Martin Semmelrogge

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Martin Semmelrogge (2011)

Martin Semmelrogge (born 8 December 1955, Boll-Eckwälden, Bad Boll, Germany) is a German actor, best known for his role as the comical 2WO (1st Lieutenant/Second Watch Officer) in the film Das Boot.[1] His character was based on the real life World War II submarine officer Werner Herrmann.

Semmelrogge is the brother of former actor Joachim Bernhard, who appeared in Das Boot as the religious sailor.

Like many of his Das Boot co-stars, Semmelrogge went on to have a successful career in the German cinema.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Berardinelli, James (2005). Reel Views 2: The Ultimate Guide to the Best 1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video, p. 585. Boston: Justin, Charles & Co.
  2. ^ Turan, Kenneth (2004). Never Coming to a Theater Near You: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Movie, p. 310. Public Affairs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Martin und Sonja Semmelrogge: Das Leben ist eine Achterbahn, Langen: Müller 2006, ISBN 3-7844-3059-7.

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