Frank Giering

Frank Giering

Darsteller
*23.11.1971 Magdeburg; †23.06.2010 Berlin

Biography

Frank Giering, born November 23, 1971, in Magdeburg, dropped out of Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" in Babelsberg and started a career as a theatre actor. After a leading role in the TV movie "Der Verräter", director Michael Haneke noticed his talent and cast him for his adaptation of Kafka's "Das Schloss" ("The Castle") and the controversial psychological thriller "Funny Games". In "Funny Games", Giering caused a stir as a sadistic killer lurking beneath a gentle surface.

Giering subsequently played several other outsider characters, for instance in Urs Egger's "Die Halbstarken" (1996) and "Opernball" ("Opera Ball", 1998) where Giering emphatically played a young Nazi, in Detlev Buck's "Liebe deine Nächste" ("Love Your Female Neighbour"), in Hermine Huntgeburth's TV movie "Und alles wegen Mama" (both 1998), and in Volker Einrauch's "Gangster" (1999).

Giering was widely praised for his performance as Floyd who spends his last night in Hamburg with his friends before leaving his home town for all time, in Sebastian Schipper's melancholic and funny film "Absolute Giganten" ("Gigantic", 1999). Other memorable performances include Giering's parts in "Kaliber Deluxe" ("Bloody Weekend", 2000), and in "Gran Paradiso", where he again played a Neo-Nazi. For this role, Giering was nominated for the award of "best supporting actor" at the 2001 German film award. In 2002, Giering played the title role in Christopher Roth's terrorist drama "Baader", another explosively violent character.

After starring in "Anatomie 2" ("Anatomy 2", 2002), "Hierankl" (2003), and "Dirty Sky" (2003), and making several TV appearances, Giering returned to the big screen in the leading role of a deeply melancholic would-be author who is breaking up with his girl friend in Romuald Karmakar's intimate play "Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder" ("Nightsongs", 2004). Furthermore, Giering, who in his career more often portrayed criminals than police officers, played a police inspector in the ZDF series "Der Kriminalist".

Frank Giering died June 23, 2010, aged only 38.

Filmography

2009/2010 Jerry Cotton
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2008 Keine Angst
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2008 Der glückliche Tod
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2007/2008 Der Tote in der Mauer
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2007/2008 Eine Maria aus Stettin
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2006/2007 Bittersüßes Nichts
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2005/2006 Schwarze Schafe
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2005/2006 Störtebeker
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2005/2006 Esperanza
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2005 Die Spielerin
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2004 Die Rosenzüchterin
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2002/2003 Der Mörder ist unter uns
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2002/2003 Hierankl
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2002/2003 Großglocknerliebe - kein Heimatfilm
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2002/2003 Die Kurve
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2002/2003 Dirty Sky
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2002-2004 Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder
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2002 Anatomie 2
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2001/2002 Die Abrechnung
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2001/2002 Baader
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2001/2002 Hannas Baby
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2000/2001 Clowns
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2000 Ein mörderischer Plan
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2000 Ebene 9
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1999/2000 Kaliber Deluxe
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1999/2000 Gran Paradiso
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1999/2000 Der Himmel kann warten
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1999 Die Cleveren: Die Ikone
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1999 Die Aufschneider
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1998/1999 Absolute Giganten
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1998/1999 Gangster
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1998 Gift
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1998 Und alles wegen Mama
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1997/1998 Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit
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1997/1998 Blick in den Abgrund
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1997/1998 Opernball
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1997/1998 Urlaub in den Tod
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1997/1998 Liebe deine Nächste!
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1997/1998 Caipiranha
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1997 Das Schloß
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1997 Hundert Jahre Brecht
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1996/1997 Funny Games
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1996 Die Halbstarken
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1994/1995 Der Verräter
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1992/1993 Ebbies Bluff
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