About

Ludwig Blochberger was born in East-Berlin in 1982. His father Lutz Blochberger (actor & director) and his mother (puppeteer) both studied at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts at the time. In 1984 his family moved to Dresden. At the age of 8 Ludwig attended the school of the Dresdner Kreuzchor. In 1992 they moved to Vienna and became a member of the famous Vienna Boys’ Choir, which led him to places all over the world. Shortly after he went on to play the role of Prince Edward III in the staging of ‘EDWARD II‘ by Claus Peymann at the Wiener Burgtheater. In 1999 Ludwig Blochberger moved back to his hometown Berlin. In the following year he played besides Armin Mueller-Stahl in ‘THE MANNS – NOVEL OF A CENTURY‘. In the same year he left school and began to study at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, which he finished in 2004. Since then he has been acting in many different TV movie and cinema productions (SUMMER STORM, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, THE LAST TRAIN). He has been nominated for the UNDINE AWARD as best supporting actor and best actor in a leading role. On stage he worked with renowned directors like Hans Neuenfels (THE MAGIC FLUTE, BAAL), Maria Happel and Hermann Beil. In 2007 he played the leading role in the world premiere of ‘HEIL HITLER!‘ by playwright Rolf Hochhuth, which was directed by his father Lutz Blochberger. Then in 2013, Ludwig played the German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in the TV documentary drama HELMUT SCHMIDT – LEBENSFRAGEN (directed by: Ben von Grafenstein). This TV movie was broadcasted on the occasion of the 95th birthday of Helmut Schmidt. In the same year he took over the continuous role of Inspector Riwal, in the TV series COMMISSAIRE DUPIN, which is based on the successful novels of the author Jean-Luc Bannalec and based in Brittany (France). Since fall 2015, Ludwig plays in the TV crime series THE OLD FOX, the commissioner ‘Tom Kupfer’, alongside of Jan-Gregor Kremp as chief inspector ‘Richard Voss’.

While still a drama student, he was in the cinema production of SUMMER STORM (directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner) and also in the 2006 Oscar-winning film THE LIFES OF OTHERS (directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck). Then in the TV movie MY SISTERS FATHER, (directed by Christoph Stark), a family drama in which Ludwig starred together with Katharina Schüttler and Christian Berkel, which premiered at the Munich Film Festival and earned him an Undine Award nomination for Best Young Actor (TV). In 2005, he completed his acting training and worked in three episodes of TATORT, among others, he played a leading role as directed by Niki Stein. In the movie THE LAST TRAIN (directed by Joseph Vilsmaier & Dana Vávrová), he played the unscrupulous SS Obersturmführer Crewes, who escorted one of the last deportation trains to Auschwitz.

Among his most important theatrical works to date include the productions of director Hans Neuenfels, who in 2005 brought him to Bochum for his world premiere of SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT AND THE SNOW, an "opera for piano" at the Ruhrtriennale (arts festival in Ruhr). Ludwig played the role of Franz Schubert alongside the baritone singer Olaf Bär in this fictional encounter between the two musical geniuses. For this production, there is also a 60-minute film documentary by director Enrique Sánchez Lansch. In 2007, Neuenfels cast him in the title role of BAAL, written by Bertolt Brecht, at the Münchner Volkstheater. In the same year he also played for the first time under the direction of his father Lutz Blochberger, in the main role in the world premiere of the tragicomedy HEIL HITLER!, by the playwright Rolf Hochhuth at the Academy of Arts, Berlin.

Then in 2013, Ludwig played the German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in the TV documentary drama HELMUT SCHMIDT - LEBENSFRAGEN (Director: Ben von Grafenstein). This TV film was broadcast on the occasion of the 95th birthday of Helmut Schmidt on 23 December 2013 on the ARD channel. In the same year he took over the continuous role of Inspector Riwal, in the ARD series INSPECTOR DUPIN, which is based on the successful stories of the author Jean-Luc Bannalec and based in Brittany (France).

From 2015 to 2021, Ludwig Blochberger played Commissioner Tom Kupfer in the ZDF crime series DER ALTE alongside Jan-Gregor Kremp.

Cinema

2017

A STORY ABOUT LOVE
Peter Evers
Zum Goldenen Lamm
Video

2007

THE READER
Stephen Daldry
Neunte Babelsberg Film

EFFI BRIEST
Hermine Huntgeburth
Constantin Film

2005

THE LAST TRAIN
Joseph Vilsmaier & Dana Vávrová
CCC-Filmkunst
Video

2004

THE LIFE OF OTHERS
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Wiedemann & Berg Film

2003

SUMMER STORM
Marco Kreuzpaintner
Claussen + Wöbke

Television

2022

SPREEWALDKRIMI XV: Die siebte Person (AT)
Lars-Gunnar Lotz
ZDF

2021 - 2015

THE OLD FOX
durchgehende Hauptrolle
ZDF

2018

SOKO KÖLN: Hitze
Alexander Costea
ZDF

2016

MÜNCHEN MORD: Auf der Straße, nachts, allein
Anno Saul
ZDF
Video

SOKO WIEN: Himmel voller Sterne
Holger Barthel
ZDF

DIE SPEZIALISTEN: Romeo
Michael Wenning
ZDF

2015

INSPECTOR DUPIN: Breton tide
Thomas Roth
ARD

INSPECTOR DUPIN: Breton pride
Thomas Roth
ARD

2014

KOMMISSARIN HELLER: Schattenriss
Christiane Balthasar
ZDF

DAS PROGRAMM
Till Endemann
ARD
Video

INSPECTOR DUPIN: Breton gold
Thomas Roth
ARD
Video

FRANCESCO
Liliana Cavani
RAI1
Video

INSPECTOR DUPIN: Breton surf
Thomas Roth
ARD

2013

MURDER BY THE LAKE: The Celtic Mystery
Andreas Linke
ZDF

INSPECTOR DUPIN: Breton conditions
Matthias Tiefenbacher
ARD

SOKO WISMAR: Über sieben Brücken
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
ZDF

SOKO KITZBÜHEL: Feine Gesellschaft
Martin Kinkel
ZDF

HELMUT SCHMIDT - LEBENSFRAGEN
Ben von Grafenstein
ARD
Video

DER ALTE: Melodie des Todes
Michael Kreindl
ZDF

SOKO STUTTGART: Eine Frage der Ehre
Kaspar Heidelbach
ZDF

2012

MEIN KAMPF MIT HITLER
Gordian Maugg
ZDF

LETZTE SPUR BERLIN: Kontrollverlust
Thomas Jahn
ZDF

BLOCH: Die Lavendelkönigin
Michael Verhoeven
WDR
Video

TATORT: Alter Ego
Thomas Jauch
WDR
Video

SOKO LEIPZIG: Das Monster
Patrick Winczewski
ZDF

2011

SPREEWALDKRIMI IV: Eine tödliche Legende
Torsten C. Fischer
ZDF
Video

LENA FAUCH UND DIE TOCHTER DES AMOKLÄUFERS
Kai Wessel
ZDF

DIE CHEFIN: Enthüllung
Maris Pfeiffer
ZDF

EIN FALL FÜR ZWEI: Mord im Callcenter
Tom Zenker
ZDF

GENERATION WAR
Philipp Kadelbach
ZDF

2010

DANNI LOWINSKI: Komaheirat
Zoltan Spirandelli
SAT.1

DER STAATSANWALT: Tod einer Ehe
Boris Keidies
ZDF

NORD NORD MORD
Josh Broecker
ZDF

DOCTOR'S DIARY: Oh je! Dein Ex auf Wein, das lass sein!
Franziska Meyer Price
RTL

SOKO KÖLN: Die Berufenen
Torsten Wacker
ZDF

2009

UNTIL NOTHING REMAINS
Niki Stein
ARD

DER ALTE: Tödliches Alibi
Michael Schneider
ZDF

LIEBLING, WECK DIE HÜHNER AUF
Matthias Steurer
ARD

POLIZEIRUF 110: Tod im Atelier
Torsten Näter
ARD

DER RAKETENMANN - Wernher von Braun
Peter Claridge
ZDF

2008

EIN GEHEIMNISVOLLER SOMMER
Johannes Grieser
ZDF
Video

DER ALTE: Das Dunkel hinter deiner Tür
Vadim Glowna
ZDF

KOMMISSAR STOLBERG: Die besten Jahre
René Heisig
ZDF

NOTRUF HAFENKANTE: Der Neue
Rolf Wellingerhof
ZDF

EIN STARKES TEAM: Die Schöne vom Beckenrand
Matthias Tiefenbacher
ZDF

DER KRIMINALIST: Eiskalter Tod
Buddy Giovinazzo
ZDF

SOKO KITZBÜHEL: Jagatee
Gerald Liegel
ZDF

KÜSTENWACHE: Der kalte Tod
Raoul W. Heimrich
ZDF

2007

SOKO WIEN: Mordgesellen
Erwin Keusch
ZDF

2006

DIE TODESAUTOMATIK
Niki Stein
ZDF

ARME MILLIONÄRE: Rollenspiele
Michael Karen
RTL

ARME MILLIONÄRE: Einmal Polen und zurück
Oliver Schmitz
RTL

SOKO WISMAR: Seitenwechsel
Peter Lichtefeld
ZDF

ALARM FÜR COBRA 11: Der Staatsanwalt
Axel Sand
RTL

2005

TATORT: Sonnenfinsternis
Dieter Berner
MDR

SOKO KÖLN: Die Rache der Elfen
Axel Barth
ZDF

TATORT: Im Alleingang
Richard Huber
NDR

TATORT: Leerstand
Niki Stein
HR

2004

ARME MILLIONÄRE: New York, New York
Peter Gersina
RTL

SOKO LEIPZIG: Der Japaner
Michel Bielawa
ZDF

DIE LETZTE SCHLACHT
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
ZDF

MY SISTER'S FATHER
Christoph Stark
ARD

DIE KONFERENZ
Niki Stein
ARD

2003

DIE VERSUCHUNG
Bodo Fürneisen
ARD

WOLFFS REVIER: Fahrerflucht
Michael Mackenroth
SAT.1

2002

DIE STIMMEN
Rainer Matsutani
RTL

LIEBLING, BRING DIE HÜHNER INS BETT
Matthias Tiefenbacher
ARD

TAGE DES STURMS
Thomas Freundner
ARD

DIE CLEVEREN: Herbstkinder
Dennis Satin
RTL

2001

DR. SOMMERFELD: Das Ultimatum
Karsten Wichniarz
ARD

2000

THE MANNS - NOVEL OF A CENTURY
Heinrich Breloer
ARD
Video

1998

WIE EINE SCHWARZE MÖWE
Norbert Beilharz
ZDF

Short

2013

A MURDERER'S CONFESSION
Julian Cohn
unfourseen

2010

TANGO
Miriam Bliese
dffb

2008

21:37
Michal Ostatkiewicz
dffb

2001

MY DEAR MISTER SINGING CLUB
Marcel Neudeck
HFF-Potsdam

2000

HIER SPRICHT DER WERWOLF
Leif von dem Bussche
HFF-Potsdam

Theatre

2022 - 2020

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Hans Neuenfels
Vienna State Opera

2020

OFF TO SPACE
Nelly Danker
Philharmonie Luxembourg

2016 - 2013

KLEIDER MACHEN LEUTE
norton.commander.productions
Theater an der Parkaue

2014

DEATH OF A HUNTER
Lutz Blochberger
Akademie der Künste Berlin

2011

HEINRICH UND KLEIST (UA)
Hermann Beil
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

2007

DER SCHWIERIGE
Christopher Widauer
Festspiele Reichenau

BAAL
Hans Neuenfels
Münchner Volkstheater

HEIL HITLER! (UA)
Lutz Blochberger
Akademie der Künste Berlin

2006

THE MAGIC FLUTE
Hans Neuenfels
Komische Oper Berlin

LULU
Maria Happel
Festspiele Reichenau

2005

SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT UND DER SCHNEE (UA)
Hans Neuenfels
Ruhrtriennale Bochmun

2004

McKINSEY KOMMT! (UA)
Oliver Munk
Brandenburger Theater

2003

THE BIRDS
Christian Weise
Deutsches Theater Berlin

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Dimiter Gotscheff
Deutsches Theater Berlin

2000

MAIENSCHLAGER
Hans-Joachim Frank
theater 89

1998

EDWARD II.
Claus Peymann
Wiener Burgtheater

1996

ASCHENBRÖDEL
Felix Benesch
Wiener Burgtheater

1995

WOYZECK
Felix Benesch
Freilichtspiele Chur

Speaker

2019

ICH MUSSTE RAUS - Wege aus der DDR
Johannes Ackner
Buchfunk Verlag

2008

BOOT CAMP
Thomas Werner
WDR

1998

DESERT BLUES
Götz Fritsch
ORF

Dubbing

2013

THE MASTER
Elisabeth von Molo
FFS Synchron

2010

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER
Petra Barthel
Lavendelfilm

MOTHER
Elisabeth von Molo
Lavendelfilm

THE BOUNTY HUNTER
Elisabeth von Molo
Berliner Synchron AG

2008

THE ANARCHIST'S WIFE
Elisabeth von Molo
Lavendelfilm

Awards

2006

Undine Award nomination
THE LIFE OF OTHERS
Best Teen Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

2005

Undine Award nomination
MY SISTER'S FATHER
Best Youth Character Actor