Peter Faber (actor)

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Peter Faber
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Born (1943-10-09) 9 October 1943 (age 73)
Schwarzenbach an der Saale, Germany
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Actor

Peter Faber (born 9 October 1943, in Schwarzenbach an der Saale,[1] Germany) is a Dutch stage, television and film actor.


Faber was born in Germany, to a set of parents who beat him regularly; he was rebellious from an early age.[2] They moved to Amsterdam-Noord when he was six.[3] His mother left with another man, and his father had to make do working whatever job was available. At sixteen, Faber left home and roamed around for a while.

Early career[edit]

Faber was co-founder of Het Werkteater and twice won a Louis d'Or for his roles in Het Koekoeksnest and Avondrood.

Television and film career[edit]

In the 80s Peter Faber starred as John Gisberts in Dutch box office hit Schatjes! and its sequel Mama is boos!. International audiences might know Faber from star-studded A Bridge Too Far or Paul Verhoeven's internationally successful war epic Soldier of Orange.

Later activities[edit]

Faber played in the musical De Jantjes (1998), as Captain Hook in the musical Peter Pan. In 2007 he performed in his one-manshow Caveman and in the children's show Elk kind is Kampioen!.

Faber teaches at the Amsterdamse Theaterschool, de Kleinkunst Academie and the Frank Sanders Musical Academie.

Filmography, television and theatre[edit]


  1. ^ 'Energie is mijn kapitaal', Haagsche Courant, 9 April 2002
  2. ^ Visser, Arjan (17 January 2009). "Peter Faber: Ik ben gewoon niet opgevoed. Niet erg". Trouw. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Plat, Sarah; Sarah van Brussel (28 January 2008). "BvA: Biografie van Amsterdam". Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Peter Faber speelt Kapitein Eksteroog Studio 100 Weblog, 4 mei 2008

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