Dutch actors who were born in 1956

Here are 10 famous actors from Netherlands were born in 1956:

Henk Poort

Henk Poort (January 20, 1956 Amsterdam-) also known as Hendrikus Poort is a Dutch actor and singer. He has two children, Lana Sophia Poort and Suze Poort.

Henk Poort began his career in theatre in 1980 as a member of the group "Lurelei". He is best known for his roles in various musicals such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and the Dutch musical version of The Three Musketeers. Among his many accomplishments, he has also performed in other productions, including Chicago and Sweeney Todd. Outside of musical theatre, Poort also became a frequent guest on Dutch television, appearing in shows like "Kinderen geen bezwaar". He has also released several albums, including a compilation of famous Dutch songs, which became a number one hit in the Netherlands. In 2019, he participated in the Dutch television show "Beste Zangers", where his performance of "The Phantom of the Opera" went viral and led to him becoming a household name in the Netherlands.

In addition to his successful career in theatre and music, Henk Poort is also known for his humanitarian work. He is an ambassador for the Dutch charity organization KiKa, which is focused on raising funds for research into childhood cancer. Poort has also been involved in several benefit concerts for various charities, including a concert in 2010 to raise funds for Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

Despite his success, Henk Poort is known for his down-to-earth personality and his genuine love for his fans. He has been praised for his ability to connect with audiences through his performances, both on stage and on television. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Poort continued to connect with fans by hosting a series of livestream concerts from his home.

With his passion for music, theatre, and helping others, Henk Poort has become a beloved figure in the Netherlands and beyond, inspiring many with his talent and generosity.

Eric van Tijn

Eric van Tijn (November 2, 1956 Amsterdam-) also known as Eric Job van Tijn, E. van Tijn, Fluitsma or Van Tijn is a Dutch actor and composer. His child is called Dana van Tijn.

Eric van Tijn is a notable figure in the Dutch music industry, having worked as a record producer, songwriter, and talent show judge. He co-wrote the Netherlands' 1992 Eurovision Song Contest entry, "Wijs me de weg". He also served as a judge on popular Dutch talent shows such as The Voice of Holland and Idols. In addition to his work in music, van Tijn has acted in a number of Dutch television series and films, including Goede tijden, slechte tijden, and Verborgen gebreken. He has been married to his wife, Caroline, since 1990.

Van Tijn began his music career in the late 1970s as a member of the pop group "Boysband". After the split of the group, he ventured into music production which led him to immense success in the industry. He has produced songs for several big names in the Dutch music scene including Marco Borsato, Ruth Jacott, and Gerard Joling. Van Tijn has won several awards for his contributions to music production in the Netherlands. As a talent show judge, he has been known to be a straight shooter, often giving honest feedback to contestants. Aside from music and acting, van Tijn is also involved in charity work, particularly for children with disabilities.

Hans Cornelissen

Hans Cornelissen (July 15, 1956 Amsterdam-) also known as Johan Gerard Henry Cornelissen or Hans Cornelis is a Dutch actor.

He is best known for his work in musical theater productions, including Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Cats. Cornelissen began his career in theater as a dancer in the Netherlands Dance Theater. He went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London before returning to the Netherlands to work as an actor. In addition to his stage work, Cornelissen has appeared in Dutch films and television shows. He has also directed productions of musicals, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2005, he received the John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for his role in the production of Les Misérables.

Cornelissen has become one of the most celebrated actors in Dutch musical theater, having performed in countless productions throughout his career. He has also received critical acclaim for his directing work. In 2016, Cornelissen celebrated his 60th birthday with a one-man show entitled '60 thoughts of Hans Cornelissen', in which he reflected on his life and career. Despite his success, Cornelissen continues to challenge himself with new roles and projects. He remains a beloved figure in the Dutch theatrical community and has inspired countless aspiring actors and directors.

Kees Prins

Kees Prins (April 7, 1956 Heemstede-) also known as Prins, Kees or Cornelis Willibrordus Maria Prins is a Dutch actor, screenwriter and musician.

He is best known for his work on the television show "Jiskefet," which he co-created, co-wrote, and starred in. Prins has also acted in several Dutch films and television series, including "Flodder," "Gooische Vrouwen," and "Penoza."

Aside from his acting and screenwriting work, Prins is also a talented musician. He has released several albums under the name "The Dutch" with his bandmate Jeroen van Koningsbrugge. Their music is characterized by its humorous, satirical lyrics and catchy melodies.

In addition to his creative pursuits, Prins is a dedicated environmental activist. He has been involved in several campaigns to promote sustainability and reduce carbon emissions in the Netherlands.

Prins grew up in a Catholic family, and he attended a Catholic seminary to become a priest. However, he left after a year to pursue his passion for the arts. He studied at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and later formed the comedy group "Mimezinen" with a fellow student. In the late 80s, Prins and two other members of the group created "Jiskefet," which became wildly popular in the Netherlands and ran for over a decade.

In addition to his work on "Jiskefet," Prins has also written and directed several theater productions, including "Een man een man" and "Het diner." He has won numerous awards for his contributions to Dutch comedy and entertainment, including the Golden Calf for Best Actor in a Television Drama.

Prins is known for his unique sense of humor and irreverence, often satirizing Dutch culture and politics in his work. He has been called one of the most influential comedians in the Netherlands and has inspired a new generation of Dutch comedic talent.

Toine Paauwe

Toine Paauwe (September 7, 1956 Rijssen-) is a Dutch actor.

He is best known for his work on Dutch television, particularly in the popular drama series "Onderweg naar Morgen" (On the Way to Tomorrow) where he played the character of Tom De Graaf for over a decade. Paauwe has also made appearances in other Dutch television shows such as "Baantjer" and "Flikken Maastricht". In addition to his television work, he has acted in several films including the Dutch historical epic "Michiel De Ruyter" (2015). Outside of acting, Paauwe has also worked as a voice-over artist for Dutch dubbings of foreign films and television shows.

Paauwe began his career in the 1980s as a theatre actor, working with various Dutch theatre companies such as Het Vervolg and Het Nationale Toneel. He received critical acclaim for his performances in plays such as "Eindspel" and "De Vreemde". In the 1990s, he transitioned to television and film acting, quickly establishing himself as one of the leading actors in the Netherlands.

Apart from acting, Toine Paauwe is also a writer and director. He has written several plays and directed several theatre productions. In 2017, he directed a Dutch-language production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" which received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

Paauwe has been recognized for his contributions to Dutch culture, receiving a Golden Calf award for his role in the film "De Partizanen" (1995) and a prestigious Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau award in 2017.

Dirk Marks

Dirk Marks (March 8, 1956 Netherlands-) is a Dutch actor.

Dirk Marks began his acting career in the 1980s and soon became a well-known face in the Dutch film and television industry. He appeared in several popular Dutch TV shows including "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden" and "Baantjer". In addition, he has acted in several Dutch films such as "Flodder" and "Floris".

Marks also ventured into theatre and has acted in stage productions such as "Hamlet" and "Mephisto". Throughout his career, he has received critical acclaim for his performances and has won several awards, including the Golden Calf for Best Supporting Actor in 1999.

Marks is also known for his philanthropic work and founded the Dirk Marks Foundation in 2008, which provides support to children with cancer and their families.

In recent years, Dirk Marks has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to several animated films and television shows in the Netherlands. He is also a regular guest on Dutch talk shows and has been a judge on several talent shows. Aside from acting, Marks is also an accomplished painter and has exhibited his art in galleries across the Netherlands. He is married to Dutch actress and singer, Saskia van Zutphen, and they have three children together.

Vincent van Warmerdam

Vincent van Warmerdam (April 4, 1956 Haarlem-) is a Dutch film score composer, actor and composer.

He is best known for his collaboration with Dutch film director and screenwriter Alex van Warmerdam, whom he is the brother of. Vincent van Warmerdam started his career in the late 1980s, and has since composed music for over 40 films, including "Abel" (1986), "The Northerners" (1992), "Borgman" (2013) and "Nocturne" (2019). He has won several awards for his work, including the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars, the Golden Calf for Best Music, which he won twice in 1992 and 2013. In addition to his work as a composer, van Warmerdam has also acted in several of his brother's films, including "The Dress" (1996) and "Borgman" (2013) where he also composed the music.

Vincent van Warmerdam was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, into a family with a strong artistic background. His mother was a painter and his father was a playwright, theatre director, and composer. Growing up, Vincent was exposed to a lot of music, art, and theatre, which deeply influenced his own artistic interests.

After completing his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Vincent van Warmerdam began composing music for both theatre and film. He teamed up with his younger brother, Alex van Warmerdam, to work on several important films that put Dutch cinema on the map internationally. Their collaborations were characterized by a unique, quirky style of storytelling, which Vincent's music complemented perfectly with its original and experimental sound.

Apart from his work with his brother, Vincent has also worked with other famous Dutch directors, such as Martin Koolhoven and Paula van der Oest, and has written music for various TV series and documentaries. Vincent has earned a reputation for being a versatile and inventive composer, who often incorporates eclectic elements from different genres, such as jazz, classical, and experimental music.

In addition to his career as a composer, Vincent van Warmerdam has also made a name for himself as an actor, both on stage and in films. He has acted in several of his brother's productions, as well as in independent films and mainstream Dutch TV shows. His performances have been described as nuanced, subtle, and humorous, and demonstrate his wide range of talent and creativity.

René van 't Hof

René van 't Hof (October 15, 1956 Rotterdam-) also known as Rene van 't Hof is a Dutch actor.

He started his acting career in the 1980s appearing in various TV series and films. Some of his notable works include "Spijkerhoek", "Flodder", and "Baantjer". He has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to characters in Dutch versions of popular animated films such as "The Lion King" and "Finding Nemo". In addition to his acting work, van 't Hof is also a musician, playing guitar and singing in a band called Rene and the Alligators. He continues to act and perform music, making him a beloved figure in Dutch entertainment industry.

Van 't Hof has also had success as a writer and director. He has written and directed several successful Dutch stage productions, including "Een Bijzonder Jaar" and "Laat Mij Maar Zingen". In 2005, he made his feature film directorial debut with "Lieve Liza". Additionally, he has worked as a presenter and host for Dutch television shows and events.

Van 't Hof is known for his versatility as an actor, often portraying a range of characters from comedic to dramatic roles. He has won several awards for his acting work, including a Golden Calf for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film "Lek".

Despite his success, van 't Hof has managed to maintain a low profile and private life. He is married with children and prefers to keep his personal life out of the public eye.

Arjan Ederveen

Arjan Ederveen (September 9, 1956 Hilversum-) also known as Arjan Ederveen Janssen or Ederveen, Arjan is a Dutch actor.

He is best known for his character creations in Dutch television shows, such as Kreatief met Kurk and Theo en Thea. Ederveen has also worked as a writer and director for various Dutch theater productions, including his solo show called "Ederveenzweet", which translates to "Ederveensweat". In addition to his work in the performing arts, he has also appeared in a number of Dutch films, including "Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster" and "De Kleine Blonde Dood". Throughout his career, Ederveen has won several awards for his contributions to Dutch culture, including the Silver Harp and the VSCD Mime Award.

Ederveen has been involved in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, when he began his career as an actor in various Dutch theater productions. He went on to become a household name in the Netherlands through his work on television and in film. His comedic style is known for being absurdist and often pushing boundaries.

Aside from his work in the Netherlands, Ederveen has also gained international recognition for his role as Paul in the Dutch film "Matterhorn", which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013. The film was critically acclaimed, with Ederveen's performance receiving praise in particular.

In recent years, Ederveen has continued to work in theater and television, and has also published a memoir titled "Een Tipje van de Sluier" ("A Peek Behind the Curtain"). He remains a beloved figure in Dutch culture, known for his unique style and contributions to the arts.

Bart Klever

Bart Klever (October 22, 1956 Arnhem-) a.k.a. Bart Wim Klever is a Dutch actor.

He studied at the Toneelacademie Maastricht and made his debut on stage with the Nieuw Rotterdams Toneel in 1983. Klever has also acted in films such as Antonia's Line (1995) and Zus & Zo (2001), as well as television series like Penoza (2010-2017) and Klem (2017-2019). He has won several awards for his performances, including a Golden Calf for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Zus & Zo. In addition to acting, Klever has also directed and written for stage productions.

Klever's career has spanned over four decades and he is considered one of the most talented actors of his generation in the Netherlands. He has appeared in several theatrical productions including works by William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter.

In 2016, Klever was appointed a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau, an honorary title bestowed by the Dutch monarchy for special contributions to society. He is also a member of the artistic board of the Theatercompagnie in Amsterdam, where he has directed and acted in productions.

Outside of his work in entertainment, Klever is involved in charity work and has supported various organizations including Amnesty International and Save the Children. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and children.

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