Nico Liersch

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Nico Liersch
Nico Louis Liersch

(2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 18)
Years active2010–present

Nico Louis Liersch (born 17 July 2000) is a German TV and film teen actor. He is mostly known for his role as Rudy Steiner in the 2013 film The Book Thief.[1][2] He is also known for his work in the German television series Das ist Gut where he played Phillip Greenyard, a caveman without parents.


In 2012, Nico Liersch appeared in episodes of the German TV series Inga Lindström and Das Traumhotel. In February 2013, he was cast in the film adaptation of the best-seller novel The Book Thief.[3] He played Rudy Steiner, the best friend of the titular book thief, Liesel Meminger. Markus Zusak, who wrote the novel that inspired the movie, was pleased with Nico's portrayal of his character and wrote: ¨He's magnificent, indeed. He is Rudy.¨[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nico is one of two children. His older sister Luca is a singer, and has performed at several theatres in Germany.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Mallory, Carole (8 November 2013). "Movie Review... the Book Thief... a Good Film". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "First look at The Book Thief". ScreenTerrier. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Tess (5 February 2013). "Geoffrey Rush & Emily Watson To Star In WWII Tale 'The Book Thief'". Indiewire. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Markus Zusak's official tumblr". 12 November 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.

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