38 year old German actor Frank Giering, who played a courteous psychopath in Michael Haneke’s 1997 film “Funny Games”, was found a dead in his Berlin apartment on Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010. He was starred in hit German crime series “Der Kriminalist.
Currently, Giering struggled with alcoholism and self-doubt, issues he discussed publicly .The Berlin police department is investigating the cause of death. A spokesperson said that, it cannot yet be dogged whether he died of natural causes or not.
Frank Giering was born and brought in East Germany and famous and successful without ever becoming a star. One of the host talented actors, Giering worked in number of films and TV movies and series, including Haneke’s 1997 thriller, in which he played a role of young killer. He also appeared in Sebastian Schipper’s highly praised 1999 film debut “Gigantics”.
Frank Giering had worked as actor at Staatstheater Cottbus after studying at the drama schools in Bochum and Potsdam. Frank became popular for his roles in movie “Funny Games” and Absolute Giganten” in 1999. He also acted in “Baader” and “Hierankl”. Form 2006 he had worked with hit crime drama “Der Kriminalist” alongside Christian Berkel (Valkyrie). This was the last role of German actor.
Munich-based Odeon Film, producer of “Der Kriminalist” gave a statement on yesterday 24th June, 2010, “Giering died suddenly on June 23 night and the circumstances surrounding his death remain unexplained”.