Hannelore Elsner

Actress Hannelore Elsner is best known to German audiences for her role as Inspector Lea Sommer in the long-running crime program "Die Kommissarin," which ran from 1994 to 2006. Although she has worked steadily since ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1942

Filmography

Actor (39)

Familienfest 2015 (Movie)

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Alles Inklusive 2014 (Movie)

Ingrid (Actor)

Hanni und Nanni 2 2012 (Movie)

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Jesus Loves Me 2012 (Movie)

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Wer's glaubt wird selig 2012 (Movie)

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Das Blaue vom Himmel 2011 (Movie)

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No Sex is No Option 2011 (Movie)

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Hanni & Nanni 2010 (Movie)

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Zeiten Ändern Sich 2010 (Movie)

Bushido's mother (Actor)

Cherry Blossoms: Hanami 2009 (Movie)

Trudi (Actor)

Vivere 2008 (Movie)

Gerlinde von Habermann (Actor)

Du Hast Gesagt, Dass Du Mich Liebst 2006 (Movie)

Johanna Perl (Actor)

Go for Zucker 2005 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

Frau fährt, Mann schläft! 2004 (Movie)

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Rot und Blau 2004 (Movie)

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No Place to Go 2001 (Movie)

Hanna Flanders (Actor)

Suck My Dick 2000 (Movie)

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A Girl Called Rosemarie 1999 (Movie)

Marga (Actor)

Der Schrei des Schmetterlings 1998 (Movie)

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The Long Conversation With A Bird 1991 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Der Achte Tag 1990 (Movie)

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Circus on the Moon 1988 (Movie)

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Ein Treffen mit Rimbaud 1987 (Movie)

Wirtin (Actor)

Time Troopers 1986 (Movie)

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Parker 1985 (Movie)

Julian Schelm (Actor)

Kaminsky 1984 (Movie)

Kaminsky's Wife (Actor)

Marie Ward 1984 (Movie)

Marie Ward (Actor)

Morgen Grauen 1983 (Movie)

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Bomber und Paganini 1978 (Movie)

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Der Schneider Von Ulm 1978 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Der Sturz 1977 (Movie)

Alissa Kristlein (Actor)

Grete Minde 1976 (Movie)

Trude Minde (Actor)

Berlinger 1975 (Movie)

Maria/Marlitt (Actor)

Der Stoff Aus Dem Die Traeume Sind 1971 (Movie)

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Willi Wird das Kind Schon Schaukeln 1971 (Movie)

Constanze (Actor)

Die Herren mit der Weissen Weste 1969 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Hurra, wir sind mal wieder Junggesellen 1969 (Movie)

Inge (Actor)

Biography

Actress Hannelore Elsner is best known to German audiences for her role as Inspector Lea Sommer in the long-running crime program "Die Kommissarin," which ran from 1994 to 2006. Although she has worked steadily since 1959 on stage, on television, and in movies, she is little known to mainstream audiences beyond the borders of Germany. Savvy moviegoers, though, especially ones who attend film festivals, may know her from her role as half of a German couple confronting their mortality in Doris Dörrie's "Cherry Blossoms," an homage to the great Japanese director Ozu, and from her part in Oskar Roehler's "No Place to Go" as a novelist suffering a mental breakdown during the collapse of the East German government in 1989. Both films showcase the actress at the top of her craft and show why many critics and audiences alike feel that she is one of the best German actresses of her generation. Roles in the poignant drama "Vivere"--playing a suicidal heartbroken woman-and in the German box-office hit comedy "Go for Zucker," in which she plays a frustrated wife to a drunken, gambling pool player who enters a tournament hoping to make the score of a lifetime, were received with much critical praise.

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