Dirk Roofthooft

Audiences in the lowlands know Dirk Roofthooft especially from his impressive performance as Pietje the Liar in Frank Van Passel’s acclaimed television series Return to Oosterdonk. But Roofthooft is also one of Belgium’s most versatile actors. He has collaborated with famous theatre directors, choreographers and musicians, such as Jan Fabre, Luc Perceval, Guy Cassiers, Jan Lauwers, Theu Boermans, Wim Vandekeybus, Ron Vawter, Zita Swoon, Henry Threadgill and Peter Sellars, gathering many awards on the way. Roofthooft excels as well on the big as on the small screen. Besides performances in Mark-Henri Wajnberg’s Just Friends, Dominique Deruddere’s Suite 16 and Hombres Complicados, Patrice Toye’s Rosie and, recently, Allain de Halleux’s Pleure pas, Germaine, you could also see him in television series as Small London, Small Berlin, Mother, Why Do We Live ?, The Sorrow of Belgium and The Partisans. Dirk Roofthooft is a member of our International Jury.


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