Dutch actor, Michiel Huisman, has been everywhere lately. Almost overnight, it appears that he’s popped on the scene and become a star. Recently, he has gone from a recurring character to a star on the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, and he is also starring alongside Blake Lively in the new film, The Age of Adeline. With his very versatile skill set, there’s no doubt that Michiel Huisman will be around for years to come. However, with such a sudden rise to fame, many people are wondering who this new Hollywood mystery man is. Since there is no better feeling than having the inside scoop on an up and coming star, here are five things you didn’t know about Michiel Huisman.
1. He turned down an offer to pose in Playgirl Magazine.
Most guys would jump at the opportunity to pose for Playgirl Magazine. Although Huisman appreciated the request, he decided to turn the offer down. According to Huisman: “I’m very flattered by the attention that some of that has gotten but no, I’m not going to do that. Of course not.”
2. He’s also a musician.
Aside from being a great actor, Huisman is also a fairly accomplished musician. He was once a singer and guitarist for the Dutch band, Fontane, which released two singles for movies in which he also appeared. after Fontane broke up, Huisman pursued a solo career, and released his first album, Luchtige Verhalen, in 2005.
3. He met his wife on a movie set.
Huisman has been married to actress Tara Elders since 2005. The couple met on set while filming Phileine Says Sorry.
4. He’s actually been in the acting world for a while.
Although Huisman has just not reached fame in the United States, he’s actually been in the acting business for quite some time. Huisman made his on-screen debut in 1995 during an episode of the Dutch TV series Voor hete vuren.
5. He’s never read the Game of Thrones book.
Although Michiel Huisman is now a starring character on the popular series, Game of Thrones, he’s admitted that he’s never actually read any of the books.
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