Felix Mitterer is an Austrian playwright and actor who is known for his work in theatre, radio play, and as screenwriter. He made his TV debut in the dram “No place for idiots” in 1977. He published his first children’s book entitled “Superhen Hanna (novel)” in 1977. He is the winner of several awards including ORF Radio Play Awards, Peter Rosegger Literature Prize, Gerhard Freund Honor Ring, Ernst Toller Prize, and more.
What is Felix Mitterer Famous For?
- Being an Austrian Playwright and actor.
- For his work as a theatre, radio play, and screenwriter.
What is Felix Mitterer Nationality?
Felix Mitterer took birth on February 6, 1948. He is from Austria. Thus, he holds Austrian nationality and his ethnicity is Austrian-White. He was born the thirteenth child of the widowed farm worker Adelheid Marksteiner and an unknown, presumably Romanian refugee, and was adopted by an underprivileged farm worker couple who were friends of his mother at the time. He grew up in Kitzbühel and Kirchberg and went to school there. He then attended the teacher training college in Innsbruck. He ended his education early after three years. Then, he escaped and came to Rotterdam by train. He worked and lived in Castlelyons (Caisleán Ó Liatháin), Ireland from 1995 to 2010. In 2010, in order to move to Austria, he bought a farm in Ravelsbach in the Weinviertel, where he has lived since 2011. In July 2020, he moved back to Schwaz in Tyrol. His present age is 74 as of 2022.
Felix Mitterer Career Timeline
- Initially, Felix worked for more than ten years at the Innsbruck customs office.
- His first contributions were published on ORF and in magazines, e.g. B. in the window brought in the year 1970.
- After seven years, he became a freelance author.
- After that, he worked as an author of folk plays and television films in Innsbruck.
- Next, he appears as an actor in his first play “No Space for Idiots”.
- His first stage play, “No Room for Idiots” (1977), deals with the life of a handicapped boy in a village which was followed by the play “No beautiful country”.
- In 1977, he published his debut children’s book “Superhen Hanna” (novel) which was followed by “Superhen Hanna doesn’t give up” in 2004, “The Hunt for the High C (along with Anna Mitterer )” in 2005, “Super Chick Hanna (Picture Book)” in 2007 and “Superhenne Hanna (audiobook)” in 2011.
- In his widely acclaimed drama “In the lion’s den(1998) and Der Patriot (2008), he deals with National Socialism in Austria.
- The works “The Piefke Saga” and “Selling Home” helped him achieve his big breakthrough at the end of the 1980s.
- Moreover, he wrote screenplays for several “Tatort” episodes set in Austria.
- He was back on stage as an actor in 2012.
- He played the monkey Rotpeter in the dramatization of the story A Report for an Academy by Franz Kafka.
- Many of his works, such as the play Kein Platz für Idioten, Visiting Time and Siberia (1989 world premiere of the Tiroler Volksschauspiele Telfs / ORF recording and film version) premiered at the Volksbühne Blaas in Innsbruck in 1977, are performed again and again.
- He published the novel None of You about Angelo Soliman in 2020.
- In 2020, Märzengrund was the first feature film based on a play by him.
- He also announced that he wanted to produce a fifth part of the Piefke saga, including due to the COVID-19 incidents around Ischgl.
- In 2022, he appeared in the drama “March reason”.
Awards and Achievements
- 1978: Art Prize of the City of Innsbruck for Dramatic Poetry
- 1980: Walter Buchebner Prize
- 1987: Peter Rosegger Literature Prize
- 1988: Tyrolean State Prize for Art
- 1988: TV prize of the Austrian national education
- 1990: Prize at the Festival Internazionale Film della Montagna in Trento
- 1991: Gerhard Freund Honor Ring
- 1991: Austrian Prize for Literature
- 1991: Adolf Grimme Prize with silver (together with Dietrich Mattausch ) and Romy for The Piefke Saga
- 2001: Ernst Toller Prize
- 2003: ORF radio play award for The Confession
- 2004: Prix Italia for the radio play The Confession
- 2004: Badge of Honor of the State of Tyrol
- 2009: Romy for crime scene: tree of salvation
- 2013: Ödön von Horváth Prize
- 2013: ORF radio play award for a report for an academy
- 2018: Honorary member of the Theater in der Josefstadt
- 2018: Golden Medal of Merit of the State of Vienna
- 2018: Tyrolean of the Year
- 2019: ORF Radio Play Awards – Radio Play of the Year 2018 for Märzengrund (Director: Martin Sailer)
- 2021: Honorary Award of the Kitzbühel Film Festival
Who is Felix Mitterer Wife?
Felix Mitterer is a married man. He tied a knot to his second wife, Agnes Beier. Today, the couple is enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Previously, he was a married man to the artist Chryseldis Hofer-Mitterer. The couple has one daughter, Anna. Professionally, Anna Mitterer works as an artist and illustrated, for example, her father’s children’s book The Hunt for the High C.
How much is Felix Mitterer Net Worth?
Felix Mitterer is a playwright and actor whose net worth is estimated to have between the range of $1 Million – $10 Million as of 2022. His main source of wealth comes from the entertainment industry. His annual salary is in millions of dollars from his career. He is enjoying his luxurious lifestyle a lot. During his career timeline, he has appeared in several dramas, and scripts, and also written several children’s books.
How tall is Felix Mitterer?
At the age of 74, Felix Mitterer still looks very young. His hair color is mixed with grey-black and his hair color is brown. He stands at the perfect height matching his body weight. His body type is slim. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a slim body type.
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