Alexander Fehling

Alexander Fehling

Darsteller, Drehbuch, Produzent
*29.03.1981 Berlin (Ost)

Biography

Alexander Fehling was born in Berlin on March 29th 1981. Between 2003 and 2007, he studied at the Ernst Busch actors' academy in Berlin. Already during that time, he appeared in several stage productions, and in 2006, he was awarded the O. E. Hasse Newcomer Award of the Berlin Academy of the Arts. Following roles in TV series like "Der Kriminalist", "KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst" and "Polizeiruf 110", he made his screen debut with the lead role in Robert Thalheim's "Am Ende kommen Touristen" – and right away took home the Förderpreis Deutscher Film for his performance.

This was followed by parts in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds", Hans-Christian Schmid's award-winning "Sturm", Heinrich Breloer's "Buddenbrooks" and the college comedy "13 Semester". In 2010, Fehling played the titular poet in Philipp Stölzl's "Goethe!". In 2011, he appeared as Red Army Fraction terrorist Andreas Baader in Andres Veiel's "Wer wenn nicht wir".

He had another dramatic role in the political drama "Wir wollten ans Meer", which was released in 2012. At the same time "Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch" ("The River Used To Be a Man"), directed by Jan Zabeil, was released. The meditative adventure film was co-written and partly improvised by Fehling.

Also in 2012, Fehling appeared in a supporting role as a corrupt CIA agent in Philipp Stölzl's Thriller "Erased" (USA/CND/BE/GB) as well as in a small role in the British TV spy drama "Restless". In Michael Herbig’s comedy film "Buddy" (2013), he played the lead character, a carefree party animal who suddenly has to take over the family business and gets some help from a guardian angel (Herbig).

A year later, Fehling appeared in another comedy film, "Posthumous" (USA/D), playing the rich life partner of a journalist. A very different and more serious role, which won him the Best Actor award at the Bayerischer Filmpreis, was his portrayal of an idealistic prosecutor, who in the late 1950s tries to bring former Nazis to justice, in the critically acclaimed drama "Im Labyrinth des Schweigens" ("Labyrinth of Lies", 2014).

He received further praise for his portrayal of a (fictitious) journalist in the successful TV docudrama "Der Fall Barschel" (2015). That same year, he appeared as the lead character's new boyfriend in the US series "Homeland" and starred in the tragic comedy "Atomic Falafel" (2015), as a nuclear inspector who falls in love with a Jewish Falafal vendor in Israel.

In 2017, Fehling appeared twice on the big screen: in Matti Geschonneck's "In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts" ("In Times of Fading Light") and in the lead role of Jan Zabeil's relationship drama "Drei Zinnen" ("Three Peaks"). In 2018, Terrence Malick’s "Radegund" (US/DE 2016/17) with Fehling in a supporting role was released. In Robert Schwentke's "Der Hauptmann" ("The Captain"), like "Radegund" set in World War II, Alexander Fehling played one of the lead roles.

Filmography

2017 Der Hauptmann
Cast
 
2016/2017 Drei Zinnen
Cast
 
2016/2017 In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts
Cast
 
2016/2017 Radegund
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Fall Barschel
Cast
 
2014/2015 Atomic Falafel
Cast
 
2014 We will stay in touch about it
Cast, Producer
 
2013/2014 Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
Cast
 
2013 Buddy
Cast
 
2012/2013 Das radikal Böse
Voice
 
2012-2014 Posthumous
Cast
 
2011-2014 Tarzan 3D
dubbed by
 
2011 Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch
Cast, Screenplay, Story
 
2010/2011 Wer wenn nicht wir
Cast
 
2010-2012 Wir wollten aufs Meer
Cast
 
2009/2010 Goethe!
Cast
 
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Cast
 
2008/2009 13 Semester
Cast
 
2008/2009 Sturm
Cast
 
2007/2008 Buddenbrooks
Cast
 
2006/2007 Am Ende kommen Touristen
Cast