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Paul de Leeuw

Paul de Leeuw

Born in Rotterdam in 1962, in 1985 Paul de Leeuw presented the first of his own theatre shows, Stel moeder niet teleur (Don't Disappoint Mother). Subsequently he created several other theatre programmes, and appeared in such plays as Torch Song Trilogy, Foxtrot and Art. De Leeuw's own television shows De Schreeuw van De Leeuw (Scream of the Lion) and Laat de Leeuw (Let the Lion) were hailed as renewal for Dutch television, and presented national and international guests of the celebrity of Cher and Lionel Richie. For these television shows De Leeuw received many recognitions, including the Dutch Academy Award and a Bronze Rose in Montreux. In 1995 De Leeuw directed his own first movie, Filmpje (Little Film); and in 2002 played the part of hairdresser Wouter in the film Yes Nurse! No Nurse! Waldemar Torenstra / as Gerrit Waldermar Torenstra was born in Amsterdam in 1974, and successively studied economics and dance before deciding to study acting at the Amsterdam Theatre Academy. Since then his stage appearances have included roles in Hamlet, Tiny Alice, Kazimir and Karoline and Arturo Ui, with various theater groups in Holland. He has appeared as presenter of a children television show, and as guest in various TV series. Gerrit in Yes Nurse! No Nurse! is his first major film role.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Paul de Leeuw Facts

OccupationMusician, Actor, Comedian
BirthdayMarch 26, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceIjsselmonde, Netherlands

Selected Filmography

Not available.