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Hans Meyer

Hans Meyer (21 July 1925 – 3 April 2020) was a South African actor born to German parents. In Britain, he was known for his portrayal of Hauptmann Franz Ulmann in the television series Colditz (1972–1974). Meyer was born in Paulpietersburg KwaZulu in July 1925. He worked initially as a model where he posed for book covers until a friend in Germany working for an advertising agency lined up his first work as an actor, a television advert for Puschkin Vodka. The brand became Germany's best selling vodka and Meyer became known as "Frank S. Thorn" The Puschkin Man. He was hired by Anatole Litvak as an extra for his film The Night of the Generals. In the 1960s, he played supporting roles in numerous French films alongside French cinema stars such as Lino Ventura, Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo. In 1966, he was engaged for La grande vadrouille, where he embodied an angry SS representative. In 1968 he played in the action thriller The Devil's Garden by Yves Boisset. In 1969, he took on the role of Sheriff Blade in the thriller Les Étrangers, shot in Spain. In 1970 he played in the Western Cannon for Cordoba, in the role of the Swedish major Svedborg, the leader of a private mercenary army. In 1975 he had a small role in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Barry Lyndon. In the 1970s, Meyer also worked for television. He played a continuous series role in the British television series Colditz. In 1978, he appeared in the mini-series Holocaust (miniseries) - The History of the Weiss Family; in it, he played the SS official Ernst Kaltenbrunner. In the TV movie The Girlfriend from Childhood (L'amie d'enfance, 1981) from the Commissaire Moulin- series, he played the assassin, whom Yves Rénier and title heroine Claude Jade ultimately put to the test. He then appeared in other television series. He later appeared in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as well as the French cult movie Brotherhood of the Wolf. Meyer died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on 3 April 2020 at the age of 94.[2][3] Source: Article "Hans Meyer (actor)" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.


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Born:
Jul 21, 1925 In Paulpietersburg KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
43
First Appeared:
In the movie Pierrot le Fou 1965-08-29
Latest Project:
Movie Trainer! 2013-06-04
Known For
Poster of Double Team
Poster of Barry Lyndon
Poster of Valparaiso, Valparaiso
Poster of Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At
Filmography
Movie Trainer! 2013-06-04
Movie Albert est méchant James Lord Cooke 2004-01-14
Movie The Dope Rudolf Maier 2003-02-05
Movie My New Partner III Unknown 2003-12-10
Series Die Rosenheim-Cops Prof. Meindl 2002-01-09
Movie Brotherhood of the Wolf Marquis d'Apcher 2001-01-31
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception German Officer #2 1999-10-31
Movie Double Team British Man 1997-04-04
Movie The Master Blackmailer Hebworth (Alias Veitch) 1992-02-02
Series Counterstrike Unknown 1990-07-01
Movie Roselyne and the Lions Unknown 1989-05-26
Movie Bunker Palace Hotel Le président 1989-06-06
Series Crossbow Unknown 1987-08-30
Movie Mauvais Sang Hans 1986-11-26
Movie Red Sonja Red Sonja's Father 1985-04-09
Series Sherlock Holmes Hebworth (Alias Veitch) 1984-04-24
Movie Boy Meets Girl Le cosmonaute 1984-11-21
Movie Inside the Third Reich Ernst Kaltenbrunner 1982-05-09
Movie The Riddle of the Sands Grimm 1979-10-02
Series Holocaust Ernst Kaltenbrunner 1978-04-16
Movie The Bright Night Pluton 1978-10-29
Series Police Commissioner Moulin L'assassin au grenade 1976-08-04
Movie Barry Lyndon Unknown 1975-11-26
Series Quiller Unknown 1975-08-29
Series Thriller Unknown 1973-03-14
Movie The Magnificent One Le colonel Collins 1973-11-23
Movie Valparaiso, Valparaiso Helmut 1973-03-31
Movie Eeeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe Jeroboam 1972-06-02
Series Colditz Unknown 1972-10-19
Movie Perched on a Tree Colonel Muller 1971-04-12
Series Codename Unknown 1970-04-07
Movie Cannon for Cordoba Svedborg 1970-10-01
Movie Erotic Trap Varen 1969-04-30
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie The Strangers Blade 1969-06-11
Movie Coplan Saves His Skin Hugo 1968-07-13
Movie Flesh and Fantasy Sorenson 1967-01-01
Movie The Night of the Generals Wehrmacht Adjutant (uncredited) 1967-01-29
Movie The Last Adventure Mercenary 1967-04-12
Movie Réseau secret Hermann Glöckel 1967-11-15
Movie Culpable para un delito Martín Baumer 1966-08-17
Movie Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At Otto Weber, le Kommandoführer élégant 1966-12-08
Movie Pierrot le Fou Gangster 1965-08-29