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 ~

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 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 working on 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: 10/17 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther) ; 9/17 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 9/15 "Der Mordanschlag" (WT) NEW! ; 9/4 "Das schönste Paar" (The most beautiful Couple) ; 9/1 "Hindafing", "Hindafing" - Episodeguide ; 7/17 "Schwarzach 23 und der Schädel das Saatans" (WT) ; 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 ; 7/2 "Tannbach II" /Mini-Series ; 4/17 "Baumeister Solness" (The Masterbuilder) - Play ; 3/22 "Pregau" /Mini-Series ; 3/1 "Spuren des Bösen - Liebe" (Anatomy of Evil - Love) ; 1/23/2017 "Pregau" - Episodeguide ; 11/8/2016 "Schwarzach 23 und die Jagd nach dem Mordsfinger" (The Hunt for the Murder Finger), "Schwarzach 23" (Schwarzach and the Hand of Death) ; 10/14 "Tannbach" (Line of Separation) /Mini-Series

  Page created in April 2010 by EFi ; updated whenever News happen, even if only in Germany.
Latest: 10/19/2017