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.
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”.