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Carice van Houten (born 5 September 1976) is a Dutch actress, best-known to English-speaking audiences for her roles in Repo Men, Valkyrie and Black Death (alongside Game of Thrones actors Sean Bean and Emun Elliott). She has won five Golden Calf (Dutch: Gouden Kalf) awards for acting. She recently starred in the award winning movie Undercover Kitty.

In Game of Thrones Van Houten is playing the role of Melisandre of Asshai. She was confirmed in the role on 19 July 2011. She is a new starring cast member for the second season. Van Houten discussed her role in an interview with Cyril Falisse from the Ferryman Critical on February 22, 2012. She said "I think I am only in episodes 1, 2, 4 and 10 or something. You are not going to see me that much but in season 3 that we are going to shoot this summer I'll come back with a vengeance." Regarding her role she said "I'm [Stannis'] right hand. I manipulate him. I take the decisions for him almost. I wouldn't say I'm a very sympathetic character. I have a great wig, great red hair. I hope I did it right."[1]



Season two credits
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season three credits
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa


  • 3 roden - Emily (1997)
  • Suzy Q - Suzy (1999)
  • AmnesiA - Sandra (2001)
  • Minoes - Minoes (2002)
  • Father's Affair - Monika (2003)
  • Bonkers - Lis (2005)
  • Black Book - Rachel Stein (2006)
  • Love Is All - Kiki Jollema (2007)
  • Valkyrie - Nina von Stauffenberg (2008)
  • Komt een vrouw bij de dokter - Carmen (2009)
  • De gelukkige huisvrouw - Lea (2010)
  • Repo Men - Carol (2010)
  • Black Death - Langiva (2010)
  • In therapie - Aya (2010)
  • Black Butterflies - Ingrid Jonker (2011)
  • Intruders - Susanna (2011)
  • Game of Thrones - Melisandre (2012-present)
  • Alles is familie - Winnie de Roover (2012)
  • Jackie - Sofie (2012)

Behind the scenes

  • Carice van Houten was previously asked to audition for a different role when season 1 was shot, but schedule conflicts prevented her from auditioning. She was asked to come back to audition during shooting of season 2, and was cast as Melisandre. [2]

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