Max Riemelt Biography
Max Riemelt is a German actor best known internationally for playing Wolfgang Bogdanow in the Netflix series Sense8. Max was born 7 January 1984 in Berlin. In Germany, he is known for many years of television and cinema both acting and directing. His parents Gunnar and Judith Riemelt are both graphic designers, which explains where he got his creative gene from. He has a younger brother called Lukas Riemelt, who is an actor as well.
Max Riemelt Career
Max Riemelt started participating in school plays from the young age of eleven, . But he had never expected to make a career out of acting; hence he did not formally attend any acting schools or even drama groups. He claims to be way more comfortable acting in front of a camera, as opposed to being on stage. He made his acting debut with a small role in a German film in the year 1997 at the age of 13, and hasn’t looked back since. His breakthrough happened in 2001, with his role as ‘Flin’ in Dennis Gansel’s comedy ‘Girls on Top’.
He went on to reprise his role in the second part of the move titled ‘Girls on Top 2’. He is also well-known for acting in movies such as ‘Before the Fall (2004)’, ‘The Wave (2008)’ and ‘Free Fall (2013)’. His highest rated movies include ‘Berlin Syndrome’ and ‘We are the Night’. Max Riemelt is the recipient of a few prestigious awards given to him in recognition of his talents. At the 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, he won the best actor award for ‘Napola’ and in the 2006 Bavarian Film Awards, he won the best young actor award for ‘Der Rote Kakadu’.
In the year 2013, he stars in the movie Freier Fall ( Free Fall ) with Hanno Koffler, in which he plays Kay Engel, a Police Officer in training. Since 2015, he stars in the Netflix series Sense8 in which he plays the Wolfgang Bogdanow, a German locksmith.He recently starred in the Psychological thriller Berlin Syndrome (film) alongside Australian actress Teresa Palmer. Although the film received mixed reviews, both Palmer and Riemelt garnered praise for their performances.
Max Riemelt Gay Partner
For several reasons, it has been suggested that Max Riemelt is gay. Max was a gay police officer in the 2013 German drama film – “Free Fall”. His gay partner in the film directed by Stephan Lacant was Hanno Koffle (Marc Borgmann). In Free Fall, Marc struggled with keeping the relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Katharina Schuttler portrayed as Battina Bischoff and managing the romantic affair he’s developed with fellow police officer, Kay Engel (Max Riemelt).
Disregarding that, the Sense8 cast was spotted kissing co-star Brain J Smith in Brazil. When he was asked about this, he said:
“It just happened … It was all like in a dream and it felt so good … people like to see us making out together and we thought it would just be a nice treat for them.”
Max Riemelt Age
Riemelt celebrated his 34th birth anniversary on 7th January 2018. He was born in East Berlin, Germany in 1984.
Max Riemelt Married | Max Riemelt Girlfriend
Apart from the speculations about Max Riemelt being gay, there are no substantial details about his love life for Heightline to authenticate.
Max Riemelt Daughter
The actor has kept his personal life private. One can’t tell if he’s married or dating anyone. Nonetheless, he once confirmed he has a daughter who lives with him in Berlin.
Max Riemelt Sense8
Max became famous globally after he appeared as Wolfgang Bogdanow in the Netflix series – “Sense8”. As the main character of the series, Riemelt was portrayed as a German thief and safe cracker of Russian descent. He struggles with the unresolved issues he’s having with his late dad and found solace in taking part in organized crimes. True, Max Riemelt role as Wolfgang brought him to international limelight. His personal site even admitted this. It specified that when the actor landed the “Sense8” role, it was the biggest project of his career. Nevertheless, Riemelt was a big deal in Germany before he got a place in the American science fiction web television series.
Max Riemelt Net Worth
He has a net worth of $800 Thousand dollars according to wiki sources. He also likes traveling, though his salary is not said to publicly he does have his fair share of expensive trips and parties. He also is working on many other Television films and series which are still in post-production but is still consistent when it comes to operating in ‘Sense8.’
Max Riemelt Movies
- 1998 Zwei allein
- 1997 Eine Familie zum Küssen
- 1999 Ein Weihnachtsmärchen — Wenn alle Herzen schmelzen
- 2000 Der Bär ist Ios
- 2000 Brennendes Schweigen
- 2001 Mädchen, Mädchen
- 2001 Mein Vater und andere Betrüger
- 2002 Alphateam – Die Lebensretter im OP
- 2003 Wolffs Revier
- 2003 Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei
- 2003 In aller Freundschaft
- 2003 Lottoschein ins Glück
- 2004 Sextasy
- 2004 Neuland
- 2008 Die Welle
- 2013 Freier Fall
- 2004 Napola – Elite für den Führer
- 2017 Berlin Syndrome
- 2010 Wir sind die Nacht
- 2014 Miasto 44
- 2001 Mädchen Mädchen!
- 2011 Urban Explorer
- 2015 Amnesia
- 2015-present Sense8
- 2014 Auf das Leben!
Max Riemelt Free Fall
Although he has a girlfriend and a baby on the way, a police officer (Hanno Koffler) falls in love with a male colleague (Max Riemelt).
Initial release: 23 May 2013 (Germany)
Director: Stephan Lacant
Box office: 599,721 USD
Music composed by: Dürbeck & Dohmen
Screenplay: Stephan Lacant, Karsten Dahlem
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Max Riemelt Awards
2004: Best Actor for Napola (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
2006: Best Young Actor for Der Rote Kakadu (de) (Bavarian Film Awards)
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Max Riemelt Interview
Sense8 star Max Riemelt talks working with the Matrix creators and shooting ‘aesthetic’ orgy scenes
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The Matrix creators’ ‘Sense8’ is an epic, global sci-fi about empathy that’s dotted with intercontinental action sequences and telepathic orgy scenes. ‘It’s not all about the f**king’, its star Max Riemelt tells us as its second season hits Netflix.
How would you describe Sense8 for people who haven’t seen it?
“It’s about eight people who have the ability to connect themselves with each other in the way they can feel and sense – and they can also appear in each other’s realities. In the first season they find out about it, and now that this is done, they’re trying to find out who is hunting them and battle this dark force called BPO. And then, each and every one also has their own backstory, and they have to deal with that too. [My character] Wolfgang is involved in the crime scene in Berlin – he had a trauma from his childhood that he solved by killing almost everyone in his family. Now he has to clean up his mess and face the other gangsters in Berlin.”
When you first got the script, did you think it was completely mad?
Yes. I had no idea how it was going to look, or if it was even possible to watch. Following eight storylines is pretty intense already, but I also always wondered about the effect of appearing in these different realities. I love the end result – there’s so much to see, and the message of it itself is beautiful.
The Wachowskis made The Matrix and Cloud Atlas – what was it like working with them?
A little bit intimidating. You’re working with these geniuses that can always tell if you’re shy. You have to be brave and very open, you have to trust a lot, even if you don’t understand it right away.
You mentioned the amazing visuals – what’s your favourite scene so far?
I love the action scenes and the club scenes. And the orgies – because if you do something new that you’re very afraid of or you can’t imagine what it’s like, you learn so much about yourself.
So yeah, there’s been two orgies so far. Is it really awkward afterwards?
No, it gets… not normal, but you just deal with it. If the message behind it is right, it’s not a real orgy, it’s not about the fucking – it’s more about the aesthetic.
There are also loads of scenes where you switch bodies with other characters. What’s that like logistically?
The logistics are all in the hands of very professional Hollywood people. The challenge is just with your own imagination. You always shoot it in two locations, so you have to find yourself again in a different environment and sometimes that’s a little bit hard to remember.
In Season 2, Whispers is the main villain. What can we expect from him or the story generally?
I can’t give you details, but he’s a mean bastard and he wants to kill us. We’re trying to stay a step ahead of him or his plans – and hunting them down.