Klemens Koehring

NEWS: The critically acclaimed documentary The Commandant's Shadow, in which Klemens provided the voiceover narration of the commandant (Rudolf Höss), was shown at more than 700 cinemas across the United States and Canada on 29th and 30th May 2024. It will have an additional one-week cinematic run in the U.S. across major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and New York from 7th June. In Germany, it will have its cinematic release under the title Der Schatten des Kommandanten (original with subtitles) from 13th June and it will be coming to the UK and Ireland from 12th July.

Klemens Koehring, 2023, Photographer: Claire Newman-Williams
Klemens Koehring, 2023, Photographer: Claire Newman-Williams
Klemens Koehring, 2023, Photographer: Claire Newman-Williams
Klemens Koehring, 2023, Photographer: Claire Newman-Williams

Klemens Koehring is an established German-British actor, who has been working professionally across voiceover, screen and stage since the mid-2000s. He is based in London and his recent accolades include winning "Best Male Television Documentary Performance" at the One Voice Awards 2019, being nominated for "Best Male Gaming Performance" at the One Voice Awards 2019 and 2021, being nominated for "Male Voiceover Artist of the Year" at the One Voice Awards 2019, and being nominated for "Best Character Performance" at the VOX Awards 2019 and 2021.


With a penchant for history and bilingual language skills in English and German, Klemens is often seen and heard in historical and period drama roles and has portrayed such diverse historical characters as Sigmund Freud, Gerrard Winstanley, Benjamin Disraeli, Alfred Tennyson, Isaac Newton, Walter Raleigh, Richard Cobden, John Pym, Richard Price, Gottlob Bidermann, Karl Mauch, and August Gissler.

Klemens is also known for the critically lauded role of radio host Poe in the live-action video games Dark Nights with Poe and Munro and its predecessor The Shapeshifting Detective (which were written and developed by leading live-action (FMV) game production company D'Avekki Studios)and he has played numerous roles in TV and online docudramas including the widely broadcast TV series Raiders of the Lost Past and the popular History Hub online educational channel. Other notable work includes his supporting roles in the feature films Robert Reborn (DVD-chart-topping), Molly Crows (multi-award-winning) and Lords of Chaos (multi-award-winning), and the role of Dylan Faden in the German version of triple-A video game hit Control.




His extensive portfolio as a voiceover artist also includes the UK-chart-topping, BAFTA-nominated Sniper Elite video game series and a multitude of TV, radio and online commercials for such high-profile clients as Legoland, Intel, Canon, Duracell, Amazon, Durex, YouTube, and Cartoon Network. In addition, Klemens is a regular voice director for video games and commercials.

Klemens has also shown his eclectic versatility in Shakespearean roles - such as Paris in Romeo and Juliet at The Windsor Globe and Banquo in Macbeth at The London Theatre - and by portraying the prominent character of Pasha Selim in the Mozart opera Il Seraglio at West Green House Opera.

Klemens has lived in Germany (where he grew up), the United States, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (where he has been based for the majority of the past 21 years). After graduating from the University of Bedfordshire with a BA Honours First Class in Media Performance, he went on to train in the Michael Chekhov Technique with Graham Dixon and Sarah Kane at the Michael Chekhov Studio London and obtained a Diploma in Voice-Overs from the London Academy of Media, Film & TV. He also undertook training in acting and voice in London and Singapore with such renowned coaches as Dave Fennoy, Dian Perry, Yvonne Morley, Stephane Cornicard, and Terence Crawford. He received presenter coaching from Brian Naylor at the TV Training Academy at Pinewood Studios, accent tuition with Sarah Shepherd, and training in performance/motion capture with The Mocap Academy and the Mocap Vaults.

Outside of acting and directing, Klemens is a practitioner of martial arts (Kung Fu, Urban Krav Maga), callisthenics and meditation as well as a musician (electric bass guitar, keyboards, vocals).

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