Elsie de Brauw

Elsie de Brauw is one of the most acclaimed Award-winning actresses in the Netherlands with a long career in film, television and theater. She is known for her tremendous track record on stage and won the Theo D’Or Award – the most prestigious theater award in the Netherlands – twice in 2011 for Gif by NT Gent and for her lead role in Opening Night by Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2006. She was nominated 2 other times for this award for her role in ‘Zus van’ in 2005 and for Vrijdag in 2003.

Elsie is part of the permanent ensemble of Schauspielhaus Bochum in Germany since 2018 and plays Dutch- as well as German speaking roles. Besides Johan Simons, she worked with many other directors such as Alain Platel, Luc Perceval, Ivo van Hove, Alvis Hermanis, Jossi Wieler and Sarah Moermans.

She won 3 awards and was nominated 5 times for roles in feature films and a drama series. One of them was a Golden Calf award for Best Actress for a leading role for the feature film
Tussenstand (2007) More recent films with Elsie are Quicksand, Sea of Time and the German film Zum Tod Meiner Mutter, which had its premiere at the Berlinale in 2022.

update January 2023

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