Gottfried John (1942–2014)


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Gottfried John was born on August 29, 1942 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), GoldenEye (1995) and Proof of Life (2000). He was married to Brigitte. He died on September 1, 2014 in Utting am Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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(1999)
GoldenEye Colonel Ourumov
(1995)
Proof of Life Eric Kessler
(2000)
Space Rangers Erich Weiss
(1993-1994)

Filmography

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 2013 Ruby Red
Dr. White
 2012 Die Löwin (TV Movie)
Jo
 2011 Liebe und Tod auf Java (TV Movie)
Dr. Jan Kersebohm
 2010 Life Is Too Long
Georg Maria Stahl
 2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord (TV Movie documentary)
Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein
 2009 Rumpelstiltskin (TV Movie)
König Gustav
 2009 Flores negras
Curtis
 2009 John Rabe
Dr. Oskar Trautmann
 2008 Das Papstattentat (TV Movie)
Paolo Naldini
 2007 Das zweite Leben (TV Movie)
Robert Kreutzer
 2007 Flood
Arthur Moyes
 2006 Störtebeker (TV Movie)
Konrad von Wallenrod
 2005 The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes
Dr. Emmanuel Droz
 2004 Cowgirl
Hans Krahl
 2004 Donna Leon (TV Series)
Carmello La Capra
- Acqua alta (2004) ... Carmello La Capra
 2004 Julie, chevalier de Maupin (TV Movie)
Henri, duc d'Armagnac
 2004 Die schöne Braut in Schwarz (TV Movie)
Aldo Caldini
 2004 Renzo e Lucia (TV Movie)
Conte del Sagrato
 2003 Sams in Gefahr
Schulrat
 2003 Augustus: The First Emperor (TV Movie)
Cicero
 2003 Entrusted (TV Movie)
Thomas von Gall - grandfather
 2002 Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story
Paul von Bernwarth
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Friedrich von Schroder
 2002 Der Solist - In eigener Sache (TV Movie)
Martin Krohn
 2002 Die Cleveren (TV Series)
Dr. Brendel
- Arzt und Dämon (2002) ... Dr. Brendel
 2000 Proof of Life
Eric Kessler
 2000 Mary Magdalene (TV Movie)
Erode Antipa
 2000 Teuflischer Engel (TV Movie)
Henry Martens
 1999 Balzac: A Passionate Life (TV Movie)
Count Hanska
 1999 Beckmann und Markowski - Gehetzt (TV Movie)
Max Beckmann
 1999 Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
Jules César
 1998 Glatteis (TV Movie)
Kurt Wallmann
 1998 Die Fremde in meiner Brust (TV Movie)
Richard Keller
 1998 Am I Beautiful?
Herbert
 1998 Tales of the South Seas (TV Mini Series)
Gunter
- Paradise Regained (1998) ... Gunter
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Josef Heim
- The Hand of Saint Sebastian (1997) ... Josef Heim
 1996 La casa dove abitava Corinne (TV Movie)
Michele Wolf
 1996 Beckmann und Markowski - Im Zwiespalt der Gefühle (TV Movie)
Kommissar Beckmann
 1996 The Ogre
Chief Forester
 1995 Brüder auf Leben und Tod (TV Movie)
Renato Calvi
 1995 Die Falle (TV Movie)
Hasso
 1995 GoldenEye
Colonel Ourumov
 1995 Tatort (TV Series)
Harry Mucher
- Der König kehrt zurück (1995) ... Harry Mucher
 1995 Wolff's Turf (TV Series)
Johnny Reschke
- Taekwon-Do (1995) ... Johnny Reschke
 1995 Baldi (TV Series)
Alexander
- Baldipata (1995) ... Alexander
 1994 Beckmann & Markowski - Tödliches Netz (TV Movie)
Kommissar Max Beckmann
 1994 Ein letzter Wille (TV Movie)
Paul Elling
 1994 Silent Hunt (TV Series)
Hannes Hellwig
- Arme Schweine (1994) ... Hannes Hellwig
 1993-1994 Space Rangers (TV Series)
Erich Weiss
- To Be... Or Not to Be (1994) ... Erich Weiss
- The Trial (1994) ... Erich Weiss
- Fort Hope (1993) ... Erich Weiss (credit only)
- Death Before Dishonor (1993) ... Erich Weiss
- Banshies (1993) ... Erich Weiss
 1993 Abraham (TV Mini Series)
Eliezer
- Part 1 (1993) ... Eliezer
- Part 2 (1993) ... Eliezer
 1993 Novalis - Die blaue Blume
Sophies Vater
 1993 Colpo di coda (TV Movie)
Pierre
 1992 Die Verfehlung
Jacob Alain
 1991 Ich schenk dir die Sterne
Robert Dallburg
 1991 Elfenbein (TV Movie)
Nicholas Messier
 1990 Night of the Fox (TV Movie)
Hofer
 1990 Frederick Forsyth Presents (TV Series)
Rodimstev
- Death Has a Bad Reputation (1990) ... Rodimstev
 1990 La piovra (TV Series)
Friar Gillo
- Episode #5.5 (1990) ... Friar Gillo
- Episode #5.2 (1990) ... Friar Gillo
 1990 Drehort Pfarrhaus (TV Mini Series)
Achim Hollweg
 1990 Wings of Fame
Zlatogorski
 1990 Blue Blood (TV Mini Series)
Herr Mannheim
- Tödliches Wochenende (1990) ... Herr Mannheim
 1985-1989 A Case for Two (TV Series)
Markus Meyer / Hans Beckers
- Seitensprung (1989) ... Markus Meyer
- Fluchtgeld (1985) ... Hans Beckers
 1988 Schön war die Zeit
Franz Bauer - Kameramann
 1988 Game, Set, and Match (TV Series)
Erich Stinnes
- London Match: Part 3 (1988) ... Erich Stinnes
- London Match: Part 2 (1988) ... Erich Stinnes
- Mexico Set: Part 5 (1988) ... Erich Stinnes
- Mexico Set: Part 3 (1988) ... Erich Stinnes
- Mexico Set: Part 2 (1988) ... Erich Stinnes
 1987 Pattbergs Erbe (TV Movie)
Ulrich Vogtmann
 1986 Der Fall Franza (TV Movie)
Capitain
 1986 Of Pure Blood (TV Movie)
Paul Bergmann
 1986 Die liebe Familie (TV Series)
Lieferant
- Eismaschinen (1986) ... Lieferant
 1986 Das Gehirn zu Pferde (TV Movie)
Schriftsteller
 1985 Die Schwärmer
Stader
 1985 Otto - Der Film
Sonnemann
 1985 Verworrene Bilanzen (TV Movie)
Karl M. Kronen
 1985 Mata Hari
Wolff
 1985 Bartolome oder Die Rückkehr der weißen Götter (TV Movie)
Bartolomé de las Casas
 1984 Chinese Boxes
Zwemmer
 1984 Super
Hilpert, policeman
 1983 Die Matrosen von Kronstadt (TV Movie)
Petritschenko
 1983 Ente oder Trente
Glentz
 1981 Lili Marleen
Aaron
 1980 Reiseabrechnung (TV Movie)
 1979 Die große Flatter (TV Mini Series)
Herr Adam
- Teil 3 (1979) ... Herr Adam
- Teil 2 (1979) ... Herr Adam
- Teil 1 (1979) ... Herr Adam
 1979 Theodor Chindler - Die Geschichte einer deutschen Familie (TV Mini Series)
Clemens Koch
 1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun
Willi Klenze
 1979 Wo die Liebe hinfällt (TV Movie)
 1978 In a Year with 13 Moons
Anton Saitz
 1978 1982: Gutenbach (TV Movie)
Peter Kessel
 1978 Marija (TV Movie)
Filipp
 1978 Fedora
Kritos
 1978 Despair
Perebrodov
 1977 Die Ratten (TV Movie)
Bruno Mechelke
 1977 Edwards Film (TV Movie)
 1977 The Stationmaster's Wife (TV Movie)
Trial assessor (uncredited)
 1976 Jörg Preda berichtet (TV Series)
Rolf Lohaber
- Selbstporträt für den Steckbrief (1976) ... Rolf Lohaber
- Schnelles Geld (1976) ... Rolf Lohaber
 1976 Derrick (TV Series)
Krummbach
- Das Superding (1976) ... Krummbach
 1976 Der Kommissar (TV Series)
Werner Stimmel
- Der Held des Tages (1976) ... Werner Stimmel
 1973 World on a Wire (TV Mini Series)
Einstein
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Einstein
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Einstein
 1972-1973 Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (TV Mini Series)
Jochen Epp
- Irmgard und Rolf (1973) ... Jochen Epp
- Harald und Monika (1973) ... Jochen Epp
- Franz und Ernst (1973) ... Jochen Epp
- Oma und Gregor (1972) ... Jochen Epp
- Jochen und Marion (1972) ... Jochen Epp
 1971 Carlos (TV Movie)
Carlos
 1962 Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt
Zugpassagier (uncredited)
 1960 Between Love and Duty
Le téléphoniste (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Spouse:

Brigitte  (his death)
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Trivia:

Tall, hardened-looking and rasping-voiced German character actor, who came to prominence in the 1970's as a regular member of the ensemble of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He was most often seen in menacing or sinister roles, best known internationally as James Bond villain General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov from GoldenEye (1995). John latterly appeared primarily in television productions. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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