Geboren 1962 in Kassel, studierte Oliver Stokowski zuerst dort Musik, bevor er sein Schauspielstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz absolvierte. Anschließend wurde er Ensemblemitglied am Staatstheater Hannover. Von 1993 bis 2001 war er bereits Ensemblemitglied am Residenztheater, spielte u. a. den Hamlet inszeniert von Matthias Hartmann und erhielt 1999 den Kurt-Meisel-Preis der Freunde des Residenztheater. Im ZDF war er von 2001 bis 2005 «Der Ermittler» in der gleichnamigen Hamburger Krimi-Reihe, wofür er den Deutschen Schauspielerpreis bekam. Er spielte in der amerikanischen Krimireihe «Crossing Lines» und in der Hollywoodproduktion «The Bookthief» an der Seite von Geoffrey Rush und Emily Watson. 2014 erhielt er den Grimmepreis und zum zweiten Mal den Deutschen Schauspielerpreis für «Zeit der Helden». Es folgten Engagements am Schauspielhaus Bochum und am Schauspielhaus Zürich, bevor er 2013 Ensemblemitglied am Burgtheater in Wien wurde. Er arbeitete u. a. mit Jürgen Gosch, Klaus Emmerich, Hans Neuenfels, Leander Haußmann, David Bösch, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Alvis Hermanis und Andrea Breth zusammen.
New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1
New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2
Ephraim Cabot has built his farm in New England up out of nothing, through hard work and the sweat of his brow and he keeps his three sons in line with Puritan discipline. However, instead of handing on the fruits of their collective toil to the next generation, he introduces the young Abbie to them as his bride, thereby unleashing a tragedy of ancient dimensions. While the elder brothers entirely abandon any hope of inheriting from their father and follow the call of gold to California, a fateful triangle develops between his youngest son Eben, his father and his step-mother – and Abbie too raises a claim to the farm that Eben is willing to defend by any means.Gier unter Ulmen (Desire under the elms)
Hamsun’s trilogy tells the story of a man who feels he has been overlooked by the elites that set the tone and cheated of social recognition. The philosopher Ivar Kareno evolves from a 30-year-old radical and anti-liberal writer on the fringes of poverty into a 40-year-old private tutor to the two sons of a businessman in a distant coastal region. Here Kareno sits brooding in his writing tower, while an infectious fever descends on people, arriving from the North, the businessman Otermann is driven mad by his wealth and a strange man wanders between the houses, rumoured to be justice. Ten years later, the 50-year-old Kareno is still hoping for a major turning point in his life. And he will indeed reach a milestone where he must decide whether he will remain true to the radical ideas of his youth or to pursue a career that is more measured politically.Spiel des Lebens (The game of life)
The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.Unsere Zeit (Our Time)