Jochen Horst

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Jochen Horst
Born (1961-09-07)September 7, 1961
Calcutta

Jochen Horst (born September 7, 1961) is an Indian/English/German Film, TV and Theater actor.

After growing up on a tea plantage in Sri Lanka (his father was a typical 'Nabob' and painter)the family of six had to leave the country because of up-risings.They fled to India/New Delhi,where his parents died in a tragic accident. His brothers and sisters roamed the streets and were taken in by an English couple,who shipped them back to Europe for further education. Jochen attended college and finished at the state College in Graz, Austria, the Music Academy of Performing Arts with "summa cum laude" in 1986. Because of his bilingual upbringing (his Grandfather was from Chicago) he went to London for further training at the Lee Strasberg Institute to deepen his studies in different acting techniques, especially in the so-called "Method".

While he stayed in London and Australia for many years, he played in films in Italy, England and France. He also did many plays in the theater. He was awarded in 1989 with the "O.E.Hasse-Award" a most prestigious award for best newcomer in the theater in Germany and the "Grimme Award" for best actor in 1996, and a couple of nominations in the following years for his film work.

Jochen now lives in Spain.

Filmography (selected)[edit]

  • 1990: Die Krücke
  • 1992: Der Zementgarten
  • 1993: Swing Kids
  • 1994-1998: Balko
  • 1998: Der Handymörder
  • 1999: Die Blendung
  • 2001: Tatort – Der lange Arm des Zufalls
  • 2001: Die Westentaschenvenus
  • 2002: Bella Block – Kurschatten
  • 2003: Luther
  • 2005: Nero

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