Karl Mantzius

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Karl Mantzius (born 20 February 1860 in Copenhagen – died 17 May 1921 in Frederiksberg) was a Danish stage and film actor, theater director, film director and writer. Son of the actor Kristian Mantzius, he first played small roles in amateur comedy plays at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen, including 'Vielgeschrey' of Den stundeslØse by Ludvig Holberg, which brought him so much success that the theater manager Edvard Fallesen advised him to become an actor.[1] His last performance was as Petermann in Det gamle Hjem. on 28 April 1921.[1]

Among his last roles is 'Dr. Stern' in En mand gik ned fra Jerusalem, 'Liutenant von Buddinge' in Jens Christian Hostrup's Gjenboerne and 'Falstaff' in Henry IV.[2] Unfortunately his death prevented him from coming back to the 1921–22 season.

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  1. ^ a b Den Store Danske. "Karl Mantzius". Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Denstoredanske.dk. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Danske Film. "Karl Mantzius". Danskefilm.dk. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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