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Veronica Ferres
German actress

Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres
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Intro German actress
A.K.A. Veronica Maria Cäcilia Ferres
Is Actor
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 10 June 1965, Solingen, Düsseldorf Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Age 58 years
Height: 1.778 m
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Veronica Maria Cäcilia Ferres (born 10 June 1965) is a German actress.

Early life

Ferres was born in Solingen. She grew up as the youngest child and only daughter of Peter Ferres, a coal and potato merchant, and his wife Katharina.

She completed her abitur at the Gymnasium Schwertstraße in Solingen, and then studied Germanistik, Theatre studies and Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Personal life

From 1990 till 1999 Ferres was liaised with Helmut Dietl .They worked together on movies like Schtonk (1991), Rossini (1997), Late Show (1999) and many others of the regisseur. In February 2000 they announced their separation.


Ferres was born in Solingen, Germany and studied German Literature, Psychology and Drama at the University of Munich before taking up acting. In Germany she had her breakthrough with the title role in the hit comedy, The Super Wife, followed by starring roles in hits such as Oscar nominated Schtonk!, Rossini, Klimt (alongside John Malkovich) and Saviours in the Night, making her a household name in Germany. Her TV productions include The Manns, Destined to Witness, The Woman from Checkpoint Charlie, The Miracle of Berlin, Marco W. – 247 Days in a Turkish Prison, and She Deserved It, among many others. Her awards include the Grimme-Preis, the German Television Award, the Bavarian TV Award, the Golden Camera Award, and the Bambi Award.

In 2013, she shot the international feature Hector and the Search for Happiness with Simon Pegg and Jean Reno, and played the main role in the feature film Casanova Variations, again with John Malkovich. Her 13th international production, The Devil's Violinist, was released theatrically in the fall of 2013. She played the female lead in Jedermann (Everyman), the traditional opening play of the Salzburg Festival, considered the highest honor in German stagecraft. In 2015, she starred opposite Nic Cage in the thriller Pay the Ghost, directed by Uli Edel. In 2016, she had the leading role in Werner Herzog's film Salt and Fire, co-starring Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal. Veronica is also co-starring in The Comedian, her 17th English feature film, along with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, and Danny DeVito. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2017.

Veronica founded her own production company, Construction Film GmbH, in 2012.



  • 1983: Office, Office | Büro, Büro
  • 1985: Tatort – Schicki-Micki (TV series)
  • 1989: Pajamas for three | Pyjama für Drei
  • 1989: Tatort: Blutspur
  • 1991: The Castillo Coup | Der Castillo Coup (TV film)
  • 1992: Doctors of the Mountain | Der Bergdoktor (TV series)
  • 1993: Scandalous Women | Die skandalösen Frauen (TV film)
  • 1993-1996: Our Teacher Dr. Specht | Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht ( TV series)
  • 1993: A Bavarien on Rügen | Ein Bayer auf Rügen
  • 1993: Leaving Home: Ansgar's Death | Heimat
  • 1993: Leaving Home: The Game With Freedom | Heimat
  • 1993: Tatort: Alles Palermo
  • 1994: Peter And Paul | Peter und Paul (TV series)
  • 1994: Tonino And Toinette | Tonino und Toinette (TV film)
  • 1994: Kommissar Rex: Ein perfekter Mord
  • 1994: Docs | Ärzte (TV series)
  • 1994: Tatort: …und die Musi spielt dazu
  • 1995: Fatale mother love | Fatale Mutterliebe
  • 1996: Der Bulle von Tölz (TV series)
  • 1996: Catherine the Great
  • 1996: Dr. Knock
  • 1997: The Chaos-Queen | Die Chaos-Queen
  • 1997: Kowalsky (TV series)
  • 1998: The Naughty Woman | Eine ungehorsame Frau
  • 1998: Jack's Baby
  • 2000: Les Misérables
  • 2000: Bobby
  • 2000: Without Family | Sans famille
  • 2001: The Manns | Die Manns – Ein Jahrhundertroman
  • 2003: Lost Forever | Für immer verloren
  • 2003: Stronger Than Death | Stärker als der Tod
  • 2003: Anna’s Return | Annas Heimkehr
  • 2004: The Return Of The Dancing Master | Die Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers
  • 2005: Stars are shining qall day | Sterne leuchten auch am Tag
  • 2005: Under The Dark Sky Of Africa | Kein Himmel über Afrika
  • 2006: Destined To Witness | Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!
  • 2007: About The End Of The Ice Age | Vom Ende der Eiszeit
  • 2007: My Old Friend Fritz | Mein alter Freund Fritz
  • 2007: The Woman From Checkpoint Charlie | Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie
  • 2008: The Miracle Of Berlin | Das Wunder von Berlin
  • 2008: The Godmother | Die Patin – Kein Weg zurück
  • 2010: Secret of the Wales | Das Geheimnis der Wale
  • 2010: She Deserved It | Sie hat es verdient
  • 2010: Rosannas Daughter | Rosannas Tochter
  • 2010: The Blue Light | Das blaue Licht
  • 2011: My Own Flesh And Blood | Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut
  • 2011: Marco W. – 247 Days in a Turkish Prison | Marco W. – 247 Tage im türkischen Gefängnis
  • 2011: The Long Wave The Keel | Die lange Welle hinterm Kiel
  • 2012: Tsunami | Tsunami – Das Leben danach
  • 2012: The Little Lady | Die kleine Lady (TV film)
  • 2012: Lena Fauch And The Frenzied Attacker’s Daughter | Lena Fauch und die Tochter des Amokläufers (TV film)
  • 2013: My Husband, A Murderer | Mein Mann, ein Mörder (TV film)
  • 2013: Lena Fauch – Dangerous Silence | Lena Fauch – Gefährliches Schweigen (TV film)
  • 2013: Fragrant Harbour | Hafen der Düfte (TV film)
  • 2014: The Happiness Of The Others | Das Glück der Anderen (TV film)
  • 2014: The State Affaire | Die Staatsaffäre (TV film)
  • 2014: Lena Fauch – Forgiveness Or Revenge | Lena Fauch – Vergebung oder Rache (TV film)
  • 2015: Master Of Death | Meister des Todes

Cinematic productions

  • 1987: The Invisible (Director: Ulf Miehe | Der Unsichtbare)
  • 1988: The Vulture Wally (Director: Walter Bockmayer | Die Geierwally)
  • 1991: Babylon (Director: Ralf Huettner)
  • 1992: Schtonk! (Director: Helmut Dietl)
  • 1994: Totally Normaaal (Director: Ralf Huettner | Voll normaaal)
  • 1996: The Super Wife (Director: Sönke Wortmann | Das Superweib)
  • 1996: Honeymoon (Director: Gabriel Barylli | Honigmond)
  • 1997: Rossini (Director: Helmut Dietl | Rossini – oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief)
  • 1999: Late Show (Director: Helmut Dietl)
  • 1999: Ladies Room (Director: Gabriella Cristiani)
  • 1999: The Bride (Director: Egon Günther | Die Braut)
  • 2006: Klimt (Director: Raúl Ruiz)
  • 2006: Bye, bye Harry (Director: Robert Young)
  • 2006: Wild Chicks 1 (Director: Vivian Naefe | Die Wilden Hühner)
  • 2007: Wild Chicks 2 (Director: Vivian Naefe | Die Wilden Hühner und die Liebe)
  • 2008: Adam Resurrected (Director: Paul Schrader)
  • 2008: Wild Chicks 3 (Director: Vivian Naefe | Die Wilden Hühner und das Leben)
  • 2009: Saviors In The Night (Director: Ludi Boeken | Unter Bauern – Retter in der Nacht)
  • 2010: Life Is Too Long (Director: Dani Levy | Das Leben ist zu lang)
  • 2013: King Ordinary (Director: David Dietl | König von Deutschland)
  • 2013: Ruby Red (Director: Felix Fuchssteiner | Rubinrot)
  • 2013: The Devil's Violinist (Director: Bernard Rose)
  • 2014: Sapphire Blue (Director: Felix Fuchssteiner | Saphirblau)
  • 2014: Casanova Variations (Director: Michael Sturminger)
  • 2014: Hector and the Search for Happiness (Director: Peter Chelsom)
  • 2015: The Manny (Director: Matthias Schweighöfer | Der Nanny)
  • 2015: Pay the Ghost (Director: Uli Edel)
  • 2016: Salt and Fire (Director: Werner Herzog)
  • 2016: Short Term Memory Loss (Director: Andreas Arnstedt)
  • 2017: The Comedian (Director: Taylor Hackford)


for awards listed

  • 2013: HADASSAH-AWARD "CITIZEN OF THE WORLD" for longstanding engagement for Hadassah
  • 2013: CINEMA FOR PEACE AWARD against anti-Semitism and hatred of foreigners
  • 2013: Oldenburg Film Festival - Star of Excellence - Walk of Fame
  • 2011: BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL "Saviors in the night"- Winner of Audience Award
  • 2011: PREMIO BACCO
  • 2010: SIGNIS Award at the International Film Festival DC in Washington for Unter Bauern – Retter in der Nacht
  • 2009: Steiger Award in the category Film
  • 2008: Jupiter in the category Best TV-production for Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie
  • 2008: Deutscher Fernsehpreis in the category Best actress for Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie
  • 2007: "Hans-Rosenthal-Ehrenpreis" for her encouragement for her charity project "Power-Child"
  • 2007: BOOK OF THE MONTH - The book "No, I don´t go with strangers!" was chosen as "Book of the month" of March 2007 by the "Deutsche Akademie für Kinder-und Jugendliteratur e.V."
  • 2007: "BAD IBURGER" CHILDRENS LITERARY PRICE for her book "No, I don´t go with strangers!"
  • 2006: "Bavarian Merit Award" for her extraordinary achievements and dedication for Bavaria
  • 2006: "Goldene Feder" Award, best actress
  • 2005: Best Actress Award "Bambi" in Germany for her excellent career in movies, on television and on stage
  • 2005: "DIVA - HALL OF FAME - German Award"
  • 2004: "Bavarian TV Award" for "Anna’s Return", "Forever Lost" and "Stronger than Death"
  • 2002: EMMY - Best film/serial for "The Manns"
  • 2002: "Golden Grimme" Award for "The Manns"
  • 2002: "Golden Camera" Award, best actress of feature film and TV movie in Germany
  • 2002: "Bavarian TV" Award for "The Manns"
  • 2002: "ROMY" Award, most popular actress in Austria
  • 1999: Best Actress Award for "The Bride", 9th International Film-Festival, Pescara, Italy
  • 1998: "Golden Camera" Award, best actress of feature film and TV movie in Germany for "Rossini"
  • 1992: Best Actress Award "Bambi" in Germany for "Schtonk"


  • 2009: GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD - Best mini-series for "The Godmother"
  • 2008: GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD - Best TV-movie for "The woman from Checkpoint Charlie" and "The miracle of Berlin"
  • 2008: EMMY TV-movie for "The miracle of Berlin"
  • 2008: FESTIVAL IN CANADA/BANFF - Best foreign language film for "The woman from Checkpoint Charlie"
  • 2007: GERMAN TV AWARD for best actress in a leading role and best TV-movie "Snow in December"
  • 2007: GOLDENE HENNE AWARD for best actress
  • 2007: GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD - Best German TV-movie "Destined to witness"
  • 2007: BAMBI - For the TV-event of the year 2007 for "The woman from Checkpoint Charlie"
  • 1998: Adolf Grimme Award for her role in "The Naughty Woman" and in "The Chaos Queen"
  • 1998: Tele Star - Best actress in a movie made for TV – "The Naughty Woman"
  • 1992: OSCAR - Best foreign language film for "Schtonk" (role: Martha)
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