Jeroen Aart Krabbé

Actor, Director, Artist

Jeroen Aart Krabbé (born 5 December 1944) is a Dutch actor and film director who has appeared in many Dutch and international films.

He first came to prominence in fellow Dutchman Paul Verhoeven‘s films Soldier of Orange opposite Rutger Hauer and The Fourth Man with Renée Soutendijk.

His first big American film was the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash. However, it is was role as villain in a string of international films from the late 1980s and early 1990s which brought him international stardom, with notable roles such as Losado in No Mercy (1986), General Georgi Koskov in the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987), Gianni Franco in The Punisher (1989), Herbert Woodruff (Lowenstein’s husband) in The Prince of Tides (1991), and Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive (1993). He has also appeared in numerous TV productions, and as Satan in the TV production Jesus.

He has been both director and producer of a 1998 film about Orthodox Jews during the 1970s in Antwerp (Belgium) co-starring Isabella Rossellini and Maximilian Schell called Left Luggage, as well as the Harry Mulisch novel adapted into film The Discovery of Heaven. Left Luggage was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] The following year, he was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

His television work includes playing an uncanny psychic in series 11 of Midsomer Murders, “Talking to the Dead”.

Apart from acting and directing he is an accomplished artist (his paintings have graced Dutch postage stamps) and co-authored a Dutch cookbook. In November 2004 he released the book Schilder, which is an overview of his paintings.

Krabbé has three sons, Martijn (who is a radio and television presenter), Jasper and Jacob. His brother is master chess player, journalist and novelist Tim Krabbé.

Since 2009 Krabbé acts as Sinterklaas during the parade in Amsterdam.

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