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Jan Niklas

Jan Niklas
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Nationality German
Birth 15 october 1947 (72 years) at Munich (German)
Death at Munich (German)

Jan Niklas is a German film and television actor. He is best known for playing in TV films such as Peter The Great, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Anne Frank: The Whole Story. He won a Golden Globe Award for his appearance in the TV miniseries Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. Niklas also played in the Hungarian film Colonel Redl which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Colonel Redl (1985)

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Filmography of Jan Niklas (19 films)

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Pope John Paul II (TV miniseries), 3h20
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, James Cromwell, Ben Gazzara, Christopher Lee, Jan Niklas
Roles Der junge Dziwisz
Rating69% 3.493383.493383.493383.493383.49338
Part 1: (4 December 2005) The film opens with 13 May 1981's Pope John Paul II assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Agca, then while he is on his way to and inside Gemelli Hospital, flashes back to the young Karol "Lolek" Wojtyla whose faith and values are initially fostered by his loving, devout parents, who, along with his older brother, die of natural causes when Karol is 20 years old.
Summer Solstice, 2h12
Directed by Giles Foster
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jason Durr, Jacqueline Bisset, Jan Niklas, Honor Blackman, Sinéad Cusack, Franco Nero
Roles Oscar
Rating51% 2.55742.55742.55742.55742.5574
Summer Solstice continues the story from Winter Solstice three years later, in the summertime. As then, the story is set in the Scottish Highlands. Sam and Carrie's newly formed business empire is struggling. The exclusive Rhives Castle Hotel isn't attracting enough guests and The Langmore and Highland Gazette, the local newspaper which they own, has run a potentially libellous story concerning best-selling author, Alexia White. On top of everything Carrie has news which surprises Sam. Elfrida gets her big break when she is offered a small part in a soap opera, however, this is going to mean more time away from her beloved Oscar. Meanwhile Lucinda, The Countess of Rhives, is enjoying her new-found lease of life away from the burden of running the castle.
Plain Truth, 1h35
Directed by Paul Shapiro
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas, Kate Trotter, Jonathan LaPaglia, Colin Fox
Roles Aaron Fitch
Rating63% 3.196863.196863.196863.196863.19686
Katie (Alison Pill) is an 18-year-old girl who lives in a small Amish community in the Pennsylvania farm country. When a newborn baby is found dead, police suspect foul play, and Katie is accused of having given birth to the child, then taking its life. Katie protests her innocence on both charges, and Ellie Harrison (Mariska Hargitay), a tough and well-respected attorney, is brought in to defend her in court.
Tafelspitz (1994)
, 1h39
Directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger
Origin Austria
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Jan Niklas, Christiane Hörbiger, Otto Schenk
Roles Thomas Jefferson
Rating68% 3.4096153.4096153.4096153.4096153.409615
Lilli est une cuisinière talentueuse qui a appris le métier de sa mère. Pour vivre quelque chose de nouveau, elle se rend en tant que jeune fille au pair dans une famille américaine à Berlin. Cependant, le patron de son nouvel employeur l'a immédiatement renvoyée et l'a envoyée auprès de son majordome William à New York, sans l'avoir jamais vue.
The House of the Spirits, 2h20
Directed by Bille August
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Count Jean de Satigny
Rating68% 3.4487953.4487953.4487953.4487953.448795
Prologue A young woman, Blanca Trueba (Winona Ryder), arrives at a house with an old man and the young woman starts remembering her life.
Dr. M
Dr. M (1990)
, 1h57
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler, Benoît Régent, William Berger
Roles Lt. Claus Hartman
Rating49% 2.472142.472142.472142.472142.47214
In the near future, a deadly epidemic is infecting people throughout West Berlin, leading to people taking their own lives to avoid catching it. All the media reports seem like unusual propaganda. No one knows what to do or how to help, except for one police officer who suspects that the suicides are really caused by a lone madman. His investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, 3h15
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Rex Harrison, Jan Niklas, Omar Sharif, Angela Pleasence
Roles Prince Erich
Rating65% 3.2898853.2898853.2898853.2898853.289885
The film starts in December, 1916, just before the Russian Revolution, then moves to 1917's February Revolution, the family's forced move to Siberia in summer, 1917 after Nicholas II's forced abdication in March, the late-1917 Bolshevik takeover and start of the Russian Civil War and the July, 1918 mass shooting of the family. Afterwards, it revolves around Anna Anderson, who believes that she is Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia. Anna first tells her story in the 1920s when she is an inmate in a Berlin asylum after her suicide attempt. Her story of escape from the Bolsheviks who killed the rest of her family in 1918 seems so vivid that many Russian expatriates are willing to believe her. She slowly gains more trust, but the Romanov family is very resistant to believe her tale and publicly denounces her as an impostor. The movie culminates in 1938 with Anna deciding to sue the Romanovs in Germany's courts to force them to recognize her as Anastasia, but it never reveals if Anna really is Anastasia. The ending epilogue narration says that she eventually moved back to the U.S. and settled in Charlottesville, Virginia where she died in 1984.
Peter the Great (miniseries), 6h11
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, Lawrence Schiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Jan Niklas, Ursula Andress, Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier
Roles Young Peter the Great
Rating78% 3.93613.93613.93613.93613.9361
Russia at the dawn of the 18th century—a vast, chilling mysterious land, medieval in its character. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country "kicking and screaming" into the modern world. A shrewd tsar and a visionary. Statesman, sailor, and shipbuilder. Military leader. A husband and a father. A man who dared to dream the impossible dream, and succeeded.
Colonel Redl, 2h20
Directed by István Szabó
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe, Jan Niklas, András Bálint
Roles Christoph
Rating75% 3.793393.793393.793393.793393.79339
Alfred Redl, a Ruthenian boy from Galicia in the Austria- Hungary Empire, wins an appointment to a prestigious military academy in spite of being the son of a mere peasant farmer. At his departure from home, his mother installs in him eternal gratitude towards the Emperor Franz Josef. Redl is never to forget that he owes to the emperor his promising career.
Night Crossing, 1h46
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films
Actors John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Beau Bridges, Doug McKeon, Glynnis O'Connor, Klaus Löwitsch
Roles Lieutenant Fehler
Rating63% 3.1959053.1959053.1959053.1959053.195905
The film opens with a brief summary of 1961's then-current conditions in East Germany and nature of the border zone, featuring stock footage such as Conrad Schumann's jump over barbed wire in Berlin.