Gijs Naber is one of Holland’s most talented actors. He was awarded the Golden Calf for Best Actor for his role in THE PETER PAN MAN (2014), by ‘Variety’s Director to Watch’ Michiel ten Horn.
Currently, Gijs is shooting THE STORY OF MY WIFE, by the talented Ildiko Enyedi (On Body and Soul) about a sea captain making the bet in a cafe with a friend that he will marry the first woman who walks in. He is playing the lead role of Jakob Stör, opposite Léa Seydoux (Inglorious Bastards, Spectre).
Earlier this year, Gijs played the lead role in the critically acclaimed TV-series JUDAS (2019) based on lawyer Astrid Holleeder’s autobiography and her life-or-death struggle to get her brother, Dutch crime kingpin Willem Holleeder, behind bars. Later this year Gijs can be seen in the lead role in the David Bowie play LAZARUS, directed by Tony-award winner Ivo van Hove.
Last year, Gijs played the lead role in the action-packed historical spectacle film REDBAD (2018) by Roel Reiné and starred in the arthouse film MY FOOLISH HEART (2018), about the last day of Chet Baker. He played the lead role in TULIPANI, LOVE HONOUR AND A BIKE (2017), directed by two time Oscar winner Mike van Diem, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was the openingsfilm of the Netherlands Film Festival.
Earlier in his career, Gijs played the role of kidnapper Cor in THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING (2011) about the kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken. In 2008 he starred in a supporting role BLACK BOOK (2008) by Paul Verhoeven.
Next to winning The Golden Calf for Best Actor, he is also the recipient of the prestigious Dutch theatre award The Arlecchino (2012) and the Musical Award for Best supporting Actor in a Small Musical (2014).