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Nationalité AllemagneNaissance 18 janvier 1978
Urs Rechn, né à Halle an der Saale le 18 janvier 1978, est un acteur allemand, connu pour son apparition dans le film dramatique sur l'Holocauste, Le Fils de Saul (2015) qui a remporté le Grand prix au Festival de Cannes.
Urs Günther Rechn was born on January 18, 1978 in Halle an der Saale, then German Democratic republic, now Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, to Günther Rechn (a renowned painter and graphic artist from Eastern Germany, GDR) and his wife Beate Rechn, and was the second of their three children.
From 1987 onwards, Urs Rechn attended the Special Grammar School for Music "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Halle, where he excelled in Violoncello, French Horn and Singing. After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the family relocated to Cottbus, Brandenburg, where Urs Rechn attended the 1. Academic High School for Music and Fine Arts "Heinrich Heine" and the Konservatorium Cottbus, where he gained an outstanding reputation as Junior Conductor of the youth symphony orchestra and brass band.
Despite having received no formal previous training in acting, Urs Rechn segued into an acting career, encouraged by the honoured and renowned East German Director and Impresario Christoph Schroth. He appeared on the stage plays "Hamlet" (1995), "The Beaver Coat" (1996) and "Steig'in das Traumboot der Liebe" (1996) and as a chorister in the Opera "The Magic Flute" (1995)on the State Theater Cottbus.
In 1997, owing to conscription, Urs Rechn went to the German paratroops and later to the German special forces. In the meantime, he played in several TV episodes thanks to an agreement with his Colonel. Upon completion of the active service in 2002, Urs Rechn attended the University of Music and Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig, and graduated in 2004. He became then – and still is – a visiting scholar at this very institution.
Urs Rechn has been performing most of his acting time on stage: 2003-2005 Staatsschauspiel Dresden, 2005-2007 Landestheater Tübingen, 2008-2013 Theater Chemnitz, (Chemnitz Opera) e.g.: "The Seagull" - Treblev ; "A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" - Brick ; "The Merchant of Venice" - Antonio ; "Julius Caesar" - Marcus Antonius ; "Caligula" - Caligula ; "A Streetcar Named Desire" - Stanley Kowalski ; "The Threepenny Opera" - Jonathan Peachum.
Urs Rechn attracted international attention for his role of the Jewish Oberkapo " Biedermann " in the film Son of Saul by Hungarian director László Nemes which won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival as well as several further international awards. In June 2015, Hungary announced to hand in 'Son of Saul' as candidate to the foreign language Oscar at the Academy Awards 2016.
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