Ulrich Matthes

Ulrich Matthes

Ulrich Matthes was born in Berlin. His first engagements brought him to the Vereinigten Bühnen Krefeld/Monchengladbach, the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf and the Bayerische Staatsschauspiel. In 1988, he became part of the ensemble of the Munich Kammerspiele; in 1992, he transferred to the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Matthes has been working at the Deutsche Theater since 2004.

The actor has won numerous awards, including the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring for outstanding performances as an actor in 2004 and the Theaterpreis Berlin in 2007, which is awarded by the Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung during the annual Berliner Theatertreffen. In 2005 and 2008, the magazine “Theater heute” elected him actor of the year and, in 2008, he was awarded the Faust-Theaterpreis for his performance as Vanya in Jürgen Gosch’s Uncle Vanya. In 1998, he won the Bayerische Filmpreis for his performance in the movie “Feuerreiter”. In 2015, he was awarded the Grimme-Preis and the Goldene Kamera for his performance in “Tatort – Im Schmerz geboren”, and was honoured as Best Actor in a Supporting Role by the German Film Academy for his performance in “Bornholmer Straße”.

Ulrich Matthes is member of the Academy of Arts Berlin as well as of the German and European Film Academy.