Felix Rank - A passionate actor
With Felix Rank today the series "Artists in Vienna" starts here in the blog.
As you have for sure already read, I will introduce you to many more fascinating artists that all have one thing in common: being Viennese of passion.
Your name: Felix Rank
Where were you born?
What is so special about your work? What do you like about it? How did you get the idea doing this?
Acting is for sure not an easy but a really great job. You really bring the audience to another world and tell them great stories. At best they liked it so much and where so fscinated that they come back t to the theatre more and more often.
I love this job as I can put myself in so many different roles and situations, something that is not possible in real life.
Acting always fascinated me. My entrance exam I did in secret as my parents wanted me to get a "normal" job. That's why I was studying medicine at that time. But then, when I passed the exam, they were really proud of me.
Do you have a typical day?
Well, a typical day at the theatre looks like this:
10h till 15/16h we have the rehearsals for the next premiere. Afterwards we have a break. From 18h on we shoud be back in the theatre to get ready - make-up, grab the requisites, discuss things with the colleagues - for the performance in the evening. The performance starts around 19:30 and normally goes til 21h/22h.
3 words that describe me
tidy, ambitious, neurotic
Why I like living in Vienna ...
Vienna is the city I wa born and I love this city as it offers such a huge veriety. It is a large city but at the same time manageable. And if you want nature, then there are numerous parks, green space and of course the Vienna Woods.
What do you like about the city?
So many great restaurants and shops, an amazing offer of culture. I live in the 8th district and walk a lot in the city.
Felix' tips for Vienna
My personal Vienna tip …
There are so many things in to discover and explore in Vienna but my very personal tip is:
you really have to go to the theatre or opera. There are so many amazing theatres in Vienna.
My favourite place in Vienna …
I really have many places that I like a lot. One very special one is the Museumsquartier, where during winter time you can drink punch there and in the summer you can sit comfortably outside enjoying the great atmosphere.
My favourite restaurant in Vienna …
During spring/summer the Burger de Ville directly at the 25hours Hotel Wien. Here you really get the best burgers and french fries of the whole city.