Christian Quadflieg

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Christian Quadflieg
Christian Quadflieg 2004.jpg
Quadflieg in 2004
Christian Urs Quadflieg

(1945-04-11) April 11, 1945 (age 73)
Other namesChristian Urs

Christian Urs Quadflieg (born April 11, 1945 in Växjö, Sweden) is a German television actor and director. He has lived in Hamburg since 1991. His father was the German actor Will Quadflieg.

Life and career[edit]

Christian Quadflieg attended school in Hamburg. After he finished his education with the Abitur (A-levels) he began a three-year lasting education at the Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum. Between 1969 and 1973 he was a member of the theater companies in Oberhausen, Wuppertal and Basel. These were followed by work in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Zürich. He was also engaged at the Salzburg Festival.[1]

Quadflieg had roles in a great number of TV series and movies, among them e.g. in Der Alte, Derrick, Das Traumschiff, Siska, Vater wider Willen and Tatort. In the 40 episodes of Der Landarzt, he portrayed the title role of Dr. Karsten Matthiesen[2] and in 16 of these episodes he also worked as director.

He regularly tours Germany with programmes of reading the work of various poets. In recent years he has been seen less on TV, which he explains with 'his search for a better quality of his roles'.[3] He also is the German synchronisation voice of, among others, Dean Stockwell in Paris, Texas and of Robert Taylor in Broadway Melody of 1936 and The Crowd Roars.[4]

During his time in Oberhausen he worked under the name Christian Urs as he did not want to profit from the fame of his father Will Quadflieg, who was born and raised in Oberhausen.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Salzburger Festspiele 1981 Offizielles Programm Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 2008-10-23.
  2. ^ Christian Quadflieg on IMDb . Accessed 2008-10-23.
  3. ^ Christian Quadflieg Official Site. Accessed 2008-10-23. "... dass ich in der Auswahl meiner Filmrollen ein bisschen wählerisch geworden bin (...that I have become a bit selective in my choice of film roles)."
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  • Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch 1968 and 1969 (in German)

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