Quelle: Hollywood Reporter German star Veronica Ferres (Rossini, Crisis, Salt & Fire) has joined the cast of sword and sorcery reboot Red Sonja. Ferres will play the mother of Red Sonja and the Goddess Ashera in the new film, which is being pitched as more an adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s original Marvel comic than…
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.