Quadflieg in 2004
|Born||Christian Urs Quadflieg
April 11, 1945
|Other names||Christian Urs|
Life and career
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 Westfälischen Schauspielschule (Actors school of Westphalia) in 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.
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 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'. 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.
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.
- Die unfreiwilligen Reisen des Moritz August Benjowski (1975, TV miniseries)
- Des Christoffel von Grimmelshausen abenteuerlicher Simplizissimus (1975, TV miniseries)
- Reifezeugnis (1977, TV)
- Derrick - Season 5, Episode 7: "Kaffee mit Beate" (1978, TV)
- Derrick - Season 6, Episode 12: "Ein Todesengel" (1979, TV)
- Derrick - Season 7, Episode 9: "Zeuge Yuroski" (1980, TV)
- Der Landarzt (1987-1992, TV series)
- Vater wider Willen (1995-2002, TV series)
- Salzburger Festspiele 1981 Offizielles Programm. Accessed 2008-10-23.
- Christian Quadflieg on IMDb. Accessed 2008-10-23.
- 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)."
- Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch 1968 and 1969 (in German)