Berlinale European Shooting Stars Hannah Hoekstra

Hannah Hoekstra from The Netherlands.  A graduate of the Amsterdam Theatre School  she has played lead and supporting roles in Dutch films and theater.  I found her to be very outgoing, bubbly with an enthusiasm for life.

Hannah Hoekstra

What type of roles do you prefer?

I want to play all while broadening my horizon.  I was lucky I had a role in a film where I aged from 14 to 68.

What was your first acting role?

I was in a film titled Heaven, Hemel in Dutch.   I was 20.  It was tough movie psychologically.

What inspired you to become an actress?

Life! I think everyone plays characters when they are young.  Most people stop when they grow older but I did not want to do that.  I wanted to continue.

What is your professional ambition?

Explore and learn.

IS there a performer you admire?

Meryl Streep.  She brings life to everything.

What are your future plans?

I am in the National Theatre preparing for a role.  I have a part in a small film then  after two months I am free.

The European Shooting Stars is a program designed to focus the spotlight on young acting talent.  Each year a jury chooses 10 performers with screen experience to be presented at the Berlinale as the “Stars of Tomorrow”.