Thekla Reuten

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Thekla Reuten
Born Thekla Simona Gelsomina Reuten
(1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 39)
Bussum, Netherlands
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Thekla Simona Gelsomina Reuten (born 16 September 1975) is a Dutch actress.

Life and career[edit]

Reuten was born in Bussum, Netherlands, the daughter of an Italian mother and a Dutch father. She studied acting at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. During the last year of her studies, she assumed leading roles in Dutch film and theatre productions. Early in her career, she won the ‘Shooting Star Award’ of the Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) for her portrayal of Lotte in the film Twin Sisters, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequent roles included In Bruges with Colin Farrell, Hotel Lux with Bully Herbig, and The American alongside George Clooney, as well as the political thriller Waffenstillstand (‘Ceasefire’). Other films include De Trip van Teetje (Tate's Voyage), Kruimeltje (Little Crumb), Rosenstraße, Una Bellezza Che Non Lascia Scampo (‘An Inescapable Beauty’), and Iedereen beroemd! (Everybody’s Famous!), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Reuten's television work includes Hidden (BBC, Great Britain), Restless (BBC, Great Britain), and Sleeper Cell (Showtime, USA). She has performed in Johan Simons’ production Fall of the Gods at the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhr Triennial, as well as in Rufus Norris’ Blood Wedding at the Almeida Theatre in London, alongside Gael Garcia Bernal.

Reuten speaks five languages: German, English, French, Dutch and Italian.

Filmography (Selection)[edit]

  • 1996: Verhalen uit de bijbel, ‘de man op de ezel' (Director: Rein van Schagen)
  • 1997: Arends (Director: Jelle Nesna)
  • 1998: Baantjer, episode De Cock en de moord op de heks (Director: Pollo de Pimentel)
  • 1998: Tate's Voyage (Director: Paula van der Oest)
  • 1998: Het 14e kippetje (Director: Hany Abu-Assad)
  • 1998: Wij, Alexander (Director: Rimko Haanstra)
  • 1999: De rode zwaan (Director: Martin Lagestee)
  • 1999: Klokhuis (Director: Niek Barendsen and Barbera Bredero)
  • 1999: Kruimeltje (Director: Maria Peters)
  • 1999: Moët und Chandon (Director: Marc de Cloe)
  • 2000: Iedereen beroemd! (Director: Dominique Deruddere)
  • 2000: De zwarte Meteoor (Director: Guido Pieters)
  • 2001: Chalk (Director: Diederik van Rooijen)
  • 2001: De Acteurs (Director: Bram van Splunteren)
  • 2001: Una bellezza che non lascia scampo (Director: Francesca Pirani)
  • 2002: Bella Bettien (Director: Hans Pos)
  • 2002: Twin Sisters (De Tweeling) (Director: Ben Sombogaart)
  • 2002: Spagaat (Director: Hans Pos)
  • 2003: Brush with Fate (Director: Brent Shields)
  • 2003: Mijn zusje Zlata (Director: Roel Welling)
  • 2003: Parels & Zwijnen (Director: Diederik van Rooijen)
  • 2003: Rosenstraße (Rosenstrasse) (Director: Margarethe von Trotta)
  • 2004: Co/Ma (Director: Roel Welling)
  • 2004: De Band (Director: Albert Jan van Rees)
  • 2004: Shark Tale (Dutch Voice-Over of Angie) (Director: Kellie Allred)
  • 2004: Suske en Wiske: De duistere diamant (Director: Rudi van den Bossche)
  • 2005: Not She - Film Installation (Director: Ine Lamers)
  • 2005: Smachten - Boy meets Girl Stories (Director: Mark de Cloe)
  • 2006: Boks, ‘De verdwenen Van Gogh’ (Director: Hans Pos)
  • 2006: Ober (Director: Alex van Warmerdam)
  • 2006: Sleeper Cell, II. Season (Director: Charles S. Dutton, Leslie Libman, Nick Gomez)
  • 2007: Bee Movie (Dutch Voice-Over of Vanessa Bloome) (Director: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith)
  • 2007: Highlander: The Source (Director: Brett Leonard)
  • 2008: In Bruges (Director: Martin McDonagh)
  • 2008: In Transit (Director: Tom Roberts)
  • 2008: Lost - IV. Season (Director: Jack Bender)
  • 2008: The Silent Army (Director: Jean van de Velde)
  • 2009: Ceasefire (Director: Lancelot von Naso)
  • 2010: Day One (Director: Alex Graves)
  • 2010: The American (Director: Anton Corbijn)
  • 2011: Hotel Lux (Director: Leander Haußmann)
  • 2012: Hidden (Director: Niall MacCormick)
  • 2012: Restless (Director: Edward Hall)
  • 2013: Da geht noch was (Director: Holger Haase)
  • 2013: Het Diner (Director: Menno Meyjes)
  • 2013: Land. (Director: Jan-Willem van Ewijk)

Theater (selection)[edit]

Awards (Selection)[edit]

  • 1997: Encouragement Award at Belgian Theatre Festival 'Theater aan Zee' for Susn
  • 1997: Philip Morris Scholarship (Nomination) for Susn
  • 1998: Golden Calf Award (Nomination) for Best Actress in De Trip van het Teetje
  • 1998: NOS Culture Award (Nomination) for Best Actress
  • 2004: European Shooting Star of the Berlinale for outstanding performance in Twin Sisters
  • 2009: Rembrandt Award (Nomination) for Best Actress in The Silent Army

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