On the back of his critically acclaimed and award-winning portrayal of iconic Dutch singer songwriter Ramses Shaffy in the TV series RAMSES, Maarten Heijmans quickly rose to fame in his home country The Netherlands. For this role Maarten won the International Emmy Award 2015 for Best Actor, last December in New York. He also won Best Actor at The Netherlands Film Festival 2014 and the series itself won both the international Prix Europe 2014 for Best European Drama as the Silver Nipkow Award for Best Dutch Television Programme of the year.
Maarten is also at home on stage. Most recently he worked with internationally acclaimed theatre director Ivo van Hove on MARIA STUART and he played the lead in the family play PUSS IN BOOTS. Recently he could be seen on TV in CATCH, an original Dutch TV series inspired by two real life lovers, called the Dutch ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, and the feature films BRASSERIE VALENTINE and AS IF I'M CRAZY. Most recently, he can be seen in STORM, a family film, and TV series DE MAATSCHAP, about a Dutch family of lawyers. Next up he can be seen in the feature film WEG VAN JOU, a romantic comedy in which he plays the lead role opposite Katja Herbers.