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August Schmölzer reads from his book The Gravedigger in the Boxwood
Actor and writer August Schmölzer was born in 1958 in Sankt Stefan ob Stainz, Austria. He was trained as a chef and went on to study acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. He has had a prolific career in theatre, working in Vienna, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, as well as at the Festspiele Reichenau and the Salzburg Festival, together with P. Stein, A. Wajda, O. Schenk, and M. Kusej. He has also been active as a TV actor and been involved in several cinema productions including Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel, Requiem for Dominic by Robert Dornhelm, Bride of the Wind by Bruce Beresford, Slugs by Michael Glawogger, Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg, In einem anderen Leben by Elisabeth Scharang and Ludwig II by Peter Seher. He initiated a ZDF/ORF film series titled Der Fremde und das Dorf which turned out to be one of the most successful ORF crime series and received the Romy TV award for best script in 2015.
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