Best actors from the Netherlands (Beste Nederlandse acteurs)by plsgennep | created - 27 Aug 2016 | updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public
1. 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 is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend...
Blade Runner, Soldaat van Oranje
Actor | Oebele
Penoza, Pietje Bell, De Griezelbus
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.
The Fugetive, Soldaat van Oranje
Actress | Unfinished Sky
Monic Hendrickx was born on December 3, 1966 in Stevensbeek, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Unfinished Sky (2007), Black Widow (2010) and The Polish Bride (1998). She is married to Ralph. They have one child.
Actor | Soldaat van Oranje
Derek de Lint was born on July 17, 1950 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Dick Hein de Lint. He is an actor and director, known for Soldier of Orange (1977). He has been married to Dorith Jessurun since 1979. They have three children.
Actor | The Paradise Suite
Raymond Thiry is a European actor. He started out in theatre in 1987 with his theatre group Alex d'Electrique, a well known group with success in the Netherlands as well as in Germany.
After starring in several prime time TV series, he takes up the lead in 2006 in the art house film Langer Licht by ...
7. Eric Corton
Actor | Penoza
8. Hajo Bruins
Actor | Penoza
Hajo Bruins was born on March 27, 1959 in Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands. He is an actor, known for Black Widow (2010), Meiden van de Herengracht (2015) and Petticoat (2016). He has been married to Marjan Lammers since May 3, 1999. They have three children.
Penoza, Michiel de Ruyter
9. Thomas Acda
Actor | De Zevende Hemel
Thomas Acda became popular with a large Dutch audience through his cooperation with Paul de Munnik. As Acda & De Munnik they toured for 20 years with a repertoire of their own melodious and touching songs.
After they split up, Thomas branched out into various disciplines: acting in tv, film and ...
Penoza, All Stars
10. Loek Peters
Actor | Penoza
11. Pierre Bokma
Actor | t Schaep met de 5 pooten
12. 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), Miss Minoes (2001) and Black Book (2006).
13. Frank Lammers
Director | Of ik gek ben
Michiel de Ruyter, All Stars, New Kids
14. Carel Struycken
Actor | The Addams Family
Carel Struyken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following ...
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Men in Black, The Addams Family, Sinterklaas
15. Jules Croiset
Actor | Uilenspiegel
Jules Croiset was born on October 9, 1937 in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands as Julien Gustave Croiset. He is an actor, known for Uilenspiegel (1973), Medisch Centrum West (1988) and De leeuw van Vlaanderen (1985).
Intensive Care, Amsterdamned, Michiel de Ruyter en Nederlandse Disney dubs
16. Joost Prinsen
Actor | De stratenmaker op zee show
Joost Prinsen was born on June 9, 1942 in Vught, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Joseph Jules Thomas Prinsen. He is an actor, known for De stratenmaker op zee show (1972), J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend' (1979) and Het Klokhuis (1988). He is married to Onbekende Vrouw. They have two children.
Martijn en de Magiër, De Zevensprong
Actor | De Marathon
De Marathon, Klokhuis
18. Lex Goudsmit
Actor | Citroentje met suiker
Lex Goudsmit was born on March 15, 1913 in Brussels, Belgium. He was an actor, known for Citroentje met suiker (1972), De Stichting Durmazon presenteerd: Dur mag zoveel niet. (1974) and Kant aan m'n broek! (1978). He died on December 10, 1999 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
Maartijn en de Magiër, Peter en de Vliegende Autobus, De Bende van Hiernaast
19. Huub Stapel
Actor | De Partizanen
Huub Stapel was born on December 2, 1954 in Tegelen, Limburg, Netherlands as Hubertus Wijnandus Jozef Marie Stapel. He is an actor, known for De Partizanen (1995), Wet & Waan (2000) and Verrückt nach Clara (2007). He has been married to Resie Jansen since December 2, 2004. They have two ...
Amsterdamned, De Lift
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 ...
21. Rijk de Gooyer
Actor | In voor- en tegenspoed
Rijk de Gooyer was born on December 17, 1925 in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. He was an actor, known for In voor- en tegenspoed (1991), Beppie (1989) and Hoogste tijd (1995). He was married to Tonny Domburg. He died on November 2, 2011 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
22. Rense Westra
Actor | De fûke
Rense Westra was born on September 30, 1946 in Oudwoude, Friesland, Netherlands. He was an actor, known for De fûke (2000), Dankert&Dankert (2006) and Bit (2008). He died on March 2, 2015 in Leeuwarden, Friesland.
Schippers van de Kameleon
23. Marcel Hensema
Actor | Hollands Hoop
Dutch actor Marcel Hensema graduated at the prestigious Maastricht theatre academy, generally considered one of the best drama academies in Europe. Hensema speaks five languages (English, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish) and is one of Holland's most acclaimed actors.
Hensema worked on over 70 ...
24. Peter Blok
Actor | Cloaca
Peter Blok was born on April 7, 1960 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Peter Stephanus Blok. He is an actor and writer, known for Cloaca (2003), Evelien (2006) and Black Book (2006). He is married to Maria Goos. They have two children.
25. Stefan de Walle
Actor | Intocht van Sinterklaas
Stefan de Walle was born on September 15, 1965 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for Intocht van Sinterklaas (1967), De Marathon (2012) and Sinterklaasjournaal (2001).
26. Jacqueline Blom
Actress | Zwartboek
27. Fedja van Huêt
Actor | Karakter
Fedja van Huêt is one of the most diverse and celebrated stage and screen actors of his generation in the Netherlands. Before graduating from the Maastricht Theatre Academy, Mike van Diem cast him to play the lead in his Oscar winning film 'Character' (Best Foreign Language Film, 1998). Fedja was ...
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 ...
Minoes, Black Death
29. Katja Herbers
Actress | Westworld
Katja Herbers is the daughter of violinist Vera Beths and oboist Werner Herbers. Growing up she spent time in America, accompanying her mother on tour with the chamber music group L'Archibudelli. Her mother remarried cellist Anner Bylsma and her father remarried costume designer Leonie Polak, who ...
30. Barry Atsma
Actor | The Hitman's Bodyguard
Barry Atsma is a versatile and much appraised actor, both in films, TV-series and in the theatre. He became very popular with his part in the hit film Stricken (Komt een vrouw bij de dokter), for which he was awarded the Gouden Kalf for Best Actor. Since then he is one of the most sought-after ...
Actress | Spoorloos
From 1979 to 1984 Johanna ter Steege studied at the academy of dramatic art in Kampen to become a drama teacher. Her initial desire to develop theatre for and with children prompted her to seek a career as an actress and a teacher. From 1984 to 1988 she attended the school of acting at Arnhem to ...
32. Famke Janssen
Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand
Famke was born in the Netherlands, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. ...