Christian Berkel


Photo: Christian Berkel

Christian Berkel was born in 1957 in Berlin. He is well known to television audiences thanks to his leading role in the ZDF series “Der Kriminalist”. He also appeared alongside Tom Cruise in “Operation Valkyrie” and in the Quentin Tarantino film “Inglourious Basterds”. He has received numerous prices, including a Bambi Award for his role in “Downfall” and a Golden Camera for the made-for-TV movie “Mogadishu Welcome: The Hijacking of Flight 181”. In 2016, he appeared alongside Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven’s film “Elle”, which celebrated its world premiere in Cannes and was France’s entry for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. His debut book “Der Apfelbaum” was published in 2018, followed up by “Ada” in 2020. Christian Berkel is patron of the foundation “Ein Platz für Kinder”.

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