Born in 1981, Thorsten Hierse studied Philosophy and German Literature in Göttingen from 2001 to 2004. Afterwards he studied acting at Hanover’s University of Music and Drama, completing his degree in 2008. He then acted at various theatres, including Schauspiel Hannover where he appeared in Jürgen Gosch’s production of Three Sisters by Chekhov. At the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Thorsten Hierse played the title role in Hennig Bock’s production of Oliver Twist, and appeared in Frank Abt’s stage adaptation of the film The State I Am In by Christian Petzold. From 2009 to 2011 Hierse was an ensemble cast member at Hamburg’s children’s and youth theatre, the Junges Schauspielhaus. Here he played Hamlet in Klaus Schumacher’s production of the Shakespearean drama and George Milton in Alexander Riemenschneider’s stage adaption of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. These and other performances earned Thorsten Hierse the 2010 Boy Gobert Prize, an award which honours Hamburg’s best young performer.
Thorsten Hierse joined the Deutsches Theater ensemble in the 2011/2012 season. Here he can be seen in Stephan Kimmig’s production of Oedipus City and in the stage adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s novel Tschick.
Thorsten Hierse - Markwart Müller-Elmau
Barbara Schnitzler - Thorsten Hierse