Huisman at the 2015 premiere of Game of Thrones in San Francisco
18 July 1981 |
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
|Occupation||Actor, musician, singer-songwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Tara Elders (m. 2008)|
Michiel Huisman (Dutch pronunciation: [miˈɣil ˈɦœysmɑn]; born 18 July 1981) is a Dutch actor, musician, and singer-songwriter. He has acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films.
He was the lead singer and guitarist of the Dutch band Fontane. He played in the Dutch TV series Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1998), De co-assistent (2007–2010), and Bloedverwanten (2010). He also played in the Dutch films Costa! (2001), Full Moon Party (2002), Phileine Says Sorry (2003), Floris (2004), and Black Book (2006).
He starred in the American TV series Treme (2010–2013) and Game of Thrones (2014–present). He had recurring roles on the American TV series Nashville (2012–2014) and Orphan Black (2014–2015). He has had supporting roles in American films like The Young Victoria (2009), World War Z (2013) and Wild (2014). He starred in the fantasy romance film The Age of Adaline (2015), which marked Huisman's first lead role in an American film.
Huisman was singer and guitarist in the Dutch band Fontane, which he formed together with Roland van der Hoofd, Gilles Tuinder, Bas van Geldere, and Donny Griffioen. The band released the singles "1+1=2" (2001), "Slapeloos" (2002), and "Neem Me Mee" (2003). The first single was on the soundtrack of the film Costa! (2001) and the second was on the soundtrack of Full Moon Party (2002), both in which Huisman played a starring role. The band also recorded a version of Willeke Alberti's song "Telkens weer" for the soundtrack of the movie Love to Love (2003).
After two members left the band, Fontane split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own. Huisman released the singles "Deel Van Mij" (2005) and "Geef Je Over" (2006), and the album Luchtige Verhalen (2005) as a solo artist. Huisman said in interview about his solo career: "It doesn't feel like a new start, but as if I've started just now." and "It is personal and closerby. Also the sound of the album."
Huisman played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC drama Margot which aired in 2009. In the same year he portrayed Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in The Young Victoria, a dramatization of early reign of Queen Victoria.
He played the role of Sonny, a busker who plays keyboards and guitar, in the HBO series Treme (2010–2013). He was taught New Orleans piano by local Davis Rogan for the series. Rogan was the inspiration for Davis McAlary, the character played by Steve Zahn.
Huisman played a small role in the apocalyptic action film World War Z in 2013.
In 2013, it was revealed that Huisman would replace British actor Ed Skrein in the role of Daario Naharis for the fourth season (2014) of Game of Thrones. In January 2014 it was announced that Huisman would be promoted to a series regular for the fifth season (2015) of the series.
Beginning in April 2014, in the second season of Orphan Black, Huisman portrayed the character Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman who crosses paths with the clones. Huisman reprised his role in the third season.
In 2014, Huisman co-starred in the Oscar nominated biographical drama film Wild opposite Reese Witherspoon. The same year Huisman also starred alongside Gisele Bündchen in the advertising campaign music video for Chanel No.5's The One That I Want, which was directed by Baz Luhrmann.
- Singles with Fontane
- Solo singles
- Solo albums
- Luchtige Verhalen (2005)
|1999||Suzy Q||Palmer||Television film|
|2002||Exit||Renates vriend||Short film|
|2002||Full Moon Party||Bobbie|
|2003||Phileine Says Sorry||Max|
|2007||Funny Dewdrop||Orpheus||Short film|
|2009||Unmade Beds||X Ray Man|
|2009||The Young Victoria||Ernest|
|2009||Margot||Rudolph Nureyev||Television film|
|2013||The Sixth Gun||Drake Sinclair||Television film|
|2013||World War Z||Ellis|
|2013||The Woman in the Dress||Tom||Short film|
|2015||The Age of Adaline||Ellis Jones|
|1995||Voor hete vuren||Episode: Prettige feestdagen|
|1998||Goede tijden, slechte tijden||Rover|
|1998||Kees & Co||Loopjongen||Episode: "Sonja's trouwdag"|
|2001||Dok 12||Frederik van Kemenade||Episode: "Geen lijk, geen dader"|
|2005||Meiden van De Wit||Boudewign Peuts||9 episodes|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Back-packer||Episode: "Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Part 1"|
|2006|| 't Schaep met de 5 pooten||Freddy||Episode: "Het zal je kind maar wezen"|
|2007–2010||De co-assistent||Hugo Biesterveld||Starring (41 episodes)|
|2010||Bloedverwanten||Martijn Zwager||12 episodes|
|2010–2013||Treme||Sonny||Starring (35 episodes)|
|2012–2014||Nashville||Liam McGuinnis||Recurring (13 episodes)|
|2014–2015||Orphan Black||Cal Morrison||Recurring (6 episodes)|
|2014–present||Game of Thrones||Daario Naharis||Recurring (Season 4); 5 episodes)
Starring (Season 5-6); 7 episodes)
- (Dutch) Fontane, Festivalinfo.nl. Retrieved on 20 April 2015.
- Fontane, Discogs. Retrieved on 20 April 2015.
- (Dutch) "'Luchtige verhalen' van Michiel Huisman", Trouw, 2005. Retrieved on 20 April 2015.
- (Dutch) Michiel Huisman, Who's Next Records. Retrieved on 20 April 2015.
- Byrnes, Paul (7 July 2007). "Film Reviews: Black Book". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Publications).
- Reilly, Dan (4 June 2010). "'Treme' Creator David Simon Crafts a Love Letter to New Orleans' Musical Culture". Spinner. AOL. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Lesley Goldberg (28 August 2013). "'Game of Thrones' Books 'Treme' Alum for Season 4". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- 'Game of Thrones': Michiel Huisman's Daario upped to Season 5 series regular from 8 January 2014
- 'Orphan Black': 3 new spoilers for Season 3 from 16 October 2014
- ComingSoon.net Production Begins on Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon from 11 October. 2013
- A Conversation with Baz Luhrmann on Chanel No. 5’s The One That I Want, Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- The Invitation
- ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michiel Huisman Gets Call for ‘2:22′ from January 2015
- (Dutch) "Zo woont Michiel Huisman in de VS", De Telegraaf, 2015. Retrieved on 22 April 2015.
- Tara Elders – Game Of Thrones Actor Michiel Huisman’s Wife, Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- (Dutch) Michiel Huisman, Muziekencyclopedie. Retrieved on 20 April 2015.
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