Johanna ter Steege

Johanna ter Steege (born 10 May 1961) is a Dutch actress.

Johanna ter Steege
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Born (1961-05-10) 10 May 1961 (age 62)
Years active1988–present

She won the European Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her movie debut in The Vanishing (1988).[1] Among her other films are Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo (1990), István Szabó's Meeting Venus (1991) and Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe (1992), Bernard Rose's Immortal Beloved (1994), and Bruce Beresford's Paradise Road (1997).

In 1993, she was a member of the jury at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival[2] and was awarded with the Berlinale Camera.[3]

In 1994, after Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman declined, Stanley Kubrick cast her for his adaptation of Louis Begley's novel Wartime Lies. Kubrick abandoned the project after it became clear that Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List would be released first.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Vanishing Saskia Wagter European Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Vincent & Theo Jo Bonger directed by Robert Altman as 4-hour miniseries, released as 138-minute film.
1991 J'entends plus la guitare Marianne film won Silver Lion at 48th Venice International Film Festival
1991 Meeting Venus Monique Angelo UK/USA/Japan international coproduction filmed in Hungary
1992 Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe Emma film won Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at 42nd Berlin International Film Festival
1993 The Birth of Love Ulrika France/Switzerland coproduction
1994 Immortal Beloved Johanna Reiss biographical film about Ludwig van Beethoven
1995 Goodbye Laura Original title: Tot ziens
1996 Le coeur fantôme Mona English title: The Phantom Heart
1997 Paradise Road Sister Wilhelmina filmed on location in Sydney, Singapore, Port Douglas and Penang.
1997 Für immer und immer Susanna Eggers
1999 Rembrandt Saskia Uylenburgh Germany/France/Netherlands international coproduction
1999 Een vrouw van het noorden Emilie van Thuile Dutch-language film made in Italy
2000 Mariken Gravin based on Peter van Gestel's children's book Mariken
2001 Passing Future - 3 Solo's Vera
2002 Das Jahr der ersten Küsse Tristan's Mutter
2003 Sea of Silence Ita Werner
2004 Sergeant Pepper Anna Singer
2005 Guernsey Bobby, Anna's sister Belgium/Netherlands coproduction
2005 Someone Else's Happiness Ann Original title: Een ander zijn geluk
2007 L'été indien Johanna
2009 Last Conversation Anna
2009 L'insurgée Madeleine filmed in Brittany, France; English title: Restless
2010 Tirza Alma
2011 Istanbul Katalin Munk Hungary/Netherlands/Ireland/Turkey international coproduction, filmed in Budapest
2012 Achtste Groepers Huilen Niet Moeder Akkie English title: Cool Kids Don't Cry
2014 To Life Lili
2015 Het mooiste wat er is Mother
2016 History's Future therapist
2018 What Doesn't Kill Us Sophie Original title: Was uns nicht umbringt
2018 Hier Klara filmed in Morocco
2018 Maya Johanna France/Germany coproduction
2020 The Marriage Escape Gedda adaptation of 2016 Czech film Tiger Theory; first cinema film predominantly spoken in Tweants dialect.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 De pianiste De Pianiste TV movie
1996 Mama's Proefkonijn Odille TV movie
1997 The Broker's Man Angelika Broeder BBC series; 2 episodes
2000 De belager Elles Pauw 2-part TV movie
2001 The Sound of Drumming Vera TV movie
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe DS Anna Breukink BBC One series; 2 episodes: "Wrong Time, Wrong Place"
2008 De fuik Moeder TV movie
2009 Juliana, prinses van oranje Greet Hofmans 2 episodes
2012 Lilet Never Happened Claire
2017 Brussel Moniek van Dalen 7 episodes
2017 De mannen van dokter Anne Ine Visser 5 episodes


  1. ^ European Film Award winners,; accessed 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1993 Juries". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1993 Prize Winners". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Johanna ter Steege on Stanley Kubrick and his unmade film THE ARYAN PAPERS". YouTube. Eyes On Cinema. July 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.

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