Here are 7 famous actors from Belgium were born in 1951:
Ronny Coutteure (July 2, 1951 Wervik-June 21, 2000 Fretin) also known as Raymond Coutteure or Ronny Louis Edmond Coutteure was a Belgian actor, screenwriter, author, television presenter, film director and restaurateur.
Coutteure's acting career spanned over three decades, during which he appeared in numerous Belgian and French films and television series. Some of his notable performances include his role in "Le Pain Noir," a French television series, and his portrayal of the lead character in "Les Enfants Terribles," a Belgian film. In addition to his acting career, Coutteure was also a successful screenwriter and authored several books.
Later in his career, Coutteure ventured into television hosting and directing. He hosted the television show "La Cuisine des Vedettes," in which he interviewed famous personalities while cooking with them. He also directed the film "Le Jour Où Tout a Basculé," which starred French actress Carole Bouquet.
Outside of the entertainment industry, Coutteure also owned and operated a restaurant in his hometown of Wervik. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 49 due to complications from lung cancer.
Hans Royaards (July 20, 1951 Antwerp-) also known as Hans Rooyaards is a Belgian actor.
Hans Rooyaards began his career in theatre, starring in numerous stage productions throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He later transitioned to film, appearing in a number of Belgian and Dutch productions. Rooyaards is best known for his work in the film Everybody's Famous! (2000), for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In addition to his work on screen, Rooyaards has also lent his voice to several projects, including the Dutch version of the Disney film Planes (2013). He continues to act and remains an influential figure in the Belgian film industry.
Bernard Tirtiaux (April 11, 1951 Fleurus-) is a Belgian writer, actor, singer and artist.
Tirtiaux has a diverse career in the arts, starting with his studies in theater and fine arts at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He went on to act in several plays and films, including the critically acclaimed "The Eighth Day" (1996). Tirtiaux is also a talented singer, having released several albums in French and Dutch.
As a writer, Tirtiaux has published over a dozen novels and collections of short stories, many of which have won awards in Belgium and abroad. His work often explores themes of social justice, love, and identity, and is known for its imaginative storytelling and surreal elements.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Tirtiaux is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken openly about his own struggles with depression. He currently resides in the Belgian countryside where he continues to create and inspire with his multidisciplinary talents.
Marijn De Valck (March 16, 1951 Vollezele-) also known as Marijn Devalck, Marino Falco or Marin Florent Devalck is a Belgian actor, singer and politician.
He is best known for his role as Balthazar Boma in the popular Flemish TV series "FC De Kampioenen". De Valck started his acting career in 1975 and has since appeared in numerous TV shows, films and stage productions.
In addition to his acting career, De Valck is also a talented singer, and has released several albums throughout his career. He is also involved in politics and was elected as a councilor for the city of Zottegem in 2018 representing the Open VLD party.
De Valck has received several awards for his contributions to the arts, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Flemish Television Awards in 2010. He is considered one of Belgium's most beloved actors and continues to be a prominent figure in the country's entertainment industry.
Jacques Vermeire (May 27, 1951 Antwerp-) a.k.a. Jacques Aimé Vermeire is a Belgian actor, comedian, artist, presenter and music artist.
He started his career as a teacher but soon shifted his focus to becoming a comedian. Vermeire gained nationwide fame in the 1990s for his characters on the satirical television show "Het Leugenpaleis". He later became a popular presenter on Flemish television and has also appeared in numerous films and television shows. In addition to his acting and comedy career, Vermeire is also an accomplished artist and has released several music albums. He is considered one of the most iconic comedians in Belgium and has won numerous awards for his work.
Jos Geens (August 20, 1951 Diest-) is a Belgian actor.
He started his acting career in the 1980s and has since then appeared in numerous films, TV series, and plays. Geens is perhaps best known for his work in the 1992 film "Daens" directed by Stijn Coninx, which won several awards including an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also acted in other notable films such as "Shades" (1999) and "De Zaak Alzheimer" (2003). In addition to his acting career, Geens has also directed and written several plays. He continues to remain an active member of the Belgian acting community.
Vic de Wachter (August 7, 1951 Belgium-) a.k.a. Victor de Wachter is a Belgian actor and voice actor.
With an acting career spanning over three decades, Vic de Wachter has become a prominent figure in Belgian theatre and film. He originally studied law before turning to acting and received training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
De Wachter has appeared in numerous productions in Belgian theatre, including works by playwrights August Strindberg and Shakespeare. He is also a familiar face on Belgian television, having starred in popular dramas such as "The Emperor of Taste" and "Cape Law".
In addition to his stage and television work, de Wachter is an accomplished voice actor, lending his voice to a variety of Belgian-dubbed films and television shows. He is also recognized for his contributions to audiobooks, having recorded over 100 titles.
Despite his success in the industry, de Wachter remains grounded and dedicated to his craft. In interviews, he has frequently emphasized the importance of authenticity in his performances and the need for actors to remain connected to their audience.