Benjamin Sadler

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Benjamin Sadler
Born Benjamin Klimaschewski
(1971-02-12) February 12, 1971 (age 43)
Toronto, Canada
Occupation Actor
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Benjamin Sadler (born February 12, 1971) is a German actor who was born in Toronto, Canada, the son of a German graphic designer and a British teacher. He lived in Canada until he was five. In 1976 he moved with his parents to Germany. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, his career as actor started in 1994 with roles in German thrillers such as Wolffs Revier and SK-Babies. In 2001 he appeared in the German-Italian film Maria Magdalena in the role as John the Baptist beside Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Danny Quinn. In 2002 he worked on two further religious films: The Bible - The Apocalypse with Richard Harris and Luther with Joseph Fiennes and Sir Peter Ustinov. He also appeared as the young emperor Augustus (Peter O'Toole was the emperor in later life).[1]

In 2006 he played the part of a physician in the film Dresden. In 2007 he starred as a lawyer and father of a thalidomide-handicapped daughter, for which he received a Bambi Award in 2007. He explained in an interview that he was proud to be a part of the film, which influenced the German parliament to pass a law giving greater financial compensation for victims of thalidomide.[2]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1998: Spuk aus der Gruft ("Spook from the Grave" - adaptation of one of a trilogy of books)
  • 2000: Spuk im Reich der Schatten ("Spook in the Kingdom of Shadows" - adaptation of one of a trilogy of books)
  • 2001: Maria Magdalena ("Maria Magdalena")
  • 2001: Antonia - Zwischen Liebe und Macht ("Antonia - Love and Power")
  • 2001: Jonathans Liebe ("Jonathan's Love")
  • 2002: Die Bibel – Die Apokalypse ("The Bible - The Apocalypse")
  • 2002: Spuk am Tor der Zeit ("Spook at the Gate of Time" - adaptation of one of a trilogy of books)
  • 2003: Augustus – Mein Vater der Kaiser ("Augustus - My Father the Emperor")
  • 2003: Auftrag Schutzengel ("Operation Guardian Angel")
  • 2003: Nur Anfänger heiraten ("Only Beginners Marry")
  • 2004: Italiener und andere Süßigkeiten ("Italians and Other Sweet Things")
  • 2006: Dresden ("Dresden")
  • 2007: Krieg und Frieden ("War and Peace")
  • 2007: Sehnsucht nach Liebe ("Waiting for Love")
  • 2007: Contergan ("Contergan")
  • 2008: Die Jagd nach dem Schatz der Nibelungen ("The Hunt for the Nibelung's Treasure")
  • 2008: Impact
  • 2009: Krupp – Eine deutsche Familie ("Krupp - A German Family")
  • 2010: Paura d'amare (TV series)
  • 2010: Liebe deinen Feind
  • 2010: Mörderischer Besuch (TV movie)
  • 2011: Das Mädchen auf dem Meeresgrund (TV movie)
  • 2011: Rosa Roth (TV series)
  • 2011: Wer wenn nicht wir
  • 2011: Tatort – Mord in der ersten Liga
  • 2011: Tatort – Schwarze Tiger, weiße Löwen
  • 2012: Rommel (TV movie)
  • 2012: München 72 - Das Attentat (TV movie)
  • 2012: The German Friend
  • 2012: Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
  • 2012: Tatort – Wegwerfmädchen(tv serie)
  • 2012: Tatort – Das goldene Band( tv serie)
  • 2013: Passion
  • 2013: Der Tote im Eis ( tv movie)
  • 2013: Anna Karénine ( tv movie)
  • 2013: Killing All the Flies (tv movie)
  • 2013 Das Jerusalem-Syndrom ( tv movie)
  • 2013 Pinocchio (TV Mini-Series)
  • 2014 Das Lächeln der Frauen ( tv movie)

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