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 her iconic role 'Melisandre' in HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES.
Her Dutch-language feature LOVE LIFE, gained her further critical acclaim and broke box office records in her native Holland. Her next film HAPPY HOUSWIVE won her a record breaking 5th Golden Calf at The Netherlands Film Festival and was voted ‘Best Dutch Actress of All Time’ by the Dutch audience. Other awards include Best Actress for BLACK BUTTERFLIES at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Recent credits include Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's INTRUDERS and Bill Condon's THE FIFTH ESTATE, the Jesse Owens biopic, RACE, with Jason Sudekis and Jeremy Irons and voiced a character in THE SIMPSONS. She can also be seen in Brian de Palma's DOMINO and in BRIMSTONE, opposite Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Kit Harrington. She will be reprising her role in HBO'S hit series, GAME OF THRONES as the Priestess, Lady Melisandre. In the near future we can see her in leading roles in THE GLASS ROOM and actress Halina Reijn's directorial feature debut INSTINCT. She worked with Reijn on the Paul Verhoeven movie BLACK BOOK and Bryan Singer’s VALKYRIE. INSTINCT will be the first outing for the pair’s production banner, Man Up. Currently Carice can be found on the set of the new British thriller series TEMPLE.