The Warner produced holocaust drama “The Windermere Children” was released to rave reviews on UK’s BBC2 and Germany’s ZDF. The film, directed by BAFTA winner Michael Samuels, tells the story of 300 children who survived the NAZI concentration camps and were taken to Windermere, England, to be rehabilitated. Starring Thomas Kretschmann, Iain Glen, Romola Garai and Philipp Christopher among others. The film is available for streaming on BBC iPlayer and the ZDF Mediathek.
We spoke to actor Philipp Christopher – who plays the role of Baum Arndt – a con-man – stuck with the other people in their quest for survival in deep space. The German-born actor who has had his stints in iconic TV shows like ‘Sex and The City’, laid it down easily exactly why ‘Origin’ is the one space adventure show you need to watch out for. From the inner workings of Baum’s control-freak mind to gushing about his love for theater – here are some excerpts of Phillipp’s conversation with Meaww:
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In Origin, a chilling new original series from the producers of The Crown & Lost, we meet a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonised planet, they’re desperate to survive at all costs. But as their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – might actually be within their midst…
Two alums from the Harry Potter movie franchise, Natalia Tena and Tom Felton, along with newcomer Sen Mitsuji, are set to topline Origin, YouTube’s upcoming sci-fi thriller series. Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, AVP: Alien vs. Predator) is directing the first two episodes of the show, from The Crown and Outlander producers Left Bank Pictures, Midnight Radio (CBS’ Zoo), CiTVC and Sony Pictures Television International Productions. Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhán Cullen round out the series regular cast.
Created, written and exec produced by Mika Watkins, the 10-episode series follows a group of strangers who find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.
Designed by U&MI Design, this new website for actor/director Philipp Christopher will showcase his work behind and in front of the camera. Finally, a NEWS sections will inform of the latest happenings including screenings, developments and appearances. Happy browsing!
Philipp Christopher, der die Rolle des Fieslings David Brenner übernommen hat, verkündet: „Mit einem tränenden Auge verlassen wir die Serie. Wir hatten hier eine ganz tolle Zeit. Nach fast drei Jahren ist es einfach mal Zeit für neue Herausforderungen für uns beide.“ Auch Nadine, die von Sila Sahin (30) die Rolle der Ayla übernahm, hat Lust, andere Angebote anzunehmen und braucht dafür mehr Zeit: „Weil man in einer festen, täglichen Serie sehr eingespannt ist, was andere Projekte angeht.“ – BUNTE
In a closed competition for the Mofilm Cannes Lions, FilmGym scored the top award for their Nescafé spot. This touching short film helmed by Philipp Christopher convinced the brand and judges. “It made my daughter cry and she wanted to watch it over and over again”, says Mario Vera, marketing manager at Nescafé.
The spot will get an online release in Mexico, followed by a global campaign by the end of the year. The awards ceremony was held at the Cannes Lions on July 23rd. Congrats to all the peeps involved in the making.
Berlin based pop band 3viertelelf releases their latest video for their hit “Ich Schau Dich An.” (I Look At You.) This was the third collaboration between director Philipp Christopher and the band. FilmGym produced the effort. Actors Linda Marlen Runge, Tando Wahlbaum, Eva Rodekirchen and others joined the cause, mainly in regards to the refugee situation around the globe and specifically Germany.