Ursina Lardi

Ursina Lardi

Darstellerin
*19.12.1970 Samedan, Schweiz

Biography

Ursina Lardi, born in 1970 in Samedan, Switzerland, trained to become a teacher (1986-1992). She then moved to Berlin, where she studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch until 1996. After her graduation, she appeared on stage at theaters in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Berliner Schaubühne and the Berliner Ensemble. Her stage roles in classical as well as in modern plays include Juliet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" (1998, Schauspiel Frankfurt) and Martha Countess von Geschwitz in Frank Wedekind's "Lulu" (Berliner Schaubühne, 2004). She also starred alongside Devid Striesow in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at the Kampnagelfabrik in Hamburg (2008). Since 2012/2013 Ursina Lardi has been a member of the Berliner Schaubühne's ensemble.

In addition to her work in theater, Lardi has regularly been starring in film and TV productions. Her first lead role was in Angela Schanelec's "Mein langsames Leben" ("Passing Summer", 2001), playing a woman from Berlin who observingly wanders through the city. In Sören Senn's award-winning "KussKuss" (2005), she played the friend of a couple looking after an illegal immigrant; in Mona Lenz' poetic relationship drama "Der große Schlaf" ("The Big Sleep", 2006), she can be seen as one of the women sharing a house on a remote island. Ursina Lardi was cast by Michael Haneke for one of the key roles in "Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte" ("The White Ribbon", 2009), where she portrayed the rich, but unhappy baroness, whose husband exploits and suppresses the farmers dependent on her. In the crime film "Der Kameramörder" ("The Cameramurderer", CH 2010), she starred as a wife whose holiday with her husband and some friends takes an unexpected turn when some children in the neighboring village go missing. Ursina Lardi played a moving role in the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed family drama "Festung" (2011) as an abused wife, whose daughter tries to help her break free from the domestic violence cycle.

Other important roles in Lardi's career include among others the villager in Markus Imboden's period drama "Der Verdingbub" ("The Foster Boy", D/CH 2012) and the sociopathic ex- girlfriend of a happily married man in Andreas Kleinert's psycho drama "Die Frau von früher" (2012, TV). In Vivian Naefe's TV movie "Einfach die Wahrheit" (2013), she portrays a woman accusing her ex-husband of sexually abusing their daughter, in Sylke Enders' relationship drama "Du bist dran" (2013, TV), she convinced critics as the successful wife of a man frustrated with his life. For her portrayal of the main character's mother in the period drama "Lore" (2012), she received a nomination as "Best supporting actress" at the Deutscher Schauspielpreis in 2013.

The role of a pregnant woman in the ensemble drama "Traumland" ("Dreamland", CH/D 2013) whose life with her husband and son is only seemingly happy, won her the "Best actress" award at the Schweizer Filmpreis in 2014. That same year, Ursina Lardi played an important supporting role in Christoph Hochhäusler's "Die Lügen der Sieger" ("The Lies of the Victors", D/F 2014), which premiered at the film festival in Rome.

Filmography

2017/2018 Prélude
Cast
 
2017 Der namenlose Tag
Cast
 
2016/2017 Casting
Cast
 
2015/2016 Wir - Ihr - Sie
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Geschichte vom bösen Friedrich
Cast
 
2015 Sag mir nichts
Cast
 
2014/2015 Ikarus
Cast
 
2014/2015 Freddy tanzt
Cast
 
2013/2014 Frühstück für immer
Cast
 
2013/2014 Die Lügen der Sieger
Cast
 
2012/2013 Traumland
Cast
 
2012/2013 Du bist dran
Cast
 
2012-2014 A Most Wanted Man
Cast
 
2012 Die Frau von früher
Cast
 
2011/2012 Lore
Cast
 
2011/2012 Stampede
Cast
 
2011 Inklusion - gemeinsam anders
Cast
 
2010/2011 Einer wie Bruno
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wunschdenken
Cast
 
2010/2011 ...und raus bist Du!
Cast
 
2010/2011 Edel sei der Mensch und gesund
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der Brand
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der schöne Schein
Cast
 
2010/2011 Festung
Cast
 
2010-2012 Der Verdingbub
Cast
 
2008/2009 Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
Cast
 
2008 Das Fest
Cast
 
2007/2008 Hurenkinder
Cast
 
2005-2007 Marmorera
Cast
 
2004-2006 Der große Schlaf
Cast
 
2003-2005 KussKuss
Cast
 
2001-2003 Die Ritterinnen
Cast
 
2000/2001 Mein langsames Leben
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Königin. Marianne Hoppe
Participation
 

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