Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres

Additional Names: Veronika Maria Cäcilia Ferres (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin, Produzent, Aufnahmeleitung
*10.06.1965 Solingen

Biography

Veronika Maria Cäcilia Ferres was born in Solingen on June 10th, 1965. In 1983 she began studying dramatics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, but dropped out of her studies very soon. Instead she applied for twelve drama schools – without success. She then took private tuition from Margret Langen, a Max-Reinhardt-Seminar teacher. Meanwhile she was working for Bayrischer Rundfunk and as an extra at the movies.

In 1985 she became a state-approved actress and started working for the Bayerische Staatstheater. Until 1990 several engagements followed, mostly at small theatres but also at the Residenztheater in Munich and the Landestheater in Coburg.

Her first speaking part was in the 1986 comedy "Der Unsichtbare" by Ulf Miehe, followed by a part as supporting actor in the 1987 feature "Die Geierwally". Movie audiences got to know her thanks to her part as Muse Martha in "Schtonk", a 1992 satire about the Hitler diaries by Helmut Dietl starring Götz George and Uwe Ochsenknecht. For her performance she was awarded with the Bambi later that year, on the downside the image of the naïve, voluptuous blonde would haunt her for several years.

In 1995 Ferres played her first leading part. She was "Das Superweib" ("The Super Wife") in the Sönke Wortman adaptation of the Hera Lind bestseller novel. Both, the Lind novel and the film, became a huge success. In "Honigmond" ("Honey Moon"), a film by Gabriel Barylli starring Julia Stemberger and Anica Dobra, she played Barbara, the deceived wife, but the comedy was a failure at box office. Other major productions she worked on the following years were "Rossini oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief" ("Rossini", 1996) by director Helmut Dietl, then her companion in life, "Late Show" (1998) – again by Dietl – a cynical statement about the media starring Thomas Gottschalk and Harald Schmidt, and "Die Braut" ("The Bride", 1998) by Egon Günther, in which she played Christiane Vulpius, the wife of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In 2001 Ferres impersonates Nelly Kröger-Mann, the second wife of Heinrich Mann, in the TV-mini series "Die Manns – Ein Jahrhundertroman" ("The Manns - Novel of a Century").

In the following years, besides several works for television like Roland Suso Richter's drama "Sterne leuchten auch auch am Tag" (2004) and the two elaborate two-parted "Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger" (2006) and "Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie" (2007), Ferres appeared in the feature films "Klimt" by Raoul Ruiz and the girlfriend-movies about the "Wild Chicks" where she plays a mother. American director Paul Schrader also casted her for his international production of "Adam Resurrected" (2008).

In 2009 Veronica Ferres plays another main role in a feature film: In "Unter Bauern – Retter in der Nacht" ("Saviors in the Night"), directed by Ludi Boeken and based on a true story, she plays a jewish woman, who together with her family is hidden by peasants for two years, to save them from being deported by the Nazis.

She next starred in a string of high-profile TV productions, including Vivian Naefe's "Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut" (2011), the disaster movie "Tsunami – Das Leben danach" (2012) and the drama "Lena Fauch und die Tochter des Amokläufers" (2012).

In 2013, she returned to the big screen with roles in the fantasy film "Rubinrot" ("Ruby Red"), the satire "König von Deutschland" ("King Ordinary") and the biopic "Der Teufelsgeiger" ("The Devil's Violinist"). The following year, she starred opposite Dominic Raacke in the romantic TV comedy "Das Glück der Anderen", and played the role of a German chancellor who happens to fall on love with the French president in the made-for-TV comedy "Die Staatsaffäre". After director Peter Chelsom did cast her as a fortune teller in the German-Canadian co-production "Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück" ("Hector and the Search for Happiness", 2014), Veronica Ferres reprised her role from "Rubinrot" for the sequel "Saphirblau" ("Sapphire Blue"). Moreover, she appeared in the international co-production "Casanova Variations" (2014) and reprised her starring role for a third "Lena Fauch" entry.

Following a cameo in "Der Nanny" (2015), Ferres starred opposite Heiner Lauterbach in the TV drama "Meister des Todes" (2015) before playing a supporting role in Uli Edel's horror film "Pay the Ghost" (2015). Werner Herzog cast her as the female lead in "Salt and Fire" (DE/US/FR/MX 2016), and in the same year, Ferres also had a major role in the drama "Short Term Memory Loss" (2016).

Filmography

2016/2017 Unter deutschen Betten
Cast, Producer
 
2015/2016 Short Term Memory Loss
Cast
 
2015/2016 Salt and Fire
Cast
 
2014/2015 Meister des Todes
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Nanny
Cast
 
2014/2015 Schattenwald
Co-Producer
 
2014 Vergebung oder Rache
Cast
 
2014 Die Staatsaffäre
Cast
 
2013/2014 Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück
Cast
 
2013/2014 Saphirblau
Cast
 
2013/2014 The Casanova Variations
Cast
 
2012/2013 Der Teufelsgeiger
Cast, Co-Producer
 
2012/2013 Gefährliches Schweigen
Cast
 
2012/2013 König von Deutschland
Cast
 
2012/2013 Rubinrot
Cast
 
2011/2012 Lena Fauch und die Tochter des Amokläufers
Cast
 
2010/2011 Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut
Cast
 
2010 247 Tage
Cast
 
2010 Vivaldi
Cast
 
2009/2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
Cast
 
2009/2010 Sie hat es verdient
Cast, Co-Producer
 
2008/2009 Unter Bauern
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die wilden Hühner und das Leben
Cast
 
2007/2008 Ein Leben für ein Leben - Adam Resurrected
Cast
 
2007/2008 Das Wunder von Berlin
Cast
 
2007 Münchner (Filmfest-) Geschichten
Participation
 
2006/2007 Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie
Cast
 
2006/2007 Die wilden Hühner und die Liebe
Cast
 
2006/2007 Mein alter Freund Fritz
Cast
 
2006 Vom Ende der Eiszeit
Cast
 
2005/2006 Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger
Cast
 
2005/2006 Liebling, wir graben Harry aus!
Cast
 
2005/2006 Klimt
Cast
 
2005/2006 Die wilden Hühner
Cast
 
2005 Kein Himmel über Afrika
Cast
 
2004 Sterne leuchten auch am Tag
Cast
 
2003/2004 Die Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers
Cast
 
2003/2004 Stärker als der Tod
Cast
 
2003 Die weiss-blaue Leichtigkeit des Seins
Participation
 
2002/2003 Till Eulenspiegel
Voice
 
2002/2003 Annas Heimkehr
Cast
 
2001/2002 Bobby
Cast
 
2001 Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman
Cast
 
1998/1999 Jack's Baby
Cast
 
1998/1999 Late Show
Cast
 
1998/1999 Die Braut
Cast
 
1997 Die Chaos-Queen
Cast
 
1997 Eine ungehorsame Frau
Cast
 
1996/1997 Eine unmoralische Frau: Aufstieg und Fall der Neuberin
Cast
 
1996/1997 Doktor Knock
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1995/1996 Das Superweib
Cast
 
1995/1996 Honigmond
Cast
 
1994 Katharina die Große
Cast
 
1994 Fatale Mutterliebe
Cast
 
1994 …und die Musi spielt dazu
Cast
 
1994 Tonino und Toinette
Cast
 
1994 Voll normaaal
Cast
 
1993 Das Sahara-Projekt
Cast
 
1993 Alles Palermo
Cast
 
1992 Der Papagei
Cast
 
1991/1992 Schtonk!
Cast
 
1991/1992 Babylon - Im Bett mit dem Teufel
Cast
 
1991 Der Castillo-Coup
Cast
 
1988/1989 Blutspur
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 05. Das Spiel mit der Freiheit
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 04. Ansgars Tod
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat (13 Teile)
Cast
 
1987 Die Geierwally
Cast, Production assistant
 
1986/1987 Der Unsichtbare
Cast