Mini biography of Sebastian Koch
Sebastian was born in Karlsruhe, Germany on May 31st 1962. Before acting, he originally aspired to be a musician, but after watching a Stuttgart theatre production by director Claus Peymann, he decided that acting was the career he wanted to pursue. He graduated from the renowned Otto Falckenberg School of Acting in Munich.
His international breakthrough was in “MARIE AND FREUD” where he played Catherine Deneuve’s young lover, Rodolphe Loewenstein, and also in the mini-series “NAPOLEON” where he played alongside Gerard Depardieu, John Malkovich and Isabella Rossellini.
In 2006, he played Georg Dreyman in “THE LIVES OF OTHERS” – an Oscar winning performance, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. He was awarded the Italian Foreign Press Award in 2007 and the Globo d’Oro for Best European Actor award. In 2006, Sebastian was also awarded the Bambi award for Best Male German Actor.
He also starred in Paul Verhoeven´s film “BLACK BOOK”, which celebrated in 2006 premieres in Venice and Toronto and was nominated from the Netherlands for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2011, Sebastian appeared in Jaume Collet-Serra’s UNKNOWN where he starred opposite Liam Neeson, the independent British movie ALBATROSS directed by Niall MacCormick and in Iannis Smaragdis’ Greek production GOD LOVES CAVIAR. Sebastian began shooting for the Mike Figgis film SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF in 2012 and is currently in Budapest shooting A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD with Bruce Willis.