Hofmann in 2015
3 June 1997 |
Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Louis Hofmann (born June 3, 1997) is a German actor who first gained attention as the lead in the 2011 German film Tom Sawyer and won the Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a teenage German POW in the 2015 Danish film Land of Mine.
Life and career
Hofmann was born in Mönchengladbach, where he lives with his parents and his older brother. His first experience in front of the camera was for Servicezeit, a radio program on the WDR network. There, he auditioned as Ausflieger in the family leisure activities section. After two and a half years at Servicezeit, he decided to become an actor and is represented by Agentur Schwarz.
In 2009 Hofmann was involved in the filming of the series Danni Lowinski. That year he also played the son of Edgar Selge in Der verlorene Vater, and the son of Heino Ferch in Tod in Istanbul.
In 2010 he performed in Wilsberg and Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei. He portrayed the title character in Tom Sawyer. Along with Leon Seidel, who played the role of Huck Finn, he sang on the soundtrack of the film in the song, Barfuß Gehen (Going Barefoot).
The filming of The Adventures of Huck Finn in the summer of 2011 was his third collaboration with the director Hermine Huntgeburth. The film adaptation of the classic Mark Twain novel was released on December 20, 2012 in German cinemas. Beginning on October 24, 2013 Hofmann appeared in the comedy Der fast perfekte Mann (The Nearly Perfect Man).
In 2012 Hofmann played a starring role in an episode of the television series Stolberg.
|2010||Der verlorene Vater||David Salzbrenner||TV Movie|
|Tod in Istanbul||Sascha Kleinert||TV Movie|
|Danni Lowinski||Fabian Lüdtke||Episode: Hundeleben|
|2011||Tom Sawyer||Tom Sawyer|
|2012||Wilsberg||Max Rensing||Episode: Aus Mangel an Beweisen|
|Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn||Tom Sawyer|
|2013||Stolberg||Dennis Kessler||Episode: Der verlorene Sohn|
|Der perfekte Mann||Aaron|
|2015||Land of Mine||Sebastian Schumann|
|2016||Center of My World||Phil|
|2016||Alone in Berlin||Hans Quangel|
|2017||Dark||Jonas Kahnwald||TV series|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Gilde-Filmpreis Leipzig||Bester Kinderfilm||Tom Sawyer||Won|
|2012||Deutscher Filmpreis Nominierung||Bester Kinderfilm||Won|
|New Faces Award||Sonderpreis||Won|