About me

Mathilde Irrmann

My name is Mathilde Irrmann. I am the face hidden behind 209. Telling you who Mathilde Irrmann is, is a bit more complicated. Let's give it a go.

I was born in Strasbourg, where studied acting at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique and graduated 2014 and played on theatre stages in parallel. With a strong love for authors like Ibsen, Chekov or Cocteau and strong female characters like Marie Stuart or Ondine. Just before relocating to Berlin, I had the immense pleasure to interpret Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Changing country, I changed media and played in front of the camera, for example in the series Bad Banks. 2024 the film Gondola by Veit Helmer, in which I play a leading role, will be released in cinemas. But I also decided to walk behind the camera and take different roles - director, camera, producer, etc. Since 2020 I am working as a live editor for political conferences and other occasions with a team of solide people. Between others we produce the Berlinale press conferences, panel discussions for Urania e.V., Bund Deutsche Architekten, Deutsche IPCC-Koordinierungsstelle, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales,

In parallel and throughout the years, I did a degree in Art history at the Humboldt University of Berlin, which I completed 2022. I looked at the artistic answers to deal with the past and chose to focus on Eastern European contemporary art.

As a French women working in German and English mainly, languages have always been of major importance to me as they open new perspectives on the world and facilitate empathy for one an other. But I also believe very much in improvisation.

Playing with various mediums, I explore issues and topics I believe are worth being discussed like gender and social issues, language, resilience. The climate crisis is currently my priority. I believe that we are all actors of the future we wish to live in. So I guess one could say I’m an idealist. A pessimist one but definitely an idealist.

Whatever I will do next, I believe each project is an opportunity to collaborate with people and let something new emerge from this encounter. I use 209 as my base for working in collaboration with other artists and open up a framework for creation.


>>> Gondola

>>> Interview, Radio Eins, live aus dem Bikini mit Silke Super

>>> Acting profile

>>> 2023, Live editing, Berlinale press conference

>>> 2021, Live editing, Urania Berlin, Stadt im Gespräch