Marc van Uchelen dies

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Director, actor and producer Marc van Uchelen has passed away at the age of 42. This was announced by the Theaterkrant on Sunday.

Only six years old, he played an important role, as young Anton Steen, in the movie of the book ‘De Aanslag’ by Harry Mulisch. This movie was rewarded an Oscar, in 1987, for the best foreign movie.

The passion of the actor, who was born in Baarn, was however not acting but directing. After he graduated from the Amsterdam Film Academy he made several short movies and commercials.

Besides directing he kept on playing as an actor in movies. Among others, he played five times in movies of director Eddy Terstall. Lately he played a role in the movie ‘Boven is het stil’ as well as in the series ‘Divorce’.

Marc van Uchelen was married to actress Lies Visschedijk.