After playing a lead role in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated movie “Schtonk!“ by Helmut Dietl, Veronica Ferres became one of the most well-known German actresses. She has worked in over one hundred and fifty feature films; more than thirty of which were American / English productions. Two Emmy-Award-winning productions stand out among the numerous films, TV series and TV movies that Veronica has done.

She is an alumna of University of Munich where she studied German literature, psychology and drama. She is teaching at the German University of Television and Film school in Munich.

On the theater stage she enjoyed a great success in “Jedermann”, the traditional opening play of the Salzburg Festival, where she played the leading role of the “Buhlschaft” from 2002 to 2004. Furthermore she played different roles at the “Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus” and the Bavarian State Theater.

These were followed by leading roles in a wide variety of productions: “Das Superweib” by Sönke Wortmann, “Rossini” and “Retter in der Nacht” (Saviours in the night) as well as “Ladies room” with John Malkovich.

Since “Schtonk” was Oscar- nominated in 1992, Veronica has appeared regularly in international productions. That year, she also appeared in “Katharina the great” alongside Catherine Zeta Jones, then starred alongside John Malkovich in “Klimt”, “Casanova Variation” and “Les Misérables” with Gérard Depardieu. Moreover she played in “Hector and the Search of Happiness” alongside with Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Jean Reno. She had a role in “A Life for a Life” with Jeff Goldblum, in “Pay the Ghost” with Nicolas Cage and in “The Comedian” with Robert de Niro, Danny DeVito and Harvey Keitel. She played next to Keanu Reeves in “Siberia”, next to Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal in Werner Herzog‘s “Salt and Fire” as well as next to Sir Ben Kingsley in “Death of an Author”. She co-starred with Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley in “Berlin, I love you”.

She was able to display her comedic talent in the cinema comedies “Der Nanny” written and starring by Matthias Schweighöfer, “Unter deutschen Betten” and an episode of the hit series “Jerks”, among others.

The ARD feature film “Meister des Todes” by Daniel Harrich even gathered political attention. The film, based on Harrich’s journalistic research into illegal arms exports, promted several investigations against arms manufacturers in Germany. The second part “Meister des Todes 2” followed in 2020.

The short film “Malou” by director Adi Wojaczek and producer Patrick Mölleken, premiered at the 23rd LA Shorts International Film Festival in Los Angeles. At the 22nd Manhattan Short Film Festival, it was on the Academy Award short-list for 2020.

In 2019 her filmography included “Crisis” with Gary Oldman and Luke Evans, the mystery thriller “The darker the lake” directed by Lok Kwan Woo and the romantic comedy “Love, Weddings and Other Disasters” starring Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons. Furthermore she appeared in “Best Sellers” with Michael Caine and in “Every breath you take” with Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin. In 2020, she starred in the thriller “Zero Contact” alongside Anthony Hopkins. In 2021, she shot “Paradise Highway” with Juliette Binoche and Morgan Freeman, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival.

In 2022 she starred in the action thriller “The Bricklayer” alongside Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev. Furthermore, Veronica played a leading role in the popular German television series “Tatort” in the episode “Königinnen” directed by Rudi Gaul.

The same year, she played in the new film adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s original Marvel comic “Red Sonja”, directed by M.J. Bassett the mother of Red Sonja as well as the Goddess Ashera alongside Mathila Lutz, Wallis Day and Robert Sheehan. She also finished the english language streaming series EL TURCO in Budapest.

In 2023, Veronica Ferres shot the American feature film UNHOLY TRINITY in Montana, directed by Richard Gray, where she played the female lead alongside Pierce Brosnan and Samuel L. Jackson.

She also starred in the ZDFneo horror series HAMELN directed by Rainier Matsutani, which is based on the legend of the PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, as well as the fictional feature film ANDERE ELTERN, directed by Lutz Heineking, jr.

A few of her personal awards include: The Adolph Grimme Prize, The German Television Prize, two Golden Camera Awards, The Bavarian Film Award, The Bavarian Television Prizes, two Bambi Awards as well as an international Emmy Award for “DIE MANNS” (Best Mini Series) .

With her production company Construction Film, she produces German and international films. With the project THE UNFORGIVABLE, Construction Film is producing for Netflix for the first time. The material is based on a three-part British miniseries and is directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Production partners are Graham King/GK Films and Sandra Bullock, who also took on the lead role. She also co-produced the thriller SHATTERED with John Malkovich and Claudia Bluemhuber for Lionsgate.

At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2023, the feature film “Entführt – 14 Tage Überleben” (Kidnapped – 14 Days Survival) directed by Oscar nominated director Marc Rothemund, for RTL plus will celebrate its premiere. The story is about the historic kidnapping case of Johannes Erlemann in 1981. Construction Film is also in preproduction of the sci-fi thriller “Morning” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Laura Dern. They will co-produce along with Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo from augenschein Filmproduktion, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch’s company Sunny March. The movie received funding from FFF Bayern’s programme for international theatrical features and series.

More film and series projects are in development, preparation, or pre-production both with German broadcasters and with international streaming platforms.

Awards - Nominations

Awards - Nominations

The following honors and nominations were awarded to Veronica Ferres for various projects and engagements:


ACADEMY AWARD 1992 – Nomination

Bester ausländischer Film „Schtonk“ (Rolle: Martha)

Inspiring Youth Award, TV Series Festival in Berlin – 2021

for national and international movie succes

GOLDEN GLOBE 1993 – Nomination

Best foreign language film for “Schtonk” (role: Martha)

TELE STAR 1998 – Nomination

best actress in a movie made for TV – THE NAUGHTY WOMAN

Kitzbühel Filmfestival 2020

Price of Honour

Adolf Grimme Award 1998 – Nomination

for her role in THE NAUGHTY WOMAN and in THE CHAOS QUEEN

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD 2007 – Nomination

Best German TV-movie “Destined to witness”

GOLDENE HENNE AWARD 2007 – Nomination

For best actress

GERMAN TV AWARD 2007 – Nomination

For best actress in a leading role and best TV-movie “Snow in December”


Best foreign language film for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”


best TV-movie for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie” and “The miracle of Berlin”

EMMY 2008 – Nomination

TV-movie for “The miracle of Berlin”


Best mini-series for “The Godmother”

BAMBI 2007 – Nomination

For the TV-event of the year 2007 for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”

SPA Award 1997

Beauty Award


VIP of the Year

Bavarian Europe-Medal 2019

10. Marler Media Award for Human Rights 2017

Awarded by Amnesty International for the movie “Meister des Todes”


in the category “best actress”


“Saviors in the night”- Winner of Audience Award


awarded for her caritative engagement and her artistic achievements as an actress


for longstanding engagement for Hadassah


against anti-Semitism and hatred of foreigners

Oldenburg Film Festival 2013

Star of Excellence – Walk of Fame

BAMBI 2005

for her extraordinary career in movies, TV and on stage



for “Saviors in the night”, international film festival DC in Washington


in the category film


Best actress for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”


Best TV-movie for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”


The book „No, I don´t go with strangers!“ was chosen as “Book of the month” of March 2007 by the “Deutsche Akademie für Kinder-und Jugendliteratur e.V.”


For her book „No, I don´t go with strangers!“

Hans-Rosenthal-Ehrenpreis 2007

for her encouragement for her charity project “Power-Child”


for special efforts for the country


for best actress



for “Anna’s Return”, “Forever Lost” and “Stronger than Death”

EMMY 2002

Best film/serial for “The Manns”


for “The Manns”


best actress of feature film and TV movie in Germany for “Bobby”


for “The Manns”


most popular actress in Austria


for “The Bride”, 9th International Film-Festival, Pescara, Italy


best actress of the feature film in Germany “Rossini” and the TV movies “The Chaos Queen”, “Dr. Knock” and “The Naughty Woman”


in Germany for “Schtonk”




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18 November 2011 Veronica Ferres was presented in Berlin as the official patron of the Ark Children’s Foundation. In this role she will focus in the future, especially the important issue of education.After all, education is for children from socially disadvantaged families usually the only way to escape the cycle of poverty.

The Ark Children’s Foundation supports in particular the establishment of additional facilities at the children’s and youth work “Die Arche”. In its facilities the “Ark” offers children a full day free, hot meal, help with homework, meaningful pastimes, sports and music, and especially a lot of attention. Because children need confirmation of their confidence. You need to feel to be important and to be loved. Many children in this country are not experiencing the home unfortunately.

“The Ark”, it has also taken on the task publicly draw attention to shortcomings in our society, so that children are increasingly at the center again. For this, the management of the “Arche” also seeks dialogue with business and politics and brings in experience from their work with a. For his commitment was the director and founder of the “Ark”, Bernd Siggelkow, awarded the “Order of Merit of the State of Berlin” and the “Order of Merit”. And also “The Ark” was itself among others honored with the “Carl von Ossietzky Medal of the International League for Human Rights” and the “Hanse-Merkur Award for Child Protection”.

The Christian Children’s and Youth was founded in 1995 in Berlin.Meanwhile, the “Ark” at ten locations in Germany and actively reaches more than 2,000 children and adolescents. The opening of new facilities is planned, because the demand is unfortunately enormous. However, the tasks that took over the club, he can only cope with assistance. The work of the “Arche” is funded 100 percent by donations.

Education is therefore not be the only subject for which Veronica Ferres advocates. She promised Ark founder Bernd Siggelkow also help in finding support. For every penny collected is an investment in our children and therefore in our present and future.

Veronica Ferres – International ambassador for HADASSAH
Veronica Ferres campaigns worldwide as “Hadassah International Ambassador” for the mission, a to create through healing, teaching, and research a peaceful coexistence of cultures and religions in the Middle East. Veronica Ferres accepts first Hadassah project patron of the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital in Jerusalem Hadassah in Ein Kerem, which urgently needs to be renovated and expanded.In Jerusalem’s largest children’s hospital, a clinic of the University Hospital Hadassah in Ein Kerem, small patients are treated with serious illnesses at the highest medical level. It is a place of healing, reconciliation and understanding between peoples lived, because here in addition to Israeli Arab children also come from the northern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the neighboring towns and villages and from the Palestinian territory. Even on the part of physicians working Israelis and Palestinians holding hands. At this unique place medicine is the key to peace. Veronica Ferres is one of the international conveyance of the Children’s Hospital and accepts as Hadassah International Ambassador not only in Germany an important role to support the pediatric intensive care unit, it works in tandem with the international Hadassah friends circles and other celebrities, the Hadassah Medical Center to help the world to promote.

Background: The Hadassah Medical Center
For nearly a century, the Hadassah Medical Center with its two hospitals in Jerusalem innovative and compassionate health care for all people, regardless of religion or ethnicity. Internationally recognized for his outstanding contribution in healing, teaching, research, and as a model for future peace in the Middle East, this scale-positing was nominated medical center for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Treated at Hadassah annually five thousand of health workers nearly one million people.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Built in 1981 in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center, the Pediatric ICU critically ill patients with modern and innovative care that enables them to complex surgical procedures, life-threatening trauma, severe childhood diseases, and other serious conditions to survive. Hadassah’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the main facility for intensive care for children in Jerusalem and supplied the entire Greater Jerusalem – more than one million people.

Hadassah as a bridge to peace
Hadassah’s PICU team, champions of importance equip Palestinian health personnel with expertise to supply their own population, forms of Palestinian doctors and nurses / inside in advanced pediatric care. Among patients are Palestinian children who have no access to these complex medical care otherwise. By working with Palestinian doctors Hadassah forms a bridge to peace through medicine.

Current situation
Hadassah’s PICU treated today with its eight inpatient beds 450-500 patients per year. Whether pediatric oncology, trauma, neurology, repairing a variety of congenital defects, the heart, brain, or gastrointestinal tract affect, Hadassah’s PICU is decisive for allowing the babies and children live a long and healthy life. Each week leads Hadassah by around five open-heart surgery for children, which are then placed in the intensive care unit. Hadassah, which houses the largest pediatric hematology-oncology department in Jerusalem, is the only center in the city that bone marrow transplants carried out in children.

Hadassah International and the German friends of the Hadassah Medical Center is a network of dedicated employees and numerous volunteers, the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem by the various offices in Germany, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Panama, Australia and Israel support from. There are groups of friends who support through their volunteer work also the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in about 20 other countries.To advertise friends and supporters organized the Hadassah Medical Center through its global units regularly high-profile events such as concerts, gala dinners, art auctions or private viewings. The mission is to promote public relations and to raise funds to cover special needs and to support a variety of projects in the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.

Veronica Ferres since 2009 supports the HOPE Cape Town Association & Trust, a non-profit association, which, involved in South Africa in the Western Cape Province for HIV-positive and tuberculosis-ill people. Through its support HOPE Cape Town could do for the next three years, a doctor who is not only the young patients and their families medical care, but also in the training of health workers HOPE operates. Add to this the supervision of medical students from around the world who complete a so-called “elective student programs” in HOPE Cape Town as part of their medical studies.

HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis are a global challenge. The infection rates of these diseases are constantly rising. HOPE Cape Town believes that all have a responsibility to cooperate in the fight against HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis. The association provides creative, flexible solutions to tackle problems as needed and fights for education, prevention, treatment, research and a better management of the disease and its sufferers.

HOPE Cape Town was founded in 2001 by Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and works financially supported by donations from individuals, organizations and agencies in order to offer all necessary services at the community level can: networking, training, treatment and counseling. The organization is funded entirely by private donations and sponsorship.

A sample of international projects of HOPE Cape Town Asssociation:
2001, Ithemba station, the Department of Infectious Diseases, was opened by the HOPE Tygerberg Children’s Hospital. The aim is to give the children an intensive treatment, rehabilitation and education in a child-friendly and family environment.

2002 founded HOPE Cape Town the Health Workers’ Project, a hitherto unique initiative which forms the centerpiece of the organization. The HOPE health workers receive from HOPE Cape Town intensive training in all medical and social aspects of HIV and AIDS. In the various township communities in the greater Cape Town, where they live, they take care of locally by sufferers. The now 24 HOPE health workers lead among others psychosocial counseling and HIV testing, make home visits to patients, help with any problems with the medication and act as an interface to social institutions. As an employee of HOPE Cape Town they are each also part of the staff of the township clinics and there have their jobs. The concept of HOPE health worker as an integral part of clinical teams is a progressive innovation in the local health system that has been devised and implemented by HOPE Cape Town for the first time.

Since 2003 HOPE Cape Town also works together with traditional healers and is within the scope of this unique step, establish a referral system between them and Western clinics. In South Africa, consult the vast majority of the population, traditional healers. This “Sangoma” are thus an important social group, the correct information about HIV and AIDS can transmit and can adequately advise the population.

As patron committed Veronica Ferres for the “Children’s Hospice Burgholz”, which will be built from the end of 2012 in the heart of the Bergisches Land. The native of Soli Gerin has to this region a special relationship and I know that such a facility for seriously ill and dying children and adolescents in the city triangle Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid is urgently needed.

Responsibility for the project is the Bethe Foundation “Children’s Hospice Foundation Bergisches Land”, a dedicated consortium of Caritasverband Wuppertal / Solingen, Wuppertal and Diakonie.Together they manage the construction of the children’s hospice ecumenical solely from donations. Also for the further operation of the building, especially for accommodation of parents and siblings, continuously donations needed.

The “Children’s Hospice Burgholz” created in the extensive grounds of a former children’s home in a wonderful conservation area on the southern outskirts of Wuppertal. The tranquil wooded, yet close to city center will provide the guests of the house a great recreational value.

The house is able to accommodate up to 12 children. It also provides accommodation for parents and siblings, and is so to allow as part of short-term care terminally ill children and their families a relaxing break.

The new children’s hospice is to be a house of life, where children in spite of severe disease and approaching death can enjoy moments of happiness, find their parents relief and assistance and their siblings can enjoy the common family life.

Such children’s house, which stands as a children’s hospice and respite care is available, previously sorely missed by families affected in the Bergisch region.


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