Wim Opbrouck

Wim Opbrouck

Wim Opbrouck is a Flemish actor and singer. He is especially known for his work on stage. Opbrouck comes from Bavikhove, part of Harelbeke and studied at the Herman Teirlinck Studio. As an actor, he joined the Blue Monday Company. In 1997 he performed in a 12-hour theater marathon production of Ten oorlog by Tom Lanoye. Following the merger of this company with KNS (Antwerp), he became an actor at the Drama House. He took on large roles in Aars!, Leenane Trilogy, L. King of Pain, and Macbeth. In 2005 he transferred to the new NTGent. He gained fame through his appearance in the travel documentary 'De Bende van Wim, a collaboration with composer and producer Jean Blaute and photographer Michiel Hendryckx, in which he travels through Europe on a motorcycle. He's also well known for appearing in the television shows Windkracht 10 and In De Gloria. He played in the films like Manneken Pis, Meisje and Everybody's Famous! In addition, he also plays the occasional group The Dolfijntjes. He sings and plays accordion. In 2008 it was reported that in 2010 he would succeed John Simons as artistic director of NTGent.