Charly Hübner

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Charly Hübner
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Charly Hübner in 2015
Carsten Johannes Marcus Hübner

(1972-12-04) 4 December 1972 (age 50)
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active2003–present

Carsten Johannes Marcus Hübner (born 4 December 1972 in Neustrelitz) is a German actor.[1] He appeared in more than eighty films since 2003, including Magical Mystery or: The Return of Karl Schmidt (in 2017) and The Good Neighbour (Unter Nachbarn, in 2011). Also known on TV for Transporter (between 2012–2014), Polizeiruf 110 (a detective series, between 2005–2019), crime series Post Mortem in 2007/2008.


The son of innkeepers Johannes and Margitta Hübner, his father was also a hotelier, city councilor and deputy mayor.[2] Charly Hübner grew up in Feldberg (Neustrelitz district). He gained his first acting experiences in an amateur theater. After graduating from high school in 1991 from Carolinum Neustrelitz, he worked at the Landestheater Neustrelitz as an actor and assistant director.

In 1993, he began his studies at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.[2] During his studies, he met the theater directors Tom Kühnel and Robert Schuster. Together, they created productions for the Maxim Gorki Theater and the Schaubühne in Berlin, and from 1997 also at the Schauspielhaus and the TAT in Frankfurt am Main. Between 1996 and 2002, Hübner worked among others with the directors Amélie Niermeyer, Peter Eschberg, Hans Hollmann and Christian Tschirner. In 2008, he continued after a long break his theatrical work at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. In 2011, he performed at the Schauspiel Köln, under the direction of Karin Beier,[3] whom he followed in 2013 to the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

In 2003, Hübner moved from the stage to the camera. In many movie supporting roles, he first appeared as a performer of the 'little people' or as a 'good friend'. In 2005 alone, he participated in 17 film projects. He gained additional prominence through a commercial for the Dresdner Bank.[4] This gave his film career a boost, since in 2006 through his appearance in the Oscar winning feature film The Lives of Others, which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He played a night shift Stasi Hauptmann during the monitoring of a theatre playwright in 1984, during the cold war.[5][6]

In 2007, Hübner received a starring role as a medical examiner 'Thomas Renner' in the RTL crime series Post Mortem, which had 2 series. Since 2008, he also appears in the Sat.1 comedy series Ladykracher, as the sketch partner of Anke Engelke, appearing from season 4 to season 8 in 2013. He received a comedy award in 2008.[7] Hübner took on the title role in Rosa von Praunheim's improvisational film Der Rosa Riese (The Pink Giant, 2008) about the German serial killer Beate Schmidt. One of his most haunting experiences in front of the camera, the actor said in an interview.[8]

His life motto is: "It comes as it comes".[7]

He also starred in the television movie for the ZDF channel, Über den Tod hinaus [de] (Beyond Death, in 2009).

Since 2010, Charly Hübner and Anneke Kim Sarnau make up the investigative duo Alexander Bukow and König in the Rostock based police drama Polizeiruf 110 on NDR channel.[3] 2 episodes enemy picture and ... and out you are were both nominated for the Grimme-Preis (German TV Award) in 2012.[9] The episode Fischer War brought Hübner in 2013 the Bavarian Television Award and much praise from critics.[10][11]

He his next starring role was a sociopath in psychodrama film The Good Neighbour in 2011, for which he was awarded "Best German actor" of 2013, a Golden Camera Award.[2]

In 2012, he started appearing in the internationally co-produced action series Transporter as a mechanic Dieter he appeared in 13 episodes. In 2013, Charly Hübner made his first small documentary as a director. For the ARD documentation 16 × Germany – Menschen – Orte – Geschichten, he delivered the part about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. At the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film in 2017, he presented his documentary Wildes Herz about the band Feine Sahne Fischfilet,[12] which was honored with four festival prizes.

Personal life[edit]

Hübner is married to actress Lina Beckmann.[13] She was voted actress of the year in 2011 by the magazine "Theater heute".[3] They live in Hamburg.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Guys and Balls Horst
2006 The Lives of Others Udo
2007 Autopilots Jörg
The Three Robbers
2008 Der Rosa Riese Beate Schmidt
Hardcover Klaus
At Any Second [de] Hübner
2009 The Countess
Über den Tod hinaus [de] Harald Wagner TV film
2011 The Good Neighbour Robert Gratez
2013 Parents [de] Konrad
2014 Open the Wall [de] Harald Schäfer TV film
2015 Beware of People [de] Lorenz Brahmkamp TV film
2016 Young Light [de] Walter Collien
2016 Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe Emil Ludwig
2017 Magical Mystery or: The Return of Karl Schmidt Karl Schmidt
2018 3 Days in Quiberon
2020 Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding


  1. ^ "Charly Huebner in der fas boese leute gibt es immer und ueberall".
  2. ^ a b c Ring, Matthias (25 August 2013). "Porträt von Charly Hübner: Wie ist man so geworden, wie man ist?". Stuttgarter Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Ring, Matthias (25 August 2013). "Porträt von Charly Hübner: Theater und Verbrechen". (in German). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  4. ^ Denk, David. "Viele Wege führen zum Ruhm" (in German). Die Tageszeitung. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  5. ^ Hampel, Torsten. "Charly Hübner öffnet die Mauer" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ Tittelbach, Rainer. "Porträt Charly Hübner" (in German). Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  7. ^ a b Ring, Matthias (25 August 2013). "Porträt von Charly Hübner: Der Unterschied zwischen Fernsehkamera und Bühne". (in German). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Der Schauspieler erlang beim Spielfilm "Das Leben der Anderen" seinen Durchbruch" (in German). RNZ. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  9. ^ Wettbewerbskontingent "Fiktion / Spezial" (in German). Grimme-Institut. Retrieved 15 April 2018. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  10. ^ Buß, Christian. "Mein Nachbar, der Psycho" (in German). Spiegel Online. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  11. ^ Thiel, Thomas. "Wenn der Nachbar zweimal klingelt". (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Bento: Hier ist der erste Trailer zur "Feine Sahne Fischfilet"-Doku" (in German).
  13. ^ text="Einen Jungen in dem Alter und mit Bauch hammwa noch nicht" Seiler, Lisa (25 August 2013). "Interview mit Charly Hübner". Münstersche Zeitung. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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