Barry Atsma

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Barry Atsma
Born (1972-12-29) 29 December 1972 (age 46)
Years active1993, 2000–present

Barry Atsma (born 29 December 1972) is a Dutch actor.

The family into which he was born moved many times, because Atsma's father worked as an expat for the Dutch-British multinational Unilever. Barry Atsma spent part of his youth in United Kingdom, Greece, Brasil and the Netherlands. This provided him with insights into how people interact with each other in various cultures, and this no doubt proved a benefit to him in his acting career. He took up the study of law, but soon switched to the Academy of Performing Arts in the Dutch town of Utrecht, where he graduated in 1996.

He became known in the Netherlands through his role in the TV series Rozengeur & Wodka Lime (2001–2005). He is a recipient of both a Golden Calf (award) and a Rembrandt Award.

Internationally, Atsma is best known for his work on 2014 British film Hector and the Search for Happiness and the 2018 British television series The Split.



  1. ^ "Barry Atsma: onbekend zijn soms best fijn". BN DeStem (in Dutch). 9 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Tweede trailer Nederlands epos 'Michiel de Ruyter' Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, Film Totaal, 2014. Retrieved on 22 January 2015.

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