Daan Schuurmans is one of the most talented and acclaimed actors of The Netherlands. When Daan was chosen as a Shooting Star (Europe’s leading young talent) at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, he was already well known to Dutch audiences from his starring roles in box-office hits like ‘Costa’ and ‘Floris’.
In the next few years, Daan played a diverse range of leading film roles.
In 2010, he starred in the celebrated television miniseries ‘Bernhard, Schavuit van Oranje’ for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival and ‘Annie M.G’. For his roles in both mini-series, he won the Netherlands Beeld and Geluid Award. Daan also was nominated for the Rembrandt award for best actor for his roles in ‘Terug naar de kust’ (2009), ‘Mannenharten’ (2013) and ‘Het diner’ (2013).
In 2012 he made his directing debut with an episode of ‘Van God Los’.
After his star turn in 2014 as the debonair Valentijn Bentinck in ‘Heer en Meester’, he was chosen in 2014 as Best Actor by his peers and received the Gouden Notenkraker.
In 2006, 10 years after completing the Theatre Academy in Maastricht, he returned to the stage and performed with the prestigious National Theatre, Het Toneel Speelt and, most recently, toured the Netherlands in Lars Noren’s ‘Demons’.
More recently Daan played the lead in the Dutch remake of ‘Sé Quien Eres’ (Ik Weet Wie Je Bent) and in the controversial series ‘Mocro Maffia’ based on the book by journalist Wouter Laumans about the Amsterdam mobs and their drugs war. Early this year, Daan worked on the new Costa Gavras film ‘Adults in the room’ which will open at the Venice International Film Festival. Currently he’s shooting for the historical mini-series ‘Turbulent Skies’.
Esquire magazine named Daan the best actor of his generation.