After graduating from high school and some time as a sailor and paramedic, Thorsten completed an education at the Stage School in Hamburg, Germany. He started with several appearances in theatre and his first television roles and he became known through his continuous role as conservationist Kai in the ZDF Eve series “Tides of Love”.

In the mid-1990s he expanded his field of work to positions behind the camera, moved to London and worked as an assistant director. After graduating from the London Film School, his short films “Calus” and “small killing” were shown at international film festivals. From 2007 to 2009 Thorsten spent time in South Africa and was in addition to appearances in international advertising films for Holsten, Postbank, Nicorette and De Danske Bank also head of the drama Department of the film school AFDA in Cape Town.

After returning to his hometown of Hamburg in 2009, he founded the production company Hansafilm and took over the supervisory board chairmanship of MOM United AG and the management of Visual Art Germany GmbH in 2010. He is curently working exclusively for the HANSAFILM, and never leaves an opportunity to give in to his teaching activities or also to work in front of the camera.

In recent years he was directed by Daniel Krauss in the film “Wo es wehtut” opposite Antoine Monot Jr. and has been featured among other things as the main role of Paul Leinert in the film “Zerrumpelt Herz” at the International Film Festival of Venice 2014 and the Hofer Filmtage. He is also a member of the masterclass of Academy Award winner Paul Haggis, with whom he worked in 2015 in Rome and in 2017 in the context of the Ischia Global Film Festival.

He is currently shooting the feature film “Les Planeuses” in Paris under the direction of Tony Sebastian Ukpo.

You will find his filmography on the following databases:

Imdb / Castforward (ETalenta) / Filmmakers / Spotlight