Russen (Russians) is a Dutch police series of KRO which was first broadcast in 2000. In 2004, after the fifth season, there were a total of 42 episodes of the series made. Russians was an idea of Frank Jansen by him in collaboration with Addy Weijers developed. The episodes of Russians were written by a team of writers that included Dick van den Heuvel, Simon de Waal, Stan Lapinski and Addy Weijers. Several directors names episodes on their behalf, but the majority of the episodes was made by Pollo de Pimentel and Anne van der Linden. Even directors like Danniel Danniel, Casper Verbrugge, Gerrard Verhage, Arno Dierckx and Pieter Walther Boer names episodes on their behalf. Director of Photography Mark de Blok NSC. The music is by John High Point.

The Russians name is slang for detectives, whose main focus in the series continues. Solving crimes and catching criminals is less front; it is mainly about the detectives and the dilemmas the personality with which they are confronted.

Type: Scripted

Languages: Dutch

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2000-09-15

Russen - Carice van Houten - Netflix

Carice Anouk van Houten (Dutch pronunciation: [kaːˈris aːˈnuk fɑn ˈɦʌutə(n)]; born 5 September 1976) is a Dutch actress and singer. She was born to writer and theatre-radio producer Theodore van Houten in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands. Her younger sister Jelka is also an actress. She was exposed to the performing arts at an early age and studied at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Kleinkunstacademie Theaterschool in Amsterdam. Her first leading role in the television film Suzy Q (1999) won her the Golden Calf for Best Acting in a Television Drama; two years later, she won her second Golden Calf for Best Actress for Undercover Kitty (2001). She gained widespread recognition for her performance in Black Book (2006), the most commercially successful Dutch film to date, for which she won her second Golden Calf for Best Actress, in addition to nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the European Film Academy, and the Online Film Critics Society. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Valkyrie (2008), and won her fourth and fifth Golden Calf Awards for Best Actress for The Happy Housewife (2010) and Black Butterflies (2011). Her other notable English-language performances include Repo Men (2010), Black Death (2010), and Brimstone (2016). Since 2012, Van Houten has received international recognition for her role as Melisandre on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2012–present), for which she has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. After meeting Australian actor and musician Guy Pearce on the set of Brimstone in 2015, she gave birth to their first child the following year.

Russen - Personal life - Netflix

Van Houten is friends with fellow Dutch actress Halina Reijn, whom she has known since 1994. They worked together in the movies Black Book and Valkyrie. In 2013, the two published a book together called Anti Glamour, a (mock) style guide and a celebration of their friendship, as well as a candid look into the unglamourous back-stage side of their lives. Although the two occasionally kiss on camera, and have joked about being lesbians, there is no actual romantic involvement. Van Houten has stated that Hollywood makes her unhappy: “I have seen Hollywood, and although I have nothing against it, it's not my kind of life. My agent is shocked that I want to stay in Europe,” adding, “If Hollywood offers me a great part, of course I'll take it, but I just don't want to live there”. In March 2016 she announced she was expecting her first child with Guy Pearce in late 2016. On 29 August 2016, Van Houten and Pearce announced the birth of their child, Monte Pearce. She is a lifelong fan of Laurel and Hardy and in June 2016 she called in to The Ross Owen Show on Black Sky Radio to talk about her love of the comedy duo.

Russen - References - Netflix