Barry Atsma is a famous actor from the Netherlands. He gained popularity in his home country for starring in the TV show Rozengeur & Wodka Lime (2001-2005) and the movie The Black Book. He has been awarded both the Golden Calf and Rembrandt Awards. Internationally, Barry Atsma is best known for his roles in the 2014 British film Hector and the Search for Happiness and the 2018 British TV series the split. The Split is a British legal drama television series written and developed by Abi Morgan premiered on BBC One in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2018. The first season, which premiered in August 2016, follows the lives of the Defoe family, all of whom work in divorce law for the family practice, except oldest sister Hannah (Nicola Walker), who works for rival family law firm Noble & Hale, and youngest daughter who works as a nanny. Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Annabel Scholey, and Barry Atsma all appeared in the series.
Barry Atsma Bio
Barry Atsma was born on 29 December 1972 in Bromley, South London. Atsma’s childhood was spent in various countries such as England, Greece, Brazil, and the Netherlands due to his father’s frequent work travels. He initially started studying law but later switched to theatre at Utrecht School of the Arts and graduated in 1996.
Barry Atsma Bio: Barry Atsma Age
Barry Atsma, an established actor, was born on December 29, 1972, and is soon turning 51. His zodiac sign, Capricorn, plays a significant role in his film career as Capricorns are known for their drive, discipline, and strong work ethic. These traits have greatly contributed to Atsma’s success in the fiercely competitive film industry. His unwavering commitment and enthusiasm towards his craft have earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan following.
Barry Atsma Career
Since 1993, Barry has been featured in over thirty TV shows and forty feature films. He was part of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s ensemble for ten years – from 2002 to 2012. Ivo van Hove directed various productions that Barry was involved in, including Husbands, Angels in America, De Russen!, and Hedda Gabler.
Barry has acted in multiple films such as In My Father’s Garden (Knielen op een bed violen), Lucia de B., Loft, Mannenharten I en II, Admiral (Michiel de Ruyter), Ik omhels je met duizend armen, and Kenau. He has also played lead roles in the thrillers Taped and Quiz. His superb performance in HannaHannaH led to him being nominated for a Gouden Kalf award for Best Supporting Actor.
Barry currently stars alongside Jacob Derwig in the award-winning Dutch TV series Klem. Recently, he has appeared in worldwide productions such as Hector and the Search for Happiness, and Hitman’s Bodyguard. In 2018, he featured alongside Nicola Walker in the BBC series The Split, directed by Jessica Hobbs.
Barry Atsma Awards and nominations
Barry Atsma has received numerous award nominations and has won many accolades for his performances on screen. In 2007, he was nominated for the Golden Calves Award for his outstanding supporting role in the movie HannaHannah. In 2009, he won both the Golden and Platinum Film awards in the Netherlands for his exceptional performance in Stricken. He also received the Best Dutch Actor award in 2010 and the Rembrandt Award for being the Best Dutch Actor in 2014. In 2018, he won both the German Screen Actors Award and the German Television Academy Award for his outstanding leading role in Bad Banks.
Barry Atsma Height
Barry’s towering and statuesque stature of about 1.86m naturally commands attention and creates a strong presence on the screen.
Where is Barry Atsma from?
Barry Atsma hails from Bromley in South London(a large town in Greater London, England, within the London Borough ).
Is Barry Atsma married?
Barry Atsma was married to actress Izaira Kersten for a happy 17 years from 1994 to 2011. He is currently engaged to actress Noortje Herlaar.
Barry Atsma Children
Barry Atsma is a father to four children, born to two different mothers. He had two daughters, Zoë and Charley, with actress Izaira Kersten during their relationship. He is currently with Noortje Herlaar, with whom he has two daughters, Bobbi and Sam.
Barry Atsma Siblings
Barry had an older brother (Rimmert) who had Down syndrome. Barry lost his brother in 2020 just before Christmas. His brother Rimmert was already hospitalized with severe pneumonia and unfortunately passed away.
Barry Atsma Net Worth
Barry Atsma’s net worth or net income is estimated to be between $1 million and $7 million. He has amassed enormous money from his principal profession as an actor.