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Sky du Mont[needs German IPA] (born Cayetano Neven du Mont;[needs German and Spanish IPA] 20 May 1947) is a German-Argentine actor.

Sky du Mont
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du Mont in 2011
Born
Cayetano Neven du Mont

(1947-05-20) 20 May 1947 (age 74)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other namesSky DuMont
Spouse(s)
  • Helga Lehner
    (m. 1972, divorced)
  • Diane Stolojan
    (m. 1992; div. 1995)
  • Cosima von Borsody
    (m. 1995; div. 2000)
  • Mirja du Mont
    (m. 2000; div. 2016)
Children3
Websitehttp://www.skydumont.de/

Early lifeEdit

Sky du Mont's family, who are related to the famous publishers DuMont Schauberg, fled the Nazis in the 1930s to South America.[1] He was born in Argentina as the son of a German and the British Chiquita Neven du Mont (1921–2018).[2] He grew up in England,[3] but came to Germany in 1969,[4] where he studied acting between 1969 and 1972 in Munich.

CareerEdit

In Germany, he is well known for playing suave and urbane, sometimes villainous or shady upper-class-characters since the 1970s.[5] He appeared in three of the commercially most successful German film comedies of all time: In Otto – Der Film (1985) as an aristrocratic-looking swindler, as the villain "Santa Maria" in the Western comedy Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) and in Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1 (2003), where he reprised his role as "Santa Maria" and played a second role as "William der Letzte" (William the Last), an English duke in the Middle Ages.

In international cinema, Sky du Mont portrayed the Hungarian businessman Sandor Szavost in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and played one of the Nazi killers in The Boys from Brazil (1978). Other international roles include the US-miniseries War and Remembrance as Claus von Stauffenberg and a recurring role in the soap opera General Hospital in the 1980s. Du Mont also made an uncredited appearance in Das Boot as the officer aboard the resupply ship Weser[6] to whom the U-96 Second Watch Officer demonstrates Depth-Charging. While he only appears in the background in the theatrical and director's cut, his full appearance is featured in the uncut mini-series.

Du Mont also serves as the German narrator of the children series Thomas & Friends. He is also known for his voiceover work for commercials as well as television continuity for German channel Pro 7.

Personal lifeEdit

Sky du Mont lives in Hamburg and has been married four times. In 2016, he separated from his wife Mirja Du Mont, who is also the mother of two of his three children, Tara Neven du Mont and Fayn Neven du Mont.[7] His third and oldest son is named Clemens Neven du Mont.

He was a member of the Free Democratic Party and supported them in campaigns, but left them in early 2018.[8]

Selected filmographyEdit

 
Sky du Mont reading Confessions of Felix Krull in 2005

Film

Television

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gentleman Sky du Mont bittet nach Rissen". 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Große Trauer um seine verstorbene Mutter".
  3. ^ "Wie? Caetano Bremme Neven Dumont!". Die Welt. 18 July 2001.
  4. ^ "ZEIT ONLINE | Lesen Sie zeit.de mit Werbung oder im PUR-Abo. Sie haben die Wahl".
  5. ^ "ZEIT ONLINE | Lesen Sie zeit.de mit Werbung oder im PUR-Abo. Sie haben die Wahl".
  6. ^ "Herbert Grönemeyer spielte in "Das Boot" den Kriegsberichterstatter Leutnant Werner. Als kriegsunerfahrenes Milchgesicht | 1".
  7. ^ "Mirja du Mont erklärt die Trennung von Sky".
  8. ^ "Sky du Mont ist aus der FDP ausgetreten".