Kenneth Herdigein

Kenneth Herdigein (born 12 June 1959 in Paramaribo) is a Dutch actor of Surinamese descent, best known as a television actor in popular Dutch comedy-dramas.

Kenneth Herdigein
Born (1959-06-12) 12 June 1959 (age 61)
Years active1983–present


Herdigein first gained popularity as a television actor in the 1980s, in such shows as Opzoek naar Yolanda (1984), We zijn weer thuis (1989-1994), and Zeg 'ns Aaa (1988-1993).[1]

Herdigein has also performed in musicals, such as Amandla! Mandela, 2009[2] in which he played Nelson Mandela,[3] and has directed for the stage, such as Adio...mijn liefste (1995), in which he also performed,[4] and Ons Kent Ons (2011), a cabaret-musical dealing with the Dutch history of slavery performed in the Tropenmuseum.[5]

In 2005 he was given the Cosmic Award (by Job Cohen) at the annual Hollandse Nieuwe theater festival in Amsterdam; the award is given to the best Dutch artist of non-Dutch descent.[6]

Selected FilmographyEdit



  • Amandla! Mandela (2009)
  • Ons kent ons (2011)


  • Adio...mijn liefste (1995)


  1. ^ Elsaesser, Thomas; Kievit, Robert; Simons, Jan (1994). Chiem Van Houweninge: Double Trouble: Writing and Filming. Amsterdam UP. p. 160. ISBN 9789053560259. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Lion King-acteur in Mandela-musical". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 June 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Mandela: tussen swing en drama". Eindhovens Dagblad (in Dutch). 3 December 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ Buijs, Marian (14 September 1995). "Elke inval bij Adio lijkt een noodsprong". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Cabaretmusical Ons kent ons in Tropentheater". Waterkant (in Dutch). 29 November 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  6. ^ Pichotte, Mariëlla (5 December 2005). "Theater reportage: Hollandse Nieuwe 9 - Oude bekenden in een nieuw jasje". 8Weekly (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 August 2013.

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