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 two seasons of FIGHTER'S HEART, the Dutch sumbission for the International Emmy Awards 2016, the TV series BLACK TULIP, the Dutch feature film THE FURY (DE HELLEVEEG) and one episode of GODFORSAKEN!, in which he plays the impressive role of Dennis. Benja is currently on set of a new film.
Bram Suijker (1989) graduated from the renowned Maastricht Theatre Academy in 2013. Shortly after graduating, he joined the Dutch National Theatre, where he can be seen in leading roles in Oresteia, Shakespeare’s complete work in short and Amadeus. He received the Best Actor award at Shortcutz Festival for his leading role in the short film Balls (2013) and Best Actor for Giraffe (2016) at the 48 Hour Project.
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.
Jonas Smulders (Amsterdam, 1994) has made over 10 films since his debut in the 2011 TV series, HOW DO I SURVIVE. At the age of 22 he wasawarded the Golden Calf Award for Best Actor for his lead role in WE WILL NEVER BE ROYALS, a role which gained him international recognition as well. In 2015, he won the Spotlight European Breakthrough Award at Kilkenny’sSubtitle fest. The International Film Festival Berlin selected Jonas as a Shooting Star 2018, one of ten brightest young European actors.
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 International Emmy Award winning children's movie RABARBER, and Dutch comedy series FATHERS & MOTHERS.
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. He plays the male lead role in the feature WEG VAN JOU that premieres in October 2017.
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 recently wrapped the Netflix spy drama, THE ANGEL, and Guy Ritchie's ALADDIN, in which he plays the iconic role of 'Jafar'. Recent projects include MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY and THE PROMISE with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.
Matteo Simoni (1987) is a multifaceted actor who has quickly become one of Belgium’s most sought-after young talents. Berlinale Film Festival has selected him as Shooting Star 2018, one of ten most promising young European actors. 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). Most recently, Matteo played the lead role in GANGSTA (2018), by Adil el Arbi and Bilal Fallah, the directors of the critically acclaimed BLACK (2015). Matteo will be seen next in the Belgian TV show THE GANG OF JAN DE LICHTE (2018).
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. On stage he received critical acclaim for his solo theatre plays OUMI (2012) and DAD (2017).
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. Most recently he starred in OBSESSION by director Ivo van Hove, opposite Jude Law, and the Dutch TV series ZUIDAS and MOCRO MAFFIA.
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.