Herbert Schäfer

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YEAR & PLACE OF BIRTH
1968 in Bonn, Germany
NATIONALITY
German
LOCATION
Augsburg near Munich
HEIGHT
183 cm
EYES
Blue-grey
HAIR
Dark Blonde
EDUCATION
Otto-Falckenberg-Schule Munich
AWARDS
1998 Bad Hersfelder Audience Award
2010 LÜDIA for the movie "Eines Tages ..."
LANGUAGE
English fluent
ACCENT
Colonian native
VOICE
Tenor
DRIVING LICENCE
Car

Film Selection

2016
Crooked Frame / HFF München Short Film / Director Tony Leyva Puig
SOKO München - Gutes Karma, schlechtes Karma / ZDF TV Series / Director Katharina Bischof
Hubert und Staller - Rosenkrieg / ARD BR TV Series / Director Erik Haffner
2015
Kästner und der kleine Dienstag / ARD ORF TV Movie /
Director Wolfgang Murnberger
Frau Pfarrer und Herr Priester / ARD TV Movie / Director Sebastian Sorger
Nocturnes / Short Film / A Better Truth Production / Director David Kellermann
Flashback / Short Film / Bavaria Film GmbH / Director Raffael Firnbach
2014
TATORT - Die letzte Wiesn / ARD TV Movie / Director Marvin Kren
2013
Die Rosenheim Cops / ZDF TV Series / Director Gunter Krää
2012
Abseitsfalle / SWR ARD TV Movie / Director Stefan Hering
2009
Eines Tages… / Feature Film / Director Iain Dilthey
Scheidung für Fortgeschrittene / ZDF TV Movie / Director Josh Broeker
2008
Alles was zählt / RTL TV Series / Guest Role / Director Christoph Bremer, Annette Herre
2007
Windschief / Short Film KHM / Director Maximilian Leo
Die Dinge zwischen uns / Feature Film KHM / Director Iris Janssen
Crash / BZAL Short Film / Director Thomas Bausenwein
Ich bin eine Insel / SWR ARD TV Movie / Director Gregor Schnitzler
2006
Lindenstraße / ARD TV Series / Guest Role / Director Dominik Probst
Hölderlin in Homburg / SWR Short Film / Director Rolf Pflücke
Der Staatsanwalt - Freier Fall / ZDF TV Mini Series / Director Peter F. Bringmann
2005
Carla meets Wolf / Short Film HfG / Director Jakob Reinhart
Pik & Amadeus - Freunde wider Willen / ARD TV Movie / Director Dominik Probst
2004
Zeppelin! / Feature Film / Director Gordian Maugg
2002
Die Wache / RTL TV Series / Director Carsten Meyer-Grohbrügge
2001
Deadline / SAT1 TV Movie / Director Marc Hertel
2000
SK Kölsch / SAT1 TV Series / Guest Role / Director Andreas Senn
Doppelter Einsatz - Kinderspiel / RTL TV Movie / Director Peter F. Bringmann
1999
Beyond Hierachy / Short Film / Director Jill Scott
Todesgrippe von Köln / SAT1 TV Movie / Director Christiane Balthasar
Meine Mutter, meine Rivalin / ARD TV Movie / Director Peter F. Bringmann
1998
Nathalie III - Babystrich Online / SAT1 TV Movie / Director Dagmar Damek
Männer aus zweiter Hand / ZDF TV Movie / Director Christoph Eichhorn
1997
Unter uns / RTL TV Series / Regie Heinz Dietz (among others)
1993
Die Gerichtsreporterin / ARD TV Series / Director Hartmut Griesmayr
1992
Dann eben mit Gewalt / ZDF TV Movie / Director Rainer Kaufmann

Stage Selection

2016
Ich Zarah oder das wilde Fleisch der letzten Diva / Role Der Mann /
Theater Würzburg / Director Markus Trabusch
2015 - 2016
The King´s Speech / Role Bertie / Theatergastspiele Kempf
2015
Gift. Eine Ehegeschichte / Role Husband / Stadttheater Fürth /
Director Werner Müller
2014
Homo Faber - Mehr als ein Bericht / Role Walter Faber / E-Werk Freiburg /
Director Ralf Buron
Ich Zarah oder das wilde Fleisch der letzten Diva / Role Der Mann /
Vorarlberger Landestheater in Bregenz / Director Markus Trabusch
Benefiz / Role Rainer / Metropol Theater München / Director Ercan Karacayli
2012 - 2013
The Kings Speech / Role King Edward / Tourneetheater Kempf / Director Helmut Fuschl
2012
Motortown / Role Lee/Tom/Paul/Justin / Teamtheater / Director Andreas Wiedermann
2011
Superstar sucht Deutschland / Lead / Kleines Theater Landshut / Director Herbert Schäfer
2010
Das Interview / Role Pierre Peters / Stadttheater Fürth / Director Werner Müller
2009
Gesäubert / Role Drunkard / Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel / Director Andreas Wiedermann
Homo Faber / Role Walter Faber / Theater Pro E-Werk Freiburg / Director Ralf Buron
Unter hohem Himmel - Parzival / Role Galan / Zürcher Schauspielhaus / Director Martin Klöpfer
2007
Libussa / Role Biwoy / Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus / Director Constanze Lauterbach
2006
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan / Role Shufu / Theater Freiburg / Director Thomas Krupa
Drei Schwestern / Role Kulygin / Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus / Director Amélie Niermeyer
2005
Kabale und Liebe / Role Hofmarschall von Kalb / Theater Freiburg / Director Stephan Rottkamp
2004
Hedda Gabler / Role Brack / Theater Freiburg / Director Stephan Rottkamp
2003
Anatomie Titus / Role Lucius / Theater Freiburg / Director Martin Klöpfer
2002
Sommernachtstraum / Role Oberon / Theater Freiburg / Director Amélie Niermeyer
2001
Hamlet / Leading Role / Ulmer Theater / Director Frido Solter
Dreigroschenoper / Role Mecky Messer / Ulmer Theater / Director Ansgar Haag
2000
König Lear / Role Edgar / Sommerspiele Schwäbisch Hall / Director Frido Solter
1998
Volksfeind / Role Hovstad / Staatstheater Schwerin / Director Michael Jurgons
1997
Unidentifizierte Leichenteile / Role David / Ulmer Theater / Director Roland Schimmelpfennig
Die Räuber / Role Franz Moor / Ulmer Theater / Director Michael Jurgons
1996
Torquato Tasso / Role Antonio / Ulmer Theater / Director Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer
1995
Emilia Galotti / Role Prinz / Ulmer Theater / Director Angelika Heimlich
1994
Faust / Role Valentin / Ulmer Theater / Director Ansgar Haag
1993
Edward II / Role Kent / Münchner Kammerspiele / Director Christian Stückl

Direction Selection

2016
Messias (Patrick Barlow) / Mainfranken Theater Würzburg
2015
The King´s Speech / Tourneetheater Kempf

It happened during his high school graduation party that Herbert Schäfer parodied a drunken principal which definitely made him gain the favor of his fellow students and also rendered grades a matter of secondary importance.  Everyone who witnessed the scene knew that Herbert Schäfer was to become an actor.  He also convinced the Otto Falckenberg Drama School audition panel of his skills and subsequently received the best of acting training that there is in Germany.  Upon performing his absolutely convincing graduation monologues he became a fixed member with the ensemble at the theater in Ulm, Germany where for four years he got to play classics by Schiller, Goethe, Lessing, Kleist, and Brecht.  Following a 3 year intermission and a couple of forays into summer theater, he joined another fixed ensemble, this time at the Theater Freiburg.  This was a time in which plays  started to be interpreted in a more modern and unconventional way.  At that time he also got to know Amélie Niermeyer.  She helped Herbert Schäfer take a big leap forward as an actor and they collaborated in a number of plays at the Schauspielhaus Duesseldorf.  Risa Kes who was one of the very first and finest casting directors, introduced him to director Rainer Kaufmann which paved Herbert Schäfer’s way to work in film.  Thanks to his impressively sonorous voice he is also a well-established narrator for radio features, radio plays, audio books as well as for TV documentaries on the French-German TV network ARTE.  As for truly convincing lead roles, Herbert Schäfer is currently performing in Superstar sucht Deutschland at the Kammerspiele Landshut, Germany and in Benefiz at the Metropol Theater München.  His last lead performance in a film for the big screen was opposite Ulrike Tscharre in Ian Dilthey’s Eines Tages . . .. Herbert Schäfer is a thoroughbred actor!