Harry Lampl

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Harry Lampl (born 1987 in Graz[1][2]) is an Austrian actor.


Harry Lampl, born Harald Lampl, grew up in his native city of Graz.[3] He spent his childhood and youth holidays on his grandparents’ farm in Kopreinigg in St. Ulrich am Greith in southwestern Styria.[3] He gained his first acting experience in school theatre.[4] In 2006 he graduated from high school.[4] After a rejection for an acting training he studied technical physics at the University of Graz from 2007 on[2][3][4]; he finished his studies with a master’s degree

He has been active as an actor since 2006. He began with film work. In 2007, he received the Jury Acting Award at the 12th International Film Festival of the Film Academy Vienna for his participation in the feature film Harz. As a theatre actor, he has had guest engagements at the Schauspielhaus Graz, where he played Prince Philipp in Yvonne, the Burgundy Princess by Witold Gombrowicz in 2010, and at the Burgtheater Vienna. Since 2011 he has been performing regularly with the theatre collective “Vitamins of Society”, an alternative theatre group made up of family members, siblings and friends, whose productions are staged in Lampl’s southern Styrian home in the summer, sometimes with the participation of the local population.[3]

Lampl has since appeared in several feature films and television productions, mainly in his native Austria. In the film drama Blutsfreundschaft (2009) by director Peter Kern, he played the lead role of the 16-year-old teenager Axel, who, with no prospects in life, joins a group of neo-Nazis. After a raid, he finds shelter with 80-year-old laundry owner and Nazi opponent Gustav Tritzinsky (Helmut Berger), who falls in love with Alex as he reminds him of his great childhood love.[5][6] In the Austrian-Swiss horror film One Way Trip 3D (2011), he portrayed the younger little brother of the main female character Valerie. In the working-class comedy Die Werkstürmer (2013) he embodied the “quaintly natural-acting” Marco.[7]

Lampl’s television work includes Vienna’s Tatort: Vergeltung (2011), in which he played Lukas Köhl, a young drummer suspected of the crime. He had episodic roles in the crime series SOKO Wien (2011; as a young intern at a winery in Gumpoldskirchen) and SOKO Kitzbühel (2012; as an 18-year-old son). In the Austrian television crime thriller Kreuz des Südens (first broadcast: December 2015), set in Burgenland, from the Landkrimi film series, Lampl played the role of the thuggish village bully Patrick.[3]

In March 2016, Lampl appeared in a supporting role in the historical film Das Geheimnis der Hebamme; he played Karl, a young settler from Franconia. In the Austrian television film Steirerkind (2018), also from ORF’s rural crime series, Lampl, alongside Johannes Nussbaum, portrayed the young environmental activist Andi Stusnik, a friend and fellow student of the son of LKA investigator Bergmann (Hary Prinz). In the 12th season of the ORF series SOKO Kitzbühel (2020), Lampl took on one of the episode roles as Kitzbühel football player Bernd Leistenberger, who causes a serious car accident while under the influence of alcohol.[8]

Lampl is a member of the Academy of Austrian Cinema. He lives in Hamburg and Graz.[1][2]

Filmography (selection)

  • 2006: Harz (Feature film; Film Academy Vienna)
  • 2009: Bloodfriendship (feature film)
  • 2011: Crime Scene: Retribution (TV series)
  • 2011: One Way Trip 3D (feature film)
  • 2011: SOKO Wien (TV series; episode: Erbschuld)
  • 2012: SOKO Kitzbühel (TV series; episode: Jungbrunnen)
  • 2013: The Werkstürmer (feature film)
  • 2015: Eternal life (feature film)
  • 2015: Country Thriller – Southern Cross (TV movie)
  • 2015: The Romeo Principle (TV movie)
  • 2016: The Secret of the Midwife (TV movie)
  • 2017: Schnell ermittelt (TV series; episode: Alan Richter)
  • 2018: Landkrimi – Steirerkind (TV series)
  • 2019: A village fights back (TV movie)
  • 2020: SOKO Kitzbühel (TV series; episode: Offside)
  • 2021: The Dead of Marnow (TV series)

Web links

Individual references

  1. a b Harry Lampl Profile and vita at Retrieved 28 April 2016
  2. a b c Harry Lampl Profile at CAST FORWARD. Retrieved 28 April 2016
  3. a b c d e A Styrian in the middle of the Burgenland country thriller: Portrait; in: Kleine Zeitung, 10 December 2015; retrieved 28 April 2016
  4. a b c LAMPL HARRY Curriculum vitae at Cinestyria. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. BLOOD FRIENDSHIP Storyline/scene photos/press reviews. Retrieved 28 April 2016
  6. Vlog #7: The tender giant from 29. October 2009. Retrieved 28. April 2016
  7. The Werkstürmer. Retrieved 28 April 2016
  8. SOKO Kitzbühel: Offside. Storyline and cast. Official website of ZDF. Retrieved 20 November 2020.