Hans Nielsen

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Hans Albert Nielsen (born November 30, 1911 in Hamburg , † October 13, 1965 in West Berlin ) was a German actor and voice actor .


After completing a commercial apprenticeship, Nielsen took private acting lessons from Albrecht Schoenhals and Erich Ziegel . In 1932 he made his stage debut at the Hamburger Kammerspiele . Engagements in Augsburg , Kiel , Leipzig , Berlin , Munich and Düsseldorf followed .

In 1937 he also made his feature film debut in the production of Daphne and the Diplomat . In the next few years he appeared in larger productions such as Heimat (next to Zarah Leander ), Friedrich Schiller - The Triumph of a Genius (next to Horst Caspar ) and The Great King (next to Otto Fee ).

After the end of the Second World War , Nielsen first founded a cabaret group ( The Outsiders ) and played in revues by Günter Neumann . With a role in Helmut Käutner's drama In those days , he was able to follow up on old cinema successes in 1947. He often embodied good-natured and personable characters in office and dignity. He played a pastor who is threatened with despair over the death of his child in the successful film drama Night Watch . In Curt Goetz satire hocus-pocus , he gave the court president and criminal defense attorney in Confess, Dr. Corda! . Alongside Christopher Lee , he played a Commissioner in Sherlock Holmes and the Collar of Death ; at Scotland Yard, Dr. Mabuse he played the chief of police and at the side of Heinz Rühmann he again played a court president in Der Jugendrichter . He also played alongside Curd Jürgens and Lilo Pulver in the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer film adaptation of Gustav Adolfs Page , Don Pedro Alvarez in the Karl May films The Treasure of the Aztecs and The Pyramid of the Sun God and in the Edgar Wallace films Das Indian cloth and the door with the seven locks - with the latter even as a top villain.

From 1948 on, Nielsen also worked extensively in dubbing. He lent his voice to famous fellow actors such as Fred Astaire (in A Sweet Freak and Daddy Long Legs ), Gary Cooper (among others in counter-espionage ), Errol Flynn (among others in Robin Hood, King of the Vagabonds , The Love Adventures of Don Juan and Lord of the Wild Westens ), Cary Grant ( cauldron ), Rex Harrison ( Cleopatra ), Phil Silvers ( The Goddess Dances ), David Niven (among others in The Thief of the King ), Tyrone Power (among others in In the Sign of Zorro and In the Claws of the Borgia ), James Stewart (among others in his Oscar- winning role in The Night Before the Wedding and Anatomy of a Murder ), Robert Taylor (in Quo vadis? ) , Spencer Tracy (in Malaya ), Orson Welles (in Citizen Kane ), Victor Sjöström (in Wild Strawberries ) and Trevor Howard (in The Third Man ). He also spoke the role of Merlin in the Disney film The Witch and the Wizard . This film was Nielsen's only dubbing work for the animation industry. He was also the voice of the narrator in the film Don Camillo and Peppone .

Hans Nielsen died of leukemia on October 13, 1965 at the age of 53 in Berlin . The burial took place in the state's own cemetery in Heerstraße in today's Berlin-Westend district (grave location: 19-D-16). The grave has not been preserved.


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  1. Hans Nielsen † . In: Hamburger Abendblatt . Thursday, October 14, 1965. p. 19. Accessed on November 27, 2019. So also in: Hans-Jürgen Mende : Lexikon Berliner Grabstätten . Haude & Spener, Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-7759-0476-6 . P. 198.
  2. Hans Nielsen † . In: Hamburger Abendblatt . Thursday, October 14, 1965. p. 19.
  3. ^ Mende: Lexicon of Berlin tombs . P. 198.
  4. Hans Albert Nielsen. Actor . Short biography at http://www.berlin.friedparks.de/ . Retrieved November 27, 2019.