Friday, November 30th, 2018
After winning the Deutscher Schauspielpreis for his leading role in Bad Banks earlier this year, the Deutsche Akademie Für Fernsehen also awarded Barry Atsma Best Actor (Katagorie Hauptrolle) last weekend.
Bad Banks follows the young and succesful investment banker Jana Liekman (Paula Beer) who gets fired form Lucenbourg’s Credit International Financial Group but soon lands a new job at a rival firm in Frankfurt. In the six episode ZDF mini-series Barry Atsma plays Jana’s new boss, financial chief Gabriel Fenger. An energetic, charming banker who is known for his risk taking business. Barry delivered such an outstanding performance that he – being a Dutch actor – received not one but two prestigious German acting prizes.
This year Barry could also be seen in the BBC series The Split and Dutch feature film The Resistance Banker. In 2019 he will be playing in Starz’s thriller-series The Rook and start shooting for the second seasons of Bad Banks and The Split.
Photo (c) by Sammy Hart