Hilde Heijnen (*1965) As an actress is the ultimate combination of professionalism and emotionality, with a great love for her profession and an open mind to what is happening in the world. Hilde worked together with director Tom Shankland, and actors as James Nesbitt and Thecky Karyo for a new limited drama series “The Missing”. Hilde plays the part of Vivienne. The BBC, in partnership with Starz, will co-produce.
Hilde started her film career with a leading role internationally, alongside Catherine Deneuve, James Wilby and Denis Lavant in “la partie’ d’echec” directed by Yves Hanchar (best movie int. filmfestival Gent) and later on in “Olivetti 82” alongside Dirk Roofthooft. She played the part of the Grand actress in “Parade’s End”, a tvseries for HBO/BBC2 directed by Susanna White (Nanny Mc Phee, Jane Eyre) and adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard. Hilde played great roles in tv series such as Catherine Smets in “Coppers” (directed by Maarten Moerkerke, release in the fall of 2015) Gina in “180” directed by Jacob Verbruggen (the fall), Sonja in “Deadline” (dir. by Maarten Moerkerke) Catherine in “Wij Alexander” (dir. by rimko haanstra / Amsterdam), Jacoba in “flanders fields” (dir. by Jan Mathijs), “code 37” (dir. by Jacob Verbruggen), Hanna in “The Rodenburgs”, “Wolven”,”vijfhoek”, guestparts in “Vermist”, “Aspe” etc... .
Hilde played leading roles in over 40 plays from -among others Shakespeare, Garcia Lorca, Strindberg,T. Willliams, Srbljanovis, Tom Lanoy, Ionescu. Hilde created performances for the university of Antwerp, together with Tuur Florizoone and Alain Pringels for the honory doctorates in 2012 (Harald Zur Hauzen, Bernard macGin, Peter J. Katzenstein and Luc Devroy, and the doctoris honoris causa Franco Dragone, and in 2013 for the 10th anniversary of Antwerp University. In the Opera House of Antwerp Hilde will give (in the fall of 2015) a two week masterclass for the Masters for Audiovisuals Arts at Rits (departement of Stijn Coninx).
Hilde is a member of the jury for the “Ensor” of the best short movie 2015 (film festival Oostende).