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Born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Birth NameDietrich von Wedel

Mini Bio (1)

Dieter Wedel was born on November 12, 1942 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Dietrich von Wedel. He is a director and writer, known for Der Schattenmann (1996), Einmal im Leben - Geschichte eines Eigenheims (1972) and Der große Bellheim (1993).

Trivia (7)

Has a child with actress Hannelore Elsner.
Lives in Hamburg and on Mallorca.
For some years he lived together with two women: Dominique Voland, mother of his youngest child Benjamin, and Uschi Wolters.
Wedel was the director and later impresario of the theater festival "Nibelungenfestspiele" in Worms since 2002, but had to resign after the sexual assault allegations against him.
Wedel was well-known in Germany as a director of high-budget TV works that sometimes attracted big audiences.
Wedel has often been accused of plagiarism, because of strong similarities in his 'original' screenplays - including identical scenes and dialogues - to successful Hollywood features. In one case the author Stefan Esser, who once wrote a screenplay exposé for Wedel, accused him of stealing his work for Mein alter Freund Fritz (2007). In another case the author Manfred Zach successfully sued Wedel in court, because he could demonstrate that parts of Wedel's screenplay for Die Affäre Semmeling (2002) were taken from Zach's published book.
In 2018 many actresses accused him of sexual harassment, assault and rape in the German media.

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