Belgian actors who deceased in 2009

Here are 1 famous actors from Belgium died in 2009:

Nand Buyl

Nand Buyl (February 12, 1923 Antwerp-March 24, 2009 Brussels) a.k.a. Ferdinand Buyl was a Belgian actor, film director and teacher.

Buyl's acting career spanned over five decades and included roles in both French and Flemish productions. He made his film debut in 1947 in the film "Het is voor morgen" and went on to appear in over 70 films throughout his career. Buyl also directed several films and television shows, including the popular Flemish television series "Wij, Heren van Zichem."

In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Buyl was also a respected acting teacher. He founded the "Nand Buyl Studios" which offered training for actors and actresses in Belgium. Many of his students went on to have successful careers in the industry.

Buyl was recognized for his contributions to Belgian culture and was awarded the title of "Commander in the Order of the Crown" by King Albert II of Belgium in 2008. He passed away the following year at the age of 86.

Aside from being an accomplished actor, film director, and teacher, Nand Buyl was also a notable theater actor. He appeared in many productions at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels, where he was also a board member. He was also a member of the Belgian Film Critics Association and served as their president from 1981 to 1985. Buyl was known for his versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters, from serious dramatic roles to comedic ones. His legacy and impact on the Belgian entertainment industry are still felt to this day.

Buyl was born into an artistic family. His mother was a singer and his father was a jazz musician. He grew up performing in variety shows and cabarets with his family. He studied drama at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and began his acting career on stage at the age of 21.

Buyl's career as a film director was also noteworthy. He directed several successful films, including "De Loteling" and "Het Gezin Van Paemel." He was also known for his work in television, directing popular series such as "Slisse & Cesar" and "De Paradijsvogels."

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Buyl was also involved in politics. He was a member of the Flemish Parliament for the People's Union Party from 1985 to 1991.

Buyl's impact on Belgian culture and the entertainment industry was significant. He was known for his dedication to his craft and his passion for teaching. His legacy continues to inspire aspiring actors and filmmakers.

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