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Biography

Halina Reijn is a multitalented actress and writer. She is the winner of multiple awards, including the Dutch film Award, the Golden Calf for Best Actress , the highly prestigious Dutch theater awards Theo D’Or and Colombina, as well as the Courbois pearl, an oeuvre award which honours an actress who has made an indelible impression on a huge audience, both on stage as in film and television. Since 2017 she is also the proud owner of the Theo Mann-Bouwmeester Ring, an award to honour an actress who has contributed greatly to the Dutch theatre. 

 

She starred in the Oscar nominated film ZUS & ZO, in Paul Verhoeven’s critically acclaimed BLACK BOOK and in Bryan Singer’s VALKYRIE, opposite Tom Cruise. Recent credits include leading roles in CHARLIE, the Dutch remake of NURSE JACKIE, THE TEACHER, a film dealing with the controversial topic of a teacher falling in love with her 16 year old student, and THE SEVENTH HEAVEN, a Dutch-language musical film. 

 

Halina is the grand dame of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, where she is the muze of internationally acclaimed director Ivo van Hove, performing their plays all over the world. 

She is the star in plays such as THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, HEDDA GABLER, MARIA STUART and the Cocteau monologue LA VOIX HUMAINE. This year she will play the female lead opposite Jude Law in OBSESSION, directed by Ivo van Hove.

 

Halina is a talented writer as well. She is working on two film scripts and three television series based on original ideas.