Tobias Santelmann

Tobias Santelmann

Tobias Santelmann is a Norwegian/Scandinavian actor, born in 1980 in Germany.


He was educated from ‘The Norwegian National Theater School’, 2002- 2006.


Since then his carrier has been moving fast forward with leading roles and significant supporting roles in succesfull feature films and TV series.


Tobias was for the first time introduced to the international audience by his supporting role in the international successful feature film 'Kon-Tiki'; which was Oscar- and Golden Globe nominated film 2013 in the category ‘Best Foreign Film’. (the story about Thor Heyerdal’s amazing achivements, based on the true story).


At the moment Tobias is shooting the ‘Rhesus’ role in Budapest. MGM’s and Paramount Pictures’ feature film ‘Hercules: The Thracian Wars’ starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane. This is Santelmann’s first English language movie role, and he is playing the golden-locked barbarian and revolutionary, who is Hercule’s main foe.


Earlier this year feature film 'Chasing The Wind' premiered in which Tobias has a significant supporting role, and he’s been hosting amazing critism,; latest 2 nominations: ‘Best male actor in a supporting Role’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Norwegian Film Awards ‘Amanda’.


In the TVseries ‘Eyewitness’ produced by NRK; Norway’s national TV networks, Tobias has supprting role as a police officer. It will premiere in the fall 2013.

TV series ‘Leave me Alone’ was nomintaed ‘Best Kids series’ at the Internatinal EMMY Awards in 2013, and here Tobias is the supproting role as the father to the lead, young girl.


In the fall 2012 Tobias starred in the Norwegian period action feature film 'Escape'. And next up for the audience is his supporitng role in feature film ‘Jeg er din’, which is chosen for the an internation film festival, soon to be announced.


In feature film 'The Prize Idiot', directed by acclaimed Hans Peter Moland, starring actors such as Stellan Skarsgaard, Bruno Ganz and Kristofer Hivju, the audience can look forward to be seeing Tobias in a supporting role opposite Skarsgaard. It was shot this summer, and will premiere in the fall 2014.

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