Milan Peschel

Milan Peschel

Darsteller
*1968 Berlin (Ost)

Biography

Milan Peschel was born in Berlin in 1968. From 1984 to 1986, he trained to become a carpenter for the theatre at Berlin's Deutsche Staatsoper and worked as a stage hand at Volksbühne Berlin till 1991. Peschel then took actor's training at Berlin's Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch from 1991 to 1995 which was followed by engagements at the Hans-Otto-Theater in Potsdam and at Neue Bühne Senftenberg. Since 1997, he was a cast member of Frank Castorf's Volksbühne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin but was also seen as a guest in several theatre productions in Germany and Austria, for example at Hamburg's Thalia Theater or at Salzburger Festspiele.

Besides his work for the theatre, Milan Peschel also played in several TV and movie productions. He starred in successful TV productions such as Jo Baier's "Stauffenberg" ("Operation Valkyrie", 2003) or Hendrik Handloegten's "Pechmarie" (2005), a "Tatort" series film, but also played the leading part in movies such as "Lenz" (2004) and "Netto" (2005) by Robert Thalheim. In 2006, Peschel won the German film prize as "Best actor" for his performance as a workless father in "Netto".

Following movies were for instance "Hannah" ("Living with Hannah", 2006), "Das wilde Leben" ("8 Miles High", 2007) and Hans Weingartner's media satire "Free Rainer" (2008). In Pepe Planitzer's "AlleAlle" (2008), Peschel once again played a droll and lovable loser, the scaffolder Domühl who lives in an abandoned military base.

In Sebastian Schipper's melancholic relationship drama "Mitte Ende August" ("Sometime in August", 2009), Peschel proved that he is also able to play entirely different characters. In the film that is loosely based on Goethe's novel "Wahlverwandschaften", he played a young man in a happy relationship. But then, he is thrown out of balance when his brother and a friend show up unexpectedly.

Peschel continued to appear in highly different, yet always ambitious cinema releases, including Sven Taddicken's history romp "12 Meter ohne Kopf", Matti Geschonneck's  "Boxhagener Platz" and Oskar Roehler's controversial "Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen", in which he embodied actor Werner Krauss. After supporting roles in the sports drama "Der ganz große Traum" and the hit comedy "What a Man", Peschel was praised by audiences and critics alike for his lead performance in Andreas Dresen's 2011 drama "Halt auf freier Strecke". In the film, Peschel plays a family man who is diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

In 2012, Peschel portrayed a ruthless slave trader in Hermine Huntgeburth's "Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn" (2012) and a lovesick loser in Matthias Schweighöfer's box office hit "Schlussmacher". Following cameos in Peter Thorwarth's "Nicht mein Tag" (2013) and Schweighöfer's "Vaterfreuden", he starred in Anno Saul's comedy "Irre sind männlich".

In the ambitious historical tragicomedy "Bornholmer Straße" (TV, 2014) which deals with the last hours before the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, he starred as a GDR first lieutenant and party official.

In the more easy-going children's movies "Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten" ("The Pasta Detectives", 2014) and "Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche" ("The Pasta Detectives 2", 2015) he featured as the young heroes' uncanny neighbour, before playing an awkward babysitter of two spoiled brats in "Der Nanny" (2015). Milan Peschel was then cast for Wolfgang Becker's adaptation of the best selling novel "Ich und Kaminski" ("Me & Kaminski", 2015) where he had the memorable part of an art magazine's chief editor.

The year 2016 also went quite well for Peschel: Among other projects, he featured in Johannes Naber's fairytale adaptation "Das kalte Herz" ("Heart of Stone") as the mysterious Glasmännlein, in "Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein" ("The Pasta Detectives 3") again as Fitzke, the neighbor, and in Philipp Stölzl's made-for-TV version of "Winnetou" as the quirky Sam Hawkens.

Milan Peschel is living in Berlin.

Filmography

2017/2018 Klassentreffen 1.0
Cast
 
2017 Der Hauptmann
Cast
 
2016/2017 Unter deutschen Betten
Cast
 
2016/2017 Auf der anderen Seite ist das Gras viel grüner
Cast
 
2016/2017 Rock My Heart
Cast
 
2016-2018 Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Cast
 
2016 Zahltag
Cast
 
2016 Der Andere - Eine Familiengeschichte
Cast
 
2015/2016 Winnetou
Cast
 
2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Das kalte Herz
Cast
 
2015/2016 Wir sind die Rosinskis
Cast
 
2015/2016 Männertag
Cast
 
2015/2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein
Cast
 
2015/2016 Kundschafter des Friedens
Cast
 
2015 Das Geheimnis der Digedags
Voice
 
2014/2015 Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Nanny
Cast
 
2014 Bornholmer Straße
Cast
 
2013/2014 Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
Cast
 
2013/2014 Irre sind männlich
Cast
 
2013/2014 Der Hammer
Cast
 
2013/2014 Vaterfreuden
Cast
 
2013-2015 Ich und Kaminski
Cast
 
2013-2015 Desaster
Cast
 
2013 Nicht mein Tag
Cast
 
2012 Schlussmacher
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn
Cast
 
2011 Rubbeldiekatz
Cast
 
2010/2011 Halt auf freier Strecke
Cast
 
2010/2011 What a Man
Cast
 
2009/2010 Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen
Cast
 
2009/2010 Weil sie böse sind
Cast
 
2009 Boxhagener Platz
Cast
 
2008 Unbestechlich
Cast
 
2007-2009 Mitte Ende August
Cast
 
2007 Farbwechsel
Cast
 
2006/2007 Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt
Cast
 
2006/2007 Hände weg von Mississippi
Cast
 
2005/2006 Leben mit Hannah
Cast
 
2005/2006 Schwarze Schafe
Cast
 
2005/2006 Pechmarie
Cast
 
2005/2006 Lenz
Cast
 
2005-2007 AlleAlle
Cast
 
2005-2007 Das wilde Leben
Cast
 
2004/2005 Netto
Cast
 
2003/2004 Stauffenberg
Cast