David Dewaele

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David Dewaele (born 19 March 1976 in Hazebrouck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais as David Sébastien Dewaele; died 27 February 2013 in Hazebrouck) was a French actor.

Life and career[edit]

At age 9 David Dewaele played a first role in the short film De boot by Jaco Van Dormael. In the following year he was cast for the TV miniseries Adriaen Brouwer.

In 2006 he met director Bruno Dumont, who engaged him for his movie Flanders. Dumont worked with Dewaele again in 2009 for his drama Hadewijch. In 2011 Dumont gave Dewaele his first lead role in his movie Outside Satan,[1] in which Dewaele played the outsider Le Gars.[2] The film was praised by critics of The New York Times and The Guardian.

2012 Dewaele played a role in the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern.

On the 27 February 2013 David Dewaele died in his birth town after he had suffered a stroke.[3]


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