ajax you said he was a Brit but,
karl-otto alberty was born in Berlin.
Branagh is a Brit and screwed up my post. In realty the Brits have long been some of the best actors as well as some of the Euro's. I do not know what happened to our American actors over the years, their all mushy box office queens. Fiennes did a good job with Amon, just never thought about it till today and have seen it 1/2 dozen times.
Guess I would have to toss in William Holden for Stalag 17, of course he plays an American and not a German.