Stefan Kurt

Stefan Kurt

Darsteller, Musik, Produzent
*22.10.1959 Bern, Schweiz

Biography

Stefan Kurt, born October 22, 1959, in Bern (Switzerland), attended Bern's Konservatorium für Musik und Theater (today: Hochschule der Künste). In 1985, he became a cast member of Hamburg's Thalia Theater and stayed until 1993. At Thalia Theater, Kurt worked with top-class directors such as Robert Wilson and Jürgen Flimm. Kurt played the part of Silvio in Flimm's production of "The Servant of Two Masters", a performance that won him the famous Boy Gobert award. In 1993, Kurt made his movie debut in the "Gehirnwäsche" episode of the ARD crime film series "Tatort".

Since then, Kurt appeared in leading and supporting roles in numerous TV productions, among them Vivian Naefe's "Eine ungehorsame Frau", Dieter Wedel's sophisticated multi-part crime series "Der Schattenmann", that features Kurt as an undercover cop, or the highly praised post-war drama "Gegen Ende der Nacht" ("Daybreak") by Oliver Storz that features Kurt as an officer of the US military intelligence service. Kurt won the 1997 and the 1999 Grimme award for his respective performances in the last two films.

Since his debut on the cinema screen in Peter Liechti's "Marthas Garten" ("Martha's Garden"), Kurt has returned to the cinema on several occasions – in the beginning most often in key supporting roles, for instance in the successful comedy "Frau2 sucht Happy End" ("Female2 seeks Happy End", 2001), in Chris Kraus' award-winning drama "Vier Minuten" ("Four Minutes", 2006), that features Kurt as a warden and caused a stir with critics and moviegoers alike, or as architect Albert Speer in Dani Levy's Hitler satire "Mein Führer" ("Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler"). In 2007, Kurt played his first leading role in a movie in the comedy "Bis zum Ellenbogen" directed by Justus von Dohnanyi.

Following leading roles in ambitious TV dramas like Andreas Kleinert's "Hurenkinder" and "Haus und Kind" and a significant supporting part in Christoph Schaub's feature film "Giulias Verschwinden", Kurt starred in the comedy "Mensch Kotschie": In it, he plays a successful architect who approaches his 50th birthday and suffers from a severe midlife crisis.

In 2011, he played a convicted murderer in the exceptional TV project "Dreileben", which consists of three intertwining films directed by Christoph Hochhäusler, Dominik Graf and Christian Petzold. The same year, he appeared in the tragicomedy "Ein Tick anders" ("Alive and Ticking") and in Markus Imboden's drama "Der Verdingbub" ("The Foster Boy"). Kurt then joined the cast of "Ruhm" ("Glory: A Tale of Mistaken Identities"), an adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann's eponymous novel. In the 2012 release, he plays a successful author who is having a falling out with his romantic partner during a lecture tour through South America.

In 2013, Kurt had leading roles in the drama "Traumland" (CH) and in Bettina Oberli's "Lovely Louise" (CH/D). He next played the role of Paul Grüninger, a man who in 1939 rescued over 3.000 Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria, in Alain Gsponer's TV biopic "Akte Grüninger" (CH/AT 2014). For his performance in the film, Kurt got nominated for a Swiss Film Award. This was followed by memorable roles in the thriller "Die letzte Flucht" (TV 2014) and Dani Levy's TV comedy "Der Liebling des Himmels" (2015).

Stefan Kurt returned to the big screen with the 2015 release "Desaster" ("Disaster"), in which he starred opposite Justus von Dohnányi, who also directed the comedy about a botched heist. The same year, he joined Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen and Geraldine Chaplin in the illustrious cast of Wolfgang Becker's highly anticipated screen adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann's novel "Ich & Kaminski".

Filmography

2016/2017 Papa Moll und die Entführung des fliegenden Hundes
Cast
 
2015/2016 Pettersson & Findus II - Das schönste Weihnachten überhaupt
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Liebling des Himmels
Cast
 
2014/2015 Die letzte Flucht
Cast
 
2013-2015 Ich und Kaminski
Cast
 
2013-2015 Desaster
Cast, Co-Producer
 
2012/2013 Traumland
Cast
 
2012/2013 Lovely Louise
Cast
 
2012 Todesschütze
Cast
 
2010/2011 Ruhm
Cast
 
2010/2011 Ein Tick anders
Cast
 
2010/2011 Eine Minute Dunkel
Cast
 
2010/2011 Etwas Besseres als den Tod
Cast
 
2010/2011 Komm' mir nicht nach
Cast
 
2010-2012 Der Verdingbub
Cast
 
2010 Das Verhör
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009 Giulias Verschwinden
Cast
 
2009 Mensch Kotschie
Cast
 
2009 Der letzte Weynfeldt
Cast
 
2009 Wölfe und Lämmer
Cast
 
2008/2009 Haus und Kind
Cast
 
2007/2008 Ein starker Abgang
Cast
 
2007/2008 Hurenkinder
Cast
 
2007-2009 Die Frau, die im Wald verschwand
Cast
 
2006/2007 Bis zum Ellenbogen
Cast, Producer
 
2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Cast
 
2005/2006 Vier Minuten
Cast
 
2005 Tod eines Keilers
Cast
 
2005 Drei Schwestern - Made in Germany
Cast
 
2005 The Giant Buddhas
Voice
 
2003 Veras Waffen
Cast
 
2003 Tor zum Himmel
Cast
 
2003 Die andere Frau
Cast
 
2002/2003 Mutti - Der Film
Cast
 
2002/2003 Im Schatten der Macht
Cast
 
2001/2002 Bilder Finden
Voice
 
2001/2002 Große Mädchen weinen nicht
Cast
 
2000-2002 Die Affäre Semmeling
Cast
 
2000 Mörderischer Doppelgänger - Mich gibt es zweimal
Cast
 
1999/2000 Frau2 sucht Happyend
Cast
 
1999 Long Hello and Short Goodbye
Cast
 
1999 Geflüsterte Morde
Cast
 
1999 Ein großes Ding
Cast
 
1998/1999 Gangster
Cast
 
1998/1999 Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Vulkan
Cast
 
1998-2000 WerAngstWolf
Cast
 
1998 Gegen Ende der Nacht
Cast
 
1998 Duft der Versuchung
Cast
 
1998 Und alles wegen Mama
Cast
 
1997 Walli, die Eisfrau
Cast
 
1997 Kind zu vermieten
Cast
 
1997 Alibi für einen Engel
Cast
 
1997 Eine ungehorsame Frau
Cast
 
1997 Gesches Gift
Cast
 
1994/1995 Der Schattenmann
Cast
 
1989/1990 Engrazia
Music
 
1982-1985 Der Ruf der Sibylla
Cast
 

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