Ken Duken, actor

outstanding German actor speaking fluent English and Norwegian

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Ken Duken, © Frank P. Wartenberg / glampool
Ken Duken, © Frank P. Wartenberg / glampool

An actor is a person who utterly convinces people of who or what he chooses to be in any given moment. By this definition, Ken Duken is the paragon of an actor. I almost wouldn’t have reçognized the man yestereve in POLIZEIRUF 110: SMOKE ON THE WATER, where he played a delightfully villainous politician. Loved him as Viking Skald Thorald (what Celts would refer to as Bard) in NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA – Gods, the man speaks perfect English. And I’m looking forward to seeing him in FRAU MÜLLER MUSS WEG. Since I got to interview him at 10. Zurich Film Festival, he seriously IS on my radar (well, he already was before, but now he’s right in the crosshairs). Way to go, Mr. Duken!

List of awards as given on his agency’s site:

2013 International Emmy Award für “Das Wunder von Kärnten” in der Kategorie TV-Film/Mini-Serie
2013 Deutscher Fernsehpreis: Nominierung für “Adlon. Eine Familiensaga” in der Kategorie “Bester Mehrteiler”
2012 Deutscher Fernsehpreis: Nominierung für “Laconia” in der Kategorie “Bester Mehrteiler”
2012 Kurier ROMY: Nominierung als “Beliebtester Schauspieler”
2011 Monte Carlo Filmfestival: Nominierung als “Bester Schauspieler” in der Kategorie Mini-Serie für “Laconia”
2009 Bayerischer Fernsehpreis in der Kategorie “Bester Schauspieler” für “Willkommen zuhause”
2008 Franz Hofer Ehren Award
2008 Adolf-Grimme-Preis für “Eine andere Liga”
2005 Adolf-Grimme-Preis für “Kiss and run”
2005 Bester Darsteller (“Eine andere Liga”) beim 5. Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie
2004 UNDINE AWARD für “Tödlicher Umweg”
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