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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:
40
First Appeared:
In the movie Pierrot le Fou 1965-08-29
Latest Project:
Movie Trainer! 2013-06-04
Known For
Poster of Crossbow

Hans Meyer Movies Filmography

Movie
Trainer!
2013-06-04
Movie
Albert est méchant
James Lord Cooke 2004-01-14
Movie
My New Partner III
2003-12-10
Movie
The Dope
Rudolf Maier 2003-02-05
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
Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer
Hebworth (Alias Veitch) 1992-02-02
Series
Counterstrike
Unknown 1990-07-01
Movie
Bunker Palace Hotel
Le président 1989-06-06
Movie
Roselyne and the Lions
1989-05-26
Series
Crossbow
1987-08-30
Movie
Mauvais Sang
Hans 1986-11-26
Movie
Red Sonja
Red Sonja's Father 1985-04-09
Movie
Boy Meets Girl
Le cosmonaute 1984-11-21
Series
Sherlock Holmes
Hebworth (Alias Veitch) 1984-04-24
Movie
Inside the Third Reich
Ernst Kaltenbrunner 1982-05-09
Movie
Strangulation Blues
1980-01-01
Movie
The Riddle of the Sands
Grimm 1979-10-02
Movie
The Bright Night
Pluton 1978-10-29
Series
Holocaust
Ernst Kaltenbrunner 1978-04-16
Series
Police Commissioner Moulin
L'assassin au grenade 1976-08-04
Movie
Barry Lyndon
1975-11-26
Movie
The Magnificent One
Le colonel Collins 1973-11-23
Movie
Valparaiso, Valparaiso
Helmut 1973-03-31
Series
Thriller
Unknown 1973-03-14
Series
Colditz
Unknown 1972-10-19
Movie
Eeeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe
Jeroboam 1972-06-02
Movie
Perched on a Tree
Colonel Muller 1971-04-12
Movie
Cannon for Cordoba
Svedborg 1970-10-01
Series
Department S
Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie
The Strangers
Blade 1969-06-11
Movie
Coplan Saves His Skin
Hugo 1968-07-13
Movie
Réseau secret
Hermann Glöckel 1967-11-15
Movie
The Last Adventure
Mercenary 1967-04-12
Movie
The Night of the Generals
Wehrmacht Adjutant (uncredited) 1967-01-29
Movie
Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At
Otto Weber, le Kommandoführer élégant 1966-12-08
Movie
Culpable para un delito
Martín Baumer 1966-08-17
Movie
Pierrot le Fou
Gangster 1965-08-29