Marienberg actress honored as acting master

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Actress Gudrun Ritter, from Marienberg, received the Götz-George-Preis 2021 for her work. The prize, endowed with 10,000 euros, is awarded to actors and actresses who have shaped the landscape of film, television and theater with their artistic work, as was said in a post in Berlin on Sunday.

The 85-year-old knight is “a true master of the great acting game”. The justification of the jury speaks of “this subtle exploration with which Gudrun Ritter conceived countless characters in unforgettable incarnations and thus repeatedly presented and surprised the public at all levels of action”. The prize rewards “the greatness of his creative power, the diversity of his skills and the virtuosity of his acting on stage and in front of the camera”.

Actors Dagmar Manzel and his colleague Sylvester Groth have declared in their praise that Ritter “endows their characters with a sensibility and tenacity” that amaze audiences and cast them under their spell. “It’s exciting and makes her a unique actress.”

Ritter began his career in 1959 at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. There and at the Berliner Ensemble, she performed in numerous productions for over four decades. Ritter has worked with directors such as Wolfgang and Thomas Langhoff, Wolfgang Heinz and Claus Peymann. Ritter has been in front of the camera for film and television productions since the mid-1960s. She has been seen in the movie “Boxhagener Platz” or in television series such as “Tatort”, “Polizeiruf 110” or “Bella Block”.

Ritter is the fourth winner of the award created in 2017 by the Götz-George Foundation, named after the actor who died a year earlier. Karin Baal, Margit Carstensen and Peter Striebeck.dpa have received awards so far