Sebastian Koch is a German actor whose career started in the 1980s. He had his breakthrough in the 2000s with his portrayal of Klaus Mann in the docudrama The Manns – A Novel of the Century. He next made his first international project in the miniseries Napoleon. He next starred in the 2006 German drama film The Lives of Others. For his performance, he won the Globo d’oro for Best European Actor.
He next starred in Paul Verhoeven’s film Black Boook. He became further known for his work in the 2010s. He had roles in the movies Unknown, Albatross, In the Shadow, Suspension of Disbelief, and A Good Day to Die Hard. Koch also played recurring character Otto Düring in Homeland. At the same time, he had performances in the films The Danish Girl and Bridge of Spies.