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Ignaz Kirchner
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Kirchner acting, in Tolstoy's Die Macht der Finsternis at the Akademietheater, in 2015
Hanns-Peter Kirchner-Wierichs

(1946-07-13)13 July 1946
Wuppertal, Germany
Died 26 September 2018(2018-09-26) (aged 72)
Vienna, Austria
Education Schauspielschule Bochum
Occupation Actor, director
  • Münchner Kammerspiele
  • Burgtheater
  • Kainz Medal
  • Actor of the Year

Ignaz Kirchner (born Hanns-Peter Kirchner-Wierichs; 13 July 1946 – 26 September 2018) was a German actor.

He was best known for his roles in Shakespeare's Antonio, with Voss as Shylock, and Jago, with Voss as Othello, and especially in black comedies, such as Goldberg (and Mr. Jay) in George Tabori's Goldbergvariationen, in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, Samuel Beckett's Endspiel and Genet's Die Zofen.

Kirchner was named Schauspielerpaar des Jahres twice, in 1992 and 1998.

Kirchner died on 26 September 2018 after a long illness in Vienna, aged 72.

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