in search of : Maximilian Brückner

Maximilian, Maxi (in his family and according to  his agency), Max Brückner, Bruckner / Brueckner
(in English speaking countries)

German Actor, Director, Musician, Dancer and also proud native Bavarian
"Bayerische Sahneschnitte"
- "Schuhplattler der Herzen" - "Prince Charming"


Maxi about Maxi (in German)



Films and other work for TV


Books on Tape / Radio

Who can judge whether the signature is really from Maximilian Brueckner??

"I hob hoit des Pech g'habt und des Glück, dass i hoit nix anders konn, ois a bissl rumspuin und auf der Bühne rumhupfn." M.B.

Interview with Maximilian Brückner
for the German section of this website.
Interview on January 17, 2014 for his new film "Und Äktschn!", which opened in German and Austrian movie theatres on Feb 6, 2014.
Max Brueckner
Exclusive Interview with Maximilian Brückner
(in Bavarian) for the German section of this website.
Interview date was in late January 2012, but due to a string of unforeseen circumstances, publishing it was delayed till early March 2012.

~ News ~

March/April On a personal matter:
I will be on vacation until mid-/late April. And I'll be offline, so no news or updates here. No, I won't visit the 'Arctic Circle' - instead a country with no snow and lots of sun.
Also, the data of all my websites have to be merged and then transferred to a new server, which means they might be unavailable at times.
Until then - Happy Easter! EFi, webmiss
Mar 23 Maxi has apparently found a new friend! Video from Lapland
Mar 22 Press stills for "Schwarzach 23 and the Head of Saatan" ("Schwarzach 23 und der Schädel des Saatans"), which will air on German TV network ZDF on Monday, 30. April at 8:15pm.
Mar 21 Maxi definitely enjoys his time in the snow and ice of Lapland
On 'safari' with Kari Ketonen: Photo, and videoclips with Janne Kataja: Clip 1 and Clip 2
Mar 18 "Arctic Circle" set photo "200 meters below ground" (in the Tytyr mine in Lohja) from Joi Johannson with fellow actors Chike Ohanwe, Clemens Schick and Maximilian Brückner
Mar 15 Picture released by Bavaria Fiction of Maximilian Brückner, Clemens Schick, director Hannu Salonen and producers Milla Bruneau (Finland) and Moritz Polter (Germany) from the press event for "Arctic Circle" in Inari in early February: "Actors between light and ice! Tervehdys!" (Greetings)
Mar 7 "Arctic Circle" and "Bullet" from Yellow Film & TV and Elisa Viihdaare were selected for MIPDrama Buyers's Summit, to be sneak-previewed to some 450 TV executives in Cannes on April 8, prior to the MIP-TV from 9.-12. April 2018. Source: Arcticle from Nordisk Film & TV Fond, 3/5/18
Mar 4 "Hindafing" is nominated for an Austrian Kurier ROMY-Academy Award as 'Best TV-Series'. The awards will be handed out on April 5 in the Grand Hotel in Vienna. All nominees
Mar 3 "Arctic Circle" is one of only six productions that will be presented to international buyers at the MIPDrama Buyers' Summit during the upcoming MIP-TV in Cannes (France), 9. - 12. April 2018. They will be shown a 15minute teaser of the €6.5 million ($7.5 million) budgeted 10x50 min Finnish/German series.
Interview in German (with video) with executive producer Moritz Polter of Bavaria Fiction during the press event in Inari in early February at, 3/2/18
Mar 1 TV series "Arctic Circle" goes beyond polar landscapes: The Finnish-German crime series aimes to attract an international audience with an A-list cast and gripping narration. Article in Cineuropa, 3/1/18
Feb 21 "Arctic Circle": 'The Location Guide' was asked by House of Lapland, Bavaria Fiction, Yellow Film & TV and Elisa Viihda to go on location in Finnish Lapland with the upcoming "Arctic Circle". Currently filming on location in Inari, the project will spend three months shooting in Finnish Lapland amidst snowy backdrops and freezing temperatures. Principal photography for "Arctic Circle" originally began in November 2017 in Helsinki with the Finnish capital being used for interiors and studio shoots. The production will also travel to Northern Norway to double for parts of Russia. "Arctic Circle" is scheduled to premiere in Q4 2018.
Full article "Filming Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland: How a Finnish/German co-production is reinventing Nordic Noir" by Tom Deekan in The Location Guide, 2/21/18
Feb 19 More photos from the press event on the set of "Actic Circle" / "Ivalo" in Lapland last week: Bavaria Fiction, and Film Lapland and here
Feb 12 More Finnish set reports from the filming location of "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" in Kaunispää (Inari):
- Ivalon kylmätkuvaukset kiinnostavat ulkomailla - ohjaaja näyttää mallia, miten pukeudutaan pakkaskuvauksissa: Report with photo of director Hannu Salonen, perfectly protected against - 40° C, 2/11/18
- Raha tuo televisiokuvauksia Suomeen: Another photo of Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Brückner, Joi Johannson and Clemens Schick in action, 2/12/18
Feb 9 Selfie of Clemens Schick and Maximilian Brückner on Instagram
Feb 8 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" - Set reports (in Finnish) about the 10part Finnish-German crime series:
- Lapissa kuvataan jättimäista kansainvälistä - tv-sarjaa - pääoissa Iina Kuustonen ja Pihla Vitala: Report with photos of Maximilian Brückner and Iina Kuustonen from the studio set in Helsinki, 2/6/18
- Iina Kuustonen palasi töihin äitiyslomalta - kuvaa Lapissa megasarjaa: Report with photos and video of Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Brückner, Joi Johannson, Clemens Schick and director Hannu Salonen from filming in the snow of Lapland, 2/7/18
- Lapissa kuvataan kansainvälistä rikossarjaa - mukana niin Iina Kuustonen kuin Bond-näyttelijäkin: Report with photos and video from Lapland, 2/8/18
- Kansainvälista Ivalo-sarjaa kuvataan Lapin hyytävissä oloissa - tältä kuvauksissa näytti: Another set report with photos from Lapland, 2/8/18
Feb 6 New selfie from Maxi from yesterday: "Brrrrrrbrrrrr First Day in Lapland! #ArcticCircle #Lapland #YellowFilms #Finland"
Feb 5 Maxi is apparently back in Lapland since yesterday afternoon to continue filming for "Arctic Circle" - see his selfie from Lapland Airport. Looks like it is very cold up there ...
Feb 4 Photographer Nadine Rupp has published four pix of Maxi with his sheep and goats, taken last summer on the family's farm grounds, both on her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Jan 31 Maxi's PR agency Schumacher has also changed his promotion photo to this new head shot, © Christian Hartmann / RobaPress.
Jan 30 A so far unknown promo picture of Maxi surfaced on the website of photographer Andreas [FranzXaver] Süß.
Jan 26 "Arctic Circle" set photos taken in the Tytyr mine in Lohja.
Jan 24 Clemens Schick is now also in Finland for the filming of "Arctic Circle" ("Ivalo"). Yesterday he has posted a picture from the set on his Facebook page with him, Iina Kuustonen and Maximilian Brückner. Today Maxi has posted a similar photo, but in b&w: "Operation in Lapland"
Jan 19 Maxi is goofing around on the set of "Artic Circle". Video: "Some crazy guy on the set!"
Jan 17 The 'other' German Emmys: 54th Grimme-Preis
The 6-part series "Hindafing" is nominated in the category 'Fiction'. Winners will be announced on March 14, and the awards will be handed out on April 13, 2018 in the town of Marl. Sources:, and, 1/17/18
Jan 17 Photo of and from Maxi from earlier today in Helsinki: "Nice Greetings" #finland #helsinki #arcticcircle
Jan 10
 Happy Birthday Maxi! Happy Birthday Maxi - Cheers to a great new year!
Jan 7 Scan of picture of Maxi as Gustl Schober in "Tannbach - Line of Separation" announcing the airing of season 2's three episodes on German TV network ZDF on Jan 8, 10 and 11, 2018.
Jan 5, 2018 Selfie from yesterday outside Maxi's home: "Building a fence in the rain"
January 2018 Maximilian Brückner's 39th birthday is on Wed, Jan 10.
If you want to send him greetings and best wishes, those should either be sent to the address of the family business Trachten Brückner or to his agency Agentur Lambsdorff (that also handles autograph requests).
Dec 20, 2017
Very early this morning, Maxi went skiing: Selfie in the morning dawnVideo on the way upSelfie up on the mountain: "My personal number one: Kampenwand in Aschau"Video from his downhill race (without a helmet!)
Dec 19 The German Emmys: Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2018 #dfp18
"Hindafing" (BR/NEUESUPER) is nominated as 'Best Drama Series', and Maximilian Brückner is nominated as 'Best Actor', both for his role as mayor Alfon Zischl in "Hindafing", and as Martin Luther in "Reformation"/"Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (ZDF/UFA Fiction/MIA Film).
The awards will be handed out on Jan 26, 2018 in Cologne's Palladium. All fiction nominations
Sources: Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Neue Super, BR and UFA Fiction, 12/19/17
Dec 18 Maxi's selfie back home with goat and sheep from earlier today
Dec 15 Filming for the first block of "Arctic Circle" has wrapped, and Maximilian Brückner is back in Bavaria until January 2018. Selfie from Helsinki: "Kiitos Finnland" (Thank you Finland). And another selfie from the harbour
Dec 9 Martin Luther meets Martin Luther - in Helsinki today: Selfie from Maxi
Dec 7 "Can you spot Maxi??" ... at the Christmas party of 'Yellow Film & TV', the production company of "Arctic Circle": Photo
Dec 6 Today Finland celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence from Russia with various parades and partys, and Maxi celebrates with them: Selfie from this evening #IndependenceDay
Dec 4 Selfie from Maxi from the set of "Arctic Circle": "Back in the lab" #ArcticCircle #Helsinki #IinaKuustonen #YellowBirdFilms
Dec 2 Selfie from Maxi from noon today: "Christmas market in Helsinki. Beautiful! Brrr!" #arcticcircle #helsinki #christmas #Finnland
Nov 26 Maximilian Brückner is in Helsinki/Finland since yesterday as filming for the Finnish-German TV series "Arctic Circle" will start there tomorrow: Selfie "Back in Finland"
Nov 11 "Arctic Circle": Acclaimed international cast confirmed, as Lagardère Studios Distribution signs global distribution of crime thriller Arctic Circle.
The series, to be filmed in Finnish Lapland, has completed its cast with new names. Lead roles will feature Iina Kuustonen, Pihla Vitala and acclaimed German actors Maximilian Brückner and Clemens Schick. The Finnish-German co-production will be directed by Hannu Salonen. It will start shooting in a studio in Helsinki at the end of November. The production will continue filming on location in Lapland during winter 2018.
The series is co-produced by Yellow Film & TV, the largest independent production company in the Nordics, and Bavaria Fiction, one of Europe's largest production companies. Operating under House of Lapland, the Finnish Lapland Film Commission is collaborating with the production and has, among other things, provided assistance with location scouting and finding support services.
The series has gained international notice as it was accepted into C21's Drama Series Pitch Competition and is one of eight finalists who will have the opportunity to pitch their series to key international buyers and commissioners in London on November 29. The winning project will be announced at The International Drama Awards, which takes place later that day.
Sources: New Brunswick Herald (Canada) & C21's Drama Series Pitch (UK), 11/10/17
Nov 9 "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "Das schönste Paar":
New set still on the website of the production company OneTwoFilms of Maxi (as Malte) in the boxing ring - sporting impressive muscles ...
Nov 7 "Arctic Circle" / Finnish title: "Ivalo": This is the international TV crime mini-series for which Maxi was in talks in Helsinki in August and October. It is a 10x50 mins Finnish-German co-production from Yellow Film & TV and Bavarian Fiction for Finnish VoD service Elisa Viihe (2018). YLE, the public Finnish TV network has the free-TV rights, Lagardère Studios Distribution handles nternational sales.
Filming takes place in Lapland between 11/27/17 and 5/31/18.
The series, set in Lapland, follows a Finnish policewoman who finds a nearly dead prostitute in a cabin in the wilderness. However, she is discovered to have a deadly virus in her system and a German virologist travels to Lapland to investigate.
The leads: Iina Kuustonen (Nurses, FC Venus) as police officer Nina Kautsalo, Maximilian Brückner as German virologist Thomas Lorenz, Clemens Schick (James Bond - Casino Royale, Overdrive) as Marcus Eiben, multimillionaire and CEO of a pharmaceutical company, and Pihla Vitala (Black Widow, Hansel & Gretel) as Nina's sister Marita. Director: Hannu Salonen (Scene of the Crime, Shades of Guilt). Producer: Olli Haikka (Borg/McEnroe). Budget: €6.5 million ($7.5 million)
Sources: Yellow Film & TV, Bavaria Fiction, Lagardère Studios Distribution, Yahoo, Blickpunkt:Film, Quotenmeter, Filmstarts, Poster and set stills on IMDb, 11/7/17
Nov 1 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" ("Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther") is available in the ZDF-Mediaplayer until January 28, 2018
Oct 28 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" ("Reformation") airs on Mon Oct 30 both on Austrian ORF2 and German ZDF : ZDF long trailer
- 3 Questions for Maximilian Brückner about his role as Martin Luther
- Maximilian Brückner speaks about Luther's thesis No. 34
- The film is a nominee for the Golden Camera of the HörZu magazine
Oct 27 "Tannbach": Episodes 4 - 6 will be broadcast on German TV network ZDF early next year, on Mon 1/8, Wed 1/10 and Thu 1/11/2018.
"Schatten des Krieges", the 4th episode had its premiere on June 29, 2017 at the 35th Munich Filmfest.
Oct 19 "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther" is still available through the BBC iPlayer (although only within the UK) until mid-November: Episode 1 / Episode 2
Teaser-clips: "Indulgences" from ep. 1, and "The Bible for all" from ep. 2
Oct 17 If you happen to be in Bangkok in early November, you could watch the German/Bavarian TV-Series "Hindafing", that is screened during the film and television showcase from Bavaria "Bayern meets Bangkok", 1.-5. Nov. 2017. Screening dates: Fri 11/3 at 7:30pm (episode 1-3) and on Sat 11/4, also at 7:30pm (episode 4-6). Language: German with Thai and English subtitles ; Free admission. Ticket phone: 02-1088231/32
Where: BKKSR - The Bangkok Screening Room is located on 2nd floor of the Woof Pack building (where 7-11 is) on the corner of Sala Daeng Soi 1 and Rama IV, Silom, Bangkok. It is located opposite the U Chu Liang building.
Oct 13 "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther" will be broadcast on British TV BBC Four (in German OV with English subtitles): Part 1 on Tue 17th Oct, and Part 2 on Wed 18th Oct 2017, both starting at 22 pm.
Teaser-clip "Indulgences" from part 1, and "The Bible for all" from part 2
Oct 12 Premieres of "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" ("Reformation"):
- Its world premiere was on Mon 10/9 for part 1 and on Tue 10/10 for part 2, free of charge at the Portland German Filmfestival 2017, in Portland, Oregon, USA. More infos here
- 1st Preview in Berlin on Wed 10/11 in the Astor Filmlounge with many of the actors and crew members: Berliner Morgenpost ; Maximilian Brückner: Photo on Instagram ; More photos through this link from Sulu Press ; Photo of the day: Blickpunkt Film ; More photos from Berlin from production company UFA Fiction
- 2nd Preview in Munich on Thu 10/12 in the Sendlinger Tor Filmtheater
Oct 2 "The most beautiful Couple" ("Das schönste Paar"), written and directed by Sven Taddicken starring Maximilian Brückner, Luise Heyer and Jasna Fritzi Bauer is now in post-production. Zorro Films will release it in Germany next year, with Beta Cinema handling international sales. Source: Cineuropa
Sep 30 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" will be broadcast on Austrian TV ORF2 on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 20:15h. Repeat on Thu, Nov 2 at 01:05h.
Sep 21 "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther" with Maximilian Brückner in the lead: New stills on ZDF-Presseportal and on Universum Film. To be released on Nov 3 under the title "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle - Luther und die Macht des Wortes" on DVD and Blu-ray in Germany.
Sep 11 - "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (Reformation) to be broadcast on Oct 30, 2017 on German TV network ZDF. Source (with new information about the film, interviews and new photos): ZDF-Presseportal, 9/11/17
- "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" - Reformation or Revolution? Source (with more information about the film, interviews and different new photos): ZDF-Filme, 9/11/17
- Picture collection
- "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther" won't get dubbed in English for BBC 4, instead it will be broadcast in German with English subtitles
Sep 8 More photos of the intermission of the play "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" by Luis Zeno Kuhn from the Munich Volkstheater: Boandl , Portner & Boandlkramer, and Portner, Boandlkramer & archangel Michael (Peter Mitterrutzner, Maximilian Brückner and Hubert Schmid)
Sep 7 New promo photos of Maximilian Brückner taken by Christian Hartmann in July 2017 for the Lambsdorff agency.
Sep 6 Interesting photos taken by Luis Zeno Kuhn during an intermission of the play "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" at the Munich Volkstheater: The Riederinger Musikanten, Maximilian Brückner as the Boandlkramer (The Bonecollector - name of death in Bavaria), and the Portner with the Boandlkramer
Sep 1 Bavarian 6-part TV series "Hindafing" is available on German Netflix from today on: Netflix. Newbies don't have to pay for their first month.
Aug 31 Official announcement of the start of filming "Der Mordanschlag" (WT) by producing network ZDF (with a photo of Jenny Schily and Maximilian Brückner): ZDF press release, 8/30/17
Aug 30 Set selfie from "Der Mordanschlag" (Attempt at Murder) with Roland Silbernagl, Richard Sammel and Maximilian Brückner from today.
Aug 29 BBC4 channel editor Cassian Harrison has unveiled a raft of commissions, including two new 'slow TV' series: [...] "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther"
Marking 500 years since the Reformation, this is the story of Martin Luther, the visionary reformer and one of the most important religious figures in history. This German drama is directed by Uwe Janson and stars Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther. It was written by Stefan Dähnert and Marianne Wendt, directed by Uwe Janson and its Creative Producer is Martin Bromber. "Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther" has been acquired by Cassian Harrison and Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, for BBC Four. The series is distributed internationally by FremantleMedia International and will be broadcast later this year on BBC Four.
Source: Televisual, 8/29/17
Aug 25 FremantleMedia International has completed a deal with BBC Four for the German drama "Reformation" ("Zwischen Himmel und Hölle").
The 2 x 120´ drama will air this autumn alongside a number of factual programmes marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. "Reformation", this is the story of Martin Luther (Maximilian Brückner), the visionary reformer and one of the most important religious figures in history.
Jamie Lynn, EVP, Head of Sales & Distribution, EMEA for FremantleMedia International said, "This compelling drama is a stunning portrayal of the brave Martin Luther whose actions 500 years ago at the time of the Reformation have reverberated throughout time and still influence today's society. Reformation is beautifully shot piece of drama with a strong cast that bring the story of the revolution that changed the world to life."
Source: FremantleMedia, and German sources UFA Fiction (with new pictures) and Blickpunkt:Film, 8/25/17
Aug 22 Maxi is filming for a new project for German TV network ZDF: "Der Mordanschlag" (Attempt at Murder). Selfie from the set from today: Grüße aus dem BKA-Sitzungsraum Berlin 1991. And a slightly different selfie on Instagram.
Aug 22 The 2-part TV movie "Reformation" (German: Zwischen Himmel und Hölle) with Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther will be broadcast on Oct 30, 2017 at 8:15pm on German TV network ZDF. Both parts, ca. 165 mins: Source
And new photos.
Aug 16 Over the past weekend Maxi visited Helsinki in Finland and has posted some photos from his trip: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4.
Later we learned that he wasn't there only for fun but he was there for talks about an international production to be filmed in Lapland in winter.
Aug 15 Portrait of Maximilian Brückner, taken by Da Schachten
Aug 3 Early this morning Maxi was surfing on the Eisbach wave - and it really looks quite professional even as he apparently only has started with it two weeks ago: Video
Seems he has a lot of spare time during filming the 3rd episode of "Scharzach 23" ...
July 28 Maxi is indeed surfing on the Eisbach wave: Video
July 20 Maxi is again at the Eisbach wave today: Another selfie
No information whether he is there for filming or for his own pleasure.
July 19 Maxi is surfing on the famous Eisbach wave in Munich's English Garden today! Selfie 1 and Selfie 2
July 17 BTS-pictures of Maximilian Brückner here und here from a photo shoot with Christian Hartmann.
And a gorgeous promo picture of Maxi by photographer Michael Bernhard.
July 17 The 2017/18 broschure of "Trachten Brückner" was released today. Its print issue is available in their shop and also in the shop of  "Hutmacherei Martin Wiesner" in Tegernsee. Picture of the family - Maxi is on the far left.
July 14 Earlier this week Maximilian Brückner has began shooting the 3rd film of the TV-series "Schwarzach 23" for German network ZDF. It also stars Friedrich von Thun, Marlene Morreis, Gundi Ellert, Jockel Tschiersch, David Zimmerschied, Andreas Giebel and Dominique Horwitz. It is written by Christian Jeltsch, and directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher. Official press release (with photo): ZDF-Presseportal, July 14, 2017
Selfies by Maxi from the set: On the first day in a pigsty and on the third day
July 8 Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" (The Brandner Kaspar and the Eternal Life) in the Oberammergau Passionstheater, where in 2020 the next passion play will be staged. In this theater alone 40 000 viewers have seen this production, directed by Christian Stückl - wheras 200 000 tickets were sold since its premiere at the Munich Volkstheater in April 2005.
My report (in German) about last night
- with a few pictures
June 29 Maximilian Brueckner at the 35th Filmfest Munich 2017:
With his brother Florian at the FFF Bavaria reception at the Praterinsel - June 29: Photos and here, and Video
"ZDF- Get Together" reception at H’ugo’s, Munich, Germany - 27 June: Photos on Getty and on PictureDesk
Peugeot BVC Casting Night in the hotel Bayerischer Hof - 23 June: Scan from Munich newspaper SZ

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German Website Updates: 3/23 "Hindafing" ; 3/21 "Arctic Circle" (Ivalo), "Schwarzach 23 und der Schädel das Saatans" ; 2/1 "Das schönste Paar" (The most beautiful Couple) ; 1/26 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 1/13/2018 "Tannbach II"/Mini-Series ; 12/19/2017 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther) ; 9/15 "Der Mordanschlag" (WT) ; 9/1 "Hindafing" - Episodeguide ; 7/14 Magazines ; 7/8 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - The play on the road, "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play ; 4/17 "Baumeister Solness" (The Masterbuilder) - Play

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