WorldCat Identities

Niklas, Jan

Works: 45 works in 111 publications in 4 languages and 2,537 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Biographical television programs  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Niklas
Anne Frank by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life and death of Anne Frank
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newborn is found dead in a serene, simple Pennsylvania Amish farming community. High-profile criminal lawyer Ellie Harrison ditches her self-indulgent city life to head to the rural farm in order to defend Katie, an unmarried 18-year-old Amish girl, who stands accused of killing her baby. Despite the surmounting evidence, Katie insists that she was never pregnant. While trying to learn her client's secrets, Ellie is forced to live with the Amish and attempts to break down the barriers of this very private society
The House of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hauntingly romantic epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family. At its core is the stormy, yet passionate relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband Esteban, who resists change both politically and personally
Oberst Redl Colonel Redl by István Szabó( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early part of the 20th Century, Alfred Redl ruthlessly rises from his peasant background to become a high-ranking member of the Imperial Austrian military. But when Redl is sent to spy on the Russian Empire, his espionage is compromised by his secret double life as a homosexual. As the world perches on the brink of was, Redl finds himself trapped in a web of deception where honor, grandeur and greed can only be betrayed by one final shocking act of fate"--Container. German with optional English subtitles
Peter the Great by Michael Roulstone( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life of Russian Czar Peter the Great, filmed in what was formerly the Soviet Union. Peter the Great: a shrewd Czar and a visionary, statesman, sailor and shipbuilder, military leader, a husband and a father. Russia at the dawn of the 18th century -- a vast chilling mysterious land, almost medieval. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country into the modern world
Dr. M by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a spate of suicides, police detective Klaus Hartmann connects the deaths with American model Sonja Vogler, whose slogan "time to go" refers to the Theratos vacation club, part of a corporation controlled by the mysterious Dr. M
Anastasia by Don Bluth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the day she died in 1984, Anna Anderson claimed she was truly Grand Duchess Anastasia, the sole surviving child of Russian Czar Nicolas II. Many believed her. Even for those who did not, her story of royalty, flight from execution and years of struggle to reclaim her heritage, was a great dramatic mystery
Winter solstice by Ali Akbar Khan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer Solstice is a collection of love stories all set in the beautiful, wild Scottish Highlands. Sam and Carrie's newly formed business empire is struggling and the exclusive Rhives Castle Hotel isn't attracting enough guests. On top of everything Carrie has news which surprises Sam. Based on Rosamunde Pilcher's novel "Summer solstice"
Die Zeit, die man Leben nennt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der junge, sympathische Pianist Luca steht vor dem unmittelbaren Durchbruch seiner internationalen Karriere, als ein Unfall ihn all seiner Träume und Hoffnungen beraubt. Von der Hüfte ab gelähmt, verfällt er in eine tiefe Depression, aus der ihn weder seine große Liebe Josephine, noch seine geschiedenen Eltern herausreißen können. Völlig in sich zurückgezogen, beschließt Luca, seinem Leben ein Ende zu bereiten, als er wider Willen die Bekanntschaft des unkonventionellen Roderick macht. Durch den, gegen das Sterben rebellierenden, jungen Mann erkennt Luca, dass es noch andere Werte im Leben gibt, als die seinen. Eine ungewöhnliche Reise durch einen neuen Lebensabschnitt beginnt, woraus aus anfänglicher Abneigung eine aussergewöhnliche Freundschaft wächst. Mit Mut, Humor und einem enormen Lebenswillen widersetzen sich Roderick und Luca ihrem Schicksal und kämpfen gemeinsam um Anerkennung, Liebe und Erfolg. (Quelle:
Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Verfilmung hält sich vollkommen an das Schillersche Original und ist in ihrer konventionellen Inszenierung die perfekte Illustration des Stücks. Hervorragende Leistung zum Teil sehr bekannter Schauspieler, wie Thekla Carola Wied und Klausjürgen Wussow
Die Gottesanbeterin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Austrian housewife discovers a new hobby that's fun, profitable, and lethal in this black comedy. Sixty-ish Trixi has grown bored with her longtime marriage and uses her grocery allowance to gamble. One of her husband Siggi's friends, Karli sees her at the racetrack and threatens to tell her husband. Trixi offers to have sex in exchange for his silence. Karli tells her that her husband has a secret fund of $70,000. Trixi, already unhappy with her mate, poisons him for the money. Siggi's hidden bankroll was much smaller than Karli had led her to believe, so she marries a second time, only to turn around take his money and do away with him as well ... moving on to husband number three
Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This miniseries, filmed in Leningrad, London, Paris, and Verdi's home region of Italy's Po Valley, required more than 100 actors, 18,000 extras, and over 4000 costumes. The program gives a complete overview of Verdi's life and is filled with music from the composer's works sung in the original Italian and taken from past rare recordings featuring such opera artists as Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, Luchiano Pavarotti, and Birgit Nilsson
Der Thronfolger die harten Jugendjahre von Friedrich dem Großen von Preußen; historisches Fernsehspiel in 2 Teilen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kronprinz Friedrich, der spätere Friedrich II., will nach Frankreich fliehen, um der unerbittlichen Strenge seines Vaters, des "Soldatenkönigs" Friedrich Wilhelm I., zu entgehen. Doch der Fluchtplan misslingt und Friedrichs Freund, der Leutnant Hans Hermann von Katte (Jan Niklas), wird vom Preußen-König zum Tode verurteilt. Allen Gnadengesuchen zum Trotz wird auch Friedrich von seinem Vater zu Einzelhaft in der Festung Küstrin verurteilt und entrinnt dadurch nur knapp dem Todesurteil. In der Festung Küstrin erinnert sich Friedrich an die bisherigen Stationen seines Lebens zurück. Nach einem Abstecher Friedrichs zum Dresdner Karneval, bei dem der 16 jährige Kronprinz sein erstes Liebesabenteuer bestanden hat, verliert der Thronfolger jeden Sinn für Politik und Kriegsführung. Er widmet sich ausschließlich der Literatur, Gedichten und den schönen Dingen des Lebens und steigert dadurch die Wut seines Vaters immer mehr. Angeheizt durch ständige Bestrafung verspürt Friedric 15 h schließlich nur noch Hassgefühle gegen seinen Vater und hegt Fluchtpläne nach Frankreich." -- cover
Der Katzensteg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set during the Napoleonic wars, when all of Prussia succumbed to the armies of the Little Corporal. Werner, the hero, must endure ostracization because of his father's pro-French sentiments. The only person who cares about Werner is Regine, herself under a cloud for purported collaboration and promiscuity. Werner clears his family's name by fighting heroically against Napoleon, but still must pay a terrible personal price when he returns home
Tafelspitz( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored Austrian chef falls in love with a New York restaurant owner
Peter der Grosse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara possui estranhos poderes e prevê a morte da irmã, prometida em casamento a Esteban Trueba. Esteban enriquece e, anos mais tarde, casa-se com Clara, com quem tem a filha Blanca, iniciando-se também na política chilena. Blanca diverge do pai, envolve-se com Pedro, filho de um dos colonos, e tem uma filha. Assim como Esteban, Pedro se dedica a política, mas estão em lados opostos. Vem o golpe militar de 1973 e, pela atividade política de Pedro, Blanca é presa e torturada. Já velho e cansado, Esteban começa a duvidar de seus valores
Die Gerechten( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi eine italienische Legende : die komplette Serie Teil 1-8( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wintersonne( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.10 for Plain trut ... to 0.97 for Wintersonn ...)

Plain truth
Alternative Names
Jan Niklas acteur allemand

Jan Niklas attore tedesco

Jan Niklas Duits acteur

Jan Niklas German actor

Jan Niklas tysk skådespelare

Jan Niklas tysk skodespelar

Jan Niklas tysk skuespiller

Kupferroth, Jan Niklas 1947-

Kupferroth, Niklas.

Nicklas, Yan 1947-

Niklas, Yan

Ян Никлас

יאן ניקלאס

یان نیکلاس بازیگر آلمانی


German (39)

English (28)

Spanish (5)

French (2)