Hans Werner Meyer

Intro German actor
A.K.A. Hans Werner Meyer
Is Actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1964, Hamburg, Germany
Star sign Aries

Hans Werner Meyer (born 14 April 1964 in Hamburg, Germany) is a German film and television actor.

Life and career

Hans-Werner Meyer attended the Albert Schweitzer Gymnasium in Hamburg. He studied at the School for Music and Theater in Hannover and started his acting career at the Residenztheater in Munich. In 1993 he went to Berlin and worked at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz with renowned directors such as Andrea Breth, Luc Bondy, Leander Haußmann, Robert Lepage. His first film was Charlie & Louise in 1992 directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, followed by more movie and television work. In 1997 Meyer gave up his Schaubühne engagement and mainly concentrated on film and TV work. Meanwhile he has starred or featured in about 80 film or TV productions, among them the 48 episodes of the crime TV series “Die Cleveren”, with Meyer starring as a police psychologist, for which he was awarded the Bavarian TV award. In 2000 and 2001 he was a nominee for the German TV award. In the following years his roles became more and more versatile, comprising diverse characters, such as long distance runner Dieter Baumann in “Ich will laufen – der Fall Dieter Baumann” (English: “I want to run – the case of Dieter Baumann” or the son of a Prussian Officer, Albrecht Sterenberg, who slowly develops insanity in the historical two-part TV production “Der weiße Afrikaner” (English: The white African”). He also acted as Thomas Menz, a loser suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder in Doppelter Einsatz – Fluch des Feuers . Meyer published his first audio book "Spider" in 2007 and was awarded the "Ohrkanus Award". Since April 2006 Meyer has been an honorary board member of the German actors’ trade union Bundesverband der Film- und Fernsehschauspieler. Hans Werner Meyer is married to the British actress Jacqueline Macaulay.

Selected filmography

Movies

1993: Charlie & Louise – Das doppelte Lottchen 1994: Der Schatten des Schreibers 1996: Busenfreunde 1997: Ende des Frühlings 1998: Marlene 2000: Laissez-Passer 2006: Lapislazuli – im Auge des Bären 2008: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 2008: Albert Schweitzer – Ein Leben für Afrika 2010: Einer wie Bruno 2013: Adieu Paris

Television

1996: Es geschah am hellichten Tag 1997: Schimanski: Blutsbrüder [de] 1998: Hauptsache Leben 1998–2006: Die Cleveren (TV series) 1999: Und morgen geht die Sonne wieder auf 2000: Vera Brühne 2001: Liebe darf alles 2001: Eine außergewöhnliche Affäre 2001: Tatort – Gute Freunde 2003: Der weiße Afrikaner 2004: Ich will laufen – Der Fall Dieter Baumann 2004: Doppelter Einsatz – Der Fluch des Feuers 2005: Contergan 2005: Was für ein schöner Tag 2006: Das Geheimnis von Loch Ness 2006: Prager Botschaft 2007: Ich leih' mir eine Familie 2008: Mordshunger 2008: Wir sind das Volk – Liebe kennt keine Grenzen 2010: Das zweite Wunder von Loch Ness 2011: Die Schäferin 2011: Beate Uhse – Das Recht auf Liebe

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