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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. Currently she can be seen on stage in the play OBSESSION by director Ivo van Hove, in which she plays the female lead opposite Jude Law. 

Halina is a talented writer as well. She is working on two film scripts and three television series based on original ideas. Halina was recently named one of 25 most influential people in the Dutch media by a leading Dutch newspaper.  She writes columns for Dutch and Belgian magazines and newspapers and is regularly a co-host on one of the best watched daily news shows on Dutch TV.