Film actress Carice van Houten to play Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo in Inspiration, 1931


Carice van Houten to play Greta Garbo in new biopic

Monday 20 May 2013

Dutch actress Carice van Houten is to co-produce and star in a new biographical film about the legendary Swedish filmstar Greta Garbo, Screen International reports.

The film will tell the story of the shop assistant who rose to become a major Hollywood star and retired in her prime. The film promises to be ‘respectful but will offer a radically different perspective on Garbo’, Screen International said.

“I was raised with silent films. I have always maintained an endless fascination for that era,’ Van Houten told the magazine. ‘I am strongly drawn to her story, her art, her loneliness and her beautiful complex structure.’

Van Houten is best known abroad for her roles in Valkyrie, Repo Men and Black Book and can currently be seen as Melisandre in HBO television series Game of Thrones. She has won five Dutch Goldenn Calf awards.

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6 thoughts on “Film actress Carice van Houten to play Greta Garbo

  1. My favourite film star of all time, who successfully transitioned from silent films to talkies..
    utterly beautiful, and had a raw deal from Hollywood after the war… so much wasted talent…


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