Vincent van Ommen


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Vincent van Ommen is a film, television and voice actor. He is known for acting in films like Life is an Art (2010), Amsterdam Heavy (2011), A Morass (2011), and the TV series You Look Stunning Too (2013). Video games he voiced for include Planet Explorers and the Nintendo Switch game HyperParasite.

Vincent van Ommen

Van Ommen studied drama at a private school for acting in Amsterdam. He did a post-grad, specializing in acting for film and television. He also studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and followed an advanced acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was trained in film and stage combat by Tony Wolf, the Lord of the Rings fighting styles designer.

Film actor

Vincent van Ommen made his feature film debut in the fantasy film Reiki, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. He starred in a slate of short movies, notably La Commedia which received a Golden Camera nomination, Millie which won awards at Shoot Your Shot and 5 Minutes of Fame Film Festivals, and Orbit which premiered at Dutch Film Festival.

Van Ommen got cast in a leading role in the thriller Life is an Art, in which he stars opposite Alison Carroll and Martin Swabey. This movie was Van Ommen's second appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

In 2010, Van Ommen starred in the British film A Morass with Alessandro Giuggioli, and made his Dutch feature film debut in the film Verloren Jaren.

He was also cast in the short film Klik alongside Lone van Roosendaal, Thomas Acda & Tim Oliehoek.

In 2011, it was announced that Van Ommen was cast opposite Fajah Lourens in the action film Amsterdam Heavy by director Michael Wright. The movie also stars Michael Madsen. That same year he appeared in the short movie Paper Parachutes directed by Katie Pow. Both Amsterdam Heavy and Paper Parachutes screened at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

Voice actor

In 2016 Van Ommen voiced for the video games Planet Explorers, Until I Have You and Tales. Planet Explorers sold over 300.000 copies on launch day and was a commercial success. In 2017 he voiced both the English and the Dutch voice-overs for the video game Moving Stories, the game was nominated for two Dutch Game Awards. That same year he narrated for Living Aleppo, which won the ADCN Award; The Bronze Lamp.

Van Ommen is the first Dutch actor to receive a Best Voice Actor nomination for an original English voice over in a video game.

Van Ommen is also part of the film jury for ShortCutz Amsterdam. An annual film festival promoting short films in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, other jury members include Rutger Hauer and Roel Reine.

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