I was watching a German Krimi the other day (suspense/crime thriller) and saw and actor for the first time, August Wittgenstein. He was prettey good, and when I looked him up......
August-Frederik Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born January 22, 1981 in Siegen), called August Wittgenstein, is a German actor.
Wittgenstein comes from the old noble family of the Sayn-Wittgenstein family, his family belongs to the line "Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg".
He was born the son of a German father and a Swede. His father is Ludwig Ferdinand Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (* 1942); his mother Yvonne, a born Countess Wachtmeister af Johannishus (* 1951), who was born in Bšrbo, Sweden, municipality NykŲping.
He grew up with his older brother Carl-Albrecht (* 1976), his older sister Anna (* 1978), married princess of Bavaria and his younger sister Theodora (* 1986) bilingual with German and Swedish as mother tongues in Bad Laasphe in Wittgensteiner country. Already in elementary school he was interested in acting.
At the age of 15, he moved out of his parents' house and attended a boarding school in Sweden. After graduation in the UK followed by various internships in Paris and a stay in Australia. After his return, he decided to a professional acting education. At the request of the parents, he studied first. At Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned a bachelor's degree in history.
He completed his acting training in the United States, u. a. from August 2005 to May 2007 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, later at The Berg Studios in Los Angeles. His film career began in 2008/2009 with the participation in some short films.
In Hollywood, he had supporting roles in the movies Illuminati (2009, as a soldier of the Swiss Guard), and, next to Robin Wright, in the science fiction drama The Congress (2013, as Travis).
In 2011 he had as Michel a supporting role in the Swedish thriller Avalon, the debut film by Swedish director Axel Petersen (b. 1979). In the German historical film Ludwig II., He embodied the historical figure of the Ludwig confidant Alfred Graf Eckbrecht of DŁrckheim -Montmartin (1850-1912).
His breakthrough on German television Wittgenstein had 2013 with his first starring role in the road movie Desert Heart - The Trip of my life. In the film shot in Morocco in Morocco, he played, alongside Jennifer Ulrich, the attractive dropout, adventurer and loner Ben.
For the German version Wittgenstein's voice was dubbed, as he was not available for the synchronous work for reasons of delivery. In the tragicomic television film The Schlikkerfrauen (2014) he played alongside Sky Du Mont and Catherine Flemming as parents, the son of the drugstore chain owner Theo Schlikker.