Henry Hübchen

Henry Hübchen

Darsteller, Produzent
*20.02.1947 Berlin

Biography

Henry Hübchen, born February 20, 1947, in Berlin, attended drama school at Schauspielschule Berlin-Schöneweide. In 1970, he made his stage debut at the theatre in Magdeburg. Since 1974, Hübchen is a permanent cast member of Berlin's Volksbühne where over the course of countless productions he has turned into the artistic alter ego of director Frank Castorf and where he also directs plays. In 1994, theatre magazine "Theater heute" named him "Best actor of the year".

Hübchen made his debut on the movie screen in 1965 in "Die Söhne der großen Bärin" ("The Sons of Great Bear") and played his first larger role in "Jakob, der Lügner" ("Jacob the liar", 1975). In the GDR, Hübchen became popular in the TV crime series "Polizeiruf 110" and in "Das wirkliche Blau", a film version of the story by Anna Seghers. In West Germany, Hübchen became known in the TV mini-series "Karl May" (1992), in "Der Schattenmann" (1996), and in "Der König von St. Pauli" (1998) as well as in the two TV crime series "Polizeiruf 110" and "Commissario Laurenti".

At the same time, Hübchen whose acting range covers grotesquely funny to cryptic, psychopathological characters started a second career on the movie screen. His best-known films include "Ein Mann für jede Tonart" (1993), "Sonnenallee" ("Sun Alley", 1999), "Sass" (2000), and "Alles auf Zucker" ("Go for Zucker!", 2004). In "Alles auf Zucker", Hübchen played a Berlin gambler with Jewish heritage and his masterly performance in this comedic part won him the 2005 German film award. In Andreas Dresen's film "Whisky mit Wodka" ("Whisky with Vodka", 2009), he made a self-ironic performance as a popular ageing actor.

Hübchen was a GDR champion of windsurfing (1981 and 1982) and wrote songs for the rock band "City", including their hit "Casablanca" (1987). His wife Sanna heads an agency for actors, his daughter Theresa (born in 1971) works as an actress.

This was followed by several memorable TV roles, including the King Gustav in the fairy tale adaptation "Die Gänsemagd" (2009) and a Russian secret service officer in "Der Uranberg" (2010). He went on to play the father of poet Goethe in Philipp Stölzl's "Goethe!" (2010), and a baker who follows his granddaughter into the Polish countryside in the tragicomedy "Polnische Ostern". His sinister portrayal of a slave trader in the adaptation of Mark Twain's "Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn" was contrasted by his comic turn as archangel Gabriel, who has been demoted to a simple priest on Earth , in "Jesus liebt mich" by Florian David Fitz.

In 2013, Hübchen appeared in very different characters in three theatrical releases: He played a small town mayor in the satire "Hai Alarm am Müggelsee", a cantankerous family man in the comedy "Da geht noch was" ("Quality Time"), and a betrayed husband who confronts the lover of his wife in a devious cat and mouse game in "Am Hang".

Always busy, Hübchen starred in a whole slew of TV productions, including "Frauen verstehen" (2014, TV), "Die Zeit mit Euch" (2014, TV), "Unterm Eis" (2015, TV), "Der Pfarrer und das Mädchen" (2015, TV) and "Besuch für Emma" (2015, TV).

On the big screen, he followed a memorable turn as the oddball helper of two kid detectives in the children's film "Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche" ("The Pasta Detectives 2", 2015) with a leading role in Robert Thalheim's spy comedy "Kundschafter des Friedens" (2016).

Filmography

2016/2017 Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste Freunde
Cast
 
2016 Ladies First
Cast
 
2015/2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein
Cast
 
2015/2016 Kundschafter des Friedens
Cast
 
2015 Besuch für Emma
Cast
 
2014/2015 Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche
Cast
 
2014 Der Mann ohne Schatten
Cast
 
2014 Die Zeit mit Euch
Cast
 
2013/214 Für immer und immer
Cast
 
2012/2013 Am Hang
Cast
 
2012/2013 Da geht noch was
Cast
 
2012/2013 Hai-Alarm am Müggelsee
Cast, Associate producer
 
2011/2012 Jesus liebt mich
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn
Cast
 
2011 Blutige Straße
Cast
 
2011 Weihnachten ... ohne mich, mein Schatz!
Cast
 
2010/2011 Polnische Ostern
Cast
 
2009/2010 Goethe!
Cast
 
2009/2010 Der Uranberg
Cast
 
2008/2009 Lila, Lila
Cast
 
2008 Hoffnung für Kummerow
Cast
 
2007/2008 Alter und Schönheit
Cast
 
2007-2009 Whisky mit Wodka
Cast
 
2006 Auf ewig und einen Tag
Cast
 
2006 Commissario Laurenti: Die Toten vom Karst
Cast
 
2005 Vorwärts wie Rückwärts
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Nachrichten
Cast
 
2004/2005 Alles auf Zucker!
Cast
 
2004-2008 Ich will da sein - Jenny Gröllmann
Participation
 
2003/2004 Basta. Rotwein oder Totsein
Cast
 
2003/2004 Dumm wie Brot
Cast
 
2002/2003 Lichter
Cast
 
2001 Eine unscheinbare Frau
Cast
 
2000/2001 Sass
Cast
 
2000-2002 Boran
Cast
 
1998/1999 Sonnenallee
Cast
 
1998/1999 Letzter Atem
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das Mambospiel
Cast
 
1997 Hart am Limit
Cast
 
1997 Gänseblümchen
Cast
 
1996/1997 Der König von St. Pauli
Cast
 
1996 Der Weihnachtsmörder
Cast
 
1995 Edgar Wallace - Die Katze von Kensington
Cast
 
1994/1995 Der Schattenmann
Cast
 
1994/1995 Tödliches Geld - Das Gesetz der Belmonts
Cast
 
1994 Mordpoker
Cast
 
1994 Jetzt und alles
Cast
 
1992/1993 Ein Mann für jede Tonart
Cast
 
1989 Selbstversuch
Cast
 
1988/1989 Die ehrbaren Fünf
Cast
 
1988 Flüssige Waffe
Cast
 
1987 Der Werwolf von W.
Cast
 
1986/1987 Vernehmung der Zeugen
Cast
 
1985/1986 Weihnachtsgeschichten
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das wirkliche Blau
Cast
 
1985-1989 Die Spur führt zum Silbersee
Voice
 
1985 Mit List und Tücke
Cast
 
1984/1985 Treibnetz
Cast
 
1984/1985 Es steht der Wald so schweigend
Cast
 
1983/1984 Heiße Ware in Berlin
Cast
 
1983 Zauber um Zinnober
Cast
 
1982/1983 Der Bastard
Cast
 
1982/1983 Es geht einer vor die Hunde
Cast
 
1981/1982 Sonjas Rapport
Cast
 
1981/1982 Benno macht Geschichten
Cast
 
1980/1981 Das große Abenteuer des Kaspar Schmeck
Cast
 
1980/1981 Trüffeljagd
Cast
 
1980 Der Hinterhalt
Cast
 
1979/1980 Alle meine Mädchen
Cast
 
1979/1980 Johann Sebastian Bachs vergebliche Reise in den Ruhm
Cast
 
1979/1980 Friedhelms Geburtstag und andere Geschichten
Cast
 
1979/1980 Seitensprung
Cast
 
1979 Der Menschenhasser
Cast
 
1978/1979 Aber Doktor!
Cast
 
1978 Die letzte Chance
Cast
 
1977/1978 Der Übergang
Cast
 
1977/1978 P.S.
dubbed by
 
1977/1978 Jörg Ratgeb, Maler
Cast
 
1976 Camping - Camping
Cast
 
1974/1975 Mord im Märkischen Viertel
Cast
 
1974/1975 Die Moral der Banditen
Cast
 
1974 Jakob der Lügner
Cast
 
1972 Blütenstaub
Cast
 
1965/1966 Die Söhne der großen Bärin
Cast