Anneke Kim Sarnau
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After studying at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart Anneke Kim Sarnau received her first engagement at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Other guest performances followed at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf and the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. Her film debut in 1998 was in Stefan Krohmer’s ‘Barracuda Dancing’. In 1999 she appeared in front of the camera for the television film ‘Vom Küssen und vom Fliegen’, directed by Hartmut Schoen, in 2002 for Kai Wessel’s television production ‘Juls Freundin’ and Stefan Krohmer’s cinema film ‘Sie haben Knut’, as well as for Anna Justice’s ‘Ich liebe das Leben’ one year later. She received several gold awards, including the Deutscher Fernsehpreis and the Grimme Award for her leading roles in ‘Ende der Saison’ (2000) and ‘Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt’ (2001). Since then the actress has had roles in both film and television productions, e.g. in Stephan Wagner’s much-discussed television film ‘In Sachen Kaminski’ and Angelina Maccarone’s prize-winning cinema film ‘Fremde Haut’ (Unveiled). Her first US production followed in 2004 in the John le Carré thriller ‘The Constant Gardener’ with Ralph Fiennes. From 2007–2008 Anneke Kim Sarnau could be seen as Inspector Kerstin Winter in the comedy detective thriller series ‘Dr. Psycho’. Other film roles include Christiane Balthasar’s ‘Auf der anderen Seite des Glücks’, Martin Eigler’s ‘Der falsche Tod’, Lutz Konermann’s ‘Prager Botschaft’, Stefan Krohmer’s ‘Mitte 30’, the ARD film ‘Ihr könnt euch niemals sicher sein’ (that received several awards) and the ZDF productions ‘Ein Mann, ein Fjord’ by Angelo Collagrossi, Ken Follett’s ‘Eisfieber’ (Whiteout) by Peter Keglevic and the BR ‘Tatort’ production ‘Die Heilige’. Since 2010 Anneke Kim Sarnau has been solving crimes as a profiler alongside Charly Hübner in the Rostock crime series ‘Polizeiruf 110’. In 2012 the actress appeared in the ARD drama ‘Uns trennt das Leben’ and the cinema film ‘Pommes essen’. In addition, the detective duo Anneke Kim Sarnau and Charly Hübner were nominated for the Grimme Award in 2012 for their performance in the ‘Polizeiruf 110’ episodes ‘Feindbild’ and ‘… und raus bist du’. Other films in which the versatile actress has appeared include ‘Weit hinter dem Horizont’, ‘Zeit des Erwachens’ (both ARD) and Til Schweiger’s ‘Honig im Kopf’. In 2015 Anneke Kim Sarnau was also to be seen in the cinema productions ‘Die Kleinen und die Bösen’, ‘Vier Könige’ and in the leading role in an episode in the series ‘Unter Verdacht’ entitled ‘Grenzgang’.
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