Besides his work on stage, on film, and on television, Beck is also a well known reader of audiobooks, having worked as the narrator of the German translations of the Harry Potter series.  He is also well known for his role in the comedy Der bewegte Mann, and as the narrator of Wächter der Wüste – Auch kleine Helden kommen ganz groß raus.  Since 1998 his career highlights include a return to the stage as a guest in the famed Berliner Ensemble and the role of Mephisto in Goethe`s Faust at the Bad Hersfelder Festival. Beck began touring in the early 1990s and was very successful. Then in 1994, he acted in the film Der bewegte Mann, a role for which he won a Bambi. Entdecken Sie, wie Quidditch seit seiner Entstehung in Queerditch Marsh bis heute in seiner hochentwickelten Form Hexen und Zauberer verschiedenster Herkunft vereint, sie gemeinsam Augenblicke voller Begeisterung und Überschwang, doch auch – dies gilt zumindest für die Anhänger der Chudley Cannons – Momente abgrundtiefer Verzweiflung erleben lässt, wie Albus Dumbledore in seinem Vorwort schreibt. Rufus Beck (born July 23, 1957 in Heidelberg) is a German theater, film, and voice actor. Wissen Sie, warum einst nur die mutigsten Hexen und Zauberer die Rolle des Schiedsrichters für Quidditch-Spiele übernahmen? Oder wie Sie einen Transsilvanischen Trick von einem Woollongong Shimmy unterscheiden? After his Abitur in 1976 (roughly equivalent to an associate degree, or A-Levels in England) and completing his Zivildienst (alternative to required military service), Beck studied Islamic Studies, Ethnology, and Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. During his studies he also performed on stage in Heidelberg. He also appeared onstage at the Sauerländischen State Theater, the State Theater Tübingen, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, and the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel. In 1989, Beck was named Young Actor of the Year by Theater heute.
He also won that year the Young Actor Prize of the Association of the Friends of Bavarian Theater. In 1998 he was nominated for a German Film Prize for his role in Jimmy the Kid..