Carice Van Houten
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Carice Van Houten – Dutch actress and singer, best known for her roles in films such as “Black Book”, “Operation” Valkyrie “and” Game of Thrones “in the series.
Carice Anouk van Houten was born on September 5, 1976 in the town of Leyderdrop Netherlands family presenter of channel Margo Stace and writer Theodore van Houten. Carice was named after the daughter of the English composer Sir Edward Elgar – Carice father was a fan of his.
When Carice was five years old, the parents first took her to the theater, and that day changed the fate of the girl. Since Carice showed great interest in cinema and theater, he participated in school productions, and engaged in playing the clarinet. In school years Carice noticed representatives of “VPRO” Dutch television network, and she took part in the filming of the series “Labyrinth”.
After high school, Van Houten had the opportunity to study at two universities of Maastricht and Amsterdam, but her choice fell on Amsterdam. As a student, studying acting, she was playing in local theaters and even won several theater awards.
Carice debut in the cinema took place in the film Martin Kulhovena “Susie Q” – since she often collaborates with the director.
But fame has brought her role, perhaps the most cash at the moment the Dutch film – “Black Book.” It was after this work, the actress was invited to the “Operation Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise in “Repo Men,” starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.
The first movie van Houten in English became a mystical thriller “Dorothy Mills” directed by Agnes Merlet. Also, Van Houten can be seen in such films as “Amnesia”, “Lady-cat”, “Passion”, “Black Swan”, “Lepel” “Bonnie and Elephant”, “A Thousand Kisses”, “Black Death”, ” Black butterfly, “” Eaters “,” Outside of the family, “” Jackie, “” The Fifth Estate. ”
In 2011, she was cast in the TV series “Game of Thrones” for the role of Cersei Lanister, but declined due to scheduled filming in the film “Death Eaters.” The role went to Lina Headey. However, Carice still got the second season of the telenovela, playing the role of a pagan priestess Melisandre -zloveschey.
Van Houten – very popular actress in the Netherlands. She won five statuettes «Golden Calf» (the main Dutch Movie Award), and was twice nominated for an award in the United States, “Saturn”.
In 2012, she began singing career Van Houten. She recorded pop-rock record called «See You on the Ice».
In Carice has a younger sister, also an actress – Yelki van Houten.
In January 2008, Van Houten was recognized as Woman of the Year by the magazine «New York Magazine».
Van Houten often offer projects in Hollywood, but the actress refused, because it believes that this place it does not fit, it attracts more and more Europe.
Carice is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French.
Her favorite movie “Singing in the Rain.” Since 2009 is the ambassador of the World Wildlife Fund.