After graduating from the Toneelacademie Maastricht, HUUB STAPEL debuted in 1981 in ‘Harold en Maude' with Mary Dresselhuys.
Shortly after he played the lead role in the feature film ‘De Lift’ (directed by Dick Maas). This film became a Dutch film classic and at the time it attracted many visitors to the cinema.
Many roles followed in the box office such as ‘Flodder’, ‘Amsterdamned’, ‘Van God Los’, ‘Smoorverliefd’, ‘Sint, Johan’, ‘De Goede Dood’, ‘Walhalla’ and ‘Hemel op Aarde’.
He also played Mayor Ed van Thijn in the television drama 'Retour Den Haag' and as Hendrik in the award-winning television series 'De Partizanen'. For this role, Huub received the Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Nederlands Film Festival.
He also played in dozens of television and cinema films in Germany. On television, he played in the popular TV series ‘Moeder Ik Wil Bij de Revue’, ‘Goedenavond dames en heren’, ‘Zwarte Tulp 1 & 2’ and ‘Flikken Rotterdam’.
As a car enthusiast, Huub hosted on TV the programs ‘Stapel op auto's’ and ‘Stapel op de USA’.
Since 2003 Stapel is again on stage after an eleven years break. At the Nationale Toneel, Huub played in the ‘Democraten’ as the charismatic Willy Brandt. In addition, he played in ‘Mephisto’ alongside Will van Kralingen in ‘Kentering van een Huwelijk’. For his roles in the theater plays ‘Eten met vrienden’ and ‘De Kus’, Huub was nominated for the prestigious Louis d'Or. He also played in ‘De Goede Dood, a play about euthanasia; ‘Sint Helena’ (as Napoleon), ‘God van de Slachting’ the successful solo performance ‘Mannen komen van Mars, Vrouwen van Venus’ and then MV2.
In 2016 he played in the ‘Intouchables’, following the movie.
At the moment he is touring the Netherlands with his play PinkPop from the Toneelgroep Maastricht.
In Our Official Selection:
Mirna Everhard, Ineke van der Hurk | Fiction | 10:00
Anneke (55) and Marian (59), a helpful couple with an idealistic approach to life, are faced with the decision whether or not to give up their beloved holiday home, situated on a camping site they have visited for more than 20 years, for the use of refugees. Contrary to her own expectations, Anneke finds this decision very difficult. Her doubts lead to a confrontation with both herself and Marian. Is she really the person she always thought she was? And how does she deal with these feelings she herself considers inappropriate?
Niels Bourgonje | Fiction | 04:16
Jos approaches a bridge after a relaxing drive, where on the other side of the bridge another driver approaches named Ad. Ad gives the right of way. But Jos insists that Ad goes first. Who will cross the bridge first?
MAY WINNER: Screening and Announcement of our JURY TEAM favourite movie in MAY.