"Flemish Olivier" is dead

25th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Flemish actor Nand Buyl has died at the age of 86.

Buyl was one of the pioneers of Flemish broadcasting. He worked both as an actor and as a director.

Buyl's involvement with the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels lasted 52 years.

He also starred in landmark Flemish drama series including Schipper naast Mathilde, Ons geluk and Stille waters.

Buyl met his significant other, actress Chris Lomme, in the Schipper...series. They tied the knot in 2001.

He made his debut at the age of seven playing in operas and operettas.

He starred in the classic Flemish movie De Witte.

Shortly before the war he joined the Royal Flemish Theatre where he ended his career as artistic director in 1992.

In later life Buyl was dubbed a Knight of the Order of Leopold in recognition of his contribution to Flemish cultural life.


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