Fedja van Huêt

Fedja van Huêt is one of the most diverse and celebrated stage and screen actors of his generation in the Netherlands. Before graduating from the Maastricht Theatre Academy, Mike van Diem cast him to play the lead in his Oscar winning film ‘Character’ (Best Foreign Language Film, 1998). Fedja was an ensemble member of Johan Simon’s legendary Hollandia theatre company from 1996-2005. Hollandia toured throughout Europe and, in 2000, won the coveted European Prize New Theatrical Realities. From 2005-2013 he joined renowned Belgian director Ivo van Hove’s Toneelgroep Amsterdam and starred in plays including Angels in America, Opening Night, Coriolanus, Platonov and MacBeth (Best Actor nomination). In 2013 he received the Mary Dresselhuys prize for his oeuvre and extraordinary accomplishments as a theatre actor. During these years, Fedja continued to work in film. He starred in Erik de Bruyn’s Wilde Mossels (Best Film Award 2000, Dutch film press) and won in 2001 his first Golden Calf for Best Actor for his leading double role in Amnesia from Martin Koolhoven which opened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2002, Fedja was chosen as a Shooting Star (Europe’s leading young talent) at the Berlin International Film Festival. He went on to act in Rosenstrasse from Margarethe von Trotta (Golden Beer nomination, Venice Film Festival 2003) and in Guernsey (Quinzaine des Realiteurs, Cannes 2005) and Wolfsbergen (Berlin International Film Festival 2007) both directed by Nanouk Leopold. In 2008 he performed in the German production Buddenbrooks (starring Armin Mueller-Stahl ) and in 2010 he played opposite Isabella Rossellini and Burghart Klaussner in Nono, Het Zigzagkind from Vincent Bal (selected for the Berlin Film Festival Generation K-plus and winner Young Audience Award Berlijn EFA) Television audiences know him from the popular Dutch series Penoza, Overspel and Divorce.

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