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Irm Hermann

Weitere Namen
Irmgard Hermann (Geburtsname)
Cast, Assistant director, Location manager
München

Biography

Irmgard Hermann, born October 4, 1942, in Munich, became a publishing clerk after finishing school and worked as a secretary for the ADAC when she met Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1966. In the same year, Hermann already starred in her debut role in Fassbinder"s short film "Der Stadtstreicher" ("The City Tramp"). Together with Fassbinder and Hanna Schygulla, Hermann was a founder of the "action-theater" which later became the "antiteater". Beyond their professional relation, Hermann soon became one of Fassbinder closest confidants.

 

Until 1975, Irm Hermann starred in almost all of Fassbinder's movie and theatre productions, mainly in key supporting parts as the narrow-minded, square, and frustrated woman or wife. In 1972, Hermann won the German film award for her part as Irmgard Epp in "Händler der vier Jahreszeiten" ("The Merchant of Four Seasons"), her sole leading role in a Fassbinder film.

In 1975, Hermann ended her close collaboraton with Fassbinder and moved to Berlin. Thus, in the beginning of the 1980s, she only participated in two more Fassbinder films: "Berlin Alexanderplatz" and "Lili Marleen". But she still appeared in numerous theatre, film, and TV productions and starred in several films by renowned directors, for instance in Werner Herzog's "Woyzeck" ("Werner Herzog's Woyzeck"), in Hans W. Geissendörfer's "Ediths Tagebuch"("Edith's Diary"), in Ulrike Ottinger's "Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia" ("Joan of Arc of Mongolia") and others, and in Christoph Schlingensief's "Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker" ("Blackest Heart") and "Die 120 Tage von Bottrop". In 1983, Hermann won another German film award for her performance as a cell mate of Sophie Scholl in Percy Adlon's "Fünf letzte Tage" ("The Five Last Days").

Hermann also appeared in numerous TV series such as "Tatort", "Polizeiruf 110", "Unser Lehrer Dr. Specht" or "Ein starkes Team". In recent times, Hermann also starred in several films, for instance in Peter Timm's "Mein Bruder ist ein Hund" ("My Brother Is a Dog", 2004), or in Dito Tsintsadze's "Der Mann von der Botschaft" ("The Man from the Embassy", 2006).

Filmografie

2016-2018
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2014/2015
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2011/2012
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2011
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2010/2011
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2009
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2006/2007
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2006/2007
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2005-2008
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2004/2005
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2003
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2002/2003
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2002
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2001-2004
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2000/2001
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1999
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1999
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1997/1998
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1996
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1995/1996
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1994/1995
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1994/1995
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1994/1995
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1994/1995
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1992/1993
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1992
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1991/1992
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1991/1992
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1991
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1990/1991
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1989/1990
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1989/1990
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1988/1989
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1988
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1987/1988
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1987/1988
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1987
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1986/1987
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1986-1989
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1986
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1985/1986
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1985
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1984
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1983/1984
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1983
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1982/1983
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1982/1983
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1982/1983
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1981/1982
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1980/1981
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1980
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1978/1979
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1975/1976
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1975/1976
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1975
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1974/1975
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1973/1974
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1973/1974
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1972-1974
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1972
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1972
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1972
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1971
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1970/1971
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1970/1971
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1970
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1969
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1969
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1969
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1969
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