Halina Reijn (1975) is a Dutch actress, director, writer and producer. Her directorial feature film debut INSTINCT, starring Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES) and Marwan Kenzari (ALADDIN) will be released in October of this year. INSTINCT will be the first outing for Man Up, the production banner of Halina and Carice. In addition, she created the successful Dutch TV series MEISJE VAN PLEZIER (2017), which has been picked up for a second season and co-created A Dutch/ Belgian TV series about human trafficking and prositution, which is currently in pre-production and is set to shoot in 2019. Next to being one of the creators of the show, she is also coproducing with Man Up and set to star in one of the lead roles.
In her native country The Netherlands, Halina is considered one of the best and most versatile actresses of her generation. She worked with renowned theatre director Ivo van Hove for 15 years, as the lead actress of his company, ITA. She toured the world with their plays, while combining her stage work with film. She won multiple awards, including the Dutch film Award, the Golden Calf for Best Actress, the highly prestigious Dutch theater awards Theo D’Or and Colombina as well as the Courbois Pearl, an oeuvre award which honours an actress who had made an indelible impression on a huge audience, both on stage as in film and television. Most recently, the Theo Mann-Bouwmeester Ring was added to her list of awards. With his prestigious award Halina was honoured for her significant contribution to the Dutch theatre.
During her second year at the Maastricht Theater Academy, one of the best drama