Ulrich Noethen

Ulrich Noethen

Darsteller
*18.11.1959 München

Biography

Ulrich Noethen was born on November 18, 1959, as Ulrich Schmidt in Munich. After attending actor's training at Stuttgart's Hochschule für darstellende Kunst he became a cast member at theatres in Freiburg (Breisgau), Köln and Berlin from 1985 on. After Berlin's Stattliche Bühnen were closed down, Noethen starred in the TV series "Die Partner" (1994-1995) and was seen in several TV movies like "Frau Bu lacht" (1996).

Later, Noethen also appeared in leading roles in movie productions. He played Harry Frommermann in "Comedian Harmonists" (1997) and received the Deutsche Filmpreis as well as the Bayerische Filmpreis for his performance, and he was seen as Kurt Tucholsky in "Gripsholm" (2000). Noethen also played the dreamy umbrella constructor Bruno Taschenbier in "Das Sams" ("The Slurb", 2001) and Dr. Johann "Justus" Bökk in the adaptation of Erich Kästner's children's novel "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer" ("The Flying Classroom", 2003).

He played Heinrich Himmler twice, in the elaborate "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", 2005) and in the Hitler-parody "Mein Führer" ("My Führer", 2007), and in two repeatedly awarded productions he appeared as the husband of Katja Riemann: the tragicomical family-drama "Das wahre Leben" ("Bumm! - Your Family, the Battlefield", 2006) and "Ein fliehendes Pferd" ("Runaway Horse", 2007) after the novel by Martin Walser. In the drama "Schattenwelt" ("Long Shadows") he appeared as a former terrorist of the RAF.

Ulrich Noethen also played some prominent roles in the TV productions "Die Luftbrücke" (2005) and "Teufelsbraten" (2007). In the TV movies about "Kommissar Süden" he played the title role.

He then starred in a row of high-profile TV productions: the comedy "Lügen haben linke Hände" (2011), the romance "Von Mäusen und Lügen" (2011), the biopic "Der Mann mit dem Fagott" (2011) and the acclaimed thriller "Das unsichtbare Mädchen" (2011).  On the big screen, he was seen as a demanding stage director who pushes a young actress to her limits in Christian Schwochow's drama "Die Unsichtbare" ("Cracks in the Shell", 2011), and in the Spring of 2012, he reprised his role as the shy Bruno Taschenbier for "Sams im Glück".

He played the father to Tom Schilling's character in Jan Ole Gerster's multi-award-winning surprise hit "Oh Boy", and portrayed the philosopher Hans Jonas in Margarethe von Trotta's "Hannah Arendt" (2012). He also starred in several TV productions: He played a provincial tax collector in Hermine Huntgeburth's "Eine Hand wäscht die andere" (2012), appeared as the King in the fairy tale adaptation "Allerleirauh" (2012), portrayed an anxious business manager in "Die Erfinderbraut" (2013) and was a murder suspect in "Mein Mann, ein Mörder" (2013).

In 2013, Noethen starred in the theatrical release "Scherbenpark" ("Broken Glass Park"), playing a journalist who takes care of the orphaned daughter of a murder victim. His next film was the family-friendly children's book adaptation "Pettersson & Findus - Kleiner Quälgeist, große Freundschaft" (2014), in which Noethen plays an eccentric loner – not unlike his character in the "Sams" franchise –  who one day befriends a cat.

After taking on the role of a psychiatrist with detective instincts in the 2014 TV thriller "Neben der Spur - Adrenalin", Noethen played a husband whose wife falls for another woman in the TV drama "Ich will dich" (2014). He next starred as the spouse of the German chancellor in the satire "Die Eisläuferin" (2015, TV), and played a West-German army officer in the acclaimed miniseries "Deutschland 83" (2015).

Following his turn as general attorney Fritz Bauer in "Die Akte General" (2016, TV), Noethen took on the role of Otto Frank in Hans Steinbichler's feature film adaptation of "Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank".

Filmography

2016/2017 Die offene Tür
Cast
 
2016-2018 Gladbeck
Cast
 
2016 Sumpfgebiete
Cast
 
2015/2016 Aufbruch
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Ermittler - Nur für den Dienstgebrauch
Cast
 
2015/2016 Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
Cast
 
2015/2016 Neben der Spur - Amnesie
Cast
 
2015 Die Akte General
Cast
 
2015 Die Eisläuferin
Cast
 
2014/2015 Leberkäseland
Cast
 
2014/2015 Deutschland 83
Cast
 
2013/2014 Ich will Dich
Cast
 
2013/2014 Neben der Spur - Adrenalin
Cast
 
2012-2014 Pettersson & Findus - Kleiner Quälgeist, große Freundschaft
Cast
 
2012 Eine Hand wäscht die andere
Cast
 
2011/2012 Scherbenpark
Cast
 
2011/2012 Sams im Glück
Cast
 
2011/2012 Hannah Arendt
Cast
 
2011-2013 Klänge des Verschweigens
Voice
 
2011 Das unsichtbare Mädchen
Cast
 
2011 Es ist nicht vorbei
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Unsichtbare
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der Mann mit dem Fagott
Cast
 
2010-2012 Oh Boy
Cast
 
2010-2012 Zwei übern Berg
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009-2012 Der Mondmann
Voice
 
2009-2011 Hindenburg
Cast
 
2009 Tempelräuber
Cast
 
2009 Rumpe & Tuli
Cast
 
2008/2009 Erntedank. Ein Allgäukrimi
Cast
 
2008-2010 Henri 4
Cast
 
2008 Schattenwelt
Cast
 
2007/2008 Kommissar Süden und der Luftgitarrist
Cast
 
2007/2008 Ein starker Abgang
Cast
 
2007 Strahlende Zukunft
Cast
 
2006/2007 Ein fliehendes Pferd
Cast
 
2006/2007 Teufelsbraten
Cast
 
2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Cast
 
2006-2008 Was wenn der Tod uns scheidet?
Cast
 
2006 Die letzten Tage
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das wahre Leben
Cast
 
2005/2006 Brecht - Die Kunst zu leben
Voice
 
2005/2006 Silberhochzeit
Cast
 
2005/2006 TKKG - Das Geheimnis um die rätselhafte Mind-Machine
Cast
 
2005 Die Luftbrücke - Nur der Himmel war frei
Cast
 
2004/2005 Schiller
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Patriarchin
Cast
 
2003/2004 Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Untergang
Cast
 
2003/2004 Kammerflimmern
Cast
 
2003/2004 Jargo
Cast
 
2003/2004 Hitlers letzte Tage. Der Film "Der Untergang"
Participation
 
2003/2004 Der Boxer und die Friseuse
Cast
 
2003-2005 Polly Blue Eyes
Cast
 
2003 Sams in Gefahr
Cast
 
2003 Mörderische Elite
Cast
 
2002 Das fliegende Klassenzimmer
Cast
 
2002 Die rote Jacke
Cast
 
2001/2002 Bibi Blocksberg
Cast
 
2001/2002 Francisca
Cast
 
2001/2002 Väter
Cast
 
2000/2001 Das Sams
Cast
 
2000/2001 Vera Brühne
Cast
 
2000 Tod im See
Cast
 
1999/2000 Gripsholm
Cast
 
1999/2000 Bonhoeffer - Die letzte Stufe
Cast
 
1999 Heirate mir!
Cast
 
1999 Aber für Barbara
Cast
 
1998/1999 Grüne Wüste
Cast
 
1998/1999 Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz
Cast
 
1998/1999 Viehjud Levi
Cast
 
1998 Busenfreunde 2 - Alles wird gut!
Cast
 
1997 Der Skorpion
Cast
 
1997 Busenfreunde
Cast
 
1997 Comedian Harmonists
Cast
 
1997 Dicke Freunde
Cast
 
1996/1997 Der Ausbruch
Cast
 
1996 Lautlose Schritte
Cast
 
1995 Frau Bu lacht
Cast