Lucas Englander


Lucas Englander was born in Vienna, Austria into a Czech-American-Austrian family. When his aunt brought Lucas to a set at the age of 9 and asked him if he wanted to act, he replied with a sophisticated "no". But still, without his family knowing, he wrote scenes over scenes, which he acted out every day in his room by himself. Years passed and his interest in the world’s environmental, political and legal system grew stronger. Soon after, at the age of 18, Lucas was introduced to the dramaturge Karl Baratta, who then became his mentor and taught him the basics in theatre acting. Through Karl Lucas made his stage debut at the National Theatre of Upper Austria in 2011. One year later, Lucas was accepted to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and soon moved to NYC. But after the first semester he realized that school is not the right thing for him and although being offered a full scholarship by the Studio, he moved back to Europe in 2013, enrolled in a course at Jacques Lecoq in Paris and upon completion moved to London. In London Lucas played the part of Matthew in an Off-West End production of Terrence McNally’s CORPUS CHRISTI.
Lucas is very grateful for this experience and among many great reviews, What’s-on-London wrote, "Lucas Englander makes for a memorable Matthew, delectably restrained...". In 2014 he was cast for the Austrian cinema movie PLANET OTTAKRING, which then led him on to more projects, among others the TV crime movie FAST FORWARD, the German TV series SOKO LEIPZIG and the feature film TIGER GIRL. On the side he studies Sociology.

Lucas believes in brutal honesty and the total immersion with the character’s reality. What he wishes most is to build an emotional bridge to the audience: A place where the reality of the movie becomes the reality of the audience.

Credits Include

Rondo Katharina Rivilis
Tiger Girl Jakob Lass Opening Film Berlinale 'Panorama Special'
The Light Ground Lukas Vaeth NFFTY Audience Award 2017
Planet Ottakring Michael Riebl
Karl der Grosse Gabriele Wengler

Personal Data

Languages German, English (mother tongue), Czech, French (good), Spanish (basic)
Residence Berlin, Vienna
Place of birth Austria
Nationality Austrian
Height 1.88m (6' 2.0“)
Hair dark blonde
Eyes blue
Training Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Jacques Lecoq, Training with Samuel Nunez
Dialects Viennese, Berliner
Accents USA (Texan, General American), UK (RP, Londoner, Cockney, Irish), Mid-Atlantic
Pitch of the voice Baritone
Musical instruments Guitar, Harmonica, Djembe
Dance Contemporary Dance, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Tango, Butoh, Swing, Twist, Hip-Hop
Sports horse-riding, fencing, yoga, muay thai boxing, badminton, juggling, swimming

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Mar 20


The feature film THE LIGHT GROUND (OT: "Der lichte Grund") starring Lucas, directed by Lucas Väth, will be shown at the NFFTY (National Film Festival For Talented Youth). It is the world's largest film festival for emerging directors and will be held in Seattle April 27 – April 30.

The film experiences moments in five different times beginning in the late 19. century and ending in the early 22. century. The protagonist however stays the same in each of the scenes, he always is the same age. Each scene is presented in one take without a cut.

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The Film won the NFFTY Festival Audience Award 

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