With résumé boosters like these — and a face like that — you’re sure to be seeing Koch as a leading man here before long.
He’s already romanced one of the hottest stars of the moment: Dutch actress Carice van Houten, who plays the witchy Melisandre on “Game of Thrones,” and with whom he was in a relationship for four years.
‘It was so surreal to be kissing all these men within three months – my friends were going crazy,’ she admits impishly. 'If people really love each other in a film but give each other a silent-cinema kiss then I don’t believe it.’ There speaks a true actress, who throws her whole self into everything she does and is very much her own woman.
After winning two Golden Calves (the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars) for the Dutch films , a fantasy adventure, Amsterdam-based Carice, now 32, went on to make an international name for herself in 2006 with her award-winning performance in the gripping, morally ambivalent wartime thriller dramatises the true story of an audacious plot by high-ranking German officers to assassinate Hitler, with Cruise starring as the chief plotter, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, Carice as his anguished wife Nina and Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard offering stellar support.
It’s the way she fiddles with her tangled auburn hair as she gives mea little-girl grin that shows off her small white teeth to disconcertingly sexy effect.
No wonder she’s smiling, though, for the Dutch-born Carice van Houten has to be the luckiest leading lady in after acquiring three superstar screen spouses – Tom Cruise, Jude Law, Leonardo Di Caprio – in the space of one year. They all went to the same school, I think,’ she says, giving another grin. ’ says Carice, continuing in her splendidly uninhibited English. If the men don’t like it, they should tell me, but I’ve had no complaints.
Clearly, this guy’s the foxy character actor of the fall.
Her salary in Game of Thrones is really high and her net worth is million. Edit From 1994, she has been close with Halina Reijn.She made her acting debut in 1997 and that was by playing the role of Mariek in the TV series, Het Labyrint.Edit Keen on acting since her childhood days, Carice made her professional acting debut in 1997. Next year in 1998, she starred an unspecified role in the movie, Ivory Guardians.knows what Winnebago trailers are – if you ask for a chair, you are considered a diva,’ she says.Most overwhelming was her first meeting with Cruise.