Peter Kurth

Peter Kurth

Darsteller
*04.04.1957 Güstrow

Biography

Peter Kurth, born April 4, 1957, in Güstrow, attended Staatliche Schauspielschule Rostock from 1978 to 1981. From 1981 to 1984, he was a cast member of Theater für junge Leute in Magdeburg. He subsequently performed at Theater der Altmark in Stendal until 1988, before he went to Städtisches Theater Karl-Marx-Stadt, later Chemnitz, where he stayed until 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Kurth was a cast member of Schauspiel Leipzig. Since 2000, he is a member of the cast of Hamburg's Thalia Theater. Furthermore, Kurth is the head of academic year for acting at Schauspielschule Leipzig. In 2004, Kurth received the Rita Tanck Glaser award.

In recent years, Kurth also appeared in numerous roles in TV productions, for instance in the TV series "Tatort", "Großstadtrevier", and "Schimanski". Kurth entered the movie screen, for instance, in "Wolfsburg" and in "Gespenster" ("Ghosts"), both directed by Christian Petzold, in Nicolai Rohde's "Zwischen Nacht und Tag" ("Between Night and Day"), or in Till Endemann's "Kometen" ("Comets") and "Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische" ("The Smile of the Monsterfish"). In "Hallesche Kometen", directed by Susanne Irina Zacharias, he made a memorable performance as a father who is despaired about his life.

Notwithstanding his success on the big screen, Kurth returned to television in the following years. He featured prominently as a colleague of an aging professional diver in Niki Stein's award-winning drama "Der Mann im Strom" (2006), as a US undercover agent in Carlo Rola's Simmel adaptation "Und Jimmy ging zum Regenbogen" (2008), as an old friend of a former cop in the crime film "Frösche petzen nicht" (2010), and as the spouse of a teacher who has been shot by a student in Aelrun Goette's drama "Ein Jahr nach morgen" (2012). He could also be seen in TV series, playing minor roles in "KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst", "Nachtschicht" and "Großstadtrevier". Since 2011 Kurth features in "Tatort" episodes as Frankfurt detective Erik Seidel.

At the movies he played the irritated boss of a car rental company in Sebastian Schipper's buddy flick "Ein Freund von mir" ("A Friend Of Mine", 2006). In the tragicomedy "AlleAlle" (2007) he showed up as another buddy character, whereas in a segment of the omnibus film "1. Mai" ("Berlin – 1st of Mai", 2008) he embodied a former member of the student revolts in the late sixties who has an unusual encounter with an eleven-year-old Turkish boy.

Kurth then starred in Florian Eichinger's family drama "Bergfest" (2008) as an aging theater director facing a difficult relationship with his son. After bit parts in the pirate film "Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf" ("12 Paces Without a Head", 2009) and the film-business comedy "Whisky mit Wodka" ("Whisky with Vodka", 2009) Kurth featured in Thomas Arslan's "Im Schatten" ("In the Shadows", 2010) as a brutal Berlin gangster, a central character. He also featured in important roles in the tragicomedies "Lena will es endlich wissen" (2011) and "Einer wie Bruno" ("Someone Like Him", 2011) as a mourning widower and striving actress's father and as two-sided colleague of a disabled man, respectively. In 2013, Peter Kurth was again cast in a Thomas Arslan film: In the western "Gold" he played the dubious organizer of a treck headed for the Klondike. The same year, he appeared in Wolfgang Becker's "Ich & Kaminski" ("Me & Kaminski") as well as in the dark comedy "Die Kleinen und die Bösen" ("The Small And The Wicked") where he stars as petty criminal Hotte whose life is turned upside down by his probation officer. Both films were released theatrically in 2015, as well as the comedy "Schmitke", which saw Kurth in the title role of a grumpy engineer with the mission to repair a wind turbine deep in the Czech Woods where he blunders into surreal events.

Since the 2013/14 season, Kurth is a member of the ensemble of Schauspiel Stuttgart and in 2014 he was named "Actor of the Year" by the readers of the professional journal "Theater heute".

Filmography

2017/2018 In den Gängen
Cast
 
2016/2017 Babylon Berlin
Cast
 
2016/2017 Zwischen den Jahren
Cast
 
2015/2016 Paradies
Cast
 
2015/2016 Allmen und die Libellen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Ein Mann unter Verdacht
Cast
 
2014/2015 Herbert
Cast
 
2014/2015 Die Kleinen und die Bösen
Cast
 
2014 Schmitke
Cast
 
2013/2014 Das Haus am Ende der Straße
Cast
 
2013-2015 Ich und Kaminski
Cast
 
2013 Der Eskimo
Cast
 
2012/2013 Gold
Cast
 
2012-2014 Töchter
Cast
 
2012 Arnes Nachlass
Cast
 
2011/2012 Es ist böse
Cast
 
2010/2011 Einer wie Bruno
Cast
 
2010/2011 Eine bessere Welt
Cast
 
2010/2011 Lena will es endlich wissen
Cast
 
2010 Schön ist anders
Cast
 
2009/2010 Im Schatten
Cast
 
2008/2009 Neuland
Cast
 
2008/2009 Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf
Cast
 
2008 Bergfest
Cast
 
2007-2009 Whisky mit Wodka
Cast
 
2007 Ich habe Angst
Cast
 
2006/2007 Windland
Cast
 
2006-2008 1. Mai
Cast
 
2006 Security
Cast
 
2006 Auszeit
Cast
 
2005/2006 Der Mann im Strom
Cast
 
2005/2006 Schwarzes Herz
Cast
 
2005-2007 AlleAlle
Cast
 
2005 Kometen
Cast
 
2005 Wochentage
Cast
 
2004/2005 Nimm Dir Dein Leben
Cast
 
2004/2005 Der Mörder meines Vaters
Cast
 
2004/2005 Gespenster
Cast
 
2004/2005 Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische
Cast
 
2004-2006 Ein Freund von mir
Cast
 
2004 Delphinsommer
Cast
 
2003/2004 Zwischen Nacht und Tag
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Boxer und die Friseuse
Cast
 
2003-2005 Hallesche Kometen
Cast
 
2003 Tod im Park
Cast
 
2003 Die Liebe der Schlachter
Cast
 
2003 Der letzte Gesell
Cast
 
2003 Die versunkene Stadt
Participation
 
2003 Liebe Schwester
Cast
 
2002/2003 Wolfsburg
Cast
 
2002/2003 Northern Star
Cast
 
2002 Alles anders
Cast
 
2002 Undercover
Cast
 
1984 Finderlohn
Cast
 

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