Gijs Blom is not someone who is new to acting, but the press release for the new series The Letter for the King lists him as a newcomer. Well, he is a newbie when it comes to the English speaking audience, but the actor’s been in the show business industry from the time he was born.
Gijs Blom’s mother, Marloes van den Heuvel, is an actress and a voice director, and from a young age, the actor spent time among actors and inside the booth. The actor first started out with voice acting, and slowly he started to appear in front of the camera because, at the end of the day, that is exactly what he wanted to do.
The actor was born on 2 January 1997 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, wherefrom the age of 10, the actor was appearing on stage and in front of the camera, living the career he dreamed about. Now, after over a decade in the show business, Gijs Blom appears as the main villain in the Netflix series The Letter for the King, based on the award-winning book of the same name from Dutch writer Tonke Dragt.
Gijs Blom Plays Prince Viridian in the Netflix Series The Letter for the King
With streaming giant Netflix moving in different territories to bring varied stories from all over the world, the company adapting their first Dutch source material. Though the show is being filmed in English, it is still being adapted from a popular Dutch adventure novel, and Gijs Blom is one of the only actors from the Netherlands in the Netflix series.
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The Letter from the King is about, “Tiuri, a teenage squire, answers a call for help that sends him on a perilous mission across the three kingdoms to deliver a secret letter to the King.” The journey is riddled with dangers for the young Tiuri, played by Amir Wilson, but he will be helped on the journey by some friends who are along for the ride.
Gijs Blom plays Prince Viridian in the Netflix series The Letter for the King.
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Gijs Blom plays the main villain, Price Varidian, in the series, and he is the youngest child of the King of Unawen, and he is also the most ruthless warrior who is posing a threat to the Southern kingdom of Eviellan, the first time in centuries. The letter’s got some important detail, and Prince Varidian wants to stop it at all costs, and this makes up for the first season of the Netflix series The Letter to the King.
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Netflix is releasing The Letter to the King on 20 March 2020 with a pretty young cast along for the ride. Ruby Ashbourne Serkis plays Lavinia, Nathanael Saleh plays Piak, Thaddea Graham plays Iona, Islam Bouakkaz plays Arman, Jonah Lees plays Jussipo, Jack Barton plays Foldo, Emilie Cocquerel plays Queen Alianor, with Jakob Oftebro plays Crown Prince Iridium, and Yorick van Wageningen plays King Favian, the person who is meat to get the letter.
Gijs Blom Started His Career at the Age of 10
As mentioned above, Gijs Blom was born in an acting household where he grew up seeing his mother perform, and it is something which imprinted itself on the mind of young Gijs. He started acting at the age of 10 when he got on stage to play the leading role in a musical called Ciske de Rat. The experience reinforced the idea of performing in front of the camera, which Gijs Blom said he wanted eventually.
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Gijs Blom said he wanted to be on camera because when you are getting recorded, there is not much chance of messing up because each frame can be analyzed. Soon the actor was voicing characters and then appearing in front of the camera, playing different characters. He was putting in his struggle when he was offered the role in the movie Boys, and everything changed for him.
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In Boys, an athlete, Sieger, played by Gijs Blom, who starts developing feelings for one of his teammates. The struggle of Sieger coming to terms with his sexuality made for the main plot of the story and the movie brought critical praise and also a lot of attention to him. This movie furthered his career, and the actor also got a lot of recognition moving forwards.
The actor made an appearance in the movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan in 2018, but the biggest way Gijs Blom is making the announcement of his arrival to the English speaking audiences around the world is through the bad-guy role of Prince Viridian in the Netflix series The Letter for the King.
According to the Rumor Mill, Gijs Blom is in a Relationship with Tobias Kersloot, Is it True?
Gijs Blom is in a relationship with Tobias Kersloot, well, according to the fans and rumors, but Tobias is in a Relationship with his girlfriend.
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After Gijs Blom played the character of Sieger in the movie Boys, there were a lot of people asking if the actor was really gay or he was playing a character. Well, about three years ago, the actor confirmed his sexual orientation with a post on Instagram with the caption simply reading “#gay.”
Then the actor was seen with different people on his Instagram, but the one frequent appearance was made by actor Tobias Kersloot. People either want to know if they are dating or are commenting in the comment section, saying the two should date each other. They are extremely handsome people, and no one, in particular, would have any problem with these two handsome hunks dating each other but Gijs will need to date someone else because Tobias is taken by his girlfriend.
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