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 ~

Mar 20 The six episodes of "Hindafing" will air on Tuesdays in May, starting on 5/16 at 8:15pm, always two episodes back-to-back. More
Mar 17 Maximilian Brückner in (Who Magazine) whozok, issue #55 on pages 30-31, photographed by Olaf Kroenke outside the Kulturbrauerei Berlin in February 2017. Photos
Mar 6 Great b&w photo of "Maximilian Brückner in WHOZOK printed No. 55. In German newsstands on March 15. Making-of the picture and video, taken during the Berlinale Filmfestival 2017.
Mar 6 Goldene Kamera Award Show 2017 on March 4 in Hamburg: Maximilian Brückner's arrival on the red carpet with fellow actor Christian Berkel. With Michael Kessler and Christian Berkel. Can you spot Maxi in this picture? Selfie in the audience during the show with Patricia Aulitzky and Armin Rohde (of "Pregau"). Alexander Held and Maximilian Brueckner (of "Tannbach" & "Tannbach 2") during the after show party at Messe Hamburg, photo 1 + photo 2.
"Pregau" unfortunately didn't win for 'Best Miniseries', but Leonard Carow won as 'Best Young Actor'. He played David Kross' younger brother in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" (2011), where Maxi played a German Artillery Officer.
Mar 4 New picture of Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther in "Himmel und Hölle" (Heaven and Hell) in today's article about upcoming German TV-shows about 500 years of reformation. Article with photo
Mar 1 "Spuren des Bösen - Liebe" (Anatomy of Evil - Love) is now available on DVD in Germany and Austria, together with the episodes "Schande" (Shame) and "Begierde" (Desire), all starring Heino Ferch as Viennese police psychologist Richard Brock. 2 disc-box, available through ORF-Shop and other media outlets.
Feb 19 "Welcome to Hindafing": This series follows the rise and fall of ballsy provincial mayor Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner) and his fictional village of Hindafing, deep in the Bavarian backwoods - far from any touristy clichés - a place neither urban nor rustic, pretending to be much hipper than it actually is. The residents of Hindafing see themselves as family-oriented and tradition conscious free thinkers, but can't live up to these high ideals. Hindafing tries to project an idyllic image of family values, while it struggles with its inner demons: By day, people go to the local soccer club and practice Bikram Yoga. At night, it's off to the swingers' club or a rendezvous with the local meth dealer. The first season focuses on the current German refugee crisis, but is by no means limited to that. It is not a one-dimensional political commentary; rather it targets nepotism and ecological hysteria as well as satirizing clerical homophobia, over-the-top political correctness and the limits of monogamy. A complex, Fargo-style look at the dark underbelly of our modern Western society: Character-driven, darkly comic and unexpectedly moving.
Episodes: 1/6 (Donau Village) Donau-Village, 2/6 (Schwarze Kassen) The Old Boy Network, 3/6 (Stille Teilhaber) High Art, 4/6 (Drogenpolitik) Scooby Snax, 5/6 (Wahlkämpfe) A Lucky Dog, 6/6 (Energiewende) Fracking
Source with trailer: Global Screen
Feb 17 Maximilian Brückner will return to the stage as Halvard Solness in a new production of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder" (Baumeister Solness) at the Munich Volkstheater, directed by Christian Stückl.
It will premier on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm. Further performances are on April 2, 5, 6, 12, 21 and 22, 2017.
Tickets are already available. Online & Phone: +4989/523 4655 and +4989/5481 8181
Feb 17 Today was the last (86th) day of principal photography of "Tannbach II" in Upper Franconia (Bavaria).
Feb 16 "Pregau" is nominated for a Golden Camera as 'Best Miniseries'. The award show is on March 4 in Hamburg and will broadcast live on German network ZDF, starting at 8:15pm.
Feb 12 Maximilian Brückner at the current 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany:
- Pictures of the cast of 'Himmel und Hoelle', Maximilian Brueckner, Aylin Tezel and Jan Krauter, Maximilian Brueckner and Jan Krauter, Maximilian Brueckner, Jan Krauter and Tobias Van Dieken during the Berlin Opening Night by GALA and UFA Fiction at Hotel Stue in Tiergarten on February 9, 2017 in Berlin. Photos by Gisela Schober
- Maxi pictured and filmed by Olaf Kroenke for WHO Magazine on February 10: Photo and video
- Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Reception on February 11 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin. Nova Meierhenrich, Maximilian Brueckner and Mina Tander: Photo by Eva Oertwig
Feb 9 "Himmel und Hölle" (Heaven and Hell): Five hundred years ago a revolutionary priest changed the face of Christendom and the path of European civilization forever. Risking his life and academic reputation, facing damnation and purgatory, in 1517 he nailed his inflammatory Ninety-Five Theses, disputing the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money, to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The Catholic church and the Western world would never be the same again. His name was Martin Luther.
Genre: History. Category: TV Movie. Director: Uwe Janson. Screenplay: Stefan Dähnert, Marianna Wendt. Cast: Maximilian Brückner, Jan Krauter, Johannes Klaussner, Aylin Tezel, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Joachim Król, Armin Rohde, Christoph Maria Herbst, Rüdiger Vogler, Fabian Hinrichs, Anna Schudt, Peter Lerchbaumer, Johanna Gastdorf, Arnd Klawitter. Producers: Benjamin Benedict, Joachim Kosack, Michal Pokorny. Production Company: UFA Fiction, in co-production with MIA Film. Language: German.
Sales: Jens Richter at FremantleMedia International
Source: German Films Quarterly (The Berlinale Issue), 01/2017
Feb 6 New set photos of "Hindafing" (pictured are Maximilian Brückner, Andreas Giebel, Ronald Schreglmann and Ercan Karacayli), in FilmNewsBayern #1/2017, p 24-25. Scans in the album „Willkommen in Hindafing (AT)“ on Facebook.
Jan 30 "Tannbach II" - Currently many scenes of the Schober family (Alexander Held - Franz Schober, Johanna Bittenbinder - Kathi Schober and as their sons Florian Brückner - Heinrich Schober, Maximilian Brückner - Gustl Schober) are filmed in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Start of post-production is in March 2017. Last fall Maxi had already shot scenes for it while he was filming as Martin Luther for "Heaven and Hell" in the mornings, and in the afternoons as Gustl Schober - and vice versa. Wonder if he mixed his lines at some point ...
Maxi's selfie from the set with the 'Schobers' Alexander Held and Florian and Maximilian Brückner. Another version on his Instagram account.
Jan 23 This morning Maxi attended the annual BR film brunch 2017 in Munich's Literaturhaus, where the Bayerisches Fernsehen presented its upcoming films and series to the press. "Hindafing" is one of its new series. Photos and Video (at ca. 4:23 min)
Jan 22 Maxi's Skiing weekend in Kitzbuehel, Austria - Photos from the weekend
On the evening of Jan 20, 2017 Maximilian Brückner didn't attend the 38th Bavarian Film Awards in Munich, but instead was a guest at the 26th Weisswurstparty at Hotel Stanglwirt in Going near Kitzbuehel.
On Jan 21 he wasn't at the 44th German Filmball in Munich, as in the morning he was skiing at the Hahnenkamm: Selfie from the ski slope, watching the downhill race in the afternoon and in the evening he was a guest at the Gala Dinner at the Kitz Race Club. Maxi has posted a short Video on Instagram of singer Rea Garvey's performance there. Another fun selfie from the evening taken by Meindl Fashion.
Jan 18 Pregau - A Town Of Secrets (Pregau - Kein Weg zurück / Mörderisches Tal - Pregau)
Blackmail. Betrayal. Murder. Some things are best kept in the family.
On first impression, nothing appears out of the ordinary in Pregau. But scratch the surface of this small Austrian town, and you'll uncover a terrifying underbelly of lies, corruption and violence. Police officer Hannes Bucher (Maximilian Brückner) knows this. It's why he has done all that he can to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But when you're married into the Hartmann family clan that unofficially controls the town, it doesn't matter where you go, trouble will always find you. One night, after a momentary lapse in judgement, Hannes sparks a chain reaction of events that threatens to tear apart his family, and the once quiet world of Pregau. With the bodies starting to pile up around him, Hannes desperately tries to cover up his crimes, but finds himself spiralling deeper into trouble. Soon, there is nowhere left to run and no-one left to trust.
From writer-director and winner of the CIVIS TV Prize, Nils Willbrandt ("Nichts ist Vergessen", "Leberkäseland"), and starring Maximilian Brückner ("Sophie Scholl: The Final Days", "War Horse"), "Pregau" is a thrilling crime drama where nothing is black and white, and the audience is kept guessing to the very end.
Scripted Series / Crime Drama: 4 x 90' or 8 x 45'. Worldwide sales: Red Arrow International
Jan 16 Article about filming "Himmel und Hölle" and "Tannbach II" in Czechoslovakia in fall 2016, with set photos of and interview bits by Maximilian Brückner, Martina Gedeck and others, in German TV program magazine 'TV-Spielfilm' #2/2017: Scans
Jan 14 Florian, Dominik and Maximilian Brückner construct Bamboo ski poles for Dominik's company "Stegga" and at the same time they model sweaters for "Trachten Brückner": Photos
Jan 10
Happy Birthday Maxi
I wish you all the possible best and lots of luck in your new year. Cheers to many happy years more!
EFi, on behalf of this website

Visitors of this site: If you want to send Maxi your greetings at the last moment, you can either post a message on his official Facebook page or send them thru this fanmail page on his agency's website.
Jan 6 Selfie of Maxi out in the snow today.
Jan 3 UFA-Fiction, the production company of "Heaven and Hell" (Himmel und Hölle) has released a new set photo of Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther and Joachim Król as Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg. The 2-part movie will be aired on German TV ZDF this fall. Source
Jan 2, 2017 Maxi's 38th birthday is on January 10. If you want to send him best wishes, you should write to his agency which will forward the mail - it is also the address for autograph requests:
Maximilian Brückner
c/o Agentur Lambsdorff
Infanteriestr. 19 Haus 5
80797 Munich

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German Website Updates: 3/22 "Pregau" /Mini-Series ; 3/20 "Welcome to Hindafing" /Series, "Hindafing" - Episodeguide ; 3/4 "Himmel und Hölle" (Heaven and Hell) (WT) ; 3/1 "Spuren des Bösen - Liebe" (Anatomy of Evil - Love) ; 2/20 "Tannbach II" ; 1/23 "Pregau" - Episodeguide ; 1/16/2017 Magazines ; 12/7/2016 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play ; 11/8 "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 ; 9/9 34th 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 ; 6/3 "Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot" (Grave Decisions) ; 5/18 "So wia's Leb'n is" (That's how life goes)

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