Frank Giering Movies and Career Information
Nov 23, 1971
Frank Giering (23 November 1971 – 23 June 2010) was a German actor. Giering studied at the HFF Potsdam. He starred in a production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and was cast by Austrian filmmaker, Michael Haneke for the TV movie, The Traitor and the 1997 filmsThe Castle and Funny Games. Giering's portrayal of the psychopathic killer, ‘Peter’ in "Funny Games" was considered a breakout performance. Giering was regularly seen in TV and cinema productions. His best known roles were Floyd in Sebastian Schipper's Absolute Giganten (1999) and the film Baader (2002), portraying the leader of the Red Army Faction. Since 2006, Giering starred in the ZDF series The Criminologist as the Commissioner Henry Weber. He appeared in 30 episodes up until 2010. Giering was found dead in his apartment in Berlin on 23 June 2010. His death is still under investigation by the authorities. Giering had been outspoken about his struggles with alcoholism and emotional issues.