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

2. Willem Nijholt

Actor | Oebele

Willem Nijholt was born on July 19, 1934 in Gombong, Kedoe, Dutch East Indies. He is an actor, known for Oebele (1968), Havinck (1987) and Ciske the Rat (1984).

Penoza, Pietje Bell, De Griezelbus

3. 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.

The Fugetive, Soldaat van Oranje

4. Monic Hendrickx

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.


5. Derek de Lint

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.

De Aanslag

6. Raymond Thiry

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 ...

Penoza, Wolf

7. Eric Corton

Actor | Penoza

Eric Corton was born on January 11, 1969 in Oosterbeek, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is known for his work on Black Widow (2010), The Fox (2017) and Baantjer (1995).


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

Loek Peters was born on July 3, 1974 in Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor, known for Black Widow (2010), De geheimen van Barslet (2011) and Lijn 32 (2012).


11. Pierre Bokma

Actor | t Schaep met de 5 pooten

Pierre Bokma was born on December 20, 1955 in Paris, France as Pierre Henri Martin Bokma. He is an actor, known for t Schaep met de 5 pooten (2006), Leedvermaak (1989) and De prooi (2013).


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).

Minoes, TBS

13. Frank Lammers

Director | Of ik gek ben

Frank Lammers was born on April 10, 1972 in Mierlo, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. He is an actor and director, known for As If I'm Crazy (2016), Night Run (2006) and Black Book (2006).

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

17. Martin van Waardenberg

Actor | De Marathon

Martin van Waardenberg was born on January 9, 1956 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for De Marathon (2012), Loenatik (1995) and Loonies (2002).

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

20. 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 ...


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).

De Marathon

26. Jacqueline Blom

Actress | Zwartboek

Jacqueline Blom was born on April 16, 1961 in Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Black Book (2006), Volgens Robert (2013) and Honneponnetje (1988).


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 ...


28. 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 ...

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 ...

Pietje Bell

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 ...


31. Johanna ter Steege

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. ...

Goldeneye, Taken

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