Ken Duken

Ken Duken

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
*17.04.1979 Heidelberg

Biography

Ken Duken was born in Heidelberg on April 17th 1979. The son of an actors' family enrolled at the Internationale Theaterschule München, where he studied "Method Acting" and "Shakespeare Method". He performed in several plays, including "Der Besuch der alten Dame" and "Das Haus in Montevideo". Duken made his film debut in 1997 with the TV drama "Blutiger Ernst". His portrayal of a rebellious teen in "Schlaraffenland", his performance as a cop in Lars Becker's crime thriller "Rette Deine Haut" and his turn as a womaniser in "100 Pro" established him as one of the most promising young actors in Germany.

Duken also had a recurring role of a savvy police detective in Lars Becker's TV series "Nachtschicht". In 2005, he won the Grimme Award for Best Actor for his performance as an eccentric video nerd in "Kiss and Run". The same year, he played the male lead in Buket Alakus' acclaimed tragicomedy "Eine andere Liga". He gained further popularity in the 2006 miniseries "Störtebeker", in which he portrayed the titular hero, a famous German pirate. He was also prominently cast in international productions like the Italian made-for-TV epic "Karol. Ein Mann, der Pabst wurde" (2005), the French fantasy miniseries "Ali Baba und die 40 Räuber" (2007) and the Norwegian-Danish-German co-production "Max Manus" (2008).

In Thomas Sieben's "Distanz", which premiered at the 2009 Berlin IFF and was released in August 2010, Duken played the role of a young man who turns into a serial killer for no apparent reason. Also in 2009, he was seen in supporting roles in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and in Til Schweiger's "Zweiohrküken".

Filmography

2014 Smoke on the Water
Cast
 
2013/2014 Coming In
Cast
 
2013/2014 Northmen - A Viking Saga
Cast
 
2013 Frei
Cast
 
2012/2013 Banklady
Cast
 
2012/2013 Robin Hood
Cast
 
2012/2013 Die Räuber
Cast
 
2012 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga
Cast
 
2011/2012 Zwei Leben
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Männer der Emden
Cast
 
2011/2012 On the Inside
Cast
 
2011 Der Weg ins Paradies
Cast
 
2011 Das Wunder von Kärnten
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Beobachtung
Cast
 
2010/2011 Powder Girl
Cast
 
2010 Schief gewickelt
Cast
 
2009-2011 Laconia
Cast
 
2009 Zweiohrküken
Cast
 
2009 Flug in die Nacht - Das Unglück von Überlingen
Cast
 
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Cast
 
2009 Der Antrag
Cast
 
2008/2009 Fire!
Cast
 
2008 1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde
Cast
 
2008 Max Manus
Cast
 
2007/2008 Willkommen zuhause
Cast
 
2007-2009 Distanz
Cast, Producer
 
2007 Ich habe Angst
Cast
 
2005/2006 Der Ausbruch
Cast
 
2005/2006 Störtebeker
Cast
 
2005 Tod im Supermarkt
Cast
 
2004/2005 Eine andere Liga
Cast
 
2004 Another Point of View
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2004 Vatertag
Cast
 
2003/2004 Tödlicher Umweg
Cast
 
2003 Im Visier des Bösen
Cast
 
2003 Nachtangst
Cast
 
2003 Zur Hölle mit Dir
Cast
 
2002/2003 Amok!
Cast
 
2002 Kiss and Run
Cast
 
2001-2003 Nitschewo
Cast
 
2001 Feindesland
Cast
 
2001 Benny X
Cast
 
2000/2001 100 Pro
Cast
 
2000 Einladung zum Mord
Cast
 
1999/2000 Gran Paradiso
Cast
 
1998/1999 Schlaraffenland
Cast
 
1997 Julia - Kämpfe für Deine Träume
Cast
 

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