Louis Hofmann

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Louis Hofmann
Louis Hofmann Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2015.JPG
Hofmann in 2015
Born (1997-06-03) 3 June 1997 (age 20)
Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Louis Hofmann (born June 3, 1997)[1] 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[edit]

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.


Year Title Role Notes
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
Freistatt Wolfgang
2015 Land of Mine Sebastian Schumann
2016 Center of My World Phil
2016 Alone in Berlin Hans Quangel
2017 Dark Jonas Kahnwald TV series


Year Title Notes
2006-2009 Die Ausflieger

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Gilde-Filmpreis Leipzig Bester Kinderfilm Tom Sawyer Won
2012 Deutscher Filmpreis Nominierung Bester Kinderfilm Won
New Faces Award Sonderpreis Won


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