Berlinale European Shooting Stars Louis Hoffmann

Louis Hofmann from Germany A young face on the scene with a radiant smile, he has raked up an impressive list of awards and credits.  Louis will star in Netflix series Dark.

Louis Hofmann

What type of roles would you like to play?

I like dramatic, characters on the edge of existence, real problems.  I played a comedic role.  It was a great space.  So now I would like have a mixture.

What was your first acting role?

A very small role in a television series “Danni Lowinski”, I was 11.  I had two words, “F*ck You! And I shot a birdie.

What inspired you to become an actor?

When I 10 or 11 I spoke to actors about what they did.  The way they described it, I was fascinated.  I begged my mother to sign me up with an agent.   When I was 13 I got the lead in the German version of Tom Sawyer the film.  Acting is self-therapy for me.

Is there a performer you admire the most?

I have three, Leo DiCaprio and Eddie Redmayne and Tom Schilling.

What are your future plans?

I am shooting the series Dark for Netflix working with Beran Bo Odar and Jentje Friese.  The show will air at the end of the year.

What are your career ambitions?

I would like to mix working internationally and locally.   When I worked in Denmark on a co-production I learned there was a different approach to making films.