Benja Bruijning's lead role in the Dutch romantic comedy FAMILY WAY (2012) opposite Carice van Houten, marked his break through to a wide audience. His recent projects include FIGHTER'S HEART, the Dutch sumbission for the International Emmy Awards 2016, the TV series BLACK TULIP and the Dutch feature film THE FURY (DE HELLEVEEG). This year he can be seen in a lead role in a new TV series DR. ANNE’S MEN and the second season of FIGHTER'S HEART.
Jeroen Spitzenberger is a beloved and versatile stage and screen actor. His past credits include roles in local box office hits such as LOVE IS ALL (Alles is Liefde), as well as the immensely popular TV series DIVORCE. He is internationally best known for his supporting role in the Oscar-nominated film TWIN SISTERS. Recently he played lead roles in A REAL VERMEER, a biopic about notorious Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, the Dutch TV series FLIGHT HS13 and SUSPECTS, and on stage in VENUS IN FUR.
Korneel Evers is a Dutch comedian and actor, known for his improvisational skills. He plays one of the leads in International Emmy Award winning children's movie Rabarber. Korneel can also be seen in numerous films and television series such as THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING and ICARUS. His most recent productions include the children’s series MERRY CHRISTMAS and the award winning TROLLIE, as well as the Dutch drama series BLACK TULIP.
On the back of his critically acclaimed 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 was awarded the Dutch Golden Calf 2014 and an International Emmy Award 2015 for Best Actor. The series itself won the international Prix Europe 2014 for Best European Drama. Next up he can be seen in the feature film WEG VAN JOU.
Martijn Lakemeier is the youngest Best Actor winner of all time at the Netherlands Film Festival. He received the Dutch film award for his acting debut in Martin Koolhoven's WINTER IN WARTIME (Shortlist Academy Award for best Foreign Film 2010). Ever since, Martijn landed lead roles in many films and TV series, such as in both seasons of the critically acclaimed series HOLLANDS HOOP and the box office hit YES I DO and ADIOS AMIGOS.
Marwan Kenzari is an award-winning Dutch actor. The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of '15 International Break Out Talents of 2016'. He had turns in Timur Bekmambetov's BEN HUR and Terry George's THE PROMISE starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. 2017 will see him feature alongside Tom Cruise in THE MUMMY, opposite Noomi Rapace in WHAT HAPPEND TO MONDAY, and together with Anthony Hopkins and Nicholas Hoult in actioner COLIDE. Next up is MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, with Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp.
Matteo Simoni (1987) is a multifaceted actor who has quickly become one of Belgium’s most sought-after young talents. He has showcased his versatility and depth on some of the most successful TV series, films and theatre plays. He is perhaps best known in Belgium for playing ‘Smos’ on the hit comedy series SAFETY FIRST (2013-15) and CALLBOYS (2016). Matteo will be seen next in THE GANG OF JAN DE LICHTE.
For his role in the critically acclaimed Dutch film RABAT by Jim Taihuttu (WOLF), Nasrdin Dchar won the Golden Calf for Best Actor at The Netherlands Film Festival. He played the lead role in INTRUDER (2014), which was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival. Ever since, he played roles in numerous Dutch films and television series. Nasrdin can be seen next in THE 12 OF OLDENHEIM and he is currently on tour with his solo theaterplay DAD.
Next to his Emmy Award Nomination for Best Actor in SKIN, Robert de Hoog is also one of the youngest winners of the Dutch film award, the Golden Calf. He worked with Steven Spielberg on WARHORSE, and played the lead role in LOVE ETERNAL (2013), which marked his first English lead role. Robert is a member of the internationally acclaimed Amsterdam Theatre Group. This year he will play opposite Jude Law in OBSESSION, directed by Ivo van Hove.
Stefan de Walle is the two-time winner of the Arlecchino, the most prestigious Dutch theatre award, for Best Male Supporting Role. Stefan can be seen in numerous Dutch films and television series. For his lead role in THE MARATHON he received a Best Actor nomination at the Netherlands Film Festival as well as a Rembrandt Award nomination, the Dutch audience award.
Thijs Boermans recently came to the scene with his striking performance in the Dutch Film Academy graduation film GAMEBOY (2014). He caught the eye of Dutch film critics, proclaiming him one of the new talents of 2015. Thijs also played the lead role in the controversial TV film THE STUDENT. In 2016, he could be seen in THE HERO, the opening film of the 36th Netherlands Film Festival, directed by Menno Meyjes, and this year in KLEINE IJSTIJD, directed by Paula van der Oest.