Barry Atsma plays role in German series on the banking crisis
The Dutch actor Barry Atsma plays a role in Creed, a German miniseries about a future banking crisis in Germany. The six-part series is co-produced by the German tv station ZDF.
Atsma (44) is currently in Germany for the recordings. The Dutchman plays a notorious banker known for his high profits and risky policy. This Gabriel Fenger will be brought in at a large German bank to lead Investment Banking.
“The series is very interesting because it is really a glimpse in the psyche of the banking industry,” says the actor. “It also shows how a crisis can arise. How political the whole game is and how human the inschattingsfouten are in such a crisis, which at this time is not entirely inconceivable.”
Atsma plays in the series include actors Jean-Marc Barr (Le Grand Blue), Tobias Moretti, Albrech Schach and Paula Bear. That last won last year at the Venice festival, a prize for her role in the film Frantz.
Creed will be directed by Christian Schwochow. “He is in Germany seen as one of the new topregisseurs,” said Atsma. “He is a cinematic narrator: very sharp and sensitive and very ambitious to make each scene something special.”
The Dutch actor was the last few years, in quite a few international productions including BBC series Tatau and the film Hector and the Search for Happiness with Simon Pegg. Atsma is in the Netherlands at this moment to see in the VARA-hit Clip, as tax inspector who gets into trouble when his daughter befriends the daughter of a criminal.