Birol Ünel

Birol Ünel

Additional Names: Birol Uenel (Schreibvariante); Byrol Uenel (Schreibvariante)
Darsteller
*18.08.1961 Silifke, Türkei

Biography

Birol Ünel was born on August 18, 1961, in Silifke, Turkey. In 1968 he went to Germany and later became a parquet recliner. After attending actor's training at Schauspielschule Hannover, Ünel started to perform on stage. He played Caligula in the eponymous play which he also directed at the Tacheles in Berlin and was Siegfried in Castorf's 1994 production of "Die Nibelungen – Born Bad" at Berlin's Volksbühne. In 1987, Ünel made his movie debut in "Der Passagier" ("The Passenger - Welcome to Germany") which was followed by several minor parts mainly in the role of shady characters.

Ünel finally made his name with his portray of a plainclothes policeman in "Dealer" (1998) and made his breakthrough performance as an alcoholic in "Gegen die Wand" ("Head-On", 2004) which won him the German film prize as best actor. After "Gegen die Wand", Ünel also played in Turkish films such as "Hirsiz var" (2005) as well as in international productions such as "Not a Lovestory" (2005).

In Germany he played some important supporting roles, such as in "Valerie" (2006) and in "Haus der schlafenden Schönen" ("House of Sleeping Beauties", 2006). In "Die Unerzogenen" (2007) he playes another leading role.

Filmography

2015/2016 Back to Nothing
Cast
 
2015 Sharaf
Cast
 
2014/2015 Ich bin dann mal weg
Cast
 
2014-2017 Plan B - Scheiß auf Plan A
Cast
 
2013 Türkischer Honig
Cast
 
2008/2009 Soul Kitchen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Heat
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Mond und andere Liebhaber
Cast
 
2007 The Failure of Beauty - Dead Chickens In Berlin
Participation
 
2007 Krimi.de: Flinke Finger
Cast
 
2006 Haus der schlafenden Schönen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Valerie
Cast
 
2005-2007 Die Unerzogenen
Cast
 
2003/2004 Gegen die Wand
Cast
 
2001/2002 Brombeerchen
Cast
 
2000/2001 Anam
Cast
 
2000/2001 Planet Alex
Cast
 
2000 Rotlicht II - In der Höhle des Löwen
Cast
 
1999/2000 Im Juli
Cast
 
1999 Auslandstournee
Cast
 
1998/1999 Stille Nacht - Heilige Nacht
Cast
 
1998/1999 Fremde Freundin
Cast
 
1998/1999 Dealer
Cast
 
1998 Engelchen flieg
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das Frankfurter Kreuz
Cast
 
1996/1997 Todesspiel
Cast
 
1996 Lockvögel
Cast
 
1996 Buddies
Cast
 
1990-1992 Mau Mau
Cast
 
1988/1989 A Wopbopaloobop a Lopbamboom
Cast
 
1987/1988 Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany
Cast
 
1986/1987 Zahltag
Cast
 

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