Joop van den Ende will find birthday are complicated
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Joop van den Ende is barred as complicated. The theatre producer is today 75 years old. Also getting of gifts he finds difficult.
“I belong to the people who find it easier to choose a gift to give than to receive, to be honest. It is always a question of what you want,” says Van den Ende in The Netherlands. “The answer to that is becoming harder and harder as you get older – and of course I have so much already.”
Also with the ageing itself, the manufacturer has the occasional difficulty. “The life shoot past. And I must say, the energy level is not improving. That is difficult to accept. The power goes out.”
Van den Ende has a tumultuous time behind it. He sold his shares in Stage Entertainment and he and his wife Janine moved to a smaller house. “The sort of changes that merit reflection. You will be forced to create a landmark to do. That took time. I have peace with the role I have now, but to be honest, has something of months to get used to it.”