German actor and author Matthias Brandt was born in Berlin in 1961. From the mid-1980s he was a member of many theatrical ensembles, most recently at the theaters in Zurich and Bochum. Since 2000, he has been working primarily in film and television, where he has won all the top industry awards. As an audiobook narrator, he has won the German Audiobook Prize twice. In recent years, he and musician Jens Thomas have gone on tour with their improvised word-music collages. His book debut “Space Patrol”, a collection of short stories, was published in 2016, followed by his first novel, “Blackbird”, in 2019.