Frank Giering

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Frank Giering
Born (1971-11-23)23 November 1971
Magdeburg, East Germany
Died 23 June 2010(2010-06-23) (aged 38)
Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–2010

Frank Giering (23 November 1971 – 23 June 2010) was a German actor.


Giering studied at the HFF Potsdam.[1] He starred in a production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole[2] and was cast by Austrian filmmaker, Michael Haneke for the TV movie, The Traitor and the 1997 films The Castle and Funny Games.[3]

Giering's portrayal of the psychopathic killer, ‘Peter’ in "Funny Games" was considered a breakout performance.[3]

Giering was regularly seen in TV and cinema productions. His best known roles were in Sebastian Schipper's Absolute Giganten (1999) as Floyd, and in the film Baader (2002), portraying the leader of the Red Army Faction. Since 2006, Giering starred in the ZDF series Der Kriminalist as the Commissioner Henry Weber.[4] He appeared in 30 episodes up until 2010.[5]


Giering was found dead in his apartment in Berlin on June 23, 2010.[6] Giering had publicly discussed his struggles with alcoholism and emotional issues.[3]



  1. ^ Julia Jüttner (2010-02-22). "Schauspieler Frank Giering: "Auf Fotos fand ich mich zu fett"" (in German). Der Spiegel. 
  2. ^ "Frank Giering". Agentur Hübchen. 
  3. ^ a b c Roxborough, Scott (2010-06-24). "German actor Frank Giering dies at 38". Cologne, Germany: Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ Michael Seewald (2010-06-24). "Der Schauspieler Frank Giering ist tot: Allein mit sich selbst". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 
  5. ^ Frank Giering on IMDb
  6. ^ "Schauspieler Frank Giering (†38) ist tot". B.Z. 2010-06-24. 

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