Actor

Hans Kesting

Hans Kesting (1960) has been performing with the ITA-ensemble since 1987.

In season 22|23 he will perform in the premieres of My heavenly favourite (director Ivo van Hove) and Blood wedding (director Wim Vandekeybus) and in the revivals of Who killed my father, Judas, Age of rage, Kings of war, A little life and The Damned.

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Kesting was awarded the Louis d'Or (best actor in a leading role) for his role of Roy Cohn in Angels in America (2008) and for his rol of Richard III in Kings of war (2016). He was nominated for the Louis d'Or for his role in Who killed my father, for his part of Norman in The Norman Conquests (2005) and for his role of Marc Antony in Roman Tragedies (2008). He is the current bearer of the prestigious Albert van Dalsum ring, which he received in 2015. In 2020 he became Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion.

In addition to his work with ITA, Kesting has appeared in various films: Vincent and Theo (1989) directed by Robert Altman, Character (Academy Award for Best foreign film in 1998) directed by Mike van Diem, Code Blue (2010) directed by Urszula Antoniak, Amsterdam (2009) directed by Ivo van Hove and Do not disturb (2018) directed by Jude Law.

Kesting played before at ITA in Oedipus, Ibsen house, Flight 49, Kings of War (Louis d'Or), Roman Tragedies (nomination Louis d'Or), Falling man, Freud, The Fountainhead, The things that pass, Small souls, Othello, The kindley ones, Angela in America (Louis d'Or), The Miser, Ajax, Phaedra, Ghosts, Antonioni Project, The taming of the shrew, The Russians!, Macbeth, Husbands, Mourning becomes Electra, The Seagull, Danton's death, Opening Night, Mary Stuart, Crusades (nomination Louis d'Or), Summer trilogy, Rocco and his brothers, Oresteia, Perfect wedding, Drie zusters, Romeo and Julia, De nacht van de bonobo's, De cid, Bakchanten, Dark Lady, Een ideale vrouw, Oom Wanja, Haar leven, haar doden, Herakles, Vertraagd afscheid, Een soort Hades, Kroonjaar, Licht, Voorjaarsontwaken, Ivanov, Prometheus, Rouwkost, Srebrenica!, Ecstacy, In de directiekamer, De opvolger M/V, Glenn, Maanlicht, Richard III, Count your blessings, Othello, Ballet, Boom uit de tropen, Edward II, In de eenzaamheid van de katoenvelden, Ismene of het geblindeerde tuimelraam and Terug in de woestijn.

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AWARDS
2021
| nomination Louis d'Or | Who killed my father at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
2021
| Espetáculo de honra Festival de Almada | Who killed my father at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
2020
| Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion
2017
| nomination Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst
2016
| Louis d'Or | Kings of war at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
2015
| Albert van Dalsum Ring
2008
| Louis d'Or | Angels in America at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
2008
| nomination Louis d'Or | Roman tragedies at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
2005
| nomination Louis d'Or | The Norman Conquests at Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Hans Kesting

WORK OUTSIDE ITA


2021

Selfmade man | NTR:
Nieuw zeer | NTR:
Nr. 10 | Alex van Warmerdam

2020
Ares | Pupkin Film
Hoogvliegers | Storytellers Film & TV

2019
DNA | Talpa
Sint & Paul pakken uit | RTL

2018
Niemand in de stad | Michiel van Erp
Welkom in de 80-jarige oorlog | NTR:
Het laatste verhoor | Jaap van Heusden
Sint & Paul pakken uit | RTL

2017
Sprakeloos | Hilde van Mieghem
Gek van geluk | Johan Nijenhuis

2016
Centraal Medisch Centrum | RTL
Wasted | Bobby Boermans
Fissa | Bobby Boermans
Moordvrouw | RTL

2015
Bagels & Bubbles | Net5
Klokhuis | NTR
Noord Zuid | KRO
Homies | Jon Karthaus

2014
Wiplala | Tim Oliehoek
Klokhuis | NTR
Welkom bij de Romeinen | NTR
Rechercheur Ria | SBS6

2012
Oom Henk | VPRO
Lijn 32 | NCRV, KRO
Klokhuis | NTR

2011
van God Los | BNN
Code blue | Urszula Antoniak
't Schaep met de 5 Pooten | KRO
Klokhuis | NPS

2010
't Schaep met de 5 Pooten | KRO
Sterke verhalen | Teddy Cherim, Kees van Nieuwkerk
Win/Win | Jaap van Heusden
S1ngle | NET5
Klokhuis | NPS

2009
't Schaep met de 5 Pooten | KRO
Amsterdam | Ivo van Hove
Spion van Oranje | Tim Oliehoek
Klokhuis | NPS

2007
Kapitein Rob en het geheim van professor Lupardi | Hans Pos
Moordwijven | Dick Maas
Alles is liefde | Joram Lürsen
Klokhuis | NPS

2006
Eigenheimers | Pollo de Pimentel
Nachtrit | Franky Ribbens
Klokhuis | NPS

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2005
Een Gelukkige Hand | Pieter Verhoeff
Anna II | Maria Uitdehaag
Leef! | Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Nachtrit | Dana Nechustan
Keyzer & De Boer advocaten | KRO/NCRV
Klokhuis | NPS

2003
Kees de Jongen | André van Duren
Klokhuis | NPS

2002
Minoes | Vincent Bal
Hans Kesting show | VARA
IC | RTL

2001
Circus Pavlov | VARA

2000
Ouwe Jongens | VARA

1999
Duinzicht Boven | NPS

1998
Taxi | NCRV

1997
Karakter | Mike van Diem

1996
Advocaat van de Hanen | Gerrit van Elst

1995
Aletta Jacobs het hoogste streven | Nouchka van Brakel

1994
Oude Tongen | Gerardjan Rijnders
Oude Tongen | NOS

1993
Verhalen van de straat | NOS
Pleidooi | AVRO
Spangen | TROS

1992
De bunker | Gerard Soeteman

1991
Thyestes | Het Zuidelijk Toneel
Eindspel | Het Zuidelijk Toneel

1990
La Passion de Gilles | Het Zuidelijk Toneel

1989
Rouw siert Electra | Het Zuidelijk Toneel
De Vader | Carrousel
De kassière (Lily was here) | Ben Verbong
Vincent en Theo | Robert Altman

1988
De weduwe, de hospes, en juffrouw Saul | Radio Stad Amsterdam

1987
Macbeth | De Salon
Ober | Publiekstheater
Blonde Dolly | Gerrit van Elst

1986
Gertrud | Publiekstheater

Shows

Language NP Language no problem the damned
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater the damned
Language NP Language no problem A Little Life
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater A Little Life
Close A Little Life ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
20 Aug '22 to 22 Aug '22
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
Language NP Language no problem Who Killed My Father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater Who Killed My Father
Close Who Killed My Father ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
07 Sep '22 to 24 Sep '22
Exclusively for The Young Vic, Hans Kesting performs his acclaimed monologue Who Killed My Father in English.
Language NP Language no problem JudasITA–EnsembleTheater Judas
Close Judas ITA-ensemble / Robert Icke
30 Sep '22 to 09 Oct '22
The name Judas is familiar to many of us. The traitor. The scorned man. A man condemned century after century for his cunning cowardice and who to this day deserves no pardon - or - is that perhaps half a story?
Language NP Language no problem who killed my father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater who killed my father
Close who killed my father ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
12 Oct '22 to 14 Oct '22
Ivo van Hove adapted Who killed my father by internationally acclaimed writer Édouard Louis. Van Hove turned the very outspoken book into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting.
Language NP Language no problem A Little Life
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater A Little Life
Close A Little Life ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
20 Oct '22 to 29 Oct '22
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
Language NP Language no problem age of rage
ITA–EnsembleTheater age of rage
Close age of rage ITA -ensemble / Holland Festival / Bl!indman / La Villette / Ivo van Hove
02 Dec '22 to 11 Dec '22
In Age of Rage, Ivo van Hove tells a primeval story of how revenge haunts and destroys successive generations. This performance is in line with earlier large-scale social productions such as Roman tragedies and Kings of War.
Language NP Language no problem My Heavenly FavouriteITA–EnsembleTheater My Heavenly Favourite
Close My Heavenly Favourite ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
11 Jan '23 to 03 Jun '23
Ivo van Hove is the first director to adapt this heartbreaking and at the same time terrifying novel for the stage.
Language NP Language no problem Blood WeddingITA–EnsembleTheater Blood Wedding
Close Blood Wedding ITA-ensemble / Wim Vandekeybus
29 Mar '23 to 15 Apr '23
Driven by an indestructible love, the bride and her lover run off during the party. A savage manhunt is launched. The outcome is fatal.
Language NP Language no problem kings of warITA–EnsembleTheater kings of war
Close kings of war ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
26 Apr '23 to 06 May '23
In Kings of war Ivo van Hove merges William Shakespeare's plays Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into one explosive performance about leadership.