Top Seven Most Popular German Actors of the New Generation

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Top Seven Young German Actors

Jannis Niewöhner

One of the most handsome German actors, Jannis Niewöhner was born in 1992 in Krefeld. He started his career in German short movies and had his major breakthrough in 2010, when he played in Freche Mädchen ( = Cheeky girls) next to this later on girlfriend for around seven years, Emilia Schüle. Between 2012 and 2015, Niewöhner played Gideon in the famous screen adaption of the trilogy Ruby Red Trilogy from German childen’s book author Kerstin Gier. Jannis Niewöhner is considered as one of the best known young acting talents in Germany.

David Kross

One of the best German actors, David Kross, was born in 1990 in Bargtheheide. At the age of 13, he had his first big role as part of a childrens theatre group at a stage play called Blaus Wölkchen ( = Blue cloudlet). The major breakthrough of the male German actor Kross came in 2006 with his role in the drama Knallhart ( = Tough) – a story about a young boy moving from a bourgeois Berlin neighbourhood to the immigrant fire point Berlin-Neukölln. Kross gained international fame when he played in 2008s Academy Award winning movie The Reader next to Kate Winslet and 2011 in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse

In 2009, he started studying a three years program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but dropped out in the same year.

Max Mauff

German actor and voice artist Max Mauff was born in 1987 in Berlin. He started his career at the age of 14, when he played the leading role of Tristan in the movie Das Jahr der ersten Küsse ( = The year of the first kisses). His 2008 German-French comedy movie Absurdistan was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. He was also part of the Netflix series Sense8. 

Florian Bartholomäi

German male actor Florian Bartholomäi was born in 1987 in Frankfurt (Main). He became famous through sideroles in the German tv hit series Tatort ( = Crime scene) in which he often played the murderer. Between 2012 an 2015, he was part of the famous Ruby Red Triloy in which Bartholomäi played Paul de Villiers.

Louis Hofmann

Louis Hofmann was born in 1997 in Bensburg. One of the most promising Gema actors became interested in acting while filming a leisure activities column for a small German tv channel between 2006 and 2008. Hofmann is considered as character actor, who made a name for himself in the 2015 German-Danish co-production Unter dem Sand ( = Below the sand) and the tv drama Freistatt. In 2017, he starred in Matthias Schweighöfers Amazon series You are Wanted.

Jannik Schümann

Jannik Schüman was born in 1992 in Hamburg. His affection to dancing brought him the role of the young Mozart in the German musical adaptation when he was only nine years old. His major breakthrough as a German actor came in 2011 with his role in the movie Homevideo, in which he played intriguer Henry who puts online a compromising video of his classmate Jakob. In 2015 tv drama Mein Sohn Helen ( = My son Helen), one of the most promising German actors played a 16 year olf boy, who wants to live as a girl after a year abroad in France.

In 2017, Schümann starred in the novel adaption of Jugend ohne Gott (= Youth Without God), the comedy High Society and Wim Wender’s international thriller Submergence

Frederick Lau

Frederick Lau was born in 1989 in Berlin. The former judo champion achieved his breakthrough with the school drama Die Welle ( = The wave), for which he won the 2008 German Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. A second Lola followed in 2015 as the best actor for the film experiment Victoria. In 2017, Lau starred in the Berlin gangster mini-series 4 Blocks and alongside David Kross in the road movie Simpel ( = Simple).

He is married and has two children.

Featured image (cropped): Jannis NiewöhnerMichael Schilling Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 3.0/ Jannik Schümann – 9EkieraM1 Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 3.0
December 12, 2017
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