Austrian actor who played the role of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the film Ludwig. He recived a a David di Donatello award for the role.
He moved to London when he was 18 years old and took acting classes wile working odd jobs.
He received a Teddy Award in 2007 at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival.
He was once married to writer Francesca Guidato.
He was romantically linked to Bianca Jagger.