Wotan Wilke Möhring

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Wotan Wilke Möhring
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Wotan Wilke Möhring (October 2012)
Born (1967-05-23) May 23, 1967 (age 51)
Occupationactor
Years active1998–present

Wotan Wilke Möhring (born May 23, 1967) is a German actor.

Life and work[edit]

He grew up in Herne. His father was an Army officer and his mother worked as a teacher. He has a sister and two brothers. One of them, Sönke Möhring is also an actor.

After receiving a Waldorf education in Herne and finishing high school with the Abitur diploma, he took vocational training to become electrician, but then worked as club owner, doorman and model. He studied Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts, joined actors workshops in Cologne and Los Angeles and lived for two years in New York City. He was also an Army officer for two years.

Together with Gabi Delgado-López, Möhring founded the band DAF/DOS. Furthermore, he produced soundtracks.

Möhring had his first screen appearance in the 1998 TV-movie Die Bubi-Scholz-Story, a bio-pic about a German boxer, which also featured Benno Fürmann and Götz George. Since then he has played in over 90 German film and television productions[1] and has received numerous prizes, including the German Television Prize as Best Actor in 2012[2]. He starred in the German film Der letzte schöne Tag which was awarded a Grimme Prize in 2013. He played the lead role in a short film directed by Max Zähle, which won a Student Academy Award in 2011[3] and was nominated for an Oscar in 2012. He had a small role in the international film production of 2008 titled Valkyrie about the plot to assassinate Hitler on 20 July 1944.

Since 2013 Möhring has played the federal police officer Thorsten Falke in eleven episodes[4] of the long-running weekly TV crime series Tatort, after previously playing guest roles four times in the series.

In 2016 he played the part of Old Shatterhand, the blood brother of Winnetou, in the German film production Winnetou -- der Mythos lebt based on three novels by Karl May.

Möhring plays the main character, Ludvig Licht, in the 2018 Swedish television thriller series West of Liberty based on the novel by Thomas Engstrom[5][6].

Filmography (selection)[edit]

  • 1998: Die Bubi-Scholz-Story (TV-movie)
  • 1999: Zoe - Ted
  • 1999: Bang Boom Bang – Ein todsicheres Ding - Fußballspieler - Kellerbar (scenes deleted)
  • 1999: St. Pauli Nacht
  • 2000: 8 Grad Celsius - Mark
  • 2000: Otto – Der Katastrofenfilm - Brock
  • 2000: Hat er Arbeit? (TV-movie) - Karl Hansen
  • 2001: Das Experiment - Joe Maier Nr. 69
  • 2001: Ein göttlicher Job - Gangster
  • 2001: Lammbock - Frank
  • 2001: Julietta - Castor
  • 2002: Olgas Sommer - Paul
  • 2002: Himmelreich auf Erden (TV-movie) - Roland
  • 2002: La mer
  • 2002: Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt (TV-movie)
  • 2003: Anatomy 2 - Gregor
  • 2003: Eierdiebe - Martin Schwarz
  • 2003: Echte Männer? (TV-movie) - Mike Krieger
  • 2004: Die Konferenz (TV-movie) - Karsten Graf
  • 2004: Zwischen Liebe und Tod (TV-movie) - Max
  • 2004: Cowgirl - Max
  • 2005: Küss mich, Hexe! (TV-movie) - Harry Tänzel
  • 2005: Antibodies - Michael Martens
  • 2005: Almost Heaven - Carlo
  • 2005: Der Schatz der weissen Falken - Jan (35)
  • 2005: Heimliche Liebe – Der Schüler und die Postbotin (TV-movie) - Peter Wörner
  • 2006: Goldene Zeiten - Ingo Schmitz
  • 2006: Mord auf Rezept (TV-movie) - Noah Becker
  • 2006: Freundinnen fürs Leben (TV-movie) - Meier
  • 2006: Nichts als Gespenster - Jonas
  • 2006: Bettis Bescherung (TV-movie) - Fabian Fuchs
  • 2007: Video Kings - Horst
  • 2007: Gegenüber - Michael Gleiwitz
  • 2007: Copacabana (TV-movie) - Harald
  • 2007: Neben der Spur - Johannes
  • 2008: Hardcover - Dominik 'Nick' 'Dom' Adler
  • 2008: KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst (TV-series) - Fred Steiner
  • 2008: Ein riskantes Spiel (TV-movie) - Andreas
  • 2008: In jeder Sekunde - Christoph Zach
  • 2008: Valkyrie - Sergeant Kolbe
  • 2008: Die Wilden Hühner und das Leben - Tortes Vater
  • 2009: Kinder des Sturms (TV-movie) - Harald Bergmann
  • 2009: Soul Kitchen - Thomas Neumann
  • 2009: Pandorum - Young Bower's Father
  • 2009: Men in the City - Roland Feldberg
  • 2010: Wie Matrosen - Dennis Koch
  • 2010: Henri IV - Henri de Guise
  • 2010: The Silence - Timo Friedrich
  • 2011: The Fire - Ralph Nester
  • 2011: Gegengerade - Fan Steiger
  • 2011: Raju (short) - Jan
  • 2011: Hindenburg [de] (TV-movie) - Karl Erdmann
  • 2011: Black Brown White - Doc
  • 2011: Homevideo (TV-movie) - Claas Moormann
  • 2011: Männerherzen … und die ganz ganz große Liebe - Roland Feldberg
  • 2011: The Last Fine Day (TV-movie) - Lars Langhoff
  • 2012: Elmo: Wort des Tages - Wotan
  • 2012: Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge - Markus
  • 2012: Mann tut was Mann kann - Paul Schuberth
  • 2013: Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga [de] - Friedrich Loewe
  • 2013: Tatort – Feuerteufel (TV-series) - Thorsten Falke
  • 2014: Tatort – Kaltstart (TV-series) - Thorsten Falke
  • 2014: Besser als nix - Carsten Rasmus
  • 2014: Who Am I – No System is Safe - Stephan
  • 2014: Alles ist Liebe - Hannes
  • 2015: Da muss Mann durch - Paul
  • 2015: Kleine Ziege, sturer Bock - Jakob
  • 2016: Sex & Crime - Valentin
  • 2016: Seitenwechsel - Alex Paschke
  • 2016: Unsere Zeit ist jetzt - Basti
  • 2016: Winnetou - Old Shatterhand
  • 2017: Lommbock - Frank
  • 2018: Steig. Nicht. Aus! [de] - Karl Brendt

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Hat er Arbeit? (2000)
  • Liebe und Verrat (2002)
    • 2002: German Television Award nomination for Best Actor
  • Antikörper (2005)
    • 2005: Málaga Spanish Film Festival Award for Best actor
  • The Fire (2011)
    • 2011: Thessaloniki Film Festival Award for Best actor
  • Homevideo (2011)
    • 2011: German Television Award
  • The Last Fine Day (2011)
    • 2012: German Television Award for Best actor
    • 2013: Grimme Award
  • Winnetou (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0617852/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  2. ^ http://www.deutscher-fernsehpreis.de/verleihung/nominierungsdetails/2012-bester-schauspieler-wotan-w-moehring/
  3. ^ https://www.oscars.org/saa/ceremonies/2011
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0617852/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  5. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/berlin-2013-swedish-thriller-west-414728
  6. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520178/externalsites?ref_=ttrel_ql_3
  7. ^ "'Bester deutscher Schauspieler': Wotan Wilke Möhring". Goldene Kamera (in German). Retrieved 5 March 2017.

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