Antonie Kamerling

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Antonie Kamerling
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Kamerling in 2007
Born
Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling

(1966-08-25)25 August 1966
Arnhem, Netherlands
Died6 October 2010(2010-10-06) (aged 44) [1]
Zevenhoven, Netherlands
Cause of death Suicide
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1990–2010
Spouse(s)
Isa Hoes
(m. 19972010)

Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar "Antonie" Kamerling (25 August 1966 – 6 October 2010) was a Dutch television and film actor, and musician. He was member of the original cast of the Dutch soap opera Goede tijden, slechte tijden . He played in the films The Little Blonde Death (1993), All Stars (1997), and I Love You Too (2001). He also had starring roles in Dutch musical productions. Kamerling committed suicide in 2010.

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Early life

Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling was born on 25 August 1966 in Arnhem in the Netherlands.

Career

Kamerling was still a law student when in 1990 he was cast in the then new Dutch soap opera Goede tijden, slechte tijden . His character, Peter Kelder, quickly became one of the most popular on the program.

In 1993, he got the lead in The Little Blonde Death , directed by Jean van de Velde. At the time, his casting was quite controversial, as soap actors were considered to be inferior to 'professional' actors. Kamerling eventually got nominated for a Gouden Kalf for best actor, the most important Dutch film award.

In 1997, he starred in another film by Van de Velde, All Stars . For the film, about an amateur football team, he sang the theme song, "Toen ik je zag" (When I Saw You), written by the popular Dutch singer Guus Meeuwis. The song was released as a single under his character's name, Hero, and soon was a number one hit on the Dutch charts. From that moment on, he tried to get a music career, but could never repeat the success of his first single.

After that point, Kamerling played in a couple more films, the most successful being I Love You Too (2001), and in television series like All Stars – De Serie and Onderweg naar Morgen . Later in his career, he played in a couple of musicals, including starring roles in the musical versions of Turkish Delight and Sunset Boulevard .

Personal life

Antonie Kamerling was married to actress Isa Hoes. They met on the set of Goede tijden, slechte tijden. They had two children together, son Merlijn and daughter Vlinder. His sister, Liesbeth is also an actress. Kamerling was a distant relative of the Ghanaian-born British actor Hugh Quarshie.

Kamerling was praised for his charity work with development organization Edukans, helping their efforts to provide basic education to underprivileged children in developing countries.[ citation needed ]

Death

Kamerling ended his life on 6 October 2010. [2] Kamerling was buried at Zorgvlied on Tuesday 12 October 2010. He was 44 years old.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993 The Little Blonde Death Valentijn Boecke
1994En routeHans KeldermanTV movie
1994 Suite 16 Chris
1994RespectKristoffTV movie
1995KOEKOEK!DirkShort
1995DarklingPaulShort
1996LisaSam
1996Predestined ThingsBrother of HenryShort
1997 All Stars Hero
1997Hot DogsMarcShort
1998 Left Luggage Peter
1998Het 14e kippetjeDaniel Ackerman
1998Sentimental Education
2000The RunnerThe Runner
2001 I Love You Too Eric
2001Saint AmourLouis (young)TV movie
2001 Soul Assassin Karl Jorgensen Jr.
2004Love TrapThijs
2004 Mindhunters Man in the Bar
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning Lieutenant Kessel
2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Kessel
2006 Wicked Policeman
2006HorizonicaSam Russo
2009Prima PrimaveraHolland férfi
2009BudapestKaspar
2009The Blue HorseTrevor
2010 New Kids Turbo Peter Kelder
2008NefariousEric

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