Thomas Thieme

Thomas Thieme

Darsteller
*29.10.1948 Weimar

Biography

Thomas Thieme was born in Weimar on October 29, 1948. He studied acting at the Staatliche Schauspielschule in East Berlin (later known as the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch"), and from the mid-1970s on, he performed at the Theater Magdeburg and the Theater Halle. During that time, he also had his first appearances in film and TV productions.

In 1984, Thieme – who three years previously had filed an application to emigrate from East Germany — was eventually allowed to leave the GDR. Settling in West Germany, he was hired by the Schauspiel Frankfurt, where he performed from 1984 until 1990. During the 1990s, he worked at the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Schaubühne in Berlin and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, where his performance as Richard III in the production of "Schlachten!" (2000) was singled out by the trade paper "Theater heute" which named Thieme actor of the year.

From the mid-1990s on, Thieme regularly appeared in TV productions as well. In addition to guest-starring stints on TV shows, he had roles in the made-for-TV films "Das Phantom - Die Jagd nach Dagobert" (1994) and the miniseries "Warten ist der Tod" (1999).

Following a supporting role in Jan Schütte's "Fette Welt" ("Fat World", 1998), Thieme more frequently appeared in theatrical releases like István Szabó's "Taking Sides - Der Fall Furtwängler" (DE/FR/GB 2001) and Robert Schwentke's "Eierdiebe" ("The Family Jewels", 2003). Often cast in patriarchal or authoritarian roles, his other film credits include the high profile productions "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", 2004) and "Das Leben der Anderen" ("The Lives of Others", 2006). From 2005 until 2013, he was a regular cast member of the TV series "Rosa Roth", and he also had memorable turns in the TV productions "Die Frau des Architekten" (2004, TV), "Der Vater meiner Schwester" (2005, TV) and "Die Nachrichten" (2005, TV).

Yet, Thieme also remained a fixture in theatre, both as stage actor and director. He starred in the production of "Faust I" at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar, where he directed Brecht's "Baal" (2003) and "Margaretha.Eddy.Dirty Rich" (2005). Moreover, he played Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" (2006) and starred in "Moliere. Eine Passion" 82007), both produced at the Schaubühne in Berlin.

At the end of the 2000s, Thieme shifted his focus to film and television. After his turn as a judge in the controversial political drama "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex" (2008) and as the father of Effi in Hermine Huntgeburth's "Effi Briest" (2009), he starred in four 2009 theatrical releases: The comedy "Männersache", the historical drama "Berlin 36", the mystery thriller "Die Tür" ("The Door") and the romance "Liebe Mauer" ("Beloved Berlin Wall").

On TV, he was one of the leads in the miniseries "Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie" (2009, TV) and played German chancellor Helmut Kohl in the biopic "Der Mann aus der Pfalz" (2009, TV).

Following a stint on the stage of the Schauspielhaus Hamburg for a production of Kleist's "Robert Guiskard, Herzog der Normänner", Thieme appeared in Andres Veiel's drama "Wer wenn nicht wir" ("If Not Us, Who", 2011) and in Leander Haußmann's historical comedy "Hotel Lux" (2011). He next played German field marshal Günther von Kluge in the WWII drama "Rommel" (2012, TV) and actor Paul Wegener in the biopic "George" (2013, TV). His performance in the TV thriller "Das letzte Wort" (2013, TV) won him a Hessian Television Award.

He went on to star as a tough police captain in "Wir waren Könige" ("The Kings Surrender", 2014), the evil Holländer-Michel in the fairy tale adaptation "Das kalte Herz" (2014) and as a retired cop in the made-for-TV thriller "Besondere Schwere der Schuld" (2014, TV).

After leading roles in the political satires "Die Eisläuferin" (2015) and "Er ist wieder da" (2015), Thieme played a police detective in Gordian Maugg's expressionist biopic "Fritz Lang" (2016). Alongside Henry Hübchen, Michael Gwisdek, Jürgen Prochnow and Winfried Glatzeder, he next starred in the 2017 spy comedy "Kundschafter des Friedens".

Filmography

2017 Der namenlose Tag
Cast
 
2016/2017 Babylon Berlin
Cast
 
2016 Veras Zunge in meinem Mund voller Praline
Cast
 
2015/2016 Kundschafter des Friedens
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Stadt und die Macht
Cast
 
2015 Uli Hoeneß - Der Patriarch
Cast
 
2015 Die Eisläuferin
Cast
 
2014/2015 Er ist wieder da
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der weiße Äthiopier
Cast
 
2014/2015 Im Zweifel
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Inder
Cast
 
2014-2016 Fritz Lang
Cast
 
2014-2016 Chamissos Schatten
Voice
 
2014 Glückskind
Cast
 
2014 Besondere Schwere der Schuld
Cast
 
2013/2014 Das kalte Herz
Cast
 
2013-2015 Mein Vater, sein Vater und ich
Participation, Voice
 
2012/2013 George
Cast
 
2012/2013 Robin Hood
Cast
 
2012/2013 Das letzte Wort
Cast
 
2012-2014 Wir waren Könige
Cast
 
2012 Gestern waren wir Fremde
Cast
 
2012 Mörderische Jagd
Cast
 
2012 Notwehr
Cast
 
2012 Rommel
Cast
 
2012 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga
Cast
 
2011/2012 Frauensee
Cast
 
2011 Das Dorf
Cast
 
2010/2011 Hotel Lux
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wer wenn nicht wir
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der ganz große Traum
Cast
 
2010/2011 Bastard
Cast
 
2010/2011 Mörderisches Wespennest
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009/2010 Letzter Moment
Cast
 
2009/2010 Vergessene Erinnerung
Cast
 
2009 Liebe Mauer
Cast
 
2009 Mörder auf Amrum
Cast
 
2009 Liebling, weck die Hühner auf
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die Tür
Cast
 
2008/2009 Berlin '36
Cast
 
2008/2009 Männersache
Cast
 
2008 Thieme - King of Pain
Participation
 
2008 Ein Dorf sieht Mord
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Cast
 
2007-2009 Effi Briest
Cast
 
2007-2009 Schuldig
Cast
 
2007 Zwischen Wahnsinn und Kunst - Die Sammlung Prinzhorn
Voice
 
2007 Die Katze
Cast
 
2007 Duell in der Nacht
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das Geheimnis im Moor
Cast
 
2005 Requiem
Cast
 
2004/2005 Das Leben der Anderen
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Nachrichten
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Patriarchin
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Untergang
Cast
 
2003/2004 Hitlers letzte Tage. Der Film "Der Untergang"
Participation
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2003 Helden ohne Ruhm. Der 17. Juni 1953
Voice
 
2001/2002 Verrat
Cast
 
2001/2002 Hannas Baby
Cast
 
2001-2003 Eierdiebe
Cast
 
2000/2001 Der Schuss
Cast
 
2000/2001 Taking Sides - Der Fall Furtwängler
Cast
 
2000-2003 Planet B: C. I. Angel
Cast
 
1999/2000 Tyrannenmord
Cast
 
1999/2000 Nach eigenen Gesetzen
Cast
 
1997/1998 Fette Welt
Cast
 
1997 Willkommen in Köln
Cast
 
1996 Das Tor des Feuers
Cast
 
1994 Das Phantom - Die Jagd nach Dagobert
Cast
 
1994 Lemgo
Cast
 
1992 Schnell reich, schnell tot
Cast
 
1991 Filmriß
Cast
 
1982 Das Fahrrad
Cast
 
1977 Der gepuderte Mann im bunten Rock oder Musjöh lebt gefährlich
Cast
 
1974/1975 Lotte in Weimar
Cast
 
1973 Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer
Cast
 

Overview

More at filmportal

Literature

KOBV-Suche