Gottfried John

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Birthday
29, 1942
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 1, 2014 (72)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1942
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 1, 2014 (72)

About

Famous for his portrayals of Julius Caesar and General Ourumov in the respective films Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar (1999) and GoldenEye (1995), he is also notable for his roles in television series such as Game, Set, and Match; Berlin Alexanderplatz; and Space Rangers.

Before Fame

He began his acting career with an uncredited appearance in the 1962 feature film Cafe Oriental.

Trivia

He won Bavarian Film Awards in both 1999 and 2000.

Family Life

Raised by a single mother, he grew up in Berlin, East Prussia, and Paris. He and his wife Barbara lived in Utting am Ammersee, Germany until his death of cancer in 2014.

Associated With

He and Dirk Bogarde were both in the cast of the 1978 film Despair.

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