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Carice van Houten is a Actor Néerlandaise born on 5 september 1976 at Leiderdorp (Pays-bas)

Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten
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Birth name Carice Anouk van Houten
Nationality Pays-bas
Birth 5 september 1976 (47 years) at Leiderdorp (Pays-bas)
Awards Golden Calf for Best Actress, Golden Calf award for Best Actress in a Television Drama

Carice Anouk van Houten ([kaːˈris ɑˈnuk fɑn ˈɦʌu̯tə(n)]; 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.

A highly acclaimed actress in the Netherlands, she has won five Golden Calf Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Suzy Q (1999), Undercover Kitty (2001), Black Book (2006), The Happy Housewife (2010) and Black Butterflies (2011). In the US she received two Saturn Award nominations.

As a singer, Van Houten released a pop-rock album entitled See You on the Ice in 2012. She is the older sister of fellow actress Jelka van Houten.


One of Van Houten's best friends in life is fellow Dutch actress Halina Reijn, whom she has known since about 1994. They worked together in movies Black Book and Valkyrie. In 2013 the two published a book together called Anti Glamour, a (mock) style guide and a celebration of their friendship, as well as a candid look into the unglamourous back-stage side of their lives. Although the two occasionally kiss on camera, and have joked about being lesbians, there is no actual romantic involvement.

From 2005 the actress had a relationship with Sebastian Koch, her co-star in Black Book. The relationship had ended by March 2010.

Van Houten has stated that Hollywood makes her unhappy: "I have seen Hollywood, and although I have nothing against it, it's not my kind of life. My agent is shocked that I want to stay in Europe," adding, "If Hollywood offers me a great part, of course I'll take it, but I just don't want to live there".

Best films

Valkyrie (2008)

Usually with

Barry Atsma
Barry Atsma
(4 films)
Halina Reijn
Halina Reijn
(4 films)
John Ottman
John Ottman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Carice van Houten (25 films)

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Domino (2019)
, 1h29
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin Danemark
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten, Mohammed Azaay, Eriq Ebouaney, Jacob Lohmann
Roles Alex Boe
Rating45% 2.2549552.2549552.2549552.2549552.254955
Christian est un policier de Copenhague. Son coéquipier Lars Hansen est tué par un terroriste membre de l'ISIS, Ezra Tarzi. Avec la maîtresse de son défunt collègue, il part alors à la recherche du meurtrier. Leur enquête les mène de la Scandinavie à l'Espagne, au cœur d'une Europe menacée par le terrorisme, où ils côtoient l'agent de la CIA Joe Martin.
Incarnate (2016)
, 1h31
Directed by Brad Peyton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Carice van Houten, Karolina I. Wydra, Emjay Anthony, David Mazouz
Roles Lindsey
Rating53% 2.652312.652312.652312.652312.65231
The film follows "an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed", who meets his match when he confronts his next case, a 9-year-old boy possessed by a demon from his past.
Race (2016)
, 2h14
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten, Amanda Crew
Roles Leni Riefenstahl
Rating71% 3.552553.552553.552553.552553.55255
Track and field star Jesse Owens overcomes adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
The Fifth Estate, 2h8
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Carice van Houten
Roles Birgitta Jonsdottir
Rating61% 3.0977753.0977753.0977753.0977753.097775
The story opens in 2010, with the release of the Afghan War Logs. It then flashes back to 2007, where journalist Daniel Domscheit-Berg meets Australian computer hacker Julian Assange for the first time, at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. Daniel's interest in online activism has led him to Assange, with whom he has corresponded by email. They begin working together on WikiLeaks, a website devoted to releasing information being withheld from the public while retaining anonymity for its sources. Their first major target is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer, whose Cayman Islands branch has been engaged in illegal activities. Despite Baer's filing of a lawsuit and obtaining an injunction, the judge dissolves the injunction, allowing Julian and Daniel to reclaim the domain name. As their confidence increases, the two push forward in publishing information over the next three years, including secrets on Scientology, revealing Sarah Palin's email account, and the membership list of the British National Party.
Jackie (2012)
, 1h40
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter
Roles Sofie
Rating67% 3.3958353.3958353.3958353.3958353.395835
Sofie (Carice van Houten) and Daan (Jelka van Houten) are twin sisters who were raised by two fathers (Paul Case and Jaap Spijkers). When they get a phone call from America that their biological mother (Holly Hunter) is in a hospital with a complicated leg fracture awaiting transfer to a rehabilitation center, the two end up in an adventure where everything they believed in is called into question. This results in an unforgettable journey to New Mexico with the strange and inappropriate Jackie where the lives of the two sisters will change forever.
Intruders (2011)
, 1h41
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Kerry Fox, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell
Roles Susanna
Rating54% 2.700852.700852.700852.700852.70085
Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow, after Farrow's beloved 12-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.
Black Butterflies, 1h40
Directed by Paula van der Oest
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Pregnancy films, Poésie, Films about racism
Actors Carice van Houten, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham
Roles Ingrid Jonker
Rating60% 3.048433.048433.048433.048433.04843
The film is a depiction of the life of Ingrid Jonker (1933–65) (played by Van Houten), an Afrikaner. Her mother has died in a mental hospital, she lives with her sister at her grandmother's. After the passing of her grandmother Ingrid and her sister come to live with their father Abraham (played by Hauer), who treats them as outsiders. Ingrid marries, and gives birth to a daughter, but the marriage does not last. It is the era of apartheid, of which her father is a strong proponent, being South Africa's Minister of Censorship. Ingrid is opposed to the apartheid regime, and has a strained relationship with her father. He opposes her relationship with author Jack Cope (played by Cunningham) and her anti-apartheid poetry, which is inciteful in his eyes. He would like to ban one of her works but doesn't, fearing a widespread riot.
From Time to Time, 1h35
Directed by Julian Fellowes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Carice van Houten, Alex Etel, Eliza Hope Bennett, Pauline Collins
Roles Maria Oldknow
Rating66% 3.3451453.3451453.3451453.3451453.345145
This British ghostly haunting story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart, is set in 1944, near the end of World War II. Tolly, 13, arrives at his grandmother's country house, Green Knowe, after his father is reported missing in action. His grandmother (Maggie Smith) is faced with selling Green Knowe for financial reasons. Tolly soon discovers he can magically travel in time mysteriously between the present and the 19th century in the old manor house, and he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations. Exciting events include a terrible fire, a tale of stolen jewels, and threats of a press gang.
Black Death, 1h37
Directed by Christopher Smith
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny, Kimberley Nixon
Roles Langiva
Rating63% 3.1969253.1969253.1969253.1969253.196925
The film takes place in 1348 in plague-ridden medieval England. Osmund (Redmayne), a young monk, is tasked with leading the feared knight Ulric (Bean) and his band of mercenaries to a remote marshland village which has remained untouched by the Black Death. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer, who is rumoured to be able to bring the dead back to life.
Repo Men
Repo Men (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation
Actors Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten, Chandler Canterbury
Roles Carol
Rating63% 3.150123.150123.150123.150123.15012
In 2025, a corporation called "The Union" has perfected bio-mechanical organs to replace diseased organs. If a customer falls behind on payments, a "repo man" reclaims the artificial organ (artiforg) from the body; the procedure frequently results in the death of the customer.
Stricken (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by Reinout Oerlemans
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Carice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver, Jeroen Willems, Pierre Bokma, Sacha Bulthuis
Roles Carmen
Rating67% 3.3955753.3955753.3955753.3955753.395575
Stijn (Barry Atsma) is a rich, handsome and selfish advertising executive who lives in a hedonistic world. Everything revolves around him. He has a successful career and a loving marriage with Carmen (Carice van Houten). Occasionally he cheats, but it is tolerated due to his enthusiastic and impetuous character. Fate strikes as it turns out that Carmen is suffering from breast cancer. He supports her, but as it can sometimes be difficult, he will often go between meeting with Roos (Anna Drijver), with whom he has a tempestuous affair, and lying to Carmen.
Body of Lies, 2h3
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Robot films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Carice van Houten, Vince Colosimo
Rating69% 3.497693.497693.497693.497693.49769
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a CIA case officer in Iraq, tracking a terrorist called Al-Saleem (Alon Abutbul). He meets Nizar, a member of the terrorist organization who is prepared to offer information in return for asylum in America. Despite his boss Ed Hoffman's (Russell Crowe) objections, Ferris agrees to shelter Nizar. Nizar is used as a pawn to draw out the rest of his cell; when he is captured, Ferris is forced to shoot him to prevent him from exposing Ferris' identity. Furious at Hoffman's refusal to act on the information Nizar provided, Ferris and his associate Bassam (Oscar Isaac) go to search a safehouse in Balad, Iraq, of which Nizar had told them. There, Ferris observes men burning records and attempts to bluff his way in, but is exposed. In the ensuing shootout and chase, Ferris and Bassam's vehicle is hit by an RPG. Ferris and some salvaged discs are rescued by helicopter but Bassam is killed in the explosion.