Joachim Król

Joachim Król

Darsteller
*17.06.1957 Herne

Biography

Joachim Król was born in Herne on June 17, 1957. After graduating from school, he studied theatre in Cologne, while also running a bar in Dortmund. In 1981, he moved to Munich, where he studied acting at the renowned Otto-Falckenberg-Schule till 1984. Afterwards, he played at theatres in Bochum, Basel, Hannover, München and Moers. Around the same time, Król also started out in film and television. He gave his screen debut playing a mute-deaf man in Joseph Rusnak's "Kaltes Fieber" (1984), and then appeared in Vivian Naefe's "Ticket nach Rom", Krzysztof Zanussi's "Wherever you are" (1987), and Doris Dörrie's "Happy Birthday, Türke!" (1991).

His breakthrough as a screen actor came in 1993, thanks to two utterly different roles: In Tom Tykwer's stark drama "Die tödliche Maria", Król played the sensitive neighbour Dieter who becomes the last resort for the titular hero; in Detlev Buck's comedy "Wir können auch anders", he excelled as the charming nincompoop Rudi, who takes his brother on an absurd journey through East Germany. Both films were well received by critics and audiences alike, and his portrayal of Rudi won Król the German Film Prize.

Offbeat, naïve and tragic-comical characters became his trademark: In the box office comedy "Der bewegte Mann" (1994), Król stole the picture as an awkwardly shy gay man, and the role garnered him his second German Film Prize as Best Actor.

Yet he managed to expand his repertoire on a regular basis: He played a sensitive novelist in Helmut Dietl's "Rossini oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief" (1996), an eccentric police detective in Peter Lichtefeld's road movie "Zugvögel… Einmal nach Inari" (1997), and a withdrawn undercover cop in "Es geschah am helllichten Tag (1997). And his minimalist style, which greatly informs his comic performances, also works for his tragic roles in dramas like "Gloomy Sunday" (1999) and Tykwer's "Der Krieger und die Kaiserin" (2000).

After playing the role of Commissario Brunetti in four TV adaptations of Donna Leon's popular crime novels, Król surprised everyone with his portrayal of a lonely hit man in the "Lautlos" (2004). He continued to star in ambitious TV and film productions, including the satirical thriller "Silentium" (2004) and the adaptation of Günter Grass' novel "Unkenrufe" (2005). In the past years, Król also appeared in Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected" (2008), the biopic "Mein Leben (2009), and the period piece "Henri 4" (2010). Król, who is regarded as one of the most versatile actors in Germany, was also the titular hero of the TV crime series "Lutter".

From 2011 until 2014, Król played the role of police detective Frank Steier in the Hessian episodes of the "Tatort" series. In addition to this, he guest-starred in shows like "Der Kriminalist" and "Nachtschicht". On the big screen, he appeared as a well-meaning drunkard in the adaptation of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" (2011) and as a pedantic logistician in the comedy "Ausgerechnet Sibirien" (D/RU 2012). Alongside Anthony Hopkins and Felicity Jones, he is part of the cast of the action film "Autobahn" (USA/GB/D), which is to be released in 2015.

Joachim Król and his wife, actress and manager Heidrun Teusner-Król, live in Cologne.  

Filmography

2017/2018 Mackie Messer - Brechts Dreigroschenfilm
Cast
 
2016/2017 Tod im Internat
Cast
 
2016/2017 Himmel und Hölle
Cast
 
2016/2017 You'll never walk alone
Cast
 
2016 Gotthard
Cast
 
2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Über Barbarossaplatz
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Dasslers - Pioniere, Brüder und Rivalen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Letzte Ausfahrt Gera - Acht Stunden mit Beate Zschäpe
Cast
 
2015/2016 Neben der Spur - Amnesie
Cast
 
2015 Der Bankraub
Cast
 
2014/2015 Pampa Blues
Cast
 
2014/2015 Bis zum Anschlag
Cast
 
2014-2016 Collide
Cast
 
2013/2014 Das Haus am Ende der Straße
Cast
 
2013 Der Eskimo
Cast
 
2012/2013 Wer das Schweigen bricht
Cast
 
2012 Im Namen des Vaters
Cast
 
2011/2012 Ausgerechnet Sibirien
Cast
 
2011/2012 Es ist böse
Cast
 
2011/2012 König des Comics
Participation
 
2011 Der Tote im Nachtzug
Cast
 
2010/2011 Eine bessere Welt
Cast
 
2010/2011 Tom Sawyer
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009/2010 Im Zeichen des Todes
Cast
 
2008/2009 Marcel Reich-Ranicki: Mein Leben
Cast
 
2008-2010 Henri 4
Cast
 
2008 Mullewapp - Das große Kinoabenteuer der Freunde
Voice
 
2007/2008 Ein Leben für ein Leben - Adam Resurrected
Cast
 
2007/2008 Blutsbande
Cast
 
2006/2007 Windland
Cast
 
2006/2007 Essen is' fertig
Cast
 
2006 Kronprinz Rudolf
Cast
 
2005/2006 Stille Tage
Cast
 
2005-2007 Die drei Räuber
Voice
 
2005 Tod eines Keilers
Cast
 
2004/2005 Unkenrufe
Cast
 
2004-2006 Warum halb vier?
Participation
 
2004 Silentium
Cast
 
2003/2004 Schneeland
Cast
 
2002-2004 Lautlos
Cast
 
2002 Der Kuß des Bären
Cast
 
2000-2002 Viel passiert - Der BAP Film
Participation
 
1999/2000 Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
Cast
 
1998/1999 Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod - Gloomy Sunday
Cast
 
1998 Die Stunde des Lichts
Cast
 
1997/1998 Die Unschuld der Krähen
Cast
 
1997/1998 Bin ich schön?
Cast
 
1997/1998 Lola rennt
Cast
 
1996/1997 Zugvögel - Einmal nach Inari
Cast
 
1996 Es geschah am hellichten Tag
Cast
 
1996 Eine unmögliche Hochzeit
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1995/1996 Das Superweib
Cast
 
1994/1995 Und die Toten lässt man ruhen
Cast
 
1994/1995 Regen in New York
Cast
 
1994 Ciao Bruno
Cast
 
1994 Grauzone
Cast
 
1994 Keiner liebt mich
Cast
 
1994 Der bewegte Mann
Cast
 
1993/1994 Totes Gleis
Cast
 
1993 Die tödliche Maria
Cast
 
1993 Ohne mich
Cast
 
1992/1993 Wir können auch anders...
Cast
 
1991/1992 Eurocops: Evelyns Traum
Cast
 
1991 Happy Birthday, Türke!
Cast
 
1989/1990 Ein anderer Liebhaber
Cast
 
1989/1990 Eine Wahnsinnsehe
Cast
 
1988 Die Hochzeit des Figaro
Cast
 
1987/1988 Wo immer du bist...
Cast
 
1985 Ticket nach Rom
Cast
 
1983/1984 Kaltes Fieber
Cast