Bruno Ganz Horst Herold

After studying drama and making his theatre debut in Zurich, Bruno Ganz went to Germany in 1962 and appeared in plays directed by Peter Zadek, Kurt Hübner and Peter Stein. In 1976, Bruno Ganz starred in Eric Rohmer’s adaptation of THE MARQUISE OF O... and was awarded the Golden Filmband for his performance.

Some of the most important performances of his film career include the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Bernd Eichinger production DOWNFALL, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, and his parts in NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1979) by Werner Herzog, WINGS OF DESIRE (1987) by Wim Wenders and BREAD AND TULIPS by Silvio Soldini (2000).

Ganz has received numerous awards including the Adolf Grimme Award (1999), nominations for the European Film Award (2000 and 2004) and the Iffland Ring, the highest commendation for German-speaking theatre actors (1996).

Most recently, Ganz could be seen in Francis Ford Coppola’s YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH. He is also working with legendary Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, on his new project THE DUST OF TIME, and with Stephen Daldry on THE READER alongside Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes.