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Heinz Bennent


Born - 18 July 1921, Aachen, Germany
Died - 12 October 2011

Craggy, austere, tight-lipped, dark-haired German actor probably best remembered for his role as Greff in The Tin Drum (1979), in which his young son David gave an eye-catching performance as an intellectually-advanced boy determined not to grow up. Born Heinrich Bennent, the elder Bennent was acting on TV from the mid 1950s. Films followed, among them Madame Pompadour (1960), Headstand, Madam! (1967), Meetings in the Forest (1972), Une Femme Fatale (1974), The Net (1975), The Serpent's Egg (1977), Brass Target (1978), Lulu (1980), The Last Metro (1980). Possession (1981), Sarah (1983), The Pleasure of Love (1991), Une Femme Francaise (1995) and Cold is the Breath of Evening (2000). His last appearance was in the TV movie Princesse Marie in 2004. His daughter Anne is an actress who has appeared in more than 30 films.