Yorick van Wageningen

Yorick van Wageningen (born 16 April 1964) is a Dutch actor who has performed in Dutch and American films, including The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2011 remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Yorick van Wageningen
Born (1964-04-16) 16 April 1964 (age 56)
Years active1989 – present

Life and careerEdit

Van Wageningen was born in Baarn. After acting in several Dutch plays, movies, and television series, van Wageningen was asked to come to Hollywood to appear in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Due to problems with his visa, he was unable to work on that movie, but thereafter acted in a number of American movies, achieving a breakthrough with his role in The Chronicles of Riddick.

Back in the Netherlands, he starred in Winter in Wartime, based on a Dutch novel about World War II.

In 2011, he appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo along with Daniel Craig, in the role of Nils Bjurman, the sexually abusive guardian of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). He garnered praise in the Dutch press for his portrayal of Ronnie, an Amsterdam gangster who experiences a spiritual resurrection after miraculously surviving an assassination attempt, in the 2013 film De wederopstanding van een klootzak.[1][2][3]

In 2017, Van Wageningen was reported to be filming one of his last major roles, a remake of 1973's Papillon, and in pre-production for Simon de Waal's The Fear of God, before shifting his attention to "improving the position of creators in the Netherlands".[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Wilde Harten Handlanger
1993 Angie Kick
1998 ledereen kent Suus Short film
2000 Total Loss Reinier Kloprogge
2001 Soul Assassin Local Inspector
2001 Me and Morrison Jan
2002 Deserter Schreiber
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Julian Lephrenic
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp Julian Lephrenic
2003 Beyond Borders Kurt Steiger
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick The Guv
2005 Tulse Luper Suitcase: A Life in Suitcases Julian Lephrenic
2005 The New World Captain Argall
2006 Night Run Uncredited
2007 The Blue Hour Avo
2008 Winter in Wartime Uncle Ben
2010 The Way Joost
2011 U & Eye Upholsterer Short film
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nils Bjurman
2013 De wederopstanding van een klootzak Ronnie
2013 47 Ronin Kapitan
2014 Last Summer Alex
2015 Blackhat Sadak
2015 Broker Our Man Short film
2017 Storm: Letters van Vuur Klaas
2017 Final Review Rick Garret Short film
2017 Papillon Warden Barrot
2019 Escape Room Games Master WooTan Yu [5]
2019 De Belofte van Pisa Pluizebol
2020 The Judgement Michael de Jong Post-production
TBA The Fear of God Robert Pre-production
TBA Judy Lieutenant Albers Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1989-1990 Spijkerhoek Ruud de Lange Recurring role; 9 episodes
1990 Goede tijden, slechte tijden Ben Veerman Recurring role; 14 episodes
1991-1992 Vrienden voor het leven Frank / Gerard Guest role; 2 episodes
1993 Oppassen!!! Robbie de Wit Episode: "'it Reclamespotje"
1995 20 Plus Julian Unaired television series
1996 Zonder Ernst Episode: "Niemendalletjes"
1997 12 steden, 13 ongelluken David Zomer Episode: "Geen geheimen (Bathmen)"
1998 Frenchman's Creek Van Basten Television film
2006 The Commander: Blacklight Van Hauten Television film
2007 The Commander: The Fraudster Van Hauten Television film
2009 Flow Lucien Kortrijk Episode: "Aflevering 5"
2010 De Troon Willem I Television mini-series
2020 The Letter for the King King Favian Upcoming

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Source
2009 Rembrandt Award Best Dutch Actor
Winter in Wartime
Nominated [6]
2013 Fantastic Film Fest Next Wave Spotlight Best Actor
The Resurrection of a Bastard
Won [7][8]


  1. ^ Koch, Eric (21 February 2013). "De wederopstanding van een klootzak". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. ^ Waardenburg, André (20 February 2013). "Amsterdamse gangster met mystieke bijna-dood ervaring". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch).
  3. ^ Bockting, Berend Jan (21 February 2013). "De wederopstanding van een klootzak". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Yorick van Wageningen in remake Papillon". Telegraaf. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Film met Yorick van Wageningen hit in VS". Telegraaf NL. 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Oorlogswiner kans op Rembrandt Award". biosagenda.nl.
  7. ^ "Award Yorick van Wageningen for The Resurrection of a Bastard at Austin Fantastic Film Fest". topkapi.
  8. ^ "Yorick van Wageningen wint prijs beste acteur in Texas". brabants dagblad.

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