Yorick van Wageningen

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Yorick van Wageningen
Born (1964-04-16) 16 April 1964 (age 52)
Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
Occupation Actor

Yorick van Wageningen (born 16 April 1964) is a Dutch actor who has performed in Dutch and American films, including The Chronicles of Riddick.

Life and career[edit]

Van Wageningen was born in Baarn. After acting in several Dutch plays, movies, and television series, van Wageningen was asked to come to Hollywood to appear in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Due to problems with his visa, he was unable to work on that movie, but thereafter acted in a number of American movies, achieving a breakthrough with his role in The Chronicles of Riddick.

Back in the Netherlands, he starred in Winter in Wartime, based on a Dutch novel about World War II.

In 2011 he appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo along with Daniel Craig, in the role of Nils Bjurman, the sexually abusive guardian of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). He garnered praise in the Dutch press for his portrayal of Ronnie, an Amsterdam gangster who experiences a spiritual resurrection after miraculously surviving an assassination attempt, in the 2013 film De wederopstanding van een klootzak.[1][2][3]



  1. ^ Koch, Eric (21 February 2013). "De wederopstanding van een klootzak". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Waardenburg, André (20 February 2013). "Amsterdamse gangster met mystieke bijna-dood ervaring". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). 
  3. ^ Bockting, Berend Jan (21 February 2013). "De wederopstanding van een klootzak". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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