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Carice van Houten


One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known for her lead roles in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book, Bryan Singer's Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise and as Melisandre on Game of Thrones. Her Dutch-language feature Love Life, gained her further critical acclaim and broke box office records in her native ... See full bio »

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Known For

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Melisandre
(2012-2017)
Black Book
Black Book Rachel Stein / Ellis de Vries
(2006)
Valkyrie
Valkyrie Nina von Stauffenberg
(2008)
Repo Men
Repo Men Carol
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Domino (post-production)
Alex
 2018 I Am Not a Bird (filming)
Ines
 2012-2017 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Melisandre
- The Queen's Justice (2017) ... Melisandre
- Stormborn (2017) ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
- The Winds of Winter (2016) ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
- Battle of the Bastards (2016) ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
- The Door (2016) ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
 2016 Incarnate
Lindsey
 2016 Brimstone
Anna
 2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Melisandre / Sharon / Mama Bear
- Triple Hot Dog Sandwich on Wheat (2016) ... Melisandre / Sharon / Mama Bear (voice)
 2016/I Race
Leni Riefenstahl
 2015 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Annika Van Houten
- Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) ... Annika Van Houten (voice)
 2014 Welkom bij de Romeinen (TV Mini-Series)
Cleopatra
- Caesar en Cleopatra (2014) ... Cleopatra
 2013 The Fifth Estate
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
 2012 Alles is familie
Winnie de Roover
 2012/II Jackie
Sofie
 2011 U & Eye (Short)
Cleaner
 2011/I Intruders
Susanna
 2011 Black Butterflies
Ingrid Jonker
 2010 In therapie (TV Series)
Aya
- Aflevering 9 (2010) ... Aya
- Aya & Michel (2010) ... Aya
 2010 Black Death
Langiva
 2010 Repo Men
Carol
 2009 Gewoon Hans (TV Movie)
Carice Van Houten
 2009 From Time to Time
Maria Oldknow
 2008 Valkyrie
Nina von Stauffenberg
 2008 Dorothy Mills
Jane Van Dopp
 2007 Alles is liefde
Kiki Jollema
 2006 Black Book
Rachel Stein / Ellis de Vries
 2006 Koppensnellers (TV Series)
Georgina Verbaan
- Episode #1.16 (2006) ... Georgina Verbaan
 2006 Ik omhels je met 1000 armen
Samarinde
 2006 Ren Lenny ren (Video)
Carice (uncredited)
 2005 Knetter
Lis
 2005 Lepel
Juffrouw Broer
 2005 Zwarte zwanen
Marleen
 2004 Kopspijkers (TV Series)
Georgina Verbaan
- Dance-4-Life (2004) ... Georgina Verbaan
 2004 Russen (TV Series)
José Machielsen
- De zevende getuige (2004) ... José Machielsen
 2003 De passievrucht
Monika
 2002 Luifel & Luifel (TV Series)
Roos
- De Krottenkoning (2002) ... Roos
 2002 Het everzwijn (Short)
Pandora
 2001 Miss Minoes
Minoes
 2001 De acteurs (TV Series)
Ellie
 2001 AmnesiA
Sandra
 2001 Storm in mijn hoofd
Erwtenbloesem, Titania
 2000 Goede daden bij daglicht: Op weg (TV Movie)
Carola
 1999 Suzy Q (TV Movie)
Suzy
 1997 3 ronden (Short)
Emily
 1997 Het Labyrint (TV Series)
Mariek (1997)
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Other Works:

Dutch TV commercial for "Stichting Aap". A foundation which concerns it self about apes and monkeys's. See more »

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4 Interviews | 11 Articles | 31 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Carice Van Houten

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

To me, that's not the most difficult thing. To transform. I don't really see it happen. I don't have the feeling I am transforming, really. I don't believe you can get into somebody's character but more that somebody comes in you. You just use yourself. In everything I play, I feel like it is me. I just say different things on different times and look different. See more »

Trivia:

She is named after the daughter of the English composer, Sir Edward Elgar, due to the fact that Carice's father was investigating the secret of "Elgars Enigma Variations". See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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