A  movie or a series is as good as its story is, or the good story gives a perfect shape to the movie or a series’ body, so to say. The other essential thing that a story requires is well-developed characters and good actors to portray them.

In Netflix’s series Dark, we witnessed it all—good story, well-developed prominent characters, and excellent actors to go with it. And amongst many heartwarming characters, one character that stood out for me as well as many series’ viewers was Claudia Tiedemann.

In addition to that, the casting department did justice to the character by featuring three amazing actresses to portray the end-hero of the story Dark.

Below find out about the plot of the Dark series' character Claudia Tiedemann and also learn about the three actresses who portrayed the character. 

Plot of Claudia Tiedemann in ‘Dark’

In the series Dark, the character Claudia Tiedemann happened to be a time traveler and the main opponent of Adam’s secret society Sic Mundus in the war for control of time travel.

Since her childhood, she was marked as a smart and intelligent child, and because of that, she ended up being the first female director of the Winden Nuclear Power Plant in 1986.


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As the series progressed, she discovered the existence of God Particle and time-travel in her town. And with that, she also came to realize that the town has been suffering due to the existence of time-travel and intertwisted events it had created.

To find out the truth and origin of the time-travel, she dedicated her life in research and time-traveled from one timeline to another frequently. She even killed Claudia from the alternate world, so that she could easily travel from Adam’s world to Eva’s world and discover the truths about two worlds.

Indeed, a headstrong character was Claudia, as she became the one who found out about the origin of the time-travel and the way to end the endless and self-repeating cycle of pain and suffering.

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Three Actresses Who Played Claudia Tiedemann

The character of Claudia Tiedemann was portrayed by three German actresses depicting three different ages (child, adult, and elder) across three different timelines—past, present, and future.

The youngest/child version was played by child-actress Gwendolyn Göbel; the adult version was played by actress Julika Jenkins; and the elder version was played by actress Lisa Kreuzer.

Gwendolyn Göbel

Gwendolyn Göbel as young Claudia in series Dark

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Her Role in the Series ‘Dark’

In the series Dark, Gwendolyn Göbel depicted the 1953 child version of the heroic character Claudia Tiedemann—the daughter of police officer Egon Tiedemann and his wife Doris Tiedemann. 

During her screen presence, she was displayed as one such character who was a very good student, and thus, she even taught math to young Helge Doppler. In addition to that, she managed a close relationship with young Tronte Nielsen.

Göbel's Career

Born in November 2006, the German film actress Göbel has been active as a child actor since 2010. She has thus worked in numerous movies and TV shows including Young Goethe in Love, Winnetou's Son, Cleo, Goodbye Berlin, Dark, and False Freedom among others.

Looking at her talent and the pace with which she has been working in the film industry, it is certain that the now-teenage actress has a bright future ahead of her.

Julika Jenkins

Julika Jenkins played adult Claudia in series Dark

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Her Role in the Series ‘Dark’

Julika Jenkins took up the role of the 1986–87 timeline’s adult/middle-aged Claudia Tiedemann in the series Dark.

The middle-aged Claudia is the mother of Regina Tiedemann, and, professionally, she is the newly appointed manager of the nuclear plant in Winden. As the story progresses for her, she finds out the jaw-dropping secret about the power plant—that is nuclear substances and radiations were spread inside the Winden cave from the power plant accidentally, forming a time-travel wormhole in the tunnels.

Following that secret, Jenkins as the middle-aged Claudia travels through time as well as the two alternate worlds of Adam and Eva to find out the origin of the never-ending suffering. In addition to that, she does all the time-traveling also to seek a way to see her daughter Regina alive who dies after getting diagnosed with cancer.

Jenkins' Career

Julika Jenkins is a finely talented actress who has contributed to the German film and television industry with her commendable performances in various movies and TV shows.

Since making her theatre debut in 1993, the Heidelberg, West Germany native has worked in over 40 acting projects that include theatre, television, and film roles.

Some of her popular characters are Helen von Holzen in movie Vitus, Gesine Friedrich in movie LOMO: The Language of Many Others, Beate Jürgens in TV movie Ein Kind wird gesucht, Claudia Tiedemann in TV series Dark, and Ruth Iosava in TV series Berlin Station among many. 

Lisa Kreuzer

 Lisa Kreuzer played elderly Claudia in series Dark

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Her Role in the Series ‘Dark’

In Dark, Lisa Kreuzer played the 2019-20 timeline’s elderly Claudia Tiedemann. The elderly Claudia was also referred to as the White Devil.

We as viewers first saw her in the series when she visits teenage Jonas to stop him from preventing his father’s (Micheal Kahnwald) death. Following that, she time travels to the year 1953 to bring the middle-aged H.G. Tannhaus the blueprint to build a time machine.

Finally, at the end of the series, elderly Claudia appeared as a heroic character—she confronted Adam regarding the truth of the origin. She revealed that there existed a third world or the origin world, so to say, and that origin world created the world of Adam and Eva accidentally. 

In doing that, she also showed Adam the way to end the suffering of the two accidentally formed world—by preventing the accident to take place in the origin world by sending Jonas and Martha to the origin world.

Kreuzer's Career

German actress Lisa Kreuzer is considered as one of the veterans of German film and industry with an experience of over 4 decades and above 150 acting credits.

Amongst those, she most noted for her performance as Marianne Zimmermann in 1977’s movie The American Friend. For her role, she was also awarded by ‘Bambi Awards’ in the ‘Best Actress - National’ category in 1978.

Some recent notable movies and TV shows that she has featured in include The Bozen Crime, SOKO 5113, Twice New Life, Dark, and The Old Fox.