlachrote Engel
Cast
 
2003 Pech und Schwefel
Cast
 
2002 Silikon Walli
Cast
 
2000/2001 Suck My Dick
Cast
 
2000/2001 Das Experiment
Cast
 
2000 Gelobtes Land
Cast
 
1999/2000 Jahrestage
Cast
 
1999/2000 DoppelPack
Cast
 
1998/1999 Rasputin
Cast
 
1998/1999 Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabaß
Cast
 
1998/1999 Fisimatenten
Cast
 
1998/1999 Mit fünfzig küssen Männer anders
Cast
 
1998 Schlange auf dem Altar
Cast
 
1998 Gefallene Engel
Cast
 
1998 Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller
Cast
 
1997/1998 Requiem für eine romantische Frau
Cast
 
1997 Das Böse
Cast
 
1997 Auge um Auge
Cast
 
1997 Der große Lacher
Cast
 
1996 Perfect Mind - Im Labyrinth
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1995/1996 Hamsun
Cast
 
1994/1995 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel
Cast
 
1992 Zärtliche Erpresserin
Cast
 
1992 Abgetrieben
Cast
 
1991/1992 Der nächtliche Besucher
Cast
 
1990/1991 Im Kreise der Lieben
Cast
 
1989 Der neue Mann
Cast
 
1988/1989 Armer Nanosh
Cast
 
1988 Die Mordsache Druse
Cast
 
1987/1988 Schön war die Zeit
Cast
 
1987 Ein teuflischer Plan
Cast
 
1986/1987 Der sanfte Tod
Cast
 
1986 Herschel und die Musik der Sterne
Cast
 
1984-1986 Kir Royal. 1. Wer reinkommt, ist drin
Cast
 
1984 Emilia Galotti
Cast
 
1983/1984 Der Havarist
Cast
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden
Cast
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 06. Episode: Atombunker
Cast