Patrick Nellessen

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YEAR AND PLACE OF BIRTH
1987 in Munich, Germany
NATIONALITY
German
LOCATION
Munich
HEIGHT
178 cm
EYES
Blue-Green
HAIR
Brown
EDUCATION
2009 - 2013 Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
LANGUAGES
English fluent / French basic
ACCENT
Bavarian native
VOICE
Baritone
SPORTS
Aikido / Acrobatics / Horseback Riding / Swordplay
DANCING
Afro Dance / Modern Dance / both professional
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Body Percussion / Bongo / Djembe
DRIVING LICENCE
Car

Film Selection

2018
Gipfelstürmer - Das Berginternat / Die Neue and Flieg Liv, flieg / ZDF TV Movie / Director Jakob Schäuffelen
SOKO Kitzbühel - Unerwünschte Nebenwirkungen / ZDF ORF TV Series / Director Rainer Hackstock
Oh Mann, Hanna / HFF Short Feature Film / Director Alex Negret
2017
Swords in the Snow / Short Feature Film / bilderdiebmedia / Director Ulrich Wessel
Hubert und Staller - Heißer Tod / ARD BR TV Series / Director Erik Haffner
2014
Die Rosenheim Cops - Tod auf der Walz / ZDF TV Series / Director Jörg Schneider
2013
SOKO 5113 München - Entfaltet / ZDF TV Series / Director Bodo Schwarz
2012
Angst - Ein Traum / Short Film HFF München / Director David Clay Diaz
Zuflucht / Short Film HFF München / Director Erec Brehmer
2011
Liebesszene / HFF München Camera Seminar / Michael Ballhaus /
Director Sherry Hormann

Stage Selection

2018
Religion Kontrovers: Wahrheit? Fakten und Fake News / Bayerisches Staatstheater Munich /
Staging Sapir Heller / Conceptual Design Prof. Bettina Reitz
2017 - 2018
ALICE! (Lewis Carroll) Music of Tom Waits / Metropol Theater München / Director Philipp Moschitz
2017
Angst essen Seele auf / Theater Konstanz / Director Johanna Schall
Wie im Himmel / Metropol Theater München / Director Dominik Wilgenbus / Jochen Schölch
2016 - 2017
Die letzte Karawanserei (Ariane Mnouchkine) / Metropol Theater München / Director Jochen Schölch
Awarded tz-Rose of the Year 2016
2015 - 2017
Die Geierwally / Theater Augsburg / Director Gregor Turecek
2016
Habe die Ehre / Metropol Theater München / Director Miguel Abrantes Ostrowski
Gala / Münchner Kammerspiele / Director Jerome Bel
2015
Der Hässliche / Torturmtheater Sommerhausen / Director Ercan Karacayli
Hexenjagd / Theater Erlangen / Director Dominik von Gunten
Unschuld / Theater Erlangen / Director Katja Ott
Amphitryon / Theater Erlangen / Director Jakob Fedler
2014
Eines langen Tages Reise in die Nacht / Theater Erlagen / Director Wolfgang Gropper
Mating Call / Wits Theatre Johannesburg South Africa / Director Antonia Beermann
Dantons Tod / Theater Erlangen / Director Mario Portmann
Jeder stirbt für sich allein / Theater Erlangen / Director Katja Ott
2013
Das Fest / Theater Erlangen / Director Wolfang Gropper
hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft / Residenztheater München / Director Gregor Turecek
Trust / Akademietheater München / Director Mario Andersen
2012
Der einsame Weg / Akademietheater München / Director Johanna Wehner
2011
Schwarze Jungfrauen / Akademietheater München / Director Malte C. Lachmann
Merlin oder das wüste Land / Metropol Theater München / Director Jochen Schölch
2010
Minus Odysseus / Prinzregententheater München / Director Christopher Roth
Albert Ostermaier and Katrin Brack
Was ihr wollt / Reaktorhalle München / Director Lena Kupatz

Patrick Nellessen was born in Munich where he also earned his highschool diploma (Abitur).  He finished his non-military service and for two semesters enrolled for German studies at the university.  Though he never lost his enthusiasm for the humanities, he did audition in 2009 at one of the most reputable German drama schools, Theaterakademie August Everding, and got accepted right after his first try.  During his studies there he did partake in plays at both the Akademietheater and the Prinzregententheater.  Following a successful final showcase at his drama school, he was asked by the artistic director of the Theater Erlangen to join the ensemble there.  He took the chance and for two years, starting in 2013, he got to play leading characters in classical as well as in modern plays.  During those two years, he actually managed to tuck under his belt a whopping 14 different productions.  Meanwhile Patrick Nellessen has come back  to his home town Munich where he works as a freelance actor.  In 2016, he returned to the stage of Munich’s Metropol Theater for the highly successful production of Mnouchkine’s play “Die letzte Karawanserei” (dir.: Jochen Schölch).  Also, he was cast in another current production there, “Habe die Ehre” (dir.: Miguel Abrantes Ostrowski) which is the most fast-paced play I have ever come to see.

Let me say that Patrick Nellessen beautifully mastered his first film roles, one of which  deserves a special mention: his collaboration with director Sherry Hormann and DoP Michael Ballhaus.  In a favorable sense, you can picture the actor Patrick Nellessen as a self-questioning hero.  His work seems effortless and evermore focused.  If I were to pick the two traits I like most about Patrick, I’d pick his sincere honesty and distinct voice.