Hans Meyer (actor)

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Hans Meyer (born 21 July 1925, Paulpietersburg KwaZulu) is a South African actor born to German parents. In Britain, he is probably best known for his portrayal of Hauptmann Franz Ulmann in the television series Colditz (1972–74).

His family were German farmers in Natal and Zululand. Originally a farmer, Meyer decided to move to Europe in the early 1960s. He worked initially as a model where he posed for book covers until a friend in Germany working for an advertising agency lined up his first work as an actor, a television advert for Puschkin Vodka. The brand became Germany's best selling vodka and Meyer became known as "Frank S. Thorn" The Puschkin Man and a familiar face. His acting career took off and he appeared in many television series and movies including Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975).

Since then, he has appeared in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as well as the French cult movie Brotherhood of the Wolf.[1]

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  1. ^ Willis, John (2004). Screen World 2003. Hal Leonard. p. 237. ISBN 9781557835284. Retrieved 23 November 2015.

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