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Black Book, Melisandre on Game of Thrones
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Carice Anouk van Houten
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Carice Anouk van Houten (born 5 September 1976) is a Dutch actress and singer. She has played the role of Melisandre in the TV series Game of Thrones since 2012. Internationally, she is also known for English-language work in films like Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men (2010), Black Death (2010), and Black Book (2006), the most commercially successful Dutch film to date.
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Carice Anouk van Houten was born in Leiderdorp (near Leiden) on 5 September 1976. Her parents are Margje Stasse, who is on the board of Dutch educational TV, and writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the elder sister of actress and designer Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish. When she was five, her father took her to a screening of Abel Gance's epic Napoleon (1927), which fascinated her. She has demonstrated great interest in cinema since. Carice convincingly demonstrated her acting talents at the Bonifatius Lyceum high school, "Utrecht", in the early 90s. One of her first parts was the title role in Hugo Claus' play, "Tijl Uilenspiegehel". She also developed a skill in clarinet playing. In 1995, she was rather uniquely accepted by both the Maastricht and Amsterdam drama academies, and started her TV career (Labyrint, VPRO TV 1997) as a student of the Kleinkunst Academie Amsterdam. There, she was awarded the 1999 Pisuisse Prize, and the 2000 Top Naeff Prize for her theatre work. A day before the Top Naeff Prize, she was awarded the 'Gouden Kalf' as best TV actress in Martin Koolhoven's Suzy Q (1999). In 2001, she starred in AmnesiA (2001), by the same director. In September 2000, she joined the Noord-Nederlands Toneel, starring as a both singing and acting "Polly" in a contemporary staging of the Threepenny Opera to fabulously stunning reviews. Her great talent for dark comedy was demonstrated in a parody on City Lights (1931)' blind girl in the Amsterdam Kleine Komedie. Carice is a great admirer of American silent comedies - particularly Charles Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy - although she can display an equally dramatic talent. In 2001, she made Miss Minoes (2001), in the title role of the cat-woman after Annie M.G. Schmidt. In the 2001-02 season, she won the main role in a theatre production of Schmidt's musical, "Foxtrot".
Van Houten's role in Black Book (2006) launched her international career. She went on to play in films such as Valkyrie (2008), alongside Tom Cruise, who asked for her to specifically play his wife after seeing her performance in "Zwartboek". However, after this, her international career was unsuccessful, until she was offered the role of "Melisandre" in the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011), in 2011.
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St. Bonifatiuscollege High School in Utrecht
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Appeared in "de telefoongids" TV commercials, (2008/2009) TV series and TV commercial for National Geographic Channel, about monkeys., 2009) Voice-over Dutch radio and TV commercials for "ECI.NL and WEHKAMP.NL"., (2009) Dutch TV commercial for "Stichting Aap". A foundation which concerns it self about apes and monkeys's.
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Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten have been dating since 2015.
Carice van Houten has been in relationships with Kees van Nieuwkerk (2013 - 2015) and Sebastian Koch (2006 - 2009).
Carice van Houten is a 39 year old Dutch Actress. Born Carice Anouk van Houten on 5th September, 1976 in Leiderdorp, Netherlands and educated at St. Bonifatiuscollege High School in Utrecht, she is famous for Black Book, Melisandre on Game of Thrones in a career that spans 1997–present. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Carice van Houten has been in 8 on-screen matchups, notably with Barry Atsma in Stricken (2009), Joe Dempsie in Game of Thrones (2011), Liam Cunningham in Black Butterflies (2011), Sebastian Koch in Black Book (2006) and Thom Hoffman in Black Book (2006).
Carice van Houten is a member of the following lists:
21st-century Dutch actresses,
20th-century Dutch actresses and
Dutch television actresses.
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