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Jörg Pohl
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Jörg Pohl

Born in the Ruhrgebiet in 1979, Jörg Pohl studied acting at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Bochum from 2002-2005. Even as a student he was already performing at the Bochum Schauspielhaus. He acted in the production of ‘Solaris’ at the former airfield in Neuhardenberg, under the direction of Martin Wuttke and in 2005, following a guest spot in Bochum, he became a regular member of the ensemble at the Zurich Schauspielhaus. There he worked with the likes of David Bösch, Alvis Hermanis, Matthias Hartmann, Barbara Frey, Schorsch Kamerun and Jan Bosse. He played Alex in ‘Clockwork Orange’ and Prince Myshkin in ‘The Idiot’ by Dostoyevsky. He faced a particular challenge when he played a practically mute blind man in ‘Brennende Finsternis’ by Antonio Buero Vallejo. In 2008 he was awarded the prize for most promising newcomer at the Max Ophüls film festival for his role in the film ‘Nichts geht mehr’ by Florian Mischa Böder.

In 2010, Jörg Pohl was awarded the Rolf Mares prize for ‘Extraordinary Achievement by an Actor’ for his role as Alexandar in Jette Steckel’s production, ‘Die Welt ist groß und Rettung lauert überall’ at Thalia in Gaußstraße. He has also collaborated with Jette Steckel on other productions.

Jörg Pohl was a permanent ensemble member at the Thalia Theater from the 2009&2010 season until he moved to the Theater Basel for the 2020&2021 season. There he is, among others, next to Antú Romero Nunes, head of the drama department.