Nico Liersch (born 17 July 2000) is a German actor. He is best known for his role as Rudy Steiner in the 2013 film The Book Thief. He is also known for his work in the German television series Das ist Gut where he played Phillip Greenyard, a caveman without parents.
Liersch was born on 17 July 2000 in Munich, Germany, where he was raised.
In 2012, Liersch appeared in episodes of the German TV series Inga Lindström and Das Traumhotel, then later feature film Kokowääh 2, a sequel to Kokowääh. In February 2013, he was cast in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Book Thief. 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.¨
|2008||Der Einsturz||Max Karge||TV movie|
|2009||Die geerbte Familie||Paul Eggert||TV movie|
|2010||Die Liebe kommt mit dem Christkind||Peter Eggert||TV movie|
|Herzflimmern - Liebe zum Leben||Florian Tremmel||TV series, two episodes|
|2012||Das Traumhotel||Anton Ingenhoven||TV series, one episode|
|Africa Cries Out to You||Jakob Wenninger||TV movie|
|Inga Lindström||Lasse||TV series, episode: Ein Lied für Solveig|
|Schafkopf||TV series, one episode|
|The Book Thief||Rudy Steiner|
|2016||Hanna's Sleeping Dogs||Michael Berger|
|2017||In aller Freundschaft – Die jungen Ärzte||Felix Maibach||TV series, one episode|
|2018||Daheim in den Bergen||David||TV series, one episode|
|2020||SOKO München||Bruno||TV series|
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