Ernst Umhauer

Ernst Umhauer

Umhauer in 2013
Born (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989
Cherbourg, France
Nationality French
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Ernst Umhauer (born 2 December 1989[1]) is a French actor who is best known for his role as Claude Garcia in the 2012 film In The House, directed by François Ozon.

Life and career

Umhauer was born in Cherbourg, France and was named after the famous painter Max Ernst.[1] His father was a photographer.

He studied drama for three years at the "Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture” of Cherbourg and started to act in several short movies in 2009, before obtaining his first role in the film Le Cri,[2] directed by Raphaël Mathié. In 2011, he appeared alongside Vincent Cassel in the film The Monk directed by Dominik Moll, in which he played a young novice.

In 2012, the French director François Ozon asked him to play the clever and puzzling young Claude Garcia in the film In The House, alongside Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner and Kristin Scott Thomas. His performance won him the 2013 Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor.[3] and a nomination in the same category during the 38th Césars Award Ceremony, an award which handed down to Matthias Schoenaerts.[4]


Awards and nominations


  1. 1 2 "Ernst Umhauer".
  2. Le Cri at the Internet Movie Database
  3. Ozon, François (19 January 2013). "Ernst Umhauer primé aux Lumière 2013".
  4. "César 2013 : Matthias Schoenaerts, meilleur espoir masculin". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
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