Yorick van Wageningen back from Hollywood

Yorick van Wageningen is co-starring in his first Dutch spoken part since his departure to Hollywood, five years ago. He was seen next to Colin Farrell in The New World, next to Angelina Jolie in Beyond Borders and starred with Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick. When I read the script I was sold. Its a beautiful and timeless story. I gladly return to Holland for this film. Im also very thrilled to work with director Martin Koolhoven states Van Wageningen.

Young Dutch actor Martijn Lakemeier makes his screen debut as Michiel, a Dutch teenager trying to survive the last winter of World War II. Martijn is thrilled: It is a dream that comes true, he says.

Jamie Campbell Bower, Melody Klaver, Anneke Blok, Raymond Thiry, Tygo Gernandt, Dan Husen, and Gerard Jan Rijnders are the other important actors in the film.

Melody Klaver became famous in The Netherlands with her role in the teenage-movie Afblijven and the television show Sterren Dansen op het Ijs. Earlier, she won a Gouden Kalf for her role in the film Diep.

Anneke Blok has played various roles in Dutch films, theatre and television programmes. She definitely conquered the Dutch public with her the role as carrying mother in Alles is Liefde.

Raymond Thiry has played in television programmes Van Speijk and Grijpstra & De Gier and in the feature films Dennis P. and Bloedbroeders. He was nominated for a Gouden Kalf in de category Best Actor because of his role in Langer Licht.

Tygo Gernandt is one of Hollands most loving actors. He has won two Gouden Kalveren for his parts in Van God Los en Het Schnitzelparadijs.

Dan Husen was born in Germany. Since the sixties, he has played in many television programmes and films. We could see him in various spaghetti-westerns, films like Enemy at the Gates and the television serie Band of Brothers. He also played in films of the famous directors Werner Herzog and Federico Fellini.

Gerard Jan Rijnders is especially known as a theatre director. Though he did some good acting jobs in series like Baantjer, Keyzer & De Boer Advocaten and Vuurzee.

Martin Koolhoven (Schnitzel Paradise, Bonkers) is directing. The Euro 5m budgeted project is produced by Els Vandevorst and San Fu Maltha in association with the Netherlands Film Fund, Broadcast Company MAX, Inspire Pictures, CoBo Fund, VTM, VAF, Eurimages in co-production with Prime Time (Antonino Lombardo). Director of photography is Guido van Gennep (Schnitzel Paradise).

Shooting starts next week in Lithuania. Winter in Wartime is based on the best seller and much awarded novel by Dutch politician Jan Terlouw.