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.
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.