Alex van Warmerdam

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Alex van Warmerdam
Born (1952-08-14) 14 August 1952 (age 66)
Occupation writer, film director, actor
Spouse(s) Annet Malherbe
Children Mees, Houk

Alex van Warmerdam (born 14 August 1952) is a Dutch screenwriter, film director, and actor. He is also a painter.

Life and career[edit]

Van Warmerdam was born in Haarlem, a city in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. He was cofounder of the theatre group Hauser Orkater (which later became the musictheatre group Orkater). In 1980 he founded the theatre group De Mexicaanse Hond (The Mexican Dog), together with his brother Marc van Warmerdam. This is the name under which all the shows since 1989 have been released.

He made his first feature film in 1986: Abel. He plays parts in most of his own movies, mostly performing as a lead character.

Alex van Warmerdam is married to Dutch actress Annet Malherbe, who also plays parts in most of his films. Their son Mees is a musician and has performed in various shows by theatre group De Mexicaanse Hond.

His 2013 film Borgman was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Short films and TV films[edit]

  • Adelbert (1977) (short film) (as an actor)[2]
  • Entree Brussels (1978) (short film) (as a writer)[3]
  • Striptease (1979) (short film) (as a writer)
  • Zie De Mannen Vallen (1980) (TV film)
  • Graniet (1982) (TV film)
  • De Stedeling (1984) (short film)

Feature films[edit]

Date Title Writer Director Actor
1986 Abel a.k.a. Voyeur[4] NoN NoN NoN
1992 The Northerners NoN NoN NoN
1996 The Dress NoN NoN NoN
1998 Little Tony NoN NoN NoN
2003 Grimm NoN NoN
2006 Waiter NoN NoN NoN
2009 The Last Days of Emma Blank NoN NoN NoN
2012 Black Out NoN
2013 Borgman NoN NoN NoN
2015 Schneider vs. Bax NoN NoN NoN


  1. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Alex van Warmerdam". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  3. ^ "Alex van Warmerdam". Graniet Film. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  4. ^ Abel (Voyeur) at Rotten Tomatoes

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