Actor

Ramsey Nasr

Ramsey Nasr (1974) joined the ensemble in 2013.

In season 19|20 he will perform in the revivals of A little life (nomination Louis d'Or), Death in Venice, Kings of war and Husbands and wives.

Nasr played before at the ensemble in Long day's journey into night (nomination Arlecchino), Mary Stuart and Roman Tragedies.

C.V.

Ramsey Nasr is a poet/author, actor and director. In 2000 he made his debut as a poet with the poetry book 27 gedichten & Geen lied, which was nominated for both the C. Buddingh’ award and the Hugues C Pernath award. One year later, he made his debut as a writer of prose, with the novel Kapitein Zeiksnor & De Twee Culturen, followed by Twee libretto’s. He then transferred to De Bezige Bij, where his second poetry book, Onhandig bloesemend, appeared in the spring of 2004. This book, too, was reprinted several times after being awarded the Hugues C. Pernath award.

Nasr was named city poet of Antwerp in 2005, and won the hearts of the Flemish at a vast speed. An issue of collected works from Nasr’s poetry appeared in 2009, under the title Tussen Lelie en waterstofbom. Anthologies of Nasr’s poetic works were translated and published in English and Georgian in 2010. Nasr comes across as a man of many passions in the many articles and opinion pieces he wrote for the Dutch and Flemish media. He writes of art – classical music, theatre, poetry – as well as commitment to current politics, both local and international. A wide selection of these articles on art and politics appeared, together with onze-lieve-vrouwe-zeppelin, under the title Van de vijand en de muzikant. In 2006, Ramsey Nasr was awarded the honorary award Journalist for Peace by the Humanist Peace Council (HVB). At the end of April 2007 Nasr, together with Tom lanoye and Bart Moeyaert, received an honorary doctorate for general merit at the University of Antwerp. The triumvirate received these honours for their work as city poets of Antwerp.

Besides his literary work, Nasr is also an actor and director. He graduated from his acting course at Studio Herman Teirlink in Antwerp in 1995, with a selfmade monologue: De doorspeler. This theatrical piece won him the Best Actor award at the Internationaal Theaterschoolfestival in Amsterdam. After his graduation, he acted with Het Zuidelijk Toneel, led by Ivo Van Hove, for five years.He said goodbye tot his company in the spring of 2000 with a newly written theatrical monologue, Geen lied. For the writing and performing of this piece he received both the Mary Dresselhuys award and the Taalunie toneelschrijfprijs in 2000. He was also nominated for the Louis d’Or. Nasr appeared in many performances for Het Zuiderlijk Toneel, such as Caligula and Romeo and Juliet, in which he played the role of Romeo. His debut as a poet coincided with hit leaving Het Zuiderlijk Toneel. On the evening of the premiere of his monologue Geen lied, his first book 27 Gedichten & Geen lied appeared. He did continue playing parts in various films. He can be seen in, among others, De man met de hond, Mariken, Liefje, Magonia, Het Echte Leven, Süskind en Goltzius & The Pelican Company. In 2002 he starred in the celebrated three/part television series De enclave, about the Dutch involvement with the drama of Srebrenica. In 2011 he once again starred in a VARA-drama series: Overspel.

On January 28 2013, Ramsey was appointed a four year position as poet laureate. With this, he followed the footsteps of Gerrit Komrij and Driek van Wissen. After a year of hidden efforts a grand scale CD project came forth at the end of October 2012, in the form of a seven-part CD box called de poëzie! which features a personal selection of Dutch poetry ranging from the Middle Ages up to the fifties (with its contemporaries). The intriguing thing about this selection of poems is that the cd only offers an audio version. Nasr resigned his position as poet laureate on Januari 31 2013 (National Poetry day). He then opts for a radically different direction, or rather, returns to his old passion: Starting May 2013, after more than 13 years, he is returning to the theatre as a regular member of the ITA ensemble.

Ramsey Nasr

Press

Knack - 'Yanagihara's boek raakt me'- 19 sep 18
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Trouw - Het lijf dat er niet mag zijn - 23 aug 18
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de Volkskrant - De erewacht van acterend Nederland - 10 sep 16
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Knack - Je mag je eigen geluk nooit afhankelijk maken van iemand anders - 6 apr 16
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De Morgen - Ik geniet van mijn zelfkastijding - 2 apr 16
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NPO1 - Met het oog op morgen - 5 apr 16
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NRC - Op de Noordpool is geen cultuur. Dat is fijn. - 24 okt 15
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de Volkskrant - Groots en emotioneel - 14 sep 15
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NRC - Toneelprijzen - 14 sep 15
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Trouw - Ramsey Nasr en Marieke Heebink winnaars Louis d'Or - 13 sep 15
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De Telegraaf - Nasr en Heebink beste acteurs - 13 sep 15
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NOS - Louis d'Or naar Ramsey Nasr, Theo d'Or voor Marieke Heebink - 13 sep 15
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NRC - Toneelprijzen naar Ramsey Nasr en Marieke Heebink - 13 sep 15
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NU.nl - Marieke Heebink en Ramsey Nasr winnen toneelprijzen - 13 sep 15
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Het Parool - Marieke Heebink en Ramsey Nasr winnen toneelprijzen - 13 sep 15
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NPO Radio1 - Opium op het Nederlands Theatergala - 13 sep 15
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AD - Ramsey wint als best acteur Louis d'Or - 14 sep 15
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VRT - Ramsey Nasr en Kopergietery gelauwerd in Nederland - 14 sep 15
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Knack - Ramsey Nasr en Marieke Heebrink winnen belangrijkste acteerprijzen van de Lage Landen - 13 sep 15
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NPO - Radio 1 - Ramsey Nasr te gast bij Nooit meer slapen - 10 jun 15
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NRC - Manager worden? Leer dan filosofie en geschiedenis - 9 mei 15
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Reyers Laat - Ramsey Nasr over The Fountainhead - 1 okt 14
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De Morgen - Door dit stuk gaan koppels uit elkaar - 27 sep 14
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Radio 4 - Opium op 4 - 19 aug 14
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VRT / Joos - Een theatrale Holland - België - 9 okt 13
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de Standaard - Ik snak weer naar wat krullen in het leven - 5 okt 13
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Trouw - Thuiskomen op het toneel - 24 aug 13
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Volkskrant - Taal is zeg maar echt mijn ding - 23 aug 13
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NRC - Je moet je afvragen: waar gaat die scène over? - 22 aug 13
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NRC NEXT - Soms dichterbij dan je had gehoopt - 22 aug 13
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Knack - De comeback van Ramsey Nasr - 21 aug 13
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Red - Ik denk al snel: dit kan ik - 30 aug 13
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