Anton von Lucke

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Anton von Lucke was born in 1989 in Hamburg where he also grew up. After a gap year volunteering in sport institutions, he started studying at the well-known drama school Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin, successfully completing the course in 2015. During his studies, the director Tilmann Köhler gave him the role of the young murderer “T“ in Ödön von Horvàth’s “Jugend ohne Gott“ at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, and after that, he embodied Tamora’s son “Demetrius“ in the Shakespeare play “Titus Andronicus“ at the Ballhaus Ost. This is how the Deutsches Theater Göttingen became aware of him, where he played a lot of roles, in his first year “Romeo“ in Shakespeare’s “Tragedy of Romeo an Juliette“. He first appeared in cinema, when the french director François Ozon cast him as “Frantz“ in the film of the same name, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2016. As a result of that, the german directors Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten cast him as the mysterious young police officer “Stefan Jänicke“ in their TV series “Babylon Berlin“, which was sold in over 100 countries all over the world and won a lot of awards, lastly from the European Film Academy for “European Achievement in Fiction“. After another appearance in theatre in Frankfurt, where he played in Aischylos’ ancient greek tragedy “Sieben gegen Theben/Antigone“, he quit theatre for going more into the movies. Most recently he played in the acclaimed TV Series “Bad Banks“ and after that he took over the role of “Benjamin Renz“, a highly intelligent law student, in the famous german cult TV Series “Tatort“. He also started to appear in the comedy genre in the TNT-production “The Mopes“ and his last works were “Great Freedom“, that won the Price of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and he played the well-known german architect Walter Gropius  in “Alma und Oskar“.

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