Christian Redl

Christian Redl

Darsteller
*20.04.1948 Schleswig

Biography

Christian Redl was born in Schleswig on April 20th 1948. Raised in Kassel, he later studied at the acting school in Bochum, followed by theatre engagements in Wuppertal, Frankfurt and – between 1980 and 1993 – Hamburg, where he played under the direction of Claus Peymann, Luc Bondy and Peter Zadek, starring for instance in Brecht's "Three Penny Opera" and Tennessee Williams" "A Streetcar Named Desire".

In 1987, Redl gave his screen debut in Uwe Schrader's "Sierra Leone", playing a truck driver returning from Africa only to find himself unable to continue his former life in Germany. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he starred in several acclaimed TV productions by director Bernd Schadewald: He won a Grimme Award for his portrayal of police officer Erich Rohloff in "Der Hammermörder" (1989) garnered more nominations for his performance in "Angst", and later also played alongside Moritz Bleibtreu and Nicolette Krebitz in Schadewald's "Kinder des Satans" (1995).

Over the years, Redl, who is often cast as a policeman or tough guy, has appeared numerous times in popular German crime series and TV movies. His continuing love for theatre was displayed in the semi-documentary features "Hundert Jahre Brecht" by Ottokar Runze and "Bertold Brecht – Liebe, Revolution und andere gefährliche Sachen" by Jutta Brückner, which were both released in 1997.

His preference for challenging roles also remained evident in his screen work: He played a cruel domestic tyrant in "Lea" (1996) and convinced as a hard-boiled cop in Robert Schwentke's thriller "Tattoo" (2002). In Oliver Hirschbiegel's epic and much-discussed dramatic account of the last days of Nazi Germany, "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", 2004), Redl played German general Alfred Jodl, joining an all-star-cast including Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara and Ulrich Matthes.

In 2007, he played the father of "Yella" in the eponymous film by Christian Petzold, and one year later, he appeared as a master of black magic arts in the spectacular adaptation of Otfried Preußler's fantasy classic "Krabat".

Filmography

2017/2018 Mackie Messer - Brechts Dreigroschenfilm
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2016/2017 Zwischen Tod und Leben
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2016/2017 Verräter - Tod am Meer
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2015/2016 Spiel mit dem Tod
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2014/2015 Frau Roggenschaubs Reise
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2014/2015 Grzimek
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2014/2015 Die Sturmnacht
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2014 Schuld um Schuld
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2014 Der Maulwurf
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2013/2014 Die Tote im Weiher
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2013 Mörderische Hitze
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2012 Feuerengel
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2011/2012 Eine tödliche Legende
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2010 Reise in den Tod
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2009/2010 Der Uranberg
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2008/2009 Der Tote im Spreewald
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2008 Tod in der Eifel
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2008 Das jüngste Gericht
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2007 Die Schatzinsel
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2006/2007 Yella
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2006-2008 Krabat
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2005/2006 Das Geheimnis im Moor
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2005/2006 Als der Fremde kam
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2004/2005 Sünde
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2004/2005 Die letzte Schlacht
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2004/2005 Spiele der Macht - 11011 Berlin
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2004 Vatertag
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2003/2004 Der Untergang
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2003/2004 Außer Kontrolle
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2002/2003 Bienzle und der Taximord
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2002/2003 Der Aufstand
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2002 Tödliches Vertrauen
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2002 Operation Rubikon
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2001/2002 Tattoo
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2000/2001 Späte Rache
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2000 Ein mörderischer Plan
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2000 Chiffre 6969
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2000 Das Geheimnis der Zeugin
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2000 Einer geht noch
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1999 Urlaub auf Leben und Tod - Eine Familie hält zusammen
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1999 Verschleppt
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1998/1999 Oskar und Leni
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1998/1999 Gangster
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1998/1999 St. Pauli Nacht
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1998/1999 Federmann
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1998 Der Rosenmörder
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1997/1998 Solo für Klarinette
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1997/1998 Tödliche Träume
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1997/1998 Das Trio
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1997/1998 Irrlichter
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1997/1998 Bertolt Brecht - Liebe, Revolution und andere gefährliche Sachen
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1997 Hundert Jahre Brecht
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1996/1997 Der Kindermord
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1995/1996 Lea
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1995 Angeschlagen
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1995 Kinder des Satans
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1994/1995 Bunte Hunde
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1993/1994 Angst
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1992 Tim
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1991/1992 Schattenboxer
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1990/1991 Verurteilt: Anna Leschek
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1989/1990 Der Hammermörder
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1986/1987 Sierra Leone
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