Critic Reviews of "The Whistleblower"
Orlando SentinelOctober 11, 2011
A first-rate one-woman-against-the-system drama, a film benefiting from grim recreations of an ugly reality and a stellar cast determined to expose it.
Miami HeraldSeptember 01, 2011
In Weisz's eyes, we see Kathryn's transformation from a public servant doing what's expected of her to a crusader driven to by her own conscience. Her performance is terrific; the movie, sadly, is not.
Boston GlobeSeptember 01, 2011
"The Whistleblower'' effectively depicts the paranoia that builds as an increasingly frustrated and outraged Bolkovac is thwarted at every turn.
Detroit NewsAugust 26, 2011
Powerful and revolting, The Whistleblower makes you feel as if it could have been even more powerful and revolting.
St. Louis Post-DispatchAugust 26, 2011
If this well-meaning melodrama contains a call to action, it's as quiet as a dog whistle.
Arizona RepublicAugust 25, 2011
You come away from watching the film with a moral bellyache.
We Got This CoveredNovember 11, 2013
The Whistleblower offers fantastic performances from the entire cast. It's very atmospheric with grisly authenticity and a truly moving plot.
Concrete PlaygroundMarch 04, 2013
A dark, uncompromising look into the disturbing world of human trafficking.
Tribune News ServiceJanuary 06, 2013
Weisz's best role, and best performance, since "The Constant Gardener.
Common Sense MediaMarch 09, 2012
The thriller stuff is very soft, and the docudrama stuff is too focused on "Oscar moments" (i.e. huge expressions of outrage and torment).
7M PicturesFebruary 06, 2012
Yes, The Whistleblower has its heart in the right place. However, that heart is bleeding a little too much.
Scene-Stealers.comJanuary 30, 2012
The Whistleblower goes off the rails a little -- I guess in an attempt to create more drama out of an already dramatic situation. As the plot devices pile up towards the end, it's a bit frustrating because there's a good movie in there somewhere.
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Rachel WeiszBirth date: 7 March 1970, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer.Rachel started modeling when she was 14, and began acting during her studies at Cambridge University. While there, she formed a theater company named "Talking Tongues", which won the Guardian Award, at the Edinburgh Festival, for its take on Neville Southall's "Washbag". Rachel went on to star on stage in the lauded Sean Mathias revival of Noël Coward's "Design For Living". It was a role that won her a vote for Most Promising Newcomer by the London Critics' Circle.She has starred in many movies, including The Mummy (1999), Enemy at the Gates (2001) and Stealing Beauty (1996). Rachel can also be seen in the movies The Shape of Things (2003), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005) and The Constant Gardener (2005), for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.She recently (early 2011) married "James Bond" actor, Daniel Craig in a private ceremony in New York.
Vanessa RedgraveBirth date: 30 January 1937, Greenwich, London, England, UKDescription: On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave.Vanessa was born in Greenwich, London, to Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, both thespians. Three quarters of a century after her birth (despite numerous ups and down) this rather forward expectation has definitely been lived up to with an acclaimed actress that has won (among many others) an Academy Award, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, two Cannes Best Actress awards, a Tony, a Screen Actors Guild award, a Laurence Olivier theatre award and a BAFTA fellowship.Growing up with such celebrated theatrical parents, great expectations were put on both herself, her brother Corin Redgrave and sister Lynn Redgrave at an early age. Shooting up early and finally reaching a height just short of 6 foot, Redgrave initially had plans to dance and perform ballet as a profession. However she settled on acting and entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954 and four years later made her West End debut. In the decade of the 1960s she developed and progressed to become one of the most noted young stars of the English stage and then film. Performances on the London stage included the classics: 'A Touch of Sun', 'Coriolanus', 'A Midsummer's Night Dream', 'All's Well that Ends Well', 'As You Like It', 'The Lady from the Sea', 'The Seagull' and many others. By the mid 1960s, she had booked various film roles and matured into a striking beauty with a slim, tall frame and attractive face. In 1966 she made her big screen debut as the beautiful ex-wife of a madman in an Oscar nominated performance in the oddball comedy Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966), as well as the enigmatic woman in a public park in desperate need of a photographer's negatives in the iconic Blowup (1966) and briefly appeared in an unspoken part of Anne Boleyn in the Best Picture winner of the year A Man for All Seasons (1966).She managed to originate the title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" the same year on the London stage (which was then adapted for the big screen a few years later, but Maggie Smith was cast instead and managed to win an Oscar for her performance). Her follow up work saw her play the lead in the box office hit adaptation Camelot (1967), a film popular with audiences but dismissed by critics, and her second Academy Award nominated performance as Isadora Duncan in the critically praised Isadora (1968).Her rise in popularity on film also coincided with her public political involvement, she was one of the lead faces in protesting against the Vietnam war and lead a famous march on the US embassy, was arrested during a Ban-the-Bomb demonstration, publicly supported Yasar Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and fought for various other human rights and particularly left wing causes. Despite her admirably independent qualities, most of her political beliefs weren't largely supported by the public. In 1971 after 3 films back to back, Redgrave suffered a miscarriage (it would have been her fourth, after Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson and Carlo Gabriel Nero) and a break up with her then partner and father of her son, Franco Nero. This was around the same time her equally political brother Corin introduced her to the Workers Revolutionary Party, a group who aimed to destroy capitalism and abolish the monarchy. Her film career began to suffer and take the back seat as she became more involved with the party, twice unsuccessfully attempting to run as a party member for parliament, only obtaining a very small percentage of votes.In terms of her film career at the time, she was given probably the smallest part in the huge ensemble who-dunnit hit, Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and given another thankless small part as Lola Deveraux in the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976).After a celebrated Broadway debut, she created further controversy in 1977 with her involvement in two films, firstly in Julia (1977) where she acted opposite Jane Fonda as a woman fighting Nazi oppression and narrated and featured in the documentary The Palestinian (1977) where she famously danced holding a Kalashnikov rifle. She publicly stated her condemnation of what she termed "Zionist hudlums", which outraged Jewish groups and as a result a screening of her documentary was bombed and Redgrave was personally threatened by the Jewish Defense League (JDL). Julia (1977) happened to be a huge critical success and Redgrave herself was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, but Jewish support groups demanded her nomination to be dropped and at the event of the Academy Awards burned effigies of Redgrave and protested and picketed. Redgrave was forced to enter the event via a rear entrance to avoid harm and when she won the award she famously remarked on the frenzy causes as "Zionist hoodlums" which caused the audience to audibly gasp and boo. The speech reached newspapers the next morning and her reputation was further damaged.It came as a surprise when CBS hired her for the part of real life Nazi camp survivor Fania Fenelon in Playing for Time (1980), despite more controversy and protesting (Fenelon herself didn't even want Redgrave to portray her) she won an Emmy for the part and the film was one of the highest rating programs of the year. Her follow up film work to her Oscar had been mostly low key but successful, performances in films such as Yanks (1979), Agatha (1979), The Bostonians (1984), Wetherby (1985) and Prick Up Your Ears (1987) further cemented her reputation as a fine actress and she received various accolades and nominations.However mainly in the 1980s, she focused on TV films and high budget mini-series as well as theatre in both London and New York. She made headlines in 1984 when she sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra for $5 million for wrongful cancellation of her contract because of her politics (she also stated her salary was significantly reduced in Agatha (1979) for the same reason). She became more mainstream in the 1990s where she appeared in a string of high profile films but the parts often underused Redgrave's abilities or they were small cameos/5-minute parts. Highlights included Howards End (1992), Little Odessa (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Cradle Will Rock (1999), as well as her leading lady parts in A Month by the Lake (1995) and Mrs Dalloway (1997).In 2003 she finally won the coveted Tony award for her performance in 'The Long Day's Journey Into Night' and followed up with another two Tony nominated performances on Broadway, her one woman show 'The Year of Magical Thinking' in 2007 and 'Driving Miss Daisy' in 2010 which not only was extended due to high demand, but was also transferred to the West End for an additional three months in 2011.Vanessa continues to lend her name to causes and has been notable for donating huge amounts of her own money for her various beliefs. She has publicly opposed the war in Iraq, campaigned for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, supported the rights of gays and lesbians as well as AIDs research and many other issues. She released her autobiography in 1993 and a few years later she was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She also famously declined the invitation to be made a Dame for her services as an actress. Many have wondered the possible heights her career could have reached if it wasn't for her outspoken views, but being a celebrity and the artificial lifestyle usually attached doesn't seem to interest Redgrave in the slightest.Vanessa has worked with all three of her children professionally on numerous occasions (her eldest daughter, Natasha Richardson tragically died at the age of 45 due to a skiing accident) and in her mid 70s she still works regularly on television, film and theatre, delivering time and time again great performances.
Monica BellucciBirth date: 30 September 1964, Città di Castello, Umbria, ItalyDescription: Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to earn money for school, and this led to her modeling career. In 1988, she moved to one of Europe's fashion centers, Milan, and joined Elite Model Management. Although enjoying great success as a model, she made her acting debut on television in 1990, and her American film debut in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Her role in the French thriller L'appartement (1996), shot her to stardom as she won the French equivalent of an Oscar nomination. Other credits include Malèna (2000), Under Suspicion (2000) and Le pacte des loups (2001).
David StrathairnBirth date: 26 January 1949, San Francisco, California, USADescription: David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother).Strathairn attended Williams College, where he demonstrated great interest in the theater, and first befriended John Sayles, with whom he would later frequently collaborate. Strathairn graduated college and traveled to Florida to visit with his grandfather, but the grandfather passed away while Strathairn was en route. Strathairn, finding himself freshly-arrived and without friends in Florida, decided instead to join the Ringling Brothers Clown College and subsequently worked as a clown for six months in a traveling circus.Relocating to New York State, he spent several years hitchhiking across America to work in local theaters during the summers. During one of these summers Strathairn reunited with Sayles, and this eventually resulted in his role in the highly regarded Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), Sayle's directorial debut. Thereafter Strathairn developed an extensive resume of supporting roles, which became increasingly substantial as his stature in the industry grew; notable films include Lovesick (1983), Silkwood (1983), L.A. Confidential (1997), and A Map of the World (1999). Sayles frequently casts Strathairn, whose performances can be seen in Sayles' The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Matewan (1987), Eight Men Out (1988), City of Hope (1991), and Passion Fish (1992). Perhaps most notable of his collaborations with Sayles is his superb performance co-starring with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Limbo (1999).After a string of successful supporting roles in the early 2000s, Strathairn found himself thrust into the role of leading man with his performance as Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Taking on the role of the iconic newsman in the black-and-white drama, Strathairn garnered numerous award mentions including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Following the success of that film, Strathairn traveled easily between low-budget independent films - The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), The Sensation of Sight (2006), My Blueberry Nights (2007), and Howl (2010) among them - and big-budget Hollywood productions, including We Are Marshall (2006), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), both The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Legacy (2012), and Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln (2012), in which he plays Secretary of State William Seward.Strathairn has also worked extensively in television, and first became familiar to television viewers as the title character's boss in the series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987). In addition to narration work for many PBS shows, Strathairn has appeared in the TV series Big Apple (2001), The Sopranos (1999), Monk (2002), and heads the cast of the science-fiction series Alphas (2011). His work in television films has brought him an Emmy Award for Temple Grandin (2010) and an Emmy nominations for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).Strathairn married Logan Goodman in 1980, and the couple have two children.
Nikolaj Lie KaasBirth date: 22 May 1973, Rødovre, DenmarkDescription: "There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal cord. While other actors strive to close in on life, Kaas - who experienced tragic loss at an early age - seems eager to escape the eye of the storm. It is a disturbing quality that etches his characters in the audience's mind.Kaas graduated from the National Theater School in Denmark in 1998. He first appeared on screen in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's film _Drengene Fra Sankt Petri (1991)_ (The Boys from Sct. Petri) in 1991 as Otto, the rebel son of a traitor. The development of the character illustrates the growth of moral resistance into full-fledged violent revolt. This somber and masterfully-acted part earned Kaas two Danish film prizes, a Robert and a Bodil.Today Kaas imbues his adult characters with the unsentimental innocence and vulnerability of a child and audiences respond intuitively. Jeppe in 'Lars Von Trier''s _Idiots, The (1998)_ takes on true love, only to lose it. The actor received another Bodil for this portrayal. Kaas makes a narrow escape from type-casting by adding original qualities to the individual characters. He has also done self-parody as a happy-go-easy cook, working for a mafia-like boss in the midst of a murderous streak in I Kina spiser de hunde (1999) (In China they eat dogs) and as a helpless man in the throes of love in Blinkende lygter (2000) (Blinking lights).After imbuing smaller parts with larger-than-life performances, Kaas landed another main part in _Rigtigt menneske, Et (2001)_ (Truly human, 2001) as Ahmed, the aborted son (!) of a working couple. His would-be little sister is the emotionally neglected Lisa. When she dies, Ahmed comes to life and tries to become a real human being. Kaas delivers another masterful performance in this movie, inspired by the tragic tale of Casper Hauser.
Roxana ConduracheBirth date: 22 May 1973, Rødovre, DenmarkDescription: Roxana Condurache was born on August 28th, 1987, in Iasi, Romania. In 2002 she won the Miss Freshmen of Emil Racovita High School. This is how she was discovered by a modeling agency and started to work as a model. During high school, she was very successful in school plays. At the age of 18, she moved to the capital of Romania, Bucuresti, to study acting. In the first year of study, she worked for two plays: The Actors and a collaboration with The Mask Theatre and Pulse, directed by Javier Opazo.After this experience , Roxana Condurache accepted a small role in a comedy: the musical The Gurtons Needle, at the Mask Theatre. She had to prepare for 3 months for this show, taking singing and dancing classes with Razvan Diaconu (composer) and Ioana Macarie (choreography).In 2009 she played the role of a witness of the tragedy of Hiroshima. The play was called Cries for Peace, and was directed by Liana Cetechi. It was held at the Theatre for The Few, in Bucuresti. During this year, she also had a role in the play called The Fear and Misery of the Third Reich written by Bertold Brecht, and directed by Razvan Marinescu. The play won the best directing price in the festival called Theatre for The Young Festival held in Piatra Neamt, Romania. The same year, she was cast by Andrei Elvadeanu, a young director, for the leading role of his short film Extra Charged.2009 was a very important one for Roxana Condurache. That is when she was discovered by Larysa Kondracki and offered a very important role in the movie The Whisleblower, starring great names such as Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, Monica Bellucci and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.In 2010 she was cast for the leading role of another short-film, called For Mona, directed by Alexandra Baila, and had a small role in a short-film called Closed Thread by Mihail Radinoius. The same year, she received the opportunity to star in a video directed by Christian Loubeck. The video was made for the song Unbelievable, of a New York band called The Sleepy Rebels. She also received the role of Titania, in a Shakespearian play A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Cristian Toma. The group of young actors traveled a lot in Romania to promote the play.2012 is the year in which Roxana started a Masters in Writing and Directing. The same year, Roxana started working for the thriller Night of the Spirits, directed by Olimpia Stavarache, where she plays the leading role of Elisabeta.In 2012 Roxana also garnered a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 32nd Genie Awards, for her performance in the Canadian film The Whistleblower and she attended the Genie Awards, held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, on the 8th of March.In February 2012 she attended the Talent Campus of The Berlin Film Festival, alongside 200 other actors and film makers.In 2013 she started working on Otilia leaves the towel fall, written and directed by Roxana Condurache, in which she plays the leading role of Otilia.In 2014, Roxana Condurache is preparing for the leading role of Lauren Bacall, in Bogie & Bacall. The movie will be shot in 2015 in the United States.
Paula SchrammBirth date: 11 October 1989, Potsdam, Brandenburg, GermanyDescription: Paula Schramm was born on October 11, 1989 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Schloss Einstein (1998), The Whistleblower (2010) and Französisch für Anfänger (2006).
Alexandru PotoceanBirth date: 21 April 1984, Timisoara, RomaniaDescription: Alexandru Potocean studied Ion Cojar's method acting under Ion Cojar and Mircea Gheorghiu at National University of Theatre and Film from Bucharest, where he won the award for Best Supporting Actor with his performance of Kevin in Simon Stephens' "Port". He went on to have an international film career, with supporting roles in movies like the critically acclaimed 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (2007) or Peter Weir's The Way Back (2010).
William HopeBirth date: 2 March 1955, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Born in Montreal, William Hope joined the National Youth Theatre in London after high school and performed for three seasons with them. During that time he began training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). After graduation he worked almost uninterruptedly in theatre for the next seven years, in addition to over 100 radio plays for the BBC as a resident artist. In the mid 80's he was offered a major role in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" but passed on it for a lead in James Cameron's Aliens (1986) as Lt. Gorman. The next ten years saw him regularly playing leading roles in many major regional, touring and West End companies, often living in London as a base for family, while he began working more extensively in front of the camera. The last five years, has seen him appearing in a wide mix of film and TV. His career to date includes art and indie films, mainstream international TV and numerous major Hollywood movies. This year will see him guest-starring in possibly the last series of "Spooks" (MI-5), performing alongside David Thewlis in Luc Besson's "The Lady", with Rachel Weisz in "The WhistleBlower" and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows".
Rayisa KondrackiBirth date: 7 February 1980, Toronto, CanadaDescription: Rayisa Kondracki was born on February 7, 1980 in Toronto, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Asylum (2011) and Viko (2009).
Jeanette HainBirth date: 18 February 1969, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyDescription: Jeanette Hain was born in Munich. While studying at the School of Television and Film in Munich, the by chance meeting with director Sherry Hormann made her childhood dream come true by resulting in her first leading part in "Die Cellistin - Liebe und Verhängnis". Since then she has been not only playing in German and international films, but also on stage to highly critical acclaim.She has two children, Jonas (17) and Malou (2) and a dog with a tale but no tail.
Benedict CumberbatchBirth date: 19 July 1976, Hammersmith, London, England, UKDescription: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG. Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting. After he finished school, he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. On his return, he studied drama at Manchester University. He continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting. By the time he had completed his studies, he already had an agent.Cumberbatch has worked in theatre, television, film and radio. His breakthrough on the big screen came in 2004 when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in the television movie Hawking (2004). In 2010, he became a household name as Sherlock Holmes on the British television series Sherlock (2010). In 2011, he appeared in two Oscar-nominated films - War Horse (2011) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). He followed this with acclaimed roles in the science fiction fiction film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), the Oscar-winning drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Fifth Estate (2013) and August: Osage County (2013). In 2014, he portrayed Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) which earned him a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.Cumberbatch was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 Birthday Honours for his services to the performing arts and to charity.Cumberbatch's engagement to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter, whom he has known for 17 years, was announced in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times newspaper on November 5, 2014. On February 14, 2015, the couple married at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have two sons, Christopher Carlton (born 2015) and Hal Auden (born 2017).
David HewlettBirth date: 18 April 1968, Redhill, Surrey, England, UKDescription: David Hewlett was born on April 18, 1968 in Redhill, Surrey, England as David Ian Hewlett. He is an actor and writer, known for Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Cube (1997) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). He has been married to Jane Loughman since June 21, 2008. They have one child. He was previously married to Soo Garay.
Coca BloosBirth date: 1 October 1946, Piatra Neamt, Neamt, RomaniaDescription: Coca Bloos was born on October 1, 1946 in Piatra Neamt, Neamt, Romania as Cornelia Bloos. She is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Patul conjugal (1993) and Loverboy (2011).
Luke TreadawayBirth date: 10 September 1984, Exeter, Devon, England, UKDescription: Luke Treadaway was born on September 10, 1984 in Exeter, Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Unbroken (2014), Clash of the Titans (2010) and A Street Cat Named Bob (2016).
Liam CunninghamBirth date: 2 June 1961, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic.
Anna SchaferBirth date: 2 June 1961, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Anna Schafer is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Father of Invention (2010) and The Trials of Cate McCall (2013). She has been married to Peter Schafer since November 20, 2010.
Anca AndroneBirth date: 2 June 1961, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Anca Androne is an actress, known for Occident (2002), The Whistleblower (2010) and Visul lui Adalbert (2011).
Sergej TrifunovicBirth date: 2 September 1972, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YugoslaviaDescription: Sergej Trifunovic was born on September 2, 1972 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for Srpski film (2010), Next (2007) and Kad porastem bicu Kengur (2004).
Vlad IvanovBirth date: 4 August 1969, Botosani, RomaniaDescription: Vlad Ivanov was born on August 4, 1969 in Botosani, Romania as Vladimir Ivanov. He is an actor, known for 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (2007), Snowpiercer (2013) and Politist, adjectiv (2009).
Florin BusuiocBirth date: 19 May 1962Description: Florin Busuioc was born on May 19, 1962. He is an actor, known for Ferma Vedetelor (2015), The Whistleblower (2010) and 6 Bullets (2012).
Alin PancBirth date: 14 June 1973, Hunedoara, RomaniaDescription: Alin Panc was born on June 14, 1973 in Hunedoara, Romania. He is an actor and writer, known for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), Assassination Games (2011) and The Cave (2005).
Victoria RaileanuBirth date: 14 June 1973, Hunedoara, RomaniaDescription: Victoria Raileanu is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), O luna in Thailanda (2012) and Candy Crush (2015).
Dorotheea PetreBirth date: 14 June 1973, Hunedoara, RomaniaDescription: Dorotheea Petre is a well-known Romanian actress. Throughout her career she has received significant acting awards, as well as numerous nominations in international film festivals.At age 23, she debuted with the leading role in Ryna, a feature film directed by Ruxandra Zenide and produced by Strada Film. Ryna received over 30 international awards and Dorotheea received the Debut award from the Transilvania International Film Festival, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg. In 2005, Dorotheea plays the main part in How I Spent the End of the world. For this role Dorotheea received international recognition and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard section. This award was created for her in the Un Certain Regard section and it was the first one to be received by a Romanian actor. In 2007, she was declared Best Actress of the Year by the Association of Film Critics and Specialized Journalists, she receives Gopo Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, as well as the UCIN Award for Best Actress. In 2009 she wins the Special Jury award for Best Actress in Magna Graecia Film Festival for her role in the film Mar Nero. For her acting "talent and artistic sensibility", she is vested with Cultural Merit distinction, Knight of the President of Romania.Plays in Mar Nero production in March (2008), the lead role in La Solution Migliore (2009), L'enfance d'Icarus (2008), The Whistleblower (2009), Doctors for mothers (2008), Music in the Blood (2009).
Rosabell Laurenti SellersBirth date: 27 March 1996, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Rosabell Laurenti Sellers grew up in New York City, first performing at the legendary East Village experimental theater club La MaMa. As a child, with her Italian father and American mother, she moved to Rome, Italy where she grew and flourished as a young actress in film and television. Rosabell achieved European renown playing the title role in television movie Memories of Anne Frank. Shortly thereafter, she played Rachel Weisz's daughter in American release The Whistleblower (Samuel Goldwyn Films). For her work in 2012 film Gli Equilibristi, Rosabell was nominated for the David di Donatello award in the category of "Best Supporting Actress" In 2013, she played a lead role opposite Raul Bova in widely acclaimed Buongiorno Papa, and that same year, Rosabell was honored by the Italian Film Critics Association with the prestigious Nastro d'Argento award for "Most Promising Young Talent". Last season, she played a regular role on successful Italian television series Una Grande Famiglia. Rosabell holds U.S. and Italian citizenship.
Roxana GuttmanBirth date: 27 March 1996, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: A 1985 graduate of the Academy for Theater and Film in Bucharest, class mentored by actor Dem Radulescu, she performed on stage in Botosani, before joining the State Jewish Theater of Bucharest, TES, in 1989. She took on parts in musicals and dramas alike, written by playwrights such as Carlo Goldoni, Bertolt Brecht, August Strindberg, Elie Wiesel, Lion Feuchtwanger, Ellen Kaplan, Jacob Gordin, M. Ghershensohn, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Brandon Thomas. Roxana's performances on stage were conducted by directors Harry Eliad, Moshe Yassur, Alexander Hausvater, Catalina Buzoianu, etc. At TES, Roxana performs in both Romanian and Yiddish.
Stuart GrahamBirth date: 1967, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKDescription: Stuart Graham was born in 1967 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor and director, known for Hunger (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Goldfish Memory (2003).
Catherine McNallyBirth date: 1967, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKDescription: Catherine is an international award-winning actor from Toronto, Canada. She is an international fellow from the Globe Theatre in London, England under Mark Rylance, where she received The Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award,and Canada's Women in Shakespeare Award (Globe Canada). She as a Dora Nominated Actor and is a recipient of The Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival). She is one of the top ten Artists (#3) of Toronto and received best performance from Now Magazine, Toronto.
Geoffrey PounsettBirth date: 1967, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKDescription: Geoffrey Pounsett is known for his work on Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Total Recall (2012) and The Girlfriend Experience (2016).
Alexandra RadescuBirth date: 1967, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKDescription: Alexandra Radescu is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010) and Matasari (2011).
Radu BânzaruBirth date: 26 April 1968, Lugoj, RomaniaDescription: Radu Bânzaru was born on April 26, 1968 in Lugoj, Romania. He is an actor, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), The Whistleblower (2010) and Amen. (2002).
Zoltan ButucBirth date: 2 July 1969, Brasov, RomaniaDescription: Zoltan Butuc was born on July 2, 1969 in Brasov, Romania. He is an actor, known for The Cave (2005), The Whistleblower (2010) and Sex Traffic (2004).
Ciprian DumitrascuBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Ciprian Dumitrascu was born on November 8, 1966 in Bucharest, Romania. He is known for his work on London Has Fallen (2016), The Whistleblower (2010) and Joyeux Noël (2005).
Mihai GhiorBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Mihai Ghior is a casting director and actor, known for The Whistleblower (2010), The Godmother (2011) and Poker (2010).
Sabrina IascheviciBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Sabrina Iaschevici is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Buna! Ce faci? (2010) and 2+2 (2014).
Cristina CristianBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Cristina Cristian is an actress, known for Dupa dealuri (2012) and The Whistleblower (2010).
Raluca TataruBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Raluca Tataru is known for her work on Ferma Vedetelor (2015), The Keeping Room (2014) and Comoara (2015).
Bianca NeaguBirth date: 8 November 1966, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Bianca Neagu is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Numai iubirea (2004) and Inima de tigan (2007).
Ion SapdaruBirth date: 4 August 1961, Dorotcaia, MoldaviaDescription: Ion Sapdaru was born on August 4, 1961 in Dorotcaia, Moldavia. He is an actor, known for 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (2007), A fost sau n-a fost? (2006) and California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (2007).
Ionut GramaBirth date: 12 December 1982, Bucharest, RomaniaDescription: Ionut Grama (born December 12 1982) is a Romanian film, stage and voice over actor. He graduated from the National University of Drama and Film (UNATC) in Bucharest in 2007. At age 26, he recieved a nomination for Best Debut at the Romanian Association of Theatre Artists Awards for his performance as George in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.His film credits include English speaking roles in A Royal Christmas (2014), Sons of Liberty (2014), Closer to the Moon (2013), The Devil Inside (2013), The Whistleblower (2011) and The Robbery (2010). He starred in the Romanian productions A Month in Thailand (2012) and Gruber's Journey (2009) and several short films.On stage, Ionut has performed in the Romanian productions The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (2014), The Most Beautiful Novel in the World (2013), Orphans (2013), Julius Caesar (2012), Girl Gone (2009). He also starred in several UNATC productions, such as Two Worlds Hotel (2011), Parasites (2010), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2008), Belgrade Trilogy (2007) and Some Explicit Polaroids (2007). He was cast in the British site-specific productions of The Winter's Tale (2012) and Pericles (2010), performing in English, Czech and Polish.From 2013 to 2014, Ionut was the Romanian continuity voice for DIVA Universal. His voice over work includes roles in the Romanian dubbed versions of The Boxtrolls (2014), Escape from Planet Earth (2014), Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (2014), Khumba (2014), Planes (2013), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and several Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV series.In 2014, Ionut attended Neil LaBute's Why Don't We Do It In The Road? workshop at Sibiu, Romania. He participated at the Sarajevo Film Festival Talent Campus in 2013.
Paul JerrichoBirth date: 18 November 1948, England, UKDescription: Paul Jerricho was born on November 18, 1948 in England. He is an actor, known for Triangle (1981), The Whistleblower (2010) and Force 10 from Navarone (1978). He was previously married to Barbara Kinghorn.
Demetri GoritsasBirth date: 24 August 1971, Eugene, Oregon, USADescription: From Greek and Norwegian parentage, Demetri Goritsas was born in the US, grew up in British Columbia and has lived his adult life in London, England.Aside from television and film he's had quite a presence on the London stage performing at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court working with such acclaimed writers as Edward Albee, John Guare and Rebecca Gilman as well with directors Ian Rickson, Jack O'Brien and Anthony Page.He divides his time between Los Angeles and London.
Pilou AsbækBirth date: 2 March 1982, Copenhagen, DenmarkDescription: Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. Same year he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplev's drama WORLDS APARTS. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R for which he won the price for Best actor at The Danish Critic Association Award, Bodil, and at the Danish Film Academy Awards, Robert. Furthermore, he was pointed as Shooting Star at the Berlinale in 2011 for this performance; an honor that is given to ten European Actors. Also, for three years he starred in the BAFTA winning and critically acclaimed television series BORGEN as Kasper Juul; spin doctor for the Danish Prime Minister. The following years Pilou played the leading role in Tobias Lindholm's A HIJACKING and A WAR. A WAR was nominated in the category Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2015. In 2014, Pilou shot Luc-Besson's LUCY starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freemand, and this year he played Pontius Pilate in Timur Bekmambetov's BEN-HUR. In 2017 he's again playing upper site Scarlett Johansson in Rupert Sander's GHOST IN THE SHELL. Pilou starred as Euron Grayjoy in the 6th season of GAME OF THRONES which he continues to in the 7th season coming out in 2017.
Adriana ButoiBirth date: 2 March 1982, Copenhagen, DenmarkDescription: Adriana Butoi is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Efect 30 (2009) and High Plains Invaders (2009).
Danny John-JulesBirth date: 16 September 1960, London, England, UKDescription: Danny John-Jules was born on September 16, 1960 in London, England as Daniel John-Jules. He is an actor and producer, known for Red Dwarf (1988), Blade II (2002) and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Bryan JardineBirth date: 16 September 1960, London, England, UKDescription: Bryan Jardine is an actor, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), The Whistleblower (2010) and Callas Forever (2002).
Directors of "The Whistleblower"
Larysa KondrackiDescription: Larysa Kondracki was born in Toronto and studied English and theater at McGill University. She received an M.F.A. in film direction from Columbia U...
Creators of "The Whistleblower"
Larysa KondrackiDescription: Larysa Kondracki was born in Toronto and studied English and theater at McGill University. She received an M.F.A. in film direction from Columbia U...
Eilis KirwanDescription: Eilis Kirwan is a writer and director, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Nostradamus and Me (2004) and Little Christmas (2002).