Evelyn Hamann

Evelyn Hamann (born Eveline Brown, born Hamann, born August 6, 1942 in Hamburg, † October 28, 2007 ibid ) was a German actress and voice actress.

  • 3.1 television
  • 3.2 Cinema

Life and work

Training and commitment

During her acting training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg - among others, Eduard Marks - Hamann took minor roles at the Thalia Theatre. In 1968, she received at the Junges Theater in Göttingen her first engagement. In 1971 she went to the Urban Stage in Heidelberg, where he played, among other things on the side of Jürgen Prochnow. After two years she returned to northern Germany and became a member of the ensemble at the Theater Bremen. There she gave some great roles to 1979, the Marthe Schwerdtlein in Goethe's Urfaust and the old woman in Ionesco's The Chairs. She also worked as a voice actor.

Cooperation with Loriot

The Radio Bremen entertainment chief Jürgen Breest she discovered at the Bremer Theater, as an actress at Radio Bremen for Loriot productions was sought.

Had Loriot for his sketch series actually " a blonde, chubby housewife " wanted and said to Hamann, after they had played him: "Dear Mrs. Hamann, if you eat pork knuckles at our expense for several weeks every day, do you think you will be fuller? " But Hamann, who was gaunt and brunette, convinced him so much that he nevertheless decided for them: ". Good, then it does not plump "So it was in 1976 known as Loriot's partner in numerous sketches to a larger audience. With a straight face and Hanseatic dry sense of humor, she wrote television history, for example, as Miss spelled in Love loggerheads with her ​​boss stiff, in a Sketch The noodle as Hildegard on a date with a vain worshipers ("Please say anything now, Hildegard " ), where a noodle stubbornly stuck in the face, or a woman Hoppenstedt Cossack corner and with the yodel diploma ( "I 've got something in his hand when the kids have left home - I 've got something special" ). One of their most popular skits they showed as a TV announcer who wants the British crime series The two cousins ​​present and thereby suffers almost a nervous breakdown because of the sophisticated articulation of the many th - sounds in the English place names and personal names.

Hamann played in 1988 and 1991 in the Loriot movies Ödipussi and Pappa ante Portas each the female lead. She herself said of the cooperation that they have learned that attention to detail by Loriot, which is indispensable for real comedy:

" The staging of humor requires rigor, skill and discipline. "

Loriot goodbye to his deceased partner Evelyn Hamann in the show Beckmann on 29 October 2007 with the words:

"I have an abiding partner and we all lost a wonderful actress, who always managed to overcome the tough side of life through comedy. "

Addressing Hamann, he added:

"Dear Evelyn, your timing was always perfect, only now you have the order is not complied with. Just you wait ... "

Later roles

In the 1980s she played among others, the role of housekeeper Carsta Michaelis in the series The Black Forest Clinic. Later, she was a regular on the role of Thea in the weekly series Doctor The Country Doctor.

From 1993, she played - in addition to Heinz Baumann, Tilo Prückner, Gisela May, Gerhard Garbers ( already since the drama school often embodied their ( marriage ) partner) and the other - the title role in the successful NDR television series Adelheid and her killer, from the five squadrons were ( a total of 65 episodes) rotated.

Readings and radio plays

Hamann has also made by literary lectures and audio book productions, such as the crime novels by Patricia Highsmith, a name. In the radio drama series Jonas - the last detective she spoke the role of Dr. Praetorius in the episode EUR baby.

Private life

Evelyn Hamann came from a family of musicians. Her father Bernhard Hamann was a violinist, concertmaster of the NDR Symphony Orchestra and founder of Hamann Quartet, her mother was a singer and music teacher. Hamann's grandfather was a concertmaster in Berlin, her brother Gerhard Hamann was Professor of Cello at the Musikhochschule Trossingen. From 1964 to 1976 she was married to Hans Walter Brown, whom she had met in Hamburg at the theater. After her divorce, she lived in Hamburg, most recently with her ​​partner, actor Stefan Behrens. She died there on the night of October 28, 2007 from the effects of a malignant lymphoma, which was ten months previously diagnosed with.

Evelyn Hamann was buried on 16 November 2007 at the Old Niendorf cemetery in Hamburg.

Filmography (selection)



Honors and Awards