Fransje Boelen was born on July 12th 1977 in a village called Hoevelaken.
In 1997 Fransje started at the theaterschool in Amsterdam. After getting her degree she worked with several theatergroups in the Netherlands. She directed her own play Bob Bob Turbo (with wich she was nominated for the young maker award). She also made a tragi-comedy show Korte Termijn Geluk about three goldfish looking for happiness and the sense of life.
On television she had a main role in the comedy serie Bitches (BNN )and she had guest roles in Dutch television shows: Het Klokhuis, Draadstaal, Lijn 32, Komt een man bij de dokter, Danni Lowinski and GTST. She also had a part in the movie Code Blue directed by Urszula Antoniak and in the movie Kicks by Albert ter Heerd.
In 2008 Fransje got her Master at the renowned school The Drama Centre in Londen (classical and European acting) where she worked on Shakespeare ( As you like it in Shakespeares globe) and on Tsjechov in The Boris Shukin institute in Moskou.
Beside acting Fransje is also a writer. She takes lessons from Mike Leigh and Robert McKee. In the Netherlands Fransje writes scenes for cinema.nl where she also acts.
At this moment she is developing a new tragicomedy tv-show and she started a writers course at the Amsterdam writingschool de Schrijversvakschool. She is now in her second year.
She has a guest role in the Dutch movie Soof3 and in the Dutch tv-show Harkum.
Tim Keizer, 19-02-1990, is a Dutch actor, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Being an entrepreneur, having studied business, he changed his course due to falling in love with acting and has since 2015 played in several series, such as Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden, short films and art house films. He moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to study at the Ivana Chubbuck studio, known for training actors like Halle Berry, Brad Pitt and Travis Fimmel.
Dilan Yurdakul (1991) is an actress and theater maker. She started acting at an early age, she played in several shows for various (youth) theater groups such as DEGASTEN, Youth Theater020 and Likeminds. Next to acting she studied European Studies and German language and culture at the University of Amsterdam, both studies she completed successfully.
She has a great passion for literature, which often forms a base for her performances. For example, she wrote, produced and played the solo show Bekentenis van een Jong Meisje after the book by Proust (2011) and in 2015 she took the stage as Dorian Gray in Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. In 2016 she toured The Netherlands and Belgium with Snow, produced by NTGent. Which was followed by a musical adaption she made of Carmen in 2017.
Dilan is no stranger to on screen acting, she played roles in the television films De hoer and het meisje (2011, HUMAN) and Biz (VPRO, VARA, NTR -” One Night Stand “) and has been a part of the main cast of Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden (our national soap opera) from January 2012 until the summer of 2019.
Recently Dilan became a part of a new writer’s platform funded by the foundation for podium arts. This 2-year project will allow her to research and produce 2 new theater shows. One of which just opened in Amsterdam and received raving reviews. Because of this succes a tour is being planned to take the show through the country.
Last fall Dilan returned to NTGent for a part in Who’s Afraid and wrote a television series that wil start production early 2021.
Jorrit Ruijs (1980) studied classical ballet at The Royal Academy of Dance and graduated from the Amsterdamse Toneelschool. He interned at Toneelgroep Amsterdam and was contracted by Het Zuidelijk Toneel for two years.
He performed title roles in ‘Roberto Zucco’ and ‘Don Carlos’ and was casted for lead roles in musicals like ‘Ciske de Rat’ and ‘Hair’, the last directed by Marcus Azzini. Jorrit was part of the original cast in ‘Soldaat van Oranje, de musical’, where he took on the role of Bram Goudsmit.
Jorrit is no stranger to television either, over the years he appeared in shows such as; Kinderen geen bezwaar, Van God Los, Walhalla, Co-assistant, Flikken Maastricht, Spoorloos verdwenen, Boks, Ernstige delicten, Bon Bini Beach, Blauw-Blauw and Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden. He was a regular in Bloedverwanten, played a main character in Motief voor moord and most recently he was added to the cast of the late-night soap opera De Spa.
Nijinsky – gek van dans, directed by Peter de Baan and choreographed by Toer van Schayk, gave Jorrit the opportunity to combine his acting with his education in dance.
He continued to combine dance and play in the successful Het temmen van de Faun, a show at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival which he wrote himself and was directed by Titus Tiel Groenestege. Next to the Amsterdam Fringe Festival he also played at “Oerol Festival”, “De Parade” and was part of De laatste zomer at the open air theater in Amsterdam.
For Fantasten Jorrit performed in the movement theatre shows ‘Isolement’ and ‘Honger’.
Currently, Jorrit stars as Scar in Disney’s musical The Lion King. A role for which he was nominated for a Johnny Kraaykamp Musical Award in the best male lead character in a musical category.
Joel has always been active in the music industry. In his 20’s he was rated in pop charts for 3 songs and he was a finalist in the frist ever show of Idols Holland. Being a finalist he had the opportunity to work with some fo Hollands finest musicians. It was a few years later his acting carreer started to pick up. He did several national tours with stage musicals and during that period he joined a new boygroup called All-Music. After that adventure he was cast in the national tour of Hair en many more musicals followed after that.
TV started knocking on his door and he got cast in a new TV series called Start UP, after that he appeared for a season in cop show called Flikken Rotterdam.
Joel played in a soap series called Nieuwe Tijden and is the front man for the showband The Recipe and also has his own band called Performer Collective.
Michael de Roos studied at ITS DNA (Internationale Theatre School De Nieuw Amsterdam) and at the Koningstheaterakademie in Holland.
In 2010 Michael moved to the United States to study Meisner at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. He also studied dance at DNA (Dance New Amsterdam) in NYC.
During his stay in New York, he appeared in several plays and TV-series like “Phases”, “FrankenStein The Musical”, “The Skype Show or See You in August”, The Eshaton Cabaret and “The Little Prinsinn” and “PX This”.
In 2013 he returned to the Netherlands and got parts in “Spiderman Far from Home(Marvel)”, “SCARS”, “de Ludwigs”,”Commando’s”, “Willem van Oranje”, and is part of the actors ensemble at Studio Bock & Baas and TG MetdeBotteZijde. He has a recurring rol as Alex de Boer on the long running soap series “Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden” and plays a big supporting role as Detective Simon in Nickelodeon’s “Hunter Street”.
He is a presenter on FOX in Jack-tv’s “Brutale Apen” and for VVN in “Veilige Feitjes”.
Michael is currently filming GTST as well as rehearsing for the upcoming play “Waar Wubbe Woont” with TG-LOCALS.
In 2001 Kim graduated at the Academy of Arts in Arnhem. That same year she made her television debut in “Onderweg naar morgen”, in which she played the part of Claire Simons. Followed by guest appearances in series like “Willemspark”, “Dokter Tinus” and “Lijn 32”. She played Julia in the popular series “Julia’s Tango” and last year Kim appeared in the series “Meiden van de Herengracht”. In 2010 Kim was the mole in the popular AVRO program “Who is the Mole?”
Furthermore she acted in several films: “Flirt”, “Nieuwe Schoenen”, “Sextet” and “Leve Boerenliefde”. In 2014 she was Suze in the telefilm “Kris Kras”.Coming year she’ll be working on developing her own feature film project.
Kim is no stranger to the theatre. In 2011 and 2012 she performed in “Meer dan Planken en wat hartstocht” directed by Frans Strijards. Also she performed in the stageplay “De Vagina Monologen”. Followed by the leading part of Maria in the stage adaption of “Terug naar de kust” in 2013.
On Mondays Kim can been seen on television in the Dutch remake of the successful Australian series 800 Words and is filming for a German Krimi.