Andreas Stenschke

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Andreas Stenschke
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Born Andreas Stenschke
(1975-07-26) July 26, 1975 (age 39)
Cologne, Germany
Occupation Actor/Director/Writer
Years active 1997–
Website
http://www.andreas-stenschke.de/

Andreas Stenschke, (26 July 1975) is a German actor and director.

Biography[edit]

Stenschke was born in Cologne, Germany and moved shortly to the nearby suburbs, where his parents, Wolfgang and Marlene, had bought a home. He has a younger brother, Christian, born in March 1980. Andreas was educated at the Gymnasium in Erftstadt Lechenich and graduated in 1995. He later received a degree in television series producing and directing from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in March 2006.

From an early age he was drawn to cinema and won several prizes as a youthful filmmaker, including one in 1996, which, among the rewards, sent him to the Atlanta Olympics, where he sent back video reports to the WDR.[1] He also worked intermittently as a teen-age model in pictorial layouts.

After fulfilling his national service obligation at a senior citizen home in 1995 and 1996, he attempted various pursuits in production when, during a visit to the WDR Studios in 1997, he was discovered in the commissary by the head writer of Verbotene Liebe, which led to an audition for the show.

Actor[edit]

At the age of 21, the six foot actor was thus cast as Ulrich (Ulli) Prozeski.

After three and a half years and 342 episodes on Verbotene Liebe, Stenschke left the series and recorded a CD single, Just When I Needed You Most.[2]

In 2001, he applied for and was accepted among 800 entrants for admission to the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.[3] At the same time, he had guest starred on a weekly serial, Die Anrheiner, and was then asked to join the regular cast, taking the role of Ben Merker.[4][5]

In the course of his four years at film school, he directed several films,[6][7][8] received his diploma [9] and then continued his role on Die Anrheiner, ultimately leaving the series in 2008 after completing 133 episodes.[10]

Director[edit]

During his breaks from Die Anrheiner in 2006, Stenschke began his apprenticeship as a director, first serving as assistant director on Der perfekte Urlaub, a reality show shot in tourist locales, and then got an opportunity as A.D. on the critically successful show Pastewka.

In 2007, he was hired for his first directorial assignment, a crime drama, Staatsanwalt Posch ermittelt, produced by Filmpool and broadcast on the RTL Television network.[11]

Stenschke was then asked to direct a cooking competition show, Unter Volldampf!, produced by Granada and broadcast on VOX (TV channel). In a year and a half, Stenschke helmed 115 episodes.[12]

From November 2009 as of the close of 2011, Stenschke prepared to direct Alles was zählt, a Grundy UFA serial drama, broadcast on RTL.

Commentator[edit]

In June 2009, Andreas Stenschke began a series of commentaries online at Ändis Wirre Welt.

Motion picture actor[edit]

In October 2009, Andreas Stenschke began shooting his first motion picture as an actor, taking the lead role of Marek Feldmann in writer/director Romain Gierenz's independent film, Das Plüschtier, also known by its English translation, The Cuddly Toy.

Support for artists rights[edit]

Andreas Stenschke joined the European support for the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike with a video produced in Cologne in which he warned Americans not to give in and suffer the fate befalling foreign artists who do not enjoy a residual structure for royalties and reruns as Americans do.[13][14] The next year, Stenschke joined 38,000 fellow European artists signing a petition for the furtherance of the protection of artists rights.[15]

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