Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar "Antonie" Kamerling (25 August 1966 – 6 October 2010) was a Dutch actor and singer. 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. He has become the voice of Geoff from Total Drama in the Dutch version of the series. Antonie Kamerling committed suicide in 2010.

Antonie Kamerling
Kamerling in 2007
Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling

(1966-08-25)25 August 1966
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died6 October 2010(2010-10-06) (aged 44)[1]
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1989–2010
Isa Hoes
(m. 1997)

Early life Edit

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

Career Edit

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, Kamerling 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 such as 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 Edit

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. The film Toen ik je zag is based on their relationship and the events and circumstances leading up to Kamerling's suicide. 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 Edit

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

Filmography Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Little Blonde Death Valentijn Boecke
1994 En route Hans Kelderman TV movie
1994 Suite 16 Chris
1994 Respect Kristoff TV movie
1995 KOEKOEK! Dirk Short
1995 Darkling Paul Short
1996 Lisa Sam
1996 Predestined Things Brother of Henry Short
1997 All Stars Hero
1997 Hot Dogs Marc Short
1998 Left Luggage Peter
1998 Het 14e kippetje Daniel Ackerman
1998 Sentimental Education
2000 The Runner The Runner
2001 I Love You Too Eric
2001 Saint Amour Louis (young) TV movie
2001 Soul Assassin Karl Jorgensen Jr.
2004 Love Trap Thijs
2004 Mindhunters Man in the Bar
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning Lieutenant Kessel
2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Kessel
2006 Wicked Policeman
2006 Horizonica Sam Russo
2009 Prima Primavera Holland férfi
2009 Budapest Kaspar
2009 The Blue Horse Trevor
2010 New Kids Turbo Peter Kelder
2008 Nefarious Eric

References Edit

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Acteur Antonie Kamerling pleegt zelfmoord Archived 10 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Acteur Antonie Kamerling overleden". NOS. 11 October 2010.

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