Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje

Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje (English title: Bernhard, scoundrel of Orange) is a Dutch television program depicting the more than only turbulent life of a prince consort. It is a compelling drama concerning a man who tries to be himself, but must survive deep crises, finally to see the real meaning of love. Within the Dutch royal family there is actually no more talked about character than Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Whether it concerns Greet Hofmans, extramarital affairs, or Lockheed, Prince Bernhard faced a lot of scandals throughout the course of his life. Besides this he was, and is a person, loved by many as a war hero. A man of extremes. In four parts Prince Bernhard tells the tale of his life. Not only through the spyglass, but especially to his grandson's wife, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, who will be soon the Queen next to Prince Willem-Alexander. In a way, she takes the same position as Prince Bernhard did in his life. In their conversations and discussions it becomes clear how much they are different, but also how much they are the same. For Princess Máxima this is sometimes very confronting. The tale drags us throughout the course of the Prince's life, from Soestdijk, his beloved German Reckenwalde, Berlin, London, Argentina and Canada.

Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje
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GenreSerial drama
StarringDaan Schuurmans
Eric Schneider
Loes Haverkort
Ellen Vogel
Lotje van Lunteren
Country of originNetherlands
Original languagesDutch
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production locationsNetherlands
Running time45 minutes
Original networkVPRO
Original releaseJanuary 4 (2010-01-04) –
January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
External links
Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld in 1942.


Actor Role Notes
Daan Schuurmans Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld 1930s - 1970s
Eric Schneider Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld 1990s - 21st century
Loes Haverkort Princess Máxima 1990s - 21st century
Ellen Vogel Juliana of the Netherlands 1990s - 21st century
David Eeles Sefton Delmer 1930/40s
Lotje van Lunteren Juliana of the Netherlands 1930s - 1970s
Willy van der Griendt Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm 1930s - 1970s
Herman van Ulsen Prince Bernhard of Lippe 1930s
Rick Nicolet Wilhelmina of the Netherlands 1930s - 1960s
Hugo Haenen Prince Claus 1960s
Marie Louise Stheins Beatrix of the Netherlands 1990s - 21st century
Vincent Linthorst Prince Willem-Alexander 1990s - 21st century
Elsje Scherjon Cocky Gilles 1990s - 21st century
Frederik de Groot Willem Drees 1940s - 1950s
Trudi Klever Greet Hofmans 1940s - 1950s
Amelie van de Klashorst Princess Christina "Marijke" 1940s - 1950s
Skip Goeree Ian Fleming 1940s
Vincent Rietveld Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema 1940s
Juan Carlos Tajes Juan Perón 1940s
Reinier Bulder Eva Perón 1940s
Beppe Costa Alfredo Stroessner 1950s
Sefton Delmer-cenetre in photo. 1930's Journalist/propagandist -British government