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’.

Awards

Undine Award 2005 (Nominated)
Best Young Actor In A Leading Role: “DER VATER MEINER SCHWESTER”

Undine Award 2006 (Nominated)
Best Young Supporting Actor: “THE LIVES OF OTHERS”

Cinema

2019A GSCHICHT UEBER D'LIEBPeter Evers
2007THE READERStephen Daldry
EFFI BRIESTHermine Huntgeburth
2005  THE LAST TRAINJoseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová
2004THE LIFE OF OTHERSFlorian Henkel von Donnersmarck
2003SUMMER STORMMarco Kreuzpaintner

TV movie

2015 - 2020THE OLD FOXvariousZDF
2014KOMMISSARIN HELLER: SchattenrissChristiane BalthasarZDF
DAS PROGRAMM (TV Mini-Series)Till EndemannARD
KOMMISSAR DUPIN: Bretonisches GoldThomas RothARD
FRANCESCO (TV Mini-Series • Italy)Liliana CavaniRAI 1
KOMMISSAR DUPIN: Bretonische BrandungMatthias TiefenbacherARD
2013MURDER BY THE LAKEAndreas LinkeZDF
  KOMMISSAR DUPIN: Bretonische VerhältnisseMatthias TiefenbacherARD
SOKO WISMAR: Über sieben BrückenHans-Christoph BlumenbergZDF
SOKO KITZBÜHEL: Feine GesellschaftMartin KinkelZDF
  HELMUT SCHMIDT - LEBENSFRAGENBen von GrafensteinARD
THE OLD FOX: Melody of DeathMichael KreindlZDF
STUTTGART HOMICIDE: Eine Frage der EhreKaspar HeidelbachZDF
2012MEIN KAMPF MIT HITLERGordian MauggZDF
LETZTE SPUR BERLIN: KontrollverlustThomas JahnZDF
  BLOCH: Die LavendelköniginMichael VerhoevenWDR
  TATORT: Alter EgoThomas JauchWDR
LEIPZIG HOMICIDE: Das MonsterPatrick WinczewskiZDF
2011  SPREEWALDKRIMI: Eine tödliche LegendeTorsten C. FischerZDF
  LENA FAUCH UND DIE TOCHTER DES AMOKLÄUFERSKai WesselZDF
DIE CHEFIN: EnthüllungMaris PfeifferZDF
  EIN FALL FÜR ZWEI: Mord im CallcenterTom ZenkerZDF
GENERATION WAR (mini series)Philipp KadelbachZDF
2010DANNI LOWINSKI: KomaheiratZoltan SpirandelliSAT.1
DER STAATSANWALT: Tod einer EheBoris KeidiesZDF
NORD NORD MORDJosh BroeckerZDF
  DOCTOR'S DIARY: Oh je! Dein Ex auf Wein, das lass sein!Franziska Meyer PriceRTL
COLOGNE P.D.: Die BerufenenTorsten WackerZDF
2009  UNTIL NOTHING REMAINSNiki SteinARD
THE OLD FOX: Deadly AlibiMichael SchneiderZDF
  LIEBLING, WECK DIE HÜHNER AUFMatthias SteurerARD
POLIZEIRUF 110: Tod im AtelierThorsten NäterARD
THE ROCKETMAN - WERNHER VON BRAUNPeter ClaridgeZDF
2008  EIN GEHEIMNISVOLLER SOMMERJohannes GrieserZDF
THE OLD FOX: The Darkness Behind Your DoorVadim GlownaZDF
KOMMISSAR STOLBERG: Die besten JahreRené HeisigZDF
NOTRUF HAFENKANTE: Der NeueRolf WellingerhofZDF
EIN STARKES TEAM: Die Schöne vom BeckenrandMatthias TiefenbacherZDF
DER KRIMINALIST: Eiskalter TodBuddy GiovinazzoZDF
SOKO KITZBÜHEL: JagateeGerald LiegelORF
KÜSTENWACHE: Der kalte TodRaoul W. HeimrichZDF
2007VIENNA CRIME SQUAD: MordgesellenErwin KeuschZDF
2006DIE TODESAUTOMATIKNiki SteinZDF
ARME MILLIONÄRE: RollenspieleMichael KarenRTL
ARME MILLIONÄRE: Einmal Polen und zurückOliver SchmitzRTL
SOKO WISMAR: SeitenwechselPeter LichtefeldZDF
ALARM FÜR COBRA 11: Der StaatsanwaltAxel SandRTL
2005TATORT: SonnenfinsternisDieter BernerMDR
COLOGNE P.D.: Die Rache der ElfenAxel BarthZDF
TATORT: Im AlleingangRichard HuberNDR
TATORT: LeerstandNiki SteinHR
2004ARME MILLIONÄRE: New York, New YorkPeter GersinaRTL
SOKO LEIPZIG: Der JapanerMichel BielawaZDF
DIE LETZTE SCHLACHTHans-Christoph BlumenbergZDF
DER VATER MEINER SCHWESTERChristoph StarkARD
DIE KONFERENZNiki SteinARD
2003DIE VERSUCHUNGBodo FürneisenARD
WOLFFS REVIER: FahrerfluchtMichael MackenrothSAT.1
2002DIE STIMMENRainer MatsutaniRTL
LIEBLING, BRING DIE HÜHNER INS BETTMatthias TiefenbacherARD
TAGE DES STURMSThomas FreundnerARD
DIE CLEVEREN: HerbstkinderDennis SatinRTL
2001DR. SOMMERFELD - Neues vom BülowbogenKarsten WichniarzARD
2000THE MANNS - NOVEL OF A CENTURY (TV Mini-Series)Heinrich BreloerARD
1998WIE EINE SCHWARZE MÖWENorbert BeilharzZDF