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Subject: Austrian actor Hannes Schiel

Dies at 103
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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 09:36:57am

Oldest castle actor Hannes Schiel dead

The Viennese actor Hannes Schiel died on Saturday at the age of 103 years. This was announced by the Burgtheater on Wednesday. He has held the title of the oldest castor actor for years.

Hannes Schiel was born on 31 May 1914 in Vienna and came from the family of manufacturers of the "silk Schiels". He first studied law in Graz, but then switched to the theater and took private lessons. First he was engaged at the Innsbruck Theater, after the Second World War he played at the Vienna cabaret Insel and at the Volkstheater until he finally came to the Burgtheater.

There Schiel appeared from 1959 to 1979. Among other things, he played the title role in Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell". In addition, he worked in film and radio. For example, in the film series "08-15" he played Colonel Hauk, in Walter Felsenstein's "Fidelio" adaptation he played the Pizarro and in Georg Wilhelm Pabst's "The Last Act" Hitler's adjutant Günsche.

In addition, he acted in addition to his deceased wife in March this year, the editor Irmgard E. Walter, as co-editor of works by Adalbert Stifter, William Shakespeare and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. For his 90th Birthday self-published the book "Memories from an actor's life". According to Schiel, the oldest among the living actresses and castle actors is 94-year-old Trude Ackermann.


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