Born in Templin in 1944, Angela Winkler went to high school in Erlangen but left school before graduating to become an actress. She worked for many years with the directors Peter Zadek, Luc Bondy, Peter Stein, and Robert Wilson, and performed on major stages like the Berliner Schaubühne theater from 1971 – 74.
1969 brought Angela Winkler‘s film debut in Peter Fleischmann’s Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern (Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria). In 1975, her performance of the title role in Volker Schlöndorff’s film version of Heinrich Böll’s novella
Angela Winkler is very versatile. She has performed as a singer and a narrator; in 2019, she wrote an autobiographical book
She has won many awards for her outstanding accomplishments in various fields, most recently she received the German Drama Prize for her role as Irina in Chekhov’s
In Leukerbad, together with Klaus Pohl, she will report on the legendary Hamlet staging of 1999, in which she herself played the role of Hamlet.
28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival: