Johan Heldenbergh

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Johan Heldenbergh
Johan Heldenbergh Cabourg 2018.jpg
Born (1967-02-09) 9 February 1967 (age 53)
Alma materStudio Herman Teirlinck
OccupationActor, Playwright, Screenwriter, Theatre director, Film director

Johan Heldenbergh (born 9 February 1967) is a Belgian actor, playwright, screenwriter, theatre director and film director. He gained international fame by starring in films, including A Day in a Life (2007), Moscow, Belgium (2008), The Misfortunates (2009) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) and The Zookeeper's Wife (2017).

Personal life[edit]

For 19 years he lived together with the Flemish actress Joke Devynck in Hofstade in Aalst, Belgium. On 17 September 2013 it became public that both actors separated.[1] They have three children;[2] two are twins.





Together with Arne Sierens Heldenbergh forms the initiative Compagnie Cecilia (founded in 2006).[3]

  • Massis the musical (2003) (actor)
  • Maria Eeuwigdurende Bijstand (2005)
  • Trouwfeesten en processen (2006)
  • Broeders van liefde (2008)
  • The broken circle breakdown featuring the cover-ups of Alabama (2008) (actor together with Mieke Dobbels)
  • Vorst/Forest
  • De Pijnders
  • Duikvlucht (co-actor and coach)
  • Giovanni (actor)
  • Vallende sterren (actor)


  1. ^ Johan Heldenbergh en Joke Devynck uit elkaar, Het Laatste Nieuws, 17 September 2013
  2. ^ "Acteur - Filmfestival Oostende". December 7, 2013. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Producties - Compagnie Cecilia".

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