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Marthe Keller

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Marthe Keller (born 28 January 1945; Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss actress and opera director. She studied ballet as a child, but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble. Keller's earliest film appearances were in Funeral in Berlin (1966, uncredited) and the German film Wilder Reiter GmbH (1967). She appeared in a series of French films in the 1970s, including Un cave (1971), La raison du plus fou (1973) and Toute une vie (And Now My Love, 1974). Her most famous American film appearances are her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Dustin Hoffman's girlfriend in Marathon Man and her performance as a femme fatale Arab terrorist who leads an attack on the Super Bowl in Black Sunday, both of them were ill-fated characters at the climax of each film. Keller also acted with William Holden in the 1978 Billy Wilder film Fedora. She appeared alongside Al Pacino in the auto racing film Bobby Deerfield, and subsequently the two of them were involved in a relationship. Since then, Keller has worked more steadily in European cinema compared to American movies. Her later films include Dark Eyes, with Marcello Mastroianni. In 2001, Keller appeared in a Broadway adaptation of Abby Mann's play Judgment at Nuremberg as Mrs. Bertholt (the role played by Marlene Dietrich in the 1961 Stanley Kramer film version). She was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress for this performance. In addition to her work in film and theatre, Keller has developed a career in classical music as a speaker and opera director. She has performed the speaking role of Joan of Arc in the oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher of Arthur Honegger on several occasions, with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur. She has recorded the role for Deutsche Grammophon with Ozawa (DG 429 412-2). Keller has also recited the spoken part in Igor Stravinsky's Perséphone. She has performed classical music melodramas for speaker and piano in recital. The Swiss composer Michael Jarrell wrote the melodrama Cassandre, after the novel of Christa Wolf, for Keller, who gave the world premiere in 1994. Keller's first production as an opera director was Dialogues des Carmélites, for Opéra National du Rhin, in 1999. This production subsequently received a semi-staged performance in London that year. She has also directed Lucia di Lammermoor for Washington National Opera and for Los Angeles Opera. Her directorial debut at the Metropolitan Opera was in a 2004 production of Don Giovanni. Keller has a son, Alexandre (born 1971), from her relationship with Philippe de Broca. Description above from the Wikipedia article Marthe Keller, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 28, 1945 In Basel, Switzerland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Wagner 2022
Known For
Poster of My Little Sister
Poster of Page Eight
Poster of Le sanglot des anges
Poster of Marathon Man
Series Wagner Mathilde Wesendonck 2022
Movie My Wonderful Wanda Unknown 2020-04-15
Movie Al Pacino - Star wider Willen Self 2020-04-25
Movie My Little Sister Kathy 2020-10-29
Movie The Witness Judge D'Amici 2019-01-17
Movie Sing Me Back Home 2019-03-06
Movie The Holy Family La Mère 2019-12-25
Movie The Staggering Girl Old Sofia 2019-05-17
Movie The Escape Anna 2018-04-25
Series The Romanoffs 2018-10-11
Movie Unveiled Isabelle 2018-11-05
Movie Breath of Life Unknown 2018-12-03
Movie Meurtres à la Bourboule Irène Volkov 2017-03-14
Movie Never Be Boring: Billy Wilder Herself 2017-10-28
Movie Murder In The Auvergne Mountains Irène Volkov 2017-03-14
Movie After Love Christine 2016-06-08
Movie Miséricorde Gloria 2016-12-11
Movie Amnesia Martha Sagell 2015-08-19
Movie La vie à l'envers Unknown 2014-06-06
Movie Swan Song: The Story of Billy Wilder's Fedora Herself 2014-07-05
Movie Homo Faber (Trois femmes) Hanna 2014-08-14
Series Murders in... Irène Volkov 2013-04-23
Movie Miserere Laura Bernheim 2013-06-26
Movie In a Rush Mina 2012-05-19
Movie The Giants Rosa 2011-05-20
Movie La résidence Unknown 2011-05-24
Movie My Best Enemy Hannah Kaufmann 2011-02-16
Movie Page Eight Leona Chew 2011-08-28
Movie Jedermann Remixed Bulschaft 2011-07-31
Movie Hereafter Dr. Rousseau 2010-10-22
Movie In einem anderen Licht Iréne 2009-11-27
Movie Cortex Carole Rothmann 2008-01-30
Movie Modus Operandi Narrator (voice) 2008-03-05
Movie Dans l'ombre du maître Maria 2008-02-23
Movie Bouquet final Nickye 2008-11-05
Series Le sanglot des anges Eléonore 2008-06-11
Movie UV Mother 2007-05-30
Movie Chrysalis Professeur Brügen 2007-06-25
Series La prophétie d'Avignon Dona Flores 2007-08-28
Movie The Missing Granddaughter Eva 2007-09-13
Movie Fragile Emma 2006-02-08
Movie La Nourrice Mme Dumayet-Ponti 2004-01-01
Movie Nightsongs Mutter 2004-02-11
Movie Par amour Nicole Doucet 2003-05-14
Movie Time of the Wolf Rebecca McGregor 2002-05-01
Movie Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' Unknown 2001-08-28
Movie Tout va bien c'est Noël! Jacqueline Bréaud 2001-12-24
Movie From Behind Christina 1999-04-28
Movie The School of Flesh Mme Thorpe 1998-11-18
Movie Nuits blanches Julia 1997-02-12
Movie Women Barbara 1997-10-17
Movie K Nora Winter 1997-08-27
Movie Tödliches Geld Beatrice Belmont 1995-01-01
Series Belle Époque Antoinette 1995-01-01
Movie According to Pereira Mrs. Delgado 1995-04-06
Movie Mon amie Max Unknown 1994-11-01
Movie Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher Jeanne d'arc 1993-01-01
Movie Libeate mio figlio Elena 1993-02-06
Movie Im Kreis der Iris Marikka 1993-01-01
Movie À deux pas du paradis Eva Grundberg 1992-04-19
Movie Turbulences Hélène 1992-11-13
Series Young Catherine Johanna 1991-02-17
Movie Lapse of Memory Linda Farmer (Marie Carson) 1991-06-02
Movie Seven Minutes Frau Wagner 1989-10-18
Series The Nightmare Years Tess Shirer 1989-11-17
Movie La ruelle au clair de lune Nelly (Helma Schleyer) 1988-11-10
Movie Una vittoria (TV) Julie 1988-02-07
Movie The Hospice Cecile 1987-01-01
Movie Dark Eyes Tina, Romano's Mistress 1987-02-01
Movie Die Frau des Reporters Esther 1986-03-23
Movie Red Kiss Bronka 1985-11-27
Movie Joan Lui Judy Johnson 1985-12-25
Movie Femmes de Personne Cecile 1984-03-14
Movie Jedermann Buhlschaft 1983-01-01
Movie Der Platzanweiser 1983-06-18
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Series The Charterhouse of Parma Gina Sanseverina 1982-09-12
Movie The Amateur Elisabeth 1981-12-11
Movie The Formula Lisa Spangler 1980-12-19
Movie Fedora Fedora/Antonia 1978-06-29
Movie Black Sunday Dahlia 1977-03-11
Movie Bobby Deerfield Lillian 1977-09-27
Movie Le Guêpier Melba 1976-03-10
Movie Marathon Man Elsa 1976-10-08
Movie The Magic of Hollywood... Is the Magic of People Unknown 1976-10-06
Movie Down the Ancient Stairs Bianca 1975-01-01
Movie L'aigle à deux têtes La reine 1975-07-24
Movie Only the Wind Knows the Answer Angela Delpierre 1974-11-20
Movie And Now My Love Sarah / Her Mother / Her Grandmother 1974-05-15
Movie Elle court, elle court la banlieue Marlène Réval 1973-02-22
Movie The Right of the Maddest L'auto-stoppeuse 1973-03-27
Movie Fall of a Body Marthe Renon 1973-09-28
Movie P'pa je serai serrurier (voice) 1972-01-01
Movie The Old Maid Vicka 1972-01-05
Series La Demoiselle d'Avignon Koba Lye-Lye 1972-01-08
Movie A Loser Catherine 1972-04-18
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Series Arsène Lupin Natacha 1971-03-18
Movie Give Her the Moon Marie Panneton 1970-02-25
Movie La veuve rusée Unknown 1969-01-01
Movie The Devil by the Tail Amélie, baronne de Coustines 1969-02-07
Movie Pfeiffer Marthe 1967-04-02
Movie Wilder Reiter GmbH Nonne 1967-01-12
Movie Kein Freibrief für Mord Christine Foster 1966-03-09
Movie Funeral in Berlin Brigit 1966-12-22
Movie Corinne und der Seebär Corinne 1966-11-18
Movie Antiquitäten Junge Frau 1965-03-01
Movie Und nicht mehr Jessica Jessica Lovell 1965-08-10
Movie Mariana Pineda Unknown 1965-04-03
Movie Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt Der Friede 1964-06-03
Movie Mein oder Dein Jean 1964-06-13
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Bambi-Verleihung Self 1948-01-01