Schweizer, Viola

Biography:

Viola Schweizer was born in 1954 in Berlin. After taking private classes, she studied at the Ernst Busch Academy for the Performing Arts in Berlin. While still a student, she was engaged at the Komische Oper in Berlin.

 

Schweizer’s 1974 screen debut was in the TV series Polizeiruf 110. She joined the East German DEFA Film Studio at the end of 1970s. The role of the worker Kerstin in Alle meine Mädchen became one of her memorable film roles.

 

Since 2001, Viola Schweizer has worked as a director for off-theaters and school theater productions.

 

 

Awards:

1980 Art Prize of the Free German Trade Union Federation for Alle meine Mädchen

Filmography:

1998 Der Handymörder (The Cellphone Murderer, TV)
1991 Farßmann oder zu Fuß in die Sackgasse

(Farssmann, or On Foot Down a Dead End)

1990 Zwischen Pankow and Zehlendorf (Between Pankow and Zehlendorf)
1989 Abschiedsdisco (Farewell Disco)
1989 Johanna (TV series)
1984 Meine Frau Inge und meine Frau Schmidt (My Wife Inge and My Mistress Schmidt)
1980 Pugowitza (Pugovitsa)
1980 Die Drachenprinzessin (The Dragon Princess, TV)
1979 Alle meine Mädchen (All My Girls)
1979 Die Gänsehirtin am Brunnen (The Goose-Girl at the Well, TV)
1974-89 Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call 110, TV series)

 

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