Barry Atsma

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Barry Atsma
Born (1972-12-29) 29 December 1972 (age 45)
Bromley, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993, 2000–present

Barry Atsma (born 29 December 1972) is a Dutch actor. The family into which he was born moved many times, because Atsma's father worked as an expatriate for the Dutch-British multinational Unilever. Atsma spent parts of his youth in the United Kingdom, Greece, Brazil and the Netherlands. He took up the study of law, but soon switched to the Academy of Performing Arts in the Dutch town of Utrecht, where he graduated in 1996.

He became known in the Netherlands through his role in the TV series Rozengeur & Wodka Lime (2001-2005). Atsma has received both a Golden Calf (award) and a Rembrandt Award.

Internationally, he appeared in the 2014 film production Hector and the Search for Happiness and the 2018 British television series The Split.

Personal life[edit]

From 1994 to 2011, Atsma was in a relationship with the actress Izaira Kersten. The couple has two daughters. At present, he lives in Utrecht and, as of November 2015, he is in a relationship with actress Noortje Herlaar.



  1. ^ "Barry Atsma: onbekend zijn soms best fijn". BN DeStem (in Dutch). 9 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Tweede trailer Nederlands epos 'Michiel de Ruyter', Film Totaal, 2014. Retrieved on 22 January 2015.

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