17 june, 1980
European actor Branko Tomovic was born in Muenster, Germany, though his actual origin is from the Carpathians in Serbia. His parents emigrated in the 70s from the Golubac Fortress area on the Danube and Branko was raised between Germany and Serbia before he studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. Tomovic was first seen on the big screen in the lead role of the award winning American Film Institute/Sundance drama Remote Control (2001), for which he received the OmU-Award at the Potsdam Film Festival. Now currently settled in London, with his dark, brooding looks he has appeared in striking roles on British Television. He played the creepy main suspect Antoni Pricha, the Morgue Man, in Jack the Ripper thriller Whitechapel (2009), the pyromaniac Junky-Henchman Marek Lisowski in the final episodes of A Touch of Frost (1992) and Polish fighter pilot Miroslaw Feric in WW2 drama Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Britain (2010). He has been named "One to watch" by Moviescope Magazine and worked with internationally respected film directors as Ken Loach, Sönke Wortmann and Paul Greengrass. In 2010, he won the 'Best Actor' Award at the San Francisco Short Film Festival and at The Accolade Film Awards for his performance as a Serbian soldier who is tormented by grief and guilt after being a witness of war crimes in the drama Inbetween (2008). He also stars opposite Deborah Harry in Jimi Cauty 's Road movie Believe the Magic (2012) and 'Steve Stone' 's ghost thriller Entity (2012) with Dervla Kirwan and Charlotte Riley. Entity won two awards at the London Independent Film Festival 2013 and The British Filmmakers Alliance honoured him as Best International Actor for his role. He is set to play the title character of Nikola Tesla in the upcoming bio-pic Tesla (2015).