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Seven Facts of The Letter for the King Actor Gijs Blom: Career, Nationality, Family, and Social Media

Dahlia Published On Thu Mar 26 2020   Modified On Mon Mar 30 2020
Seven Facts of The Letter for the King Actor Gijs Blom: Career, Nationality, Family, and Social Media

Gijsbrecht Thijmen Matthias, more commonly known as Gijs Blom, is known for playing Sieger in the drama film Jongens. Currently, he plays in the television series The Letter for the King. 

Well, here we have brought to you some of the interesting facts you should know.

7. What is the age of Gijs Blom?

Born on January 2, 1997, Gijs Blom is 23 years old as of 2020. Blom nationality is Dutch as he was born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

6. His Mother Is an Actress and Voice Artist

Gijs Blom is the son of a Dutch musical actress and voice artist, Marloes van den Heuvel. Heuvel has been active in the entertainment industry since 1980, appearing in myriads of theatre productions, television series, and movies. 

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 Gijs Blom is the son of Dutch musical actress Marloes van den Heuvel. Source: Listal

She is also a singer and lent her voice in movies like The Brave Toaster, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, and animated series as TaleSpin, Phineas, and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Little Mermaid, to name a few. Heuvel is also recipient of the Pisuisse prize and Music & Decor award.

5. Made His Debut With a Movie Based on a True Story 

While at this time around, Blom had already worked in a handful of television series, the 2011 movie Sonny Boy marks his film debut. It is based on a true story written by the author Annejet van der Zijl. The movie tells the story about a interracial couple during World War II. 

Blom portrayed the character named Wim in the movie, which had been selected for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. However, the film did not make it to the final shortlisting. 

4. He Joined Instagram in 2013

The 23 years old actor opened his Instagram account in 2013, making the first post on July 24, 2013. Currently, he has 
59.2k followers on Instagram. Blom is not active on Twitter, though, as of now. 

You can follow Blom on his Instagram account to get updates about his latest movies and future projects; his Instagram handle is @gijsblom.

3. Has Appeared in Two Movies with Marloes van den Heuvel

The mother-son duo has shared the screen in two movies, with one being musical. Heuvel played as Aunt Chris in the musical Ciske de rat, while Blom portrayed the role of young Ciske in the show. It received positive reviews, winning seven Dutch musical awards.

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 Gijs Blom pictured during the Netflix YA Press Day. Source: Pinterest

Later, in 2014, Blom took the lead role in the Dutch youth film Painkillers. He played the character named Casper, a music enthusiast with a dream of becoming a composer. On the other hand, Heuvel played as the judge of a youth orchestra audition where Casper comes as a participant.

2. Was the Main Cast of Jongens

Blom played as Sieger in the coming of age romantic drama film Jongens. He had a primary role in the film released on February 9, 2014.

The movie revolves around a life of a teenage boy who faces a dilemma when he starts acknowledging his sexual preference and fears coming out of the closet. Nevertheless, he eventually accepts the journey of self-acceptance. The film earned four awards at the Zlín-Jugend film festival in the Czech Republic. 

1. He Plays as Antagonist in Netflix's The Letter for the King

The 23 years old Dutch actor is the main antagonist of the coming of age adventure television series The Letter for the King. As a matter of fact, the television series is based on the Tonke Dragt classic Dutch novel De brief voor de Koning. 

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Gijs Blom with his co-star Ruby Serkis and Amir Wilson at the premiere Netflix series. Source: Zimbio

In the series, Blom portrays Prince Viridian, the youngest son of the King of Unauwen. He possesses extreme greed for power and has no compassion for others. Unheeding the forecast of being overthrown, Viridian sets in to take over his father's kingdom. 

Along with Blom, the series also features other talented actors as Amir Wilson, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Jonah Lees, Nathanael Saleh, David Wenham, Yorick van Wageningen