Alexander Fehling (born 29 March 1981) is a German film and stage actor. He is best known for portraying Staff Sgt. Wilhelm in the 2009 Quentin Tarantino World War II film Inglourious Basterds and Jonas Hollander in the Showtime original series Homeland as the boyfriend of Claire Danes's character Carrie Mathison.
Fehling after receiving the Shooting Stars Award 2011
29 March 1981 |
East Berlin, East Germany
Life and careerEdit
He received the Förderpreis Deutscher Film award in the Actor category for his portrayal of Sven Lehnert in the 2006 film, And Along Come Tourists. He previously won the OE Hasse Prize from the Akademie der Künste, Berlin for his role as Prince in the theater production of Schneewittchen (Snow White).
Fehling is best known to English-speaking audiences for his role as German Master Sgt. Wilhelm in Quentin Tarantino's World War II 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Fehling is incorrectly referred to as a Staff Sgt by the English captions. Fehling also dubs his performance in the German version of the film.
Fehling appeared as a series regular in the fifth season of the Showtime original series Homeland, which began airing in October 2015. He played Jonas Hollander, a legal counsel for the Düring Foundation and boyfriend of Claire Danes's character Carrie Mathison.
- 2005: The O.E. Hasse-Preis of the Akademie der Künste for his role as Prince in Robert Walser's 1901 drama Schneewittchen (Snow White)
- 2007: The Förderpreis Deutscher Film (Young German Cinema Award) in the best actor category for his role as Sven Lehnert in And Along Come Tourists (2006)
- 2011: The Shooting Stars Award by European Film Promotion at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Theater and filmographyEdit
- Schneewittchen by Robert Walser, directed by Thorsten Lensing and Jan Hein (2005)
- Glaube Liebe Hoffnung by Ödön von Horváth; directed by Thomas Dannemann (2005)
- Die lustigen Nibelungen by Oscar Straus, directed by Robert Borgmann (2006)
- Wallensteins Lager / Die Piccolomini / Wallensteins Tod by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Peter Stein (2007)
- And Along Come Tourists (Director: Robert Thalheim) (2006)
- Buddenbrooks (Director: Heinrich Breloer (2007)
- Sturm (Director: Hans-Christian Schmid) (2008)
- 13 Semester (Director: Frieder Wittich) (2008)
- Inglourious Basterds (Director: Quentin Tarantino) (2009)
- Goethe! (Director: Philipp Stölzl (2010)
- Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch (2010)
- If Not Us, Who? (2011)
- Erased (The Expatriate) (2012)
- Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
- Buddy (Director: Michael Bully Herbig (2014)
- Posthumous (2014)
- Atomic Falafel (2015)
- In Times of Fading Light (2017)
- The Captain (2017)
- Three Peaks (Director: Jan Zabeil)
- Shattuck, Kathryn (30 September 2015). "Alexander Fehling: A Wild Ride From Inglourious Basterds to Homeland". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- Agard, Chancellor (18 October 2015). "Meet Homeland's Alexander Fehling, Who Plays Carrie's Hot New Man". People. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Förderpreis Deutscher Film 2007 - Verleihung am 27.06.2007 im HVB Forum". Ganz München (in German). 27 June 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
- Danielsen, Shane (31 January 2011). "Berlinale: Shooting stars 2011". Variety. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
- van Hoeij, Boyd (7 January 2009). "Review: ‘Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family’". Variety. Retrieved 4 May 2017.