Birth name Carice Anouk van Houten NationalityPays-bas Birth 5 september 1976 (43 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".
, 2h8 Directed byBill Condon OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Biography ThemesFilms about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films ActorsBenedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Carice van Houten Roles Birgitta Jonsdottir Rating61% 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.
, 1h40 Directed byAntoinette Beumer GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama ActorsCarice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter Roles Sofie Rating67% 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.
, 1h40 Directed byPaula van der Oest OriginGerman GenresDrama, Romance ThemesFilms set in Africa, Films about writers, Pregnancy films, Poésie, Films about racism ActorsCarice van Houten, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham Roles Ingrid Jonker Rating61% 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.
, 1h45 Directed byReinout Oerlemans GenresDrama, Romance ActorsCarice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver, Jeroen Willems, Pierre Bokma, Gijs Scholten van Aschat Roles Carmen Rating67% 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.
, 2h3 Directed byRidley Scott OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy ThemesSpy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Robot films ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Carice van Houten, Vince Colosimo Rating70% 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.