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.

2. Advent

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 ~

Dec 1 Today I started a countdown to Christmas over on our Facebook page, with a new picture of Maxi every day.
Nov 18 Set picture of Katharina von Bora (Frida-Lovisa Hamann) and her husband Martin Luther (Maximilian Brückner) from filming in castle Telč: Denik
Nov 16 BTS video from the set of "Heaven and Hell", filmed by Maximilian Brückner - Martin Luther himself.
Nov 15 The 4-part mini series "Pregau" will air on German TV ARD from Dec 25 to Dec 28, and will then be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Dec 30, 2016 thru Universum Film
Nov 9 Production: German "Heaven and Hell" Begins Shooting in Czech Republic
Prague: Mia Film is handling production services on Heaven and Hell, a two part TV film which is the latest of several German productions shot in the Czech Republic in recent years. Heaven and Hell / Himmel und Hölle is a period film about the reformation movement in Germany and its main representative, the preacher Martin Luther (1483 - 1546). The film is shot on the occasion of 500th anniversary of the beginning of church reformation. The 50 days of shooting at various Czech locations including Křivoklát, Český Krumlov, Kutná hora and Zvíkov castle will continue until 6 December 2016. The local spend on the production is estimated at 3.8 m EUR. Heaven and Hell is produced by UFA Fiction and directed by Uwe Jansen, Maximilian Brückner is cast in the main role. Special decorations for the film created by Czech companies include Cranach's printing workshop and the interiors of Wittenberg University. The film is slated for broadcast by ZDF TV in 2017.
Production information: Mia Film, E-mail:, Credits: Directed by: Uwe Jansen. Screenplay by: Stefan Dähnert, Marianne Wendt. DoP: Michael Wiesweg. Cast: Maximilian Brückner, Armin Rohde, Joachim Król, Čestmír Řanda
Source: Denisa Strbova, FilmNewEurope, 9.11.2016
Nov 8 "Schwarzach 23 und die Jagd nach dem Mordsfinger" (The Hunt for the Murder Finger) + "Schwarzach 23 und die Hand des Todes" (Schwarzach and the Hand of Death) will be released on DVD in Germany on Dec 2, 2016.
Nov 5 Article about those German productions that are currently shot in Czechoslovakia, like "Tannbach II" and "Heaven and Hell", and many others: Czech Film Comission, 3.11.2016
Nov 3 "Himmel und Hölle" / "Heaven and Hell" / Natáčení filmu "Nebe a peklo - Martin Luther": Report with over 30 photos (some of Maxi) from the set in castle Kratochvíle. Article by Václav Koblenc and photos from Radka Doležalová in 'Denik', 3.11.2016, 11:45am
Nov 2 Maximilian Brückner has posted new photos in costume from the set of "Heaven and Hell" in Kratochvile on his official Facebook page: with bird and with horse.
Oct 21 Today Maximilian Brückner has posted a photo as Martin Luther from the set of "Heaven and Hell" on his official Facebook page.
Oct 19 Behind-the-scenes photo from the set of "Heaven and Hell - Martin Luther" in Prague. Pictured are Johannes Klaußner, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Maximilian Brückner, Aylin Tezel and Jan Lennart Krauter. Source: Aylin Tezel's Instagram Account, Oct 17, 2016
Oct 17 "Pregau", the 4-part miniseries starring Maximilian Brückner and Ursula Strauss, that successfully aired on Austrian TV in late September/early October, will have its German TV premiere on ARD over four nights after Christmas: Ep 1 - Sun 12/25, Ep 2 - Mon 12/26, Ep 3 - Tue 12/27, Ep 4 - Wed 12/28/2016, all starting at 9:45pm. Source:, Oct 17, 2016
Oct 14 Official press releases to announce the start of filming of parts 4 to 6 of the ZDF mini-series "Tannbach - Line of Separation" which tell the story of the citizens of Tannbach in the years 1960, 1961 and 1968. Directed by Alexander Dierbach, written by Silke Zertz. Starring Henriette Confurius, Heiner Lauterbach, Martina Gedeck, Jonas Nay, Alexander Held, Anna Loos, Robert Stadlober, Florian Brückner, Maximilian Brückner, Clemens Schick. Sources: ZDF + FFF Bayern, Oct 14, 2016
Oct 10 Selfie of Maxi from yesterday in costume as Martin Luther during a break of filming "Himmel und Hölle"
– UFA Fiction and ZDF began production this week on its 2 x 120' drama "Heaven and Hell - Martin Luther" (WT). 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. Filming commenced in Prague and the surrounding areas and will continue until early December. The drama is directed by Uwe Janson and stars Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther. 500 years ago a revolutionary priest changed the face of Christendom and the path of European civilization forever. Risking his life, academic reputation, facing damnation and purgatory in 1517, he pinned his inflammatory 95 Theses to the church door in the Catholic Church and the Western World would never be the same again. His name was Martin Luther.
Full article (in English) by FremantleMedia Oct 10, 2016
– German pubcaster ZDF has commissioned a two-part miniseries about revolutionary priest Martin Luther to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. "Heaven and Hell - Martin Luther" (WT) will run to two episodes, with shooting in Prague already underway. FremantleMedia-owned UFA Fiction is attached to produce, with Uwe Janson directing. Stefan Dähnert and Marianne Wendt wrote the screenplay, with Maximilian Brückner headlining the cast as Martin Luther.
Full article (in English) at TBIVision Oct 10, 2016
Oct 6 First photo of Maximilian Brückner in make-up and costume of Martin Luther for a 2-part TV movie about the Reformation itself, but also about the ambivalences in the person of Luther. It should air for the 500th Anniversary  of the Protestant Reformation in October 2017 on German TV network ZDF.
Full source (in German): ZDF-Press release Oct 6, 2016
Oct 3 Reminder! "Cherry Blossoms" / "Kirschblüten - Hanami", written and directed by Doris Dörrie. Germany, 2008, 124 min. German/Bavarian with English subtitles, digital. Starring: Hannelore Elsner, Elmar Wepper, Maximilian Brückner, Aya Irizuki, Nadja Uhl, Birgit Minichmayr, Floriane Daniel, Felix Eitner, Tadashi Endo
The film will screen on Wednesday, October 5st 2016, 7pm at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036, United States. Info: (phone) +1 323 5253388 or (email) Free admission with RSVP via this Eventbrite link. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oct 1 Maximilian Brückner's next projects are the sequel to the 3-part mini series "Tannbach" and a 2-part TV movie about Martin Luther with him in the title role, both for German TV network ZDF. Both projects have already started filming in and around Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Oct 1 Back from 3 weeks of holidays: Photos from the press date of "Pregau" by Austrian TV ORF1 on Sep 19, 2016 in Vienna: APA-OTS, Getty,, Hedi

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German Website Updates: 11/30 "Himmel und Hölle" (Heaven and Hell) (WT) ; 11/8 "Schwarzach 23 und die Jagd nach dem Mordsfinger" (The Hunt for the Murder Finger), "Schwarzach 23" (Schwarzach and the Hand of Death) ; 11/5 "Tannbach II" ; 10/17 "Pregau" /Mini-Series, "Pregau" - Episodeguide ; 10/14 "Tannbach" (Line of Separation) /Mini-Series ; 10/1 "Welcome to Hindafing" /Series ; 9/9 34. Filmfest Munich 2016 ; 7/17 Maxi about Maxi, "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - The play on the road ; 6/15 Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater, "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play ; 6/3 "Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot" (Grave Decisions) ; 5/18 "So wia's Leb'n is" (That's how life goes) ; 3/4 Magazines ; 3/1 "Spuren des Bösen - Liebe" (Anatomy of Surrender)

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Latest: 12/4/2016

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