Favorite Dutch actors

by Bouleau | created - 27 Jan 2011 | updated - 15 Aug 2014 | Public

1. Tygo Gernandt

Actor | Black Death

At the age of twelve, Tygo was seen on television for the first time in a promotion video to get the Olympic Games to the Netherlands. His role in the youth series Fort Alpha (1996) made him famous in the Netherlands. After that, many guest appearances followed, as well as leading parts in ...

Got famous in Holland after starring in television series Fort Alpha. Turned out to be the Dutch Johnny Depp, able to play a wide variety of characters in many movies and TV series. Best Dutch actor of 2003 cause of his roll in Van god los (Godforsaken).

2. Daan Schuurmans

Actor | Bellicher

Daan Schuurmans is one of the most talented and acclaimed actors of The Netherlands. When Daan was chosen as a Shooting Star (Europe's leading young talent) at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, he was already well known to Dutch audiences from his starring roles in box-office hits ...

Also got famous in Holland after starring in television series Fort Alpha. Was a bit the Ken doll of Holland after having his first big roll in the movie Costa. But grew out to be one of the best actors of Holland, specially after taking the roll of the young Prince Bernhard in the television series Bernhard, Schavuit van Oranje.

3. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was the son of Teunke (Mellema) and ...

4. Jack Wouterse

Actor | Vet hard

Jack Wouterse was born on June 17, 1957 in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is an actor and director, known for Too Fat Too Furious (2005), All stars: De serie (1999) and Gangsterboys (2010).

His minute of fame in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers made him one of my Dutch movie heroes. Luckely getting much bigger rolls in Holland, know him the most from the movie Vet hard, playing a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight.

5. Georgina Verbaan

Actress | t Schaep met de 5 pooten

Georgina Verbaan was born on October 9, 1979 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Georgina Carolina Verbaan. She is an actress, known for t Schaep met de 5 pooten (2006), Klem (2017) and Joyride (2005).

Georgina Carolina Verbaan (born October 9, 1979) is a Dutch actress and singer. Verbaan is best known for her recurring role in soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. She has also appeared in various Dutch films, including Costa!, Volle maan and Oogverblindend.

6. Antonie Kamerling

Actor | Exorcist: The Beginning

Antonie Kamerling was born on August 25, 1966 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands as Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling. He is known for his work on Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and Mindhunters (2004). He was married to Isa Hoes. He died on ...

One of the most beloved actor from Holland. Played in many Dutch movies and TV series.

7. Jeroen Krabbé

Actor | The Fugitive

Jeroen Krabbé was born on December 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Jeroen Aart Krabbé. He is an actor and director, known for The Fugitive (1993), The Living Daylights (1987) and The Punisher (1989). He has been married to Herma van Geemert since 1964. They have three children.

Jeroen Aart Krabbé (born December 5, 1944) is a Dutch actor and film director who has appeared in many Dutch and international films.

8. Bracha van Doesburgh

Actress | Hartenstraat

During her last year at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, she was cast for her first two leading roles - both Het Schnitzelparadiijs and Vet Hard went on to become box-office hits and her career took off. Bracha is one of the Netherlands most sought-after leading ladies.

Bracha Semeyns de Vries van Doesburgh (born September 2, 1981 in Enschede) is a Dutch actress.

Van Doesburgh studied theater in Amsterdam and took acting lessons in New York City.

9. Theo Maassen

Actor | TBS

Theo Maassen was born on December 8, 1966 in Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Theodorus Wilhelmus Maassen. He is an actor and writer, known for Nothing to Lose (2008), Black Book (2006) and Miss Minoes (2001).

Theodorus Wilhelmus (Theo) Maassen (born 8 December 1966 in Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland) is a Dutch comedian and actor who grew up in Zijtaart in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. He currently lives in Eindhoven. In addition to his shows, he has also made a number of appearances in films.

10. Nelly Frijda

Actress | Flodder

Nelly Frijda was born on May 4, 1936 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Nelly Wiegel. She is an actress, known for Flodder (1986), Flodder in Amerika! (1992) and Flodder 3 (1995).

11. Monique van de Ven

Actress | Romeo

Monique van de Ven was born on July 28, 1952 in Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Monica Maria Theresia van de Ven. She is an actress and director, known for Romeo (1990), De schorpioen (1984) and Ademloos (1982). She has been married to Edwin de Vries since 1991. They have two children. She ...

Mostly known for her roll as Olga in the movie Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) also with Rutger Hauer. The most beautiful Dutch woman of the 80's.

12. John Jones

Actor | Vrouwenvleugel

John Jones was born on September 29, 1963 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as John Arthur Jones. He is an actor, known for Vrouwenvleugel (1993), Sinterklaasjournaal (2001) and Costa! (2001).

Not much on television anymore (sadly). Mostly known for the TV series Sam Sam.

13. Bridget Maasland

Actress | Walhalla

Bridget Maasland was born on November 9, 1974 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Walhalla (2011), De rode loper (2011) and Hush Hush Baby (2004).

Mostly known as presentatrice of allot of Dutch TV shows and had a few small rolls in movie/series. But recently she is one of the main characters of the TV series Walhalla, where she plays Carla. shortly said a wealthy woman with a strong opinion on everything. The roll she played directly made me think of Patsy Stone (Joana Lumley) from Absolutely Fabulous.

14. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1965, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.

This model-turned-actress broke into ...

15. Carice van Houten

Actress | Game of Thrones

One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known for her lead roles in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book, Bryan Singer's Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise and as Melisandre on Game of Thrones.

Her Dutch-language feature Love Life, gained her further critical ...



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