Katharina Thalbach

Carrying on the artistic ambitions of her family--her father was a Swiss film director and her mother an actress--Katharina Thalbach also took up acting, and to date has appeared opposite the likes of Meryl Streep ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1954 in East Berlin, DE

Filmography

Actor (50)

Ich Bin Dann Mal Weg 2015 (Movie)

Omma Bertha (Actor)

Raven the Little Rascal - The Big Race 2015 (Movie)

Frau Dachs (Voice)

Dunkel 2014 (Movie)

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Der perfekte Mann (2012) 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hanni & Nanni 3 2013 (Movie)

Mademoiselle Bertoux (Actor)

Head Full of Honey 2013 (Movie)

Vivian Saalfeld (Actor)

Moon Man 2013 (Movie)

Moon Man (Voice)

Rubinrot 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der kleine Rabe Socke 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Vermessung der Welt 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Du hast es versprochen 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hanni und Nanni 2 2012 (Movie)

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Hanni & Nanni 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der Mond und andere Liebhaber 2008 (Movie)

Hanna (Actor)

Du Bist Nicht Allein 2007 (Movie)

Frau Moll (Actor)

Hande Weg Von Mississippi 2007 (Movie)

Dolly (Actor)

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (Movie)

Anna Kopleck (Actor)

Strike 2007 (Movie)

Agnieszka Kowalska (Actor)

Der Raeuber Hotzenplotz 2006 (Movie)

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Offset 2005 (Movie)

Mrs. Fischer (Actor)

King of Thieves 2004 (Movie)

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Der Vulkan 1999 (Movie)

Mother Schwalbe (Actor)

Sonnenallee 1999 (Movie)

Micha's Mother (Actor)

Caipiranha 1998 (Movie)

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Solo Fuer Klarinette 1998 (Movie)

Louise Bethmann (Actor)

The Eastie Boys 1998 (Movie)

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Kaspar Hauser 1996 (Movie)

Countess Hochberg (Actor)

Stille Nacht 1996 (Movie)

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The Tin Drum 1996 (Movie)

Maria Matzerath (Actor)

Alles auf Anfang 1994 (Movie)

Riki Rote (Actor)

God afton, Herr Wallenberg 1993 (Movie)

Marja (Actor)

Die Denunziantin 1992 (Movie)

Helene Schwarzel (Actor)

Die Lugnerin 1991 (Movie)

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Der Achte Tag 1990 (Movie)

Vera Pukall (Actor)

Follow Me 1989 (Movie)

Judity (Actor)

Sins of the Fathers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Z.B....Otto Spalt 1988 (Movie)

Tamara (Actor)

Welcome to Germany 1987 (Movie)

Sofie (Actor)

Paradise 1985 (Movie)

Lotte Kovacz (Actor)

Domino 1984 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Friedliche Tage 1982 (Movie)

Hanna Rinkes (Actor)

Glut 1982 (Movie)

Claire Korb (Actor)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

Engel aus Eisen 1980 (Movie)

Lisa Gabler (Actor)

Mosch 1979 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Das blaue Licht 1976 (Movie)

Prinzessin (Actor)

Fluchtweg nach Marseilles 1976 (Movie)

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The Second Awakening of Christa Klages 1976 (Movie)

Lena Seidlhofer (Actor)

Winterspelt 1976 (Movie)

Kaethe Lenk (Actor)

Die Leiden des Jungen Werther 1975 (Movie)

Lotte (Actor)

Biography

Carrying on the artistic ambitions of her family--her father was a Swiss film director and her mother an actress--Katharina Thalbach also took up acting, and to date has appeared opposite the likes of Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, and other renowned performers. She started out in German television during the '60s, which led to film roles throughout the subsequent decade, including Volker Schlöndorff's international success "The Tin Drum." For the 1979 film about a stunted youth living in 1930s Germany, she landed the part of Maria Matzerath, the main character's first mistress; unfortunately, some of the attention paid to her was likely related to simulated love scenes with actor David Bennent, then 11 years old. Although the movie was banned as obscene in certain places, this did not hurt Thalbach's career long-term. Indeed, one of her subsequent appearances was in the 1982 American film "Sophie's Choice" as Wanda, a Nazi Resistance fighter who befriends the protagonist, played by Streep. Plenty of German movie roles followed over the next few decades, including the lead female role in the drama "Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg," about real-life Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. In 2006, she re-teamed with Schlöndorff for "Strike," in which she played a Polish labor worker who took part in various important events across three decades. Thalbach also did voice work for the German translation of Disney's 2002 animated feature "Lilo and Stitch."

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