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ABOUT ALEXANDRA MARISA WILCKE

More than anything else, it is Alexandra Marisa Wilcke’s substantial work in the “invisible” world of voice dubbing film that has made her a star in the German acting world. But though “invisible” in the big movies she lends her voice to, Wilcke keeps her audience close by regularly acting and singing in film and on stage, as well as directing and producing for theater and television and recording music..

German film audiences recognize her voice – lent to actors in foreign films – from a wide range of genres, including Casino Royal, The Lord of the Rings, Serial (Bad) Weddings, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Flight, The Shack, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Welcome to the Sticks, 7 Days in Entebbe; as well as such hit TV shows as Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Suits and many more.

Children especially know and love her singing in popular movies like Coco, Epic, Shrek the Third and the Disney hits Pocahontas and The Lion King – her breakthrough roles as a singer. In 1999, her passion for song led to the lead role of Lilli in the hit stage musical Tabaluga & Lilli by German rock star Peter Maffay – a role she remained true to for two years at the Teatro Centro in Oberhausen alongside a variety of film and TV commitments, including a starring role in the ZDF television series Rotlicht. As an artist, she has always sought and received inspiration from live performing, and so returns again and again to live music and theater.

Most recently, she slipped into the role of state prosecution attorney Nelson in Ferdinand von Schirach’s play Terror at the Alte Theater in Stuttgart, as well as the role of Mrs. Mueller in Frau Mueller muss weg. Her love of spiritual music and writing inspired her to produce a series of live dramatic readings of the poetry of Mascha Kaléko and the music of Hildegard of Bingen, spiritual artists who are particularly dear to her heart. In 2009, after directing and producing a documentary about a volunteer medical team in the jungles of Mexico, she founded her own music label, Marisa Music, under which she has produced and released several music videos, music CDs and audio books. Through her travels and singing performances in India, Europe, Australia and America, she has come to know and appreciate a wide range of international artists, with whom she has collaborated of a series of projects. She was particularly inspired by her collaborations and resulting friendships with the Australian award-winning indie filmmaker Paul Cox and the singer/writer Prafulla Kar, winner of the Indian Padma Shri Award, and his family.

In 2019, the Indian Ambassador to Germany honored her with a letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In honor of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, her band and she interpreted his favorite song Vaishnava Jana To on Indian national television, which was then edited into a video clip involving artists from over 40 countries worldwide. Alexandra’s philosophy: Stay curious, stay awake and always broaden your horizons.

Kinofilm (Auswahl):

Alita Battle Angel – Jennifer Connelly, Beirut – Rosamund Pike, Devil´s Advocat – Des Teufels Anwalt – Charlize Theron, Ant-Man and the Wasp – Teil 1 und 2, Evangeline Lilly, Das Spiel – Carla Gugino, A United Kingdom – Rosamund Pike, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story – Valente Kane, Mein Leben als Zucchini – Brigitte Rosset, Sin City 2 – Eva Green, Hectors Reise und die Suche nach dem Glück – Rosamund Pike, James Bond Casino Royale – Eva Green, Hamlet – Helena Bonham Carter, Die Gärtnerin von Versailles – Helen Mc Crory, Das blaue Zimmer – Lea Drucker, Oldboy – Hannah Ware, Epic – Verborgenes Königreich – Beyoncé, Flight – Kelly Reilly, 12 years a Slave – Liza J. Bennett, 2 Tage Paris und 2 Tage New York – Julie Delpy: Nominierung deutscher Synchron für herausragende weibliche Synchronarbeit, World Invasion Battle Los Angeles – Bridget Moynahan, Sherlock Holmes und Sherlock Homes Im Spiel der Schatten – Kelly Reilly, Der Herr der Ringe – Die zwei Türme und Die Rückkehr des Königs – Miranda Otto, Knight an Day – Gal Gadot, Willkommens bei den Sch´tis – Anne Marivin, Monsieur Claude und seine Töchter – Teil 1 und 2 – Emilie Caen, Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte – Robin Wright, Chaos im Netz – Irene Bedard, Total blond – Maeve Quinlan, Shrek der Dritte – Maya Rudolph, Mission Impossible 3 – Maggie Q, Die Spiele der Frauen – Charlize Theron, Lord of War – Händler des Todes – Bridget Moynahan, Krieg der Welten – Miranda Otto, Annabelle 2 – Miranda Otto, I, Robot – Bridget Moynahan, The Piano Player – Diane Kruger, Idioten – Anne Luise Hassing, Ich weiß was Du letzten Sommer getan hast – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dragon – the Bruce Lee Story – Lauren Holly, Ehemänner und Ehefrauen – Juliette Louis, Benny und Joon – Mary Stuart Masterson, Obsession – die dunkle Seite des Traums – Jodie Foster, Der Fluch der goldenen Blume – Gong Li, Kuffs – ein Kerl zum Schiessen – Milla Jovovich, Zehn Dinge die ich an Dir hasse – Julia Stiles, Heavenly Creatures – Kate Winslet

Serien (Auswahl):

Chilling adventures of Sabrina – Miranda Otto, Star Trek Discovery – Rebecca Romijn, Person of Interest – Sarah Shahi, Suits – Gina Torres, Blue Bloods – Bridget Moynahan, Twin Peaks – Sherilyn Fenn, Greys Anatomy – Erin Hayes, Rom – Zuleikha Robinson, Psych – Sarah Shahi, Saved – Elsabeth Reaser, Life – Sarah Shahi, Burn Notice – Lauren Stamile, Rectify – Abigail Spencer, Black Sails – Louise Barnes , Hannibals Rising – Gong Li, Wayward Pines – Carla Gugino, Westworld – Gina Torres, Tyrant – Moran Atias, Rake – Miranda Otto, The Walking Dead – Lindsey Register, Go! Sei Du selbst – Laura Azcurra, The Quest – die Serie – Rebecca Romijn, Mozart in the Jungle – Gretchen Mol, The Exorcist – Zuleikha Robinson, Britannia – Kelly Reilly, Fairly Legal – Sarah Shahi, Killjoys – Sarah Power, Lebowitz vs. Lebowitz – Cécile Leboah, Chicago Fire – Sarah Shahi, Absentia – Stana Katic

Kinderfilme (Auswahl):

Coco – Lebendiger als das Leben – Mama Imelda, Epic – Verborgenes Königreich – Königin Tara, Emelya und der Zauberfisch – Zarin Elena, Der Schatten des Wolfes – Iginook, Mein Name ist Victor – Cecile, Hubi, der Pinguin – Marina (Gesang und Sprache), 20000 Meilen unter dem Meer – Sophie Arronax, Shrek der Dritte – Rapunzel (Gesang und Sprache), Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte – Fan / Belle, Manolo und das Buch des Lebens – Carmen, Schneewittchen und die 7 Zwerge – Schneewittchen (Gesang), Der König der Löwen – Nala (Gesang und Sprache), Pocahontas – Pocahontas (Gesang und Sprache)

Hörspiele und Hörbücher (Auswahl):

Let them eat money ! Welche Zukunft? – RBB / Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Takimo – Tamquam, Bibi Blocksberg – Im Tal der wilden Hexen, Bibi Blocksberg – Abenteuer Indien !, Cookie Müller 7 Takes – BR, Takimo – Uma 87, Bibi Blocksberg – Zickia Alarm!, Bibi Blocksberg – Verschwörung im Hexeninternat, Die Seele der Steine, Und flüstere mir vom Leben…, Berlin Frau Sinfonie – BR, Bibi Blocksberg – Die Gewitterhexe, Bibi Blocksberg – Das verhexte Wunschhaus, Das Kreuz auf dem Erlenberg – WDR, Roter Staub – WDR, Und tanze durch die Tränen…, Bibi Blocksberg – Bibi Total verknallt, Bibi Blocksberg – Gustav der Hexdrache, Mord im Negligé – WDR

Meine interessantesten Theaterproduktionen:

Terror – Staatsanwältin Nelson – Altes Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Regie Harald Demmer, Frau Müller muss weg – Frau Müller – Altes Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Regie Wolfgang Hofmann, Faust 1 – Gott, das Über-Ich nach Freud – Altes Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Regie Ryan McBride, Ghetto – Sängerin Chaja – GT Aachen und Fritz Remond Theater Frankfurt, Regie Manfred Langner, Tabaluga und Lilli – Lilli – Teatro Centro Oberhausen, Regie Andracs Fricsay, A funny thing happens on the way to the forum – Philia – Theater des Westens Berlin, Regie Helmut Baumann, The Black Rider – Käthchen – Staatstheater Kassel, Regie Jürgen Schwalbe, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan – Doppelrolle Shen Te / Shui Ta – GT Aachen, Regie Manfred Langner, Ab heute heißt Du Sarah – Inge Deutschkron – GT Aachen, Regie Manfred Langner, Die kleine Hexe – Die kleine Hexe – Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Regie Jürgen Ross, Romeo und Julia – Julia – Staatstheater Mainz, Regie Guy Reinesch, Schmetterlinge sind frei – Jill Tanner, Regie Karl Heinz Walther, Das Mädchen am Ende der Strasse – Rynn, Regie Karl Heinz Walther, Kindertransport – Tochter – GT Aachen, Regie Erika Gesell, Gretchen 89ff. – alle 10 Rollen – GT Aachen, Regie Manfred Langner, Berlin Revue – Christiane F. – Tribüne Berlin, Regie Rainer Behrend. In Aachen Auszeichnung mit dem Karl Heinz Walther Preis als beste Nachwuchsschauspielerin.

Meine interessantesten Film und Fernsehproduktionen:

Human Touch – Regie Paul Cox, Frankreich / Australien; Vaishnava Jana To – Musikvideo zu Ehren Gandhis, Indien / Deutschland; Doppelpack, Regie Rolf Silber, ZDF; Die Kriminalpsychologin – Regie Konrad Sabrautzky, ZDF; Rotlicht – In der Höhle des Löwen – Regie Detlef Rönfeldt, ZDF; Rotlicht – Im Dickicht der Großstadt – Regie Sigi Rothemund, ZDF; Soko Wismar – Regie Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, ZDF; Die Notärztin – Regie Frank Strecker, Pro 7; Ein Fall für Zwei – Regie Frank Strecker, ZDF; Tierarzt Dr. Engel – Regie Werner Masten, ZDF; Tatort Alibi für Amelie – Regie Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, ARD; Der gefälschte Sommer – Regie Renate Brackhahn Witt, ARD; Kommt Maus raus? – Regie Alexander Scherer, ARD.

MARISA MUSIC

I remember traveling to visit friends near Mainz when the train stopped in Bingen, and I thought: Bingen? Wasn’t there a woman of that name? A woman in the Middle Ages revered as a prophet – Hildegard of Bingen? That weekend, I got my friends to take me back there and visit some of the places nearby where she had lived.

She fascinated me, and her music came to fascinate me even more. Singing her compositions transports me to another world. Under the friendly guidance of the cantor Sister Lydia Stritzel of the Abbey of St. Hildegard, I learned the basics of neumes, the notation used in the Middle Ages and in which Hildegard wrote her songs.
For over two years I studied those songs, and the more I learned, the more the desire grew in me to transform my knowledge into some kind of beautiful form to share it with others. My mentor Paul Cox had been pushing me for some time: Don’t wait for others to do something with you, do it yourself. Take the first step and the other steps will follow. Okaaaaay.

And so I produced – under somewhat adventurous circumstances – my first CD: O Aeterne Deus – and the small recording label Marisa Music was born. Immediately, I created the live series of the same name, featuring the songs of Saint Hildegard and the mystic writings of Meister Eckhart as well as other spiritual greats of Germany.

I have performed this music in Cologne Cathedral with its incredible acoustics and in other wonderful churches large and small in Germany, in the United States, Mexico, India, Holland, Austria, Italy, Sweden and other countries. These projects have brought me together with many wonderful artists and projects. Music is a great gift, a language that communicates directly from person to person and knows no barriers. It’s a language that is felt as well as heard – and felt not only by the listener, but also by the singer, creating a wordless dialogue between them. Paul always said, An artist creates something beautiful that nourishes people and brings them back into contact with themselves. For myself, I would add: No matter what form it takes: a thought, a game, an image or a song. When I am touched in my soul, I feel transformed. If I can touch someone’s soul with something beautiful, that’s what makes me happy. What fascinates me about life is watching something no one had anticipated before suddenly take shape from many small, inconspicuous experiences and observations, as from a mosaic of stones. This I love – for this, I am grateful.

SHOWREEL

MUSIKVIDEO: In The Land Beyond My Dreams

She moved through the Fair

O aeterne Deus O virtus Sapientiae

Mascha Kaléko Programm : Bewölkt mit leichten Niederschlägen – Mit Genehmigung DTV Verlags

Mascha Kaléko Programm: Bescheidene Anfrage – Mit Genehmigung des DTV Verlags

The Land beyond my Dreams

Pocahontas Farbenspiel des Winds

Tabaluga und Lilli Ich fühl wie Du

Tibetan Long Life Chant

Konzert Golden Twenties

Die Seele der Steine – im Shop erhältlich – © Marisa-Music

Abendprogramm Mascha Kaléko – Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des DTV Verlages

Bibi Blocksberg – Verschwörung im Hexeninternat – © Kiddinx

Annette Rexrodt von Fircks: Und flüstere mir vom Leben – © Breuer und Wardin Verlag

James Bond – Casino Royale, Eva Green – © Sony Pictures Deutschland

Der Herr der Ringe, Miranda Otto – © Time Warner Deutschland

I, Robot, Bridget Moynahan – © Twentieth Century Fox

Roter Staub, mit Christian Berkel und Peter Fitz – © WDR

Bibi Blocksberg – Die Schule ist weg! – © Kiddinx

CHARITY

It was a special visit to a children’s hospital in Essen, performing as the Ice Prinzess Lilli, which I was doing on stage in Oberhausen at the time, that inspired me to get involved in volunteer work. Our cast sang and danced with the patients of the children’s cancer ward, and those kids impressed me. Their happiness in seeing and hearing us, doing something with us, despite their difficult circumstances, touched me deeply. Later, they sent us pictures they had painted of our visit and I was surprised at the love they saw us with. There were not only happy moments. One girl had to be taken to intensive care – she had so much hoped to see Lilli and the dragon Tabaluga, but her weakened immune system kept her away from the show. My colleague and I were led into a quarantined area wearing overshoes and masks, where we communicated with her through a window as she underwent chemo. Her happiness was a joy to see, and we invited her to visit us when she was discharged. She never came. Today my thoughts go back to her often and I wonder, somewhat apprehensively, what became of her..

Alexandra Marisa Wilcke with Paramahamsa Prajnananada, founder of the Bal Ashram School in India.
Bal Ashram is a school project in India in which boys and girls from impoverished backgrounds receive 12 years of educational training. The curriculum ranges from the sciences and environmental protection to dance and self-defense for both sexes
The school gets its energy from solar cells, supplies the children with milk from its own dairy production and teaches them sustainable agricultural techniques. It impressed me greatly, and so I donate to the school part of the income from my Indian CD Productions – which are available in the Marisa Music Store.

For over 12 years now I have supported the volunteer association NAMU – Art for Life Network. The concept is for professional and amateur actors to work together to entertain children and their families in hospitals and hospices. The work is wide-ranging: from simple handicrafts to complex, self-authored children’s musicals performed in imaginative, colorful costumes in hospital hallways or playrooms. The association’s patron is Dr. Patch Adams, whose ideas and life were filmed in 1998 with Robin Williams. Dr. Adams actively supports our work whenever his worldwide activities allow. On the recently released CD Aponis Verwandlung, for example, he sings (in German!) the part of the sunflower visited by a small caterpillar, who asks for advice. In this children’s musical I acted and sang the beautiful role of the lotus flower. This CD is also available in my Shop – 100% of revenues benefit the association.

CONTACT

Under contact (at) alexandra-marisa-wilcke.de you can write to me I try to answer as soon as possible. Please send autograph requests by mail and with a stamped envelope to ZAV Berlin Friedrichstr. 39, 10969 Berlin. Autograph requests by email cannot be considered. Best regards Alexandra Marisa Wilcke