Torsten Münchow is
an actor, director, producer and voice
actor and was born in West-Berlin.
In addition to his stage work in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna and Gdansk , Münchow
is a well-known face in film and television. He played in movies like “Keep On
Running”, “Superbrain” (with Oliver Reed) and in multiple TV series and movies.
On stage, he starred in over 90 productions: Ernest Hemingway in "The
Death of a Hunter" (Rolf Hochhuth), Norman (Dave) in "Ladies
Night" ("The Full Monty" by Anthony McCarten), Sir Toby in
Proctor in “Witch Hunt" (Arthur Miller), Lennie in "Of Mice and
Men" (John Steinbeck), Everyman in "Everyman" (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)
and many others.
2012 he played in
the popular TV two-part “Die Reichsgründung & Die Nervöse Grossmacht” the
title role of Otto von Bismarck, directed by Bernd Fischerauer. He starred in
the documentary feature “Viking Women” (Winner of the Silver World Medal at the New York Film
Festival 2015) . 2014 he starred in the US movie “Father Rupert Mayer” together
with Stacy Keach and Daryl Hannah and the feature film “The Prisoners of the SS”.
He has directed the German dubbing of more than 80 feature films and series and
directed 15 radio plays and audiobooks.
In front of the
stage, the busy actor is equally active. In 1990, he was the first West German
to celebrate his first directing successes in the DDR with "Fool for love”
by Sam Shepard at the Anklam Theater (GDR). It followed u.a. "Society with
Limited Hope" by Gerhard Woyda at the Renitenz Theater Stuttgart,
"Fool For Love" at Teater Sörmland / Sweden and the musical
"Space Dream" by Harry Schärer at the Space Dream Musical Theater,
Berlin. In 2007 and 2008 he caused a sensation at the Salzach Festival Laufen
with the Singspiel "Everyman the King" based on motives by Hugo von
Hofmannsthal and the production "What you want" by William
successful staging of Rolf Hochhuth's "Sommer 14" at the Theater am
Schiffbauerdamm (Berliner Ensemble, August 2014) was reported across the media
As a voice actor
he dubbed Brendan Fraser, Ice-T, Michael Madson and Antonio Banderas. His unmistakable
dark and smoky voice also finds great attention in numerous audio book recordings
(Death of a hunter, The Liberator, Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo u.v.a.)
From 2009 to 2010 he was the host of the ARD-alpha talk show "alpha
Torsten Münchow is
a passionate Culture Bridge-Builder between East and West and has worked in the
last 4 years intensely for the German-Polish friendship in culture. In
September 2016 he initiated and directed successfully the 1st INTERNATIONALMUSIC & THEATER DAYS in Kołobrzeg (formerly Kolberg) with musicians and
actors from Poland, Italy, Great Britain and Germany. German General Consul
Cornelia Pieper invited him to the “German Week” in Gdansk (Poland) 2016 where
he premiered "Death of a Hunter" by Rolf Hochhuth at the Wybrzeże
Teatr as "Ernest Hemingway" with huge success.
The Bavarian TV
has also become aware of his work and reported in the TV documentary
"Double Homeland" (first broadcast July 2016) about it.
In 2017 he opened
the "Theater aufm Kahn" (Theater Boat) in Berlin.
As first German
director after the II.WW he directed “Biedermann und die Brandstifter” by Max
Frisch at the Novy Teatr in Slupsk (formely Stolp) in Pomerania (Poland) .The
premiere in Dezember 2017 was celebrated by the Polish audience. www.torstenmuenchow.com