Helmuth Lohner

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Helmuth Lohner (born 24 April 1933, Vienna) is an Austrian actor, theatre director, and from 2004 to 2006 director of the Theater in der Josefstadt.[1]

Lohner initially trained as a commercial artist, while also taking private acting lessons. He made his acting début in 1952 at the Stadttheater Baden. He also appeared in Opera buffa at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. From 1953 to 1963 he appeared in various productions of the Theater in der Josefstadt, as well as making numerous film appearances.

Further engagements in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Zurich followed. Between them he appeared at the Burgtheater, and at the Salzburg Festival several times, taking the roles of "Death", "The Devil" and "Jedermann" in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's play Jedermann (which by tradition is performed every year). He made his film debut in 1955 in Josef von Báky's Hotel Adlon. From 1963 he was active in television as actor and director.

Lohner married and divorced the German actress Susanne Cramer twice. He then married the German actress Karin Baal, with whom he has a daughter, actress Therese Lohner.

Selected works[edit]

As opera director[edit]

As theatre actor[edit]

Selected films[edit]

Decorations and awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Der Schauspieler und Regisseur Herbert Föttinger wird ab Saison 2006/07 Nachfolger von Helmuth Lohner". Der Standard (in German). 14 June 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 1551. Retrieved 19 December 2012.