Victoria Mayer | Lenn Kudrjawizki

»World on Fire« starts now on BBC1

Victoria Mayer | Lenn Kudrjawizki

»World on Fire« starts now on BBC1

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Victoria Mayer and Lenn Kudrjawizki can be seen alongside Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Lesley Manville in the new BBC World War Two drama »World on Fire«.

The first episode will air at 9pm, Sunday 29th September on BBC1.

Director: Adam Smith
Casting Director: Anna-Lena Slater, Julie Harkin
Production: Mammoth Screen
Broadcaster: BBC1, PBS, TVNow

Trailer here:

Photos: Victoria Mayer (© Christian Hartmann), Lenn Kudrjawizki (© Matthias Bothor)

Victoria Mayer

Victoria was born in Munster/Germany. She spent her childhood close to Bremen and at the age of 13 she moved to Marburg with her family. After finishing her A- Levels in 1995, she worked as an assistant director, first at the regional theatre Marburg, later also in Munich and Salzburg/Austria. She realised very quickly, however, that she does not want to sit behind the director desk, but rather be up on stage. She applied at several acting schools and received a collage place at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding in Munich. Since the completion of her training in 2001 she has worked as a freelance actress successfully both on stage and on films. She was co-lead on the popular primetime crime series STOLBERG which aired on national television ZDF. Also, Victoria has got great presence on film festivals with films like ALLEIN, DAS LÄCHELN DER TIEFSEEFISCHE and TOUR DE FORCE.
Most recently, Victoria was present in a number of TV- and feature film productions, such as Paramounts show BERLIN STATION as well as – in 2017 – the British feature GOOD FAVOUR, directed by Sundance-discovery Rebecca Daly.

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Lenn Kudrjawizki

Lenn Kudrjawizki grew up in East Berlin, where his father had a job as a scientist and his mother worked as an interpreter. He discovered the violin and at the age 6 years old he performed on stage at the Leningrad State Ballet. Lenn attended a grammar school where he received acting, singing and violin lessons. In Dresden he studied violin. As a teenager Lenn made his television debut in 1994 in the role of Vladimir in the film KATRIN AND WLADIMIR. Since then, Lenn has been part of over 50 TV and movie productions, such as: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT by Kenneth Branagh, the Oscar-winning film THE COUNTERFEITERS (Stefan Ruzowitzky) and in POPE JOAN, directed by Sönke Wortmann. Since 2016 Lenn has played the main role of commissioner in ARD television series KROATIEN KRIMI. He also plays a role in the sixth season hit series VIKINGS which is due to air in 2019.
In 2007, Lenn made his directorial debut with the short film TODAY IS MY DAY. His second work as a director and author was THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT (2009), which was very successfully represented at various international festivals and for which he received the prestigious Murnau Award. He was honored with the Amnesty International Human Rights Award for BUSINESS AS USUAL.
In addition, he founded the world’s first Co2-reduced orchestra “The Berlin Show Orchestra” with his company Legrain Productions. With his campaign “Start with Heart” Lenn bicycled with other colleagues all the way from Germany to the set in Croatia. The initiative benefits children in need and will be held regularly from now on.