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Lisa Hagmeister
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Lisa Hagmeister

Born in Berlin in 1979, Lisa Hagmeister trained in her hometown, attending the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1999 to 2003. After graduating, she performed at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus from 2003-2006, before moving to Thalia where she worked with the likes of Andreas Kriegenburg (playing Sonya in ‘Uncle Vanya’ and Gretchen in ‘Faust’). Her long working relationship with Jette Steckel began in 2010 with a production of Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and continues to this very day (via performances in ‘Don Carlos’, ‘Danton’s Death’, ‘The Rats’, ‘The Eighth Life (For Brilka)’, ‘The Cat and the General’). She also worked with other directors such as Nicolas Stemann, Stefan Kimmig and Michael Thalheimer.

In 2008 she was awarded the Körber Foundation’s Boy Gobert prize, and in 2019 she was presented with the Hamburg theatre prize, the Rolf Mares Award, for her outstanding performance as ‘Selma’ in a stage adaptation of the Lars von Trier film ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (directed by Bastian Kraft).

Alongside her theatre work, Hagmeister has also starred in countless well-known, acclaimed films. Her haunting portrayal of a young mother in 'Tatort: The Early Goodbye' in 2008 saw her honoured with the German TV Crime Drama prize.

Her role in the film ‘System Crasher’ earned her a nomination for the 2020 German Film Prize.

 

 

Lisa Hagmeister has been a permanent member of the Thalia ensemble since 2006.