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Louis Hofmann
Louis Hofmann Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2015.JPG
Hofmann in 2015
Born (1997-06-03) 3 June 1997 (age 20)
Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Louis Hofmann (born 3 June 1997)[1] is a German actor who first gained attention as the lead in the 2011 German film Tom Sawyer and won the Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a teenage German POW in the 2015 Danish film Land of Mine. He is also known for his role in the 2017 German Netflix Original series, Dark.

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Life and career

Hofmann was born in Bensberg, a district of Bergisch-Gladbach.[2] His first experience in front of the camera was for Servicezeit, a radio program on the WDR network.[3] There, he auditioned as Ausflieger in the family leisure activities section. After two and a half years at Servicezeit, he decided to become an actor and was represented by Agentur Schwarz.[1]

In 2009 Hofmann was involved in the filming of the series Danni Lowinski. That year he also played the son of Edgar Selge in Der verlorene Vater, and the son of Heino Ferch in Tod in Istanbul.

In 2010 he performed in Wilsberg and Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei. He portrayed the title character in Tom Sawyer. Along with Leon Seidel, who played the role of Huck Finn, he sang on the soundtrack of the film in the song, "Barfuß Gehen" ("Going Barefoot").

The filming of The Adventures of Huck Finn (GermanDie Abenteuer des Huck Finn) in the summer of 2011 was his third collaboration with the director Hermine Huntgeburth. The film adaptation of the classic Mark Twain novel was released on 20 December 2012 in German cinemas. Beginning on 24 October 2013 Hofmann appeared in the comedy The Nearly Perfect Man (German: Der perfekte Mann).

In 2012 Hofmann played a starring role in an episode of the television series Stolberg.

His role as Wolfgang in Sanctuary (German: Freistatt) directed by Marc Brummund earned him the 2015 Bavarian Film Prize as Best Newcomer Actor and the 2016 German Actor's Prize (Deutscher Schauspielerpreis) in the newcomer category.[4][5] His first international role as a German prisoner of war in the Danish-German co-production Land of Mine (DanishUnder sandet) earned him the Best Supporting Actor prize at Denmark's Bodil Awards in 2016.[6][7] At the 2016 German Film Awards, he received with the Special Prize Jaeger-LeCoultre Homage to German Cinema presented to honour the work of German actors in international films.[8]

In 2016 Hofmann played Phil in Centre of My World (German: Die Mitte der Welt), a coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Jakob M. Erwa, based on the 1998 bestselling novel The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhöfel.[9] He was presented with a European Shooting Stars Award at Berlinale 2017 by the European Film Promotion organization.[10]

In 2016 Hofmann was cast as Jonas Kahnwald in Dark, a supernatural thriller released on Netflix on 1 December 2017. A second season has been green-lit by Netflix with production to begin in 2018.[11]

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Der verlorene Vater David Salzbrenner TV Movie
Tod in Istanbul Sascha Kleinert TV Movie
Danni Lowinski Fabian Lüdtke Episode: Hundeleben
2012 Wilsberg Max Rensing Episode: Aus Mangel an Beweisen
2013 Stolberg Dennis Kessler Episode: Der verlorene Sohn
2016 You Are Wanted Dalton Amazon series
2016 Shades of Guilt Leonhard Tackler Episode: Das Cello
2017 Dark Jonas Kahnwald Netflix Original


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer
2012 The Adventures of Huck Finn Tom Sawyer
2013 The Nearly Perfect Man Aaron
2013 Sanctuary Wolfgang
2015 Land of Mine Sebastian Schumann
2016 Center of My World Phil
2016 Alone in Berlin Hans Quangel
2017 Lommbock  Jonathan
2017 Different Kinds of Rain[12] Oliver
2018 The White Crow[13]


Year Title Notes
2006-2009 Die Ausflieger

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Gilde-Filmpreis Leipzig Bester Kinderfilm Tom Sawyer Won
2012 Deutscher Filmpreis Nominierung Bester Kinderfilm Won
New Faces Award Sonderpreis Won
2016 Deutscher Schauspielerpreis Young Talent Prize Sanctuary Won
2016 Bodil Awards Best Supporting Actor Land of Mine Won


  1. ^ a b "Louis Hofmann". Agentur Schwarz. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Belousova, Katja (30 November 2017). ""Meine Rollen haben immer etwas Sensibles. Wie ich selbst"". DIE WELT. obwohl Hofmann 1997 eigentlich in Bensberg geboren wurde 
  3. ^ Pohlers, Angie (13 February 2017). "Süß war gestern". Der Tagesspiegel. 
  4. ^ "German Films: LOUIS HOFMANN IS GERMAN SHOOTING STAR 2017". Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "deutscher-schauspielerpreis-nachwuchs". Ustinov Stiftung. Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Louis Hofmann • Actor - Interview". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Land of Mine wins 3 Bodil Awards". Danish Film Institute. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  8. ^ Sawetz, Copyright:. "Louis Hofmann received the 'Jaeger-LeCoultre Homage to German Movies' prize at the German Film Award". Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "'Center of My World' ('Die Mitte der Welt'): Munich Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "German Films: LOUIS HOFMANN IS GERMAN SHOOTING STAR 2017". Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Dark renewed for season 2 by Netflix". The Independent. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Louis Hofmann". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-05. 
  13. ^ Grater, Tom (3 May 2017). "Ralph Fiennes joins cast of his Nureyev drama 'The White Crow'". Screen International. 

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