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Nationality GermanBirth 31 may 1962
(57 years) at Karlsruhe (German
Sebastian Koch (born 31 May 1962) is a German television and movie actor and recipient of various German film awards. He is perhaps best known in the United States for his role in the 2007 Academy Award winning film The Lives of Others and as a villain opposite Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard, and he has a featured role in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies.
Koch lives in Berlin and has a daughter with journalist Birgit Keller. He also had a relationship with actress Anna Schudt and Dutch actress Carice van Houten, whom he met on the set of Black Book (Dutch: Zwartboek).
Cosimas Lexikon (1992)
Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time (1995, TV film)
Les Alsaciens ou les Deux Mathilde (1996, TV miniseries)
Todesspiel (1997, TV film)
Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod, a.k.a. Gloomy Sunday (1999)
The Tunnel (2001, TV film)
Der Tanz mit dem Teufel (2001, TV film)
Die Manns – Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001, TV miniseries)
Napoleon (2002, TV miniseries)
Princesse Marie (2004, TV film)
Stauffenberg, a.k.a. Operation Valkyrie (2004, TV film)
Tödlicher Umweg, a.k.a. Deadly Diversion (2004)
Speer und Er (2005, TV film)
The Lives of Others (2006)
Black Book (2006)
The Shell Seekers (2006, TV film)
In jeder Sekunde a.k.a. At Any Second (2008)
Effi Briest (2009)
Sea Wolf (2009, TV film)
Camelot (2011, TV miniseries)
Das Wochenende (2012)
God Loves Caviar (2012)
In the Shadow, a.k.a. Ve stínu (Czech title) (2012)
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
October November (2013)
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013) (voice)
Take Down (2015)
Homeland (Season 5) (2015, TV series)
The Danish Girl (2015)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
2001 – German Television Awards nomination for best supporting actor in Der Tunnel.
2002 – Grimme Award for his portrayal of Klaus Mann in Die Manns; Bavarian Television Award ("Blue Panther") for the same role; Grimme Award for his portrayal of Richard Oetker in Dance with the Devil.
2003 – DIVA Award; nominated for best German actor at the Verleihung der Goldenen Kamera for his role in Napoleon.
2004 – Golden Gong award for Stauffenberg; German Television Awards nomination for best leading actor in Stauffenberg.
2005 – "Blue Panther" award for his portrayal of Albert Speer in Speer und Er; German Television Award for best leading role in Speer und Er.
2006 – Die Quadriga award for The Lives of Others (shared with Ulrich Mühe and the film's director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck); Bambi award for best actor (national).
Sebastian Koch at his management's website
Sebastian Koch at the Internet Movie Database
Fan site (German)