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Since his leading role in Alexander Nezlobin's comedy ZHENIKH ("The Groom"), which became Russia's most successful comedy of 2016 with almost 3 million moviegoers, the Swiss Philippe Reinhardt has been one of the most famous film faces in Russia. The comedy reached more than 20Mill. viewers at the television broadcast. The film and its character "Helmut" have meanwhile achieved similar status there as FACK JU GOEHTE in Germany. "Helmut" became a kind of best friend of the Russians, the ideal German Buddy. The sequel ZHENIKH 2, in which Philippe Reinhardt will once again stand in front of the camera as "Helmut", is already a done deal.
The blockbuster series DIVERSANT, for whose fourth film Philippe Reinhardt is currently starring, enjoyed even greater success. The first three films in this war epic were each seen by 50 million viewers on Russian television. In the latest film, Philippe Reinhardt plays the role of a Nazi officer.
This year, Philippe Reinhardt will also be seen in several international productions: In the Russian series TOBOL (directed by Igor Zaytsev), in the German action series TRUE NORTH, the World War II drama THOUGH THE SCOPE (directed by Sergey Korotaev), or in the series CONTAMIN (directed by Harald Franklin).
In 2022, Philippe Reinhardt's first U.S. feature film THE MATCH (directed by Jakov Sedlar, Dominik Sedlar) will take the actor back to a story he is familiar with: THE MATCH tells the same story as the Russian soccer drama MATCH (directed by Andrey Malyukov) of almost the same name from 2012. For Philippe Reinhardt, it is therefore a journey back to the start of his cinema career. In THE MATCH he will be seen alongside Armand Assante, Casper Philippson and Franco Nero. The release of THE MATCH will presumably be video-on-demand due to Corona.
Philippe Reinhardt gained his first stage experience at the age of 8 years through various roles in children's theatre, where he already showed a natural talent for acting. Shortly afterwards he also started to produce short films himself and thus discovered his love for film and acting.
After his military service Philippe Reinhardt decided to realize his dream of becoming an actor himself and studied acting in Hamburg. To this day, Philippe Reinhardt also works closely with various well-known mentors for acting, including Lioudmila Meier Babkina, Christopher Fettes, Giles Forman, Lena Lessing and Frank Bezelt.
Philippe Reinhardt soon attracted attention and first roles followed, such as in Granz Henman's comedy KEIN BUND FÜRS FÜRS LEBEN, Til Schweiger's cinema success 1½ RITTER or Rainer Matsutani's film FAKTOR 8.
Philippe Reinhardt was also able to prove his talent for languages in international productions. Under the coaching of director Lioudmila Meier Babkina he learned Russian and in 2012 he was given a role in Fedor Bondarchuk's Blockbuster STALINGRAD, which was sent into the race for the Oscar for best foreign language film in Russia. This was followed by the football drama MATCH about the historic Dead Pool of 1942, directed by Andrey Malyukovs. Appearances in numerous other Russian productions followed, including the leading role in Sergey Mokritsky's I AM TEACHER, which was also shown in the USA.
In 2017 Philippe Reinhardt appeared in the war drama SOBIBOR, by Konstantin Khabenskiy, which was based on true events. The film deals with the 1943 uprising in the extermination camp of the same name in eastern Poland and was screened for Russia at the 2019 Oscars.
In 2019 Philippe Reinhardt was seen in the relationship comedy "Love Made Easy" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the cinema, which had already started in Russia with over 700 copies.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Philippe Reinhardt has also appeared in various theater roles in Germany and Switzerland since 2005.
Born in 1981, the actor lives in Berlin and Zurich.