Born in Berlin, award winning actor Christian Berkel grew up in Paris where he took his first acting lessons. He then completed his training at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie. His unmistakable way of acting and his characteristic appearance leave a long-lasting impression in the spectator’s mind. He has acted in numerous pictures such as the thriller “Das Experiment” (2001) by Olivier Hirschbiegel and since 2006 on TV in the acclaimed crime series “Der Kriminalist” where he plays the leading role of inspector Bruno Schumann. He performed his first parts in Ingmar Bergmann’s „The Serpent’s Egg“ (1977) and in Douglas Sirk’s “New Year’s Eve” (1978). His international career started with films such as the Oscar nominated historical drama “Der Untergang” (2004, Director: Olivier Hirschbiegel), or “Black Book” (2006, Director: Paul Verhoeven), also nominated for the Oscars, part of the official selection of the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Furthermore, he played in the war movie “Miracle at St. Anna” (2008, Director: Spike Lee), “Valkyrie” (2008, Director: Bryan Singer) with Tom Cruise and in Quentin Tarantino’s "Inglorious Bastards“(2009), where he co-starred with Brad Pitt and Christopher Waltz. At the Brazilian film festival FANTASPOA, he won the prize for best actor for the horror picture "Der letzte Angestellte” (Director: Alexander Adolph). His next appearance will be in the spy thriller “The Man from U.N.C.L.E”, directed by Guy Ritchie, which will be released worldwide in summer 2015. Chistian Berkel lives with his wife, actress and author, Andrea Sawatzki, and their two children in Berlin.

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Vita

Awards

Year Title
2012

Romy | "Best TV - Movie" | DER MANN MIT DEM FAGOTT

2012

Nomination Sprecherpreis Internationalen Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart | DER GESTIEFELTE KATER

2012

Deutscher Fernsehpreis | DER MANN MIT DEM FAGOTT

2011

Bambi | "Puplic Choice Award" | DER MANN MIT DEM FAGOTT

2011

Filmfestivals Fantaspoa - Filmfestival in Porto Alegre| "Best Actor" | DER LETZTE ANGESTELLTE

2009

Deutscher Fernsehpreis | "Best Tv - Movie" | MOGADISCHU

2009

Die Goldene Kamera | "Best Tv - Movie" | MOGADISCHU

2009

Die Goldene Kamera | "Best Actor" | MOGADISCHU

2005

Nomination Ocar | DER UNTERGANG

2004

Bambi | DER UNTERGANG

1998

Goldener Gong | TATORT - SCHWARZER ADVENT

Cinema

Year Title
2014

TRAUMFRAUEN | Director: Anika Decker

2013

BUDDY | Director: Michael Bully Herbig

2013

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E | Director: Guy Ritchie

2013

ANTI SOCIAL | Director: Reg Traviss

2009

DER LETZTE ANGESTELLTE | Director: Alexander Adolph

2008

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS | Director: Quentin Tarantino

2007

VALKYRIE | Director: Bryan Singer

2007

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA | Director: Spike Lee

2007

TAGE DES ZORNS | Director: Ole Christian Madsen

2006

DER ANDERE JUNGE | Director: Volker Einrauch

2006

LENINGRAD | Director: Aleksandr Buravsky

2005

HABER | Director: Daniel Ragussis

2005

BLACK BOOK | Director: Paul Verhoeven

2004

FLIGHTPLAN | Director: Robert Schwentke

2003

MÄNNER WIE WIR | Director: Sherry Hormann

2003

DER UNTERGANG | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

2002

LAUTLOS | Director: Mennan Yapo

2001

LAISSEZ - PASSER | Director: Bertrand Tavernier

2000

DAS EXPERIMENT | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

1996

ROSSINI - ODER DIE MÖRDERISCHE FRAGE, WER MIT WEM SCHLIEF | Director: Helmut Dietel

1977

EINE SYLVESTERNACHT | Director: Douglas Sirk

1976

DAS SCHLANGENEI | Director: Ingmar Bergmann

Television

Year Title
2013

ELLY BEINHORN - ALLEINFLUG | Director: Christine Hartmann

2012

EIN STARKES TEAM - ALTE WUNDEN | Director: Thorsten Näter

2012

BÜRGER VAN LEEUWEN II - TOTENENGEL | Director: Matti Geschonneck

2012

EIN STARKES TEAM - ALTE WUNDEN | Director: Thorsten Näter

2010

DAS DUNKLE NEST | Director: Christine Hartmann

2010

DER MANN MIT DEM FAGOTT | Director: Miguel Alexandre

2007

MOGADISCHU | Director: Roland Suso Richter

2006 - 2015

DER KRIMINALIST | Directors: Sherry Hormann, Torsten C. Fischer, Thomas Jahn, Jobst C. Oetzmann, Elmar Fischer, Dagmar Hirtz, Buddy Giovinazzo

2005

EINE FRAGE DES GEWISSENS | Director: Thomas Bohn

2005

TATORT - LEERSTAND | Director: Niki Stein

2005

DIE STURMFLUT | Director: Joprgu Papavassiliou

2005

HELEN, FRED UND TED - WAS IST SCHON NORMAL? | Director: Sherry Hormann

2005

HELEN, FRED UND TED - DREI IST EINER ZUVIEL | Director: Sherry Hormann

2004

LIVE MOVIE - FEUER IN DER NACHT | Director: Kai Wessel

2004

TATORT - TEUFEL IM LEIB | Director: Hans-Christoph Blumenberg

2004

DER VERFÜHRER | Director: Christoph Stark

2002

DER UNSTERBLICHE | Director: Erwin Keusch

2002

ERSTE LIEBE | Director: Claudia Prietzel

2002

BELLA BLOCK - DAS GEGENTEIL VON LIEBE | Director: Dagmar Hirtz

2000

DIE AFFÄRE SEMMELING | Director: Dieter Wedel

1999

HALT MICH FEST | Director: Horst Sczerba

1999

STILLE NACHT, HEILIGE NACHT | Director: Thomas Stiller

1998

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN | Director: Peter Patzak

1998

DEINE BESTEN JAHRE | Director: Dominik Graf

1997

VICKY'S ALPTRAUM | Director: Peter Keglevic

1997

TATORT - SCHWARZER ADVENT | Director: Jobst C. Oetzmann

1995

DAS AMULETT | Director: Urs Egger

1994

DREI FRAUEN UND (K)EIN MANN | Director: Hans-Jürgen Tögel

1986

SCOOP | Director: Gavin Millar

Misc

Year Title
2009

German voice for "Mr. Fox" in DER FANTASTISCHE MR. FOX

2001

German voice for "Jack" in DER GESTIEFELTE KATER

Theatre

Year Title
2003 - 2004

DIE ZIEGE ODER WER IST SYLVIA | Renaissance Theater Berlin | Director: Felix Prader

2003 - 2004

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Residenztheater München, Burgtheater Wien, Schillertheater Berlin | Directors f.e.: Claus Peymann, Rufolf Noelte, Alexander Lang