Dutch actors who deceased in 2012

Here are 4 famous actors from Netherlands died in 2012:

Piet Römer

Piet Römer (April 2, 1928 Amsterdam-January 17, 2012 Amsterdam) a.k.a. Petrus Römer, Piet Romer or Römer, Piet was a Dutch actor. His children are called Peter Römer, Han Römer, Anne Römer, Bart Römer and Paul Römer.

Piet Römer is best known for his portrayal of the Amsterdam police detective De Cock (pronounced "de kook") in the long-running television series "Baantjer." He played the lead role for over a decade, from 1995 until 2006. Römer began his acting career in 1950 at the age of 22 and appeared in numerous Dutch films and television shows. He also performed on stage in various theater productions. In addition to his acting work, Römer was a talented painter and exhibited his artwork in several galleries throughout the Netherlands. He was recognized for his contributions to Dutch culture and acting, and in 2000, Römer was awarded a knighthood in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

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Jeroen Willems

Jeroen Willems (November 15, 1962 Maastricht-December 3, 2012 Amsterdam) was a Dutch actor and singer.

He began his acting career in theater productions, where his performances were critically acclaimed. Willems later transitioned to film and television, appearing in numerous Dutch productions such as "Ocean's Twelve" and "The Dinner." He won several awards for his acting, including a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival. Alongside his acting career, Willems was also a talented singer, performing in musicals and releasing his own albums. Despite his success, Willems was known for his humility and dedication to his craft. He is remembered as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.

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Luc Leestemaker

Luc Leestemaker (May 18, 1957 Hilversum-May 18, 2012 Los Angeles) also known as Lucas Leestemaker or Lucas Christiaan Leestemaker was a Dutch actor and painter.

Leestemaker became interested in art at a young age and often spent his time drawing and painting. He attended the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and later moved to the United States to pursue his artistic career. He became an accomplished painter and was known for his abstract works, which were often inspired by the natural world. In addition to his art career, Leestemaker also worked as an actor and appeared in several films and television shows. He was best known for his roles in "L.A. Law" and "The X-Files." Leestemaker passed away in Los Angeles on his 55th birthday after a battle with cancer.

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Ruud van Hemert

Ruud van Hemert (October 29, 1938 Amsterdam-July 5, 2012 Wapserveen) also known as Rudolf Victor Constantijn Gijsbertus Maria van Hemert was a Dutch film director, television director, screenwriter, actor, television producer and film score composer.

Van Hemert started his career in the entertainment industry as an actor in the early 1960s. He later transitioned to directing and became known for his work in popular Dutch television dramas such as "Dagboek van een Herdershond" and "Turks Fruit". In 1984, he won the Golden Calf for Best Director at the Netherlands Film Festival for his film "De Lift". He continued to direct films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including "Flodder" and "Oh Boy!", before shifting his focus to producing in the early 2000s. Van Hemert was also a prolific music composer, having composed the score for several films and television shows. He was married to actress and TV presenter Sylvia Millecam from 1983 until her death in 2001. Van Hemert passed away in 2012 at the age of 73.

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