Corinna Harfouch

Corinna Harfouch

Additional Names: Corinna Meffert (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin
*16.10.1954 Suhl

Biography

Born with the name of Corinna Meffert on the 16th of October, 1954, Corinna Harfouch grows up in Großenhain (Saxony). After finishing high school, she does an apprenticeship as a nurse and starts her studies in textile engineering at the technical university in Dresden in 1975. From 1978 to 1981 she is enrolled at the Berlin drama school. Taking on various theatrical engagements – among them at the Berliner Ensemble and the Deutschen Theater – in the years that follow she plays a number of roles in various cinema and television productions.

Already in 1985, she catches the eye of the cinema-going public with her performance in Roland Gräf's Friedrich Wolf film adaptation "Das Haus am Fluß". She receives several awards for her performances in two main roles in 1988. In Siegfried Kühn's film "Die Schauspielerin", she plays Maria Rheine, who renounces a promising acting career under the Nazis, becoming Jewish instead in order to stay together with her lover. In Michael Gwisdek's first film as director, "Treffen in Travers", she plays the wife of the revolutionary Georg Forster. For this highly intensive role, she receives an award for her performance at the very last film festival to take place in the GDR.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, she takes on various roles, including the twin mother in "Charlie & Louise – Das doppelte Lottchen" (1994), a GDR fugitive citizen in "Das Versprechen" (The Promise, 1994), a prison doctor in the black comedy "Sexy Sadie" (1996), a beautiful murder suspect in "Solo für Klarinette" (Solo for Clarinet, 1998) and a psycho-therapist in Bernd Eichinger's film "Der große Bagarozy" (The Great Bagarozy, 1999).

She achieves particular success with her role both in the children's film "Bibi Blocksberg" (2002) as well as its sequel "Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen" (Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls, 2004), where she plays a witch. For the first of the two she receives a German Film Award for best actress in a supporting role. She also attracts widespread attention for her performance in Oliver Hirschbiegel's film "Der Untergang" (Downfall, 2004), where she plays the role of Magda Goebbels. For this performance she is again nominated for the German Film Award.

In the following years Harfouch plays in such ambitious films like the adaptation of Houellebecqs novel "Elementarteilchen" (Elementary Particles, 2006) by Oskar Roehler, in Tom Tykwer's adaptation of Patrick Süsskind's "Das Parfum" (Perfume, 2006) and also in smaller productions like Franziska Meletzky's "Frei nach Plan" (According to the Plan, 2007). In 2008 she stars in the new film by Caroline Link, "Im Winter ein Jahr" (A Year Ago in Winter).

Later she could be seen in a number of ambitious television plays, for example in Mark Schlichter's drama "Tod einer Schülerin" (2010) or Jan Ruzicka's crime comedy "Schmidt & Schwarz" (2011). At the end of 2011 "Auf der Suche" ("Looking for Simon"; D: Jan Krüger) hit the cinema screens, a by and large independently produced drama about a mother who is looking for her missing, gay son in Marseille.

In 2011, she displayed her comic talent as the youthful mother of a struggling heartbreaker in Thorsten Wacker's screen adaptation of the novel "Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung". She then shone in the role of a depressive housewife in Hans-Christian Schmid's domestic drama "Was bleibt", which premiered at the 2012 Berlin IFF. In the comedy, "3 Zimmer/Küche/Bad", Harfouch played the mother of three grown-ups who try to make living in Berlin. In Sebastian Kutzli's drama "Puppe" (2012), she starred in the demanding role of a therapist who tries to gain the trust of a tough and reclusive street kid.

Filmography

2017 Fack Ju Göhte 3
Cast
 
2017 Am Abgrund
Cast
 
2016/2017 So was von da
Cast
 
2016/2017 Viel zu nah
Cast
 
2016/2017 Monster
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die vermisste Frau
Cast
 
2015 Holly
Cast
 
2014 Der Fall Bruckner
Cast
 
2012/2013 Finsterworld
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Ballade von Cenk und Valerie
Cast
 
2011/2012 Was bleibt
Cast
 
2011/2012 3 Zimmer/Küche/Bad
Cast
 
2011/2012 Faust Sonnengesang
Voice
 
2010/2011 Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Unsichtbare
Cast
 
2010/2011 Auf der Suche
Cast
 
2010-2012 Ihr Brief zur Hochzeit
Cast
 
2010-2012 Puppe
Cast
 
2010 Schön ist anders
Cast
 
2009-2012 Der Mondmann
Voice
 
2009 Giulias Verschwinden
Cast
 
2009 Hand in Hand
Cast
 
2009 Tod einer Schülerin
Cast
 
2008/2009 Vermisst
Cast
 
2008/2009 This is Love
Cast
 
2008 Ein Dorf sieht Mord
Cast
 
2008 Verkauft und verraten
Cast
 
2007/2008 Im Winter ein Jahr
Cast
 
2007/2008 Berlin Calling
Cast
 
2007-2009 Whisky mit Wodka
Cast
 
2006/2007 An die Grenze
Cast
 
2006/2007 Teufelsbraten
Cast
 
2006/2007 Frei nach Plan
Cast
 
2006-2008 Meine Mutter, mein Bruder und ich
Cast
 
2005/2006 Wut
Cast
 
2005/2006 Pauline
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders
Cast
 
2005/2006 Helen, Fred und Ted
Cast
 
2005/2006 Elementarteilchen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Silberhochzeit
Cast
 
2005/2006 Mein Vater der Türke
Voice
 
2005 Rose
Cast
 
2004/2005 Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern
Cast
 
2003/2004 Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Untergang
Cast
 
2003/2004 Basta. Rotwein oder Totsein
Cast
 
2003/2004 Blond: Eva Blond! - Wie das Leben so spielt
Cast
 
2003/2004 Hitlers letzte Tage. Der Film "Der Untergang"
Participation
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2003 Die fremde Frau
Cast
 
2002 Mathilda
Cast
 
2001/2002 Bibi Blocksberg
Cast
 
2001/2002 Erkan & Stefan gegen die Mächte der Finsternis
Cast
 
2001/2002 Verrückt nach Paris
Cast
 
2001/2002 Gebürtig
Cast
 
2001 Gewaltfieber
Cast
 
2000/2001 Das Monstrum
Cast
 
2000/2001 Vera Brühne
Cast
 
2000 Bernd Eichinger. Wenn das Leben zum Kino wird
Participation
 
2000 Jetzt oder nie: Zeit ist Geld
Cast
 
1999/2000 Der Weg zur Hölle
Cast
 
1999 Die Wand
Cast
 
1998/1999 Grüne Wüste
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der große Bagarozy
Cast
 
1998-2000 Fandango
Cast
 
1998 Bis zum Horizont und weiter
Cast
 
1997/1998 Solo für Klarinette
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das Mambospiel
Cast
 
1997 Corinna Harfouch. Eine preußische Diva
Cast
 
1996/1997 Geisterstunde. Fahrstuhl ins Jenseits. 4. Das Spiegelbild
Cast
 
1996/1997 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Cast
 
1996/1997 Der Ausbruch
Cast
 
1996 Das Tor des Feuers
Cast
 
1996 Gefährliche Freundin
Cast
 
1995/1996 Wer anhält stirbt
Cast
 
1995/1996 Sexy Sadie
Cast
 
1995/1996 Irren ist männlich
Cast
 
1995 Verdammt, er liebt mich
Cast
 
1995 Weiß wie Schnee, rot wie Blut
Cast
 
1994/1995 5 Stunden Angst. Geiselnahme im Kindergarten
Cast
 
1994/1995 Eine kleine banale Geschichte
Cast
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1993/1994 Stockholm Marathon
Cast
 
1993/1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
Cast
 
1993/1994 Abschied von Agnes
Cast
 
1993 Goldstaub
Cast
 
1992/1993 Inge, April und Mai
Cast
 
1992 Thea und Nat
Cast
 
1991/1992 Die Spur des Bernsteinzimmers
Cast
 
1991 Hüpf, Häschen hüpf oder Alptraum eines Staatsanwalts
Cast
 
1990/1991 Zwischen Pankow und Zehlendorf
Cast
 
1990 Der Tangospieler
Cast
 
1988/1989 Treffen in Travers
Cast
 
1988/1989 Pestalozzis Berg
Cast
 
1987/1988 Die Schauspielerin
Cast
 
1987/1988 Fallada - Letztes Kapitel
Cast
 
1987/1988 Yasemin
Cast
 
1987 Der kleine Staatsanwalt
Cast
 
1986/1987 Wengler & Söhne. Eine Legende
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das Haus am Fluß
Cast
 
1982/1983 Verzeihung, sehen Sie Fußball?
Cast
 
1979/1980 Vergeltung?
Cast