Corporate Presenter Klemens spent his formative years in such diverse places as his native Germany, North America, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a BA Honours First Class in Media Performance from the University of Bedfordshire and went on to train in the Michael Chekhov Technique with Graham Dixon and Sarah Kane, obtained a Diploma in Voice-Overs from the London Academy of Media, Film & TV, and undertook further training in acting and voice with the renowned coaches Dave Fennoy, Dian Perry, Sarah Shepherd, Yvonne Morley, and Stephane Cornicard.
In addition, he received presenter coaching from Brian Naylor (at the TV Training Academy at Pinewood Studios), intensive training in performance/motion capture with The Mocap Academy and the Mocap Vaults, and he has been practising movement techniques with London’s Rose Li School of Martial Arts.
Klemens is best known for the screen and voice role of radio host Poe in D’Avekki Studios’ interactive movies / full-motion video games ‘The Shapeshifting Detective’ (which was released in 2018 and for which he was nominated in the “Best Male Gaming Performance” category at the One Voice Awards 2019 and was also nominated in the “Best Character Performance” category at the VOX Awards 2019) and its prequel ‘Dark Nights with Poe and Munro’ (scheduled for release in Q2 2020). His vast experience in video games also includes main voice roles in Rebellion Developments’ UK-chart-topping, BAFTA-nominated ‘Sniper Elite’ series and the German version of Remedy Entertainment’s triple-A release ‘Control’.
His extensive work in the historical docudrama genre includes the screen roles of Benjamin Disraeli, Richard Cobden and Major Dyneley in several episodes of the ‘History Hub – Citizens: 800 Years in the Making’ series of educational online films and the episode lead role of Gottlob Bidermann (live-action and voiceovers) in Darlow Smithson Productions’ TV series ‘Nazi Megastructures: Russia’s War’ (for which he won in the “Best Male Television Documentary Performance” category at the One Voice Awards 2019).
He has also acted in numerous feature films, including the role of newscaster Joachim Baumbach in ‘Lords of Chaos’ (which was released cinematically in the US and the UK in spring 2019) and the role of Herzog in ‘Robert Reborn’ (which is the fifth instalment in the iconic ‘Robert The Doll’ film series and reached #1 on the HMV DVD Premiere Chart in the summer of 2019).
As a screen presenter, Klemens has worked on TV commercials (for SelectSpecs Germany) and online/corporate videos (for a wide range of clients such as Hewlett-Packard and Deb Group). Moreover, he has been the live presenter of events at prestigious venues including the BFI Southbank, the Royal Academy of Arts, and Standpoint Gallery.
His theatre roles have included such diverse characters as Paris in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at The Windsor Globe, Banquo in ‘Macbeth’ at The London Theatre, Alfred Tennyson in ‘Echoes of Dead Voices’ at Foyles Auditorium, and Pasha Selim in the Mozart opera ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ at West Green House Opera.
Moreover, Klemens has voiced a wide range of TV & online advertising campaigns (for regular clients such as Duracell, Amazon, Skechers, PokerStars, Dell, Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, and MTV).