Amadeus August

Intro German actor (1942-1992)
Was Actor Film actor Stage actor Television actor
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 6 May 1942, Wrocław, People's Republic of Poland
Death 6 July 1992, Munich, Germany (aged 50 years)
Star sign Taurus

Amadeus August (6 May 1942, in Breslau – 6 July 1992, in Munich) was a German actor and singer who spoke French and English.


Amadeus August became famous throughout Europe as protagonist of the successful European TV series Quentin Durward (based on Walter Scott's novel of the same name) which was broadcast for the first time in 1971 and had later on some re-runs. Although it turned out that this role had already marked the peak of his career, he would still frequently be a guest star in TV shows, as for example Derrick. He also had a supporting role as Count of Haugwitz-Reventlow in The Barbara Hutton Story in 1987. He died of Aids. His sepulchre is in the cemetery of Unterhaching.

Selected filmography

Seventeen and Anxious [de] (1970) Love, Vampire Style (1970) Quentin Durward (1971, TV series) Sie liebten sich einen Sommer [de] (1972) Bloody Friday (1972) La Course à l'échalote (1975) Mathias Sandorf [de] (1979, TV miniseries) Heiße Kartoffeln [de] (1980) The Assault (1986) Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987, TV miniseries) Lenin…The Train (1988, TV film) Dick Francis Mysteries: In The Frame (1989, TV) Gummibärchen küßt man nicht (1989) Das Erbe der Guldenburgs (1990, TV series) Night of the Fox (1990, TV film) L'Amour maudit de Leisenbohg [fr] (1991, TV film) Glückliche Reise (1992, TV series)

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