I am Charlie

Charlie Curilan is a Filipino actor based in The Netherlands who started his professional career in the original Dutch version of the Broadway hit musical “Miss Saigon.” He has appeared in popular Dutch TV series “Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden,” “Meiden van de Herengracht,” and “A’dam en E.V.A.” and has appeared in TV commercials, corporate films, and short films.He also joined the cast of the Swedish version of Miss Saigon for the Malmö Opera in Sweden. He was nominated Best Actor for his performance as “Coach” in the 48HFP short film festival in Rotterdam in 2018. He won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the FilmstarZ Film Festival in Vlissingen, Netherlands, for his role in the short film “Open Wond” in 2019.

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The acting class for absolute beginners with Charlie Curilan.

Have you been wondering… “can I get up, play at things, act as though I am somebody else… comedically, dramatically? Can I do this acting thing… at least a little bit?”

Is there a curiosity to try it, test yourself out and kick up a little excitement for trying?

Come, drop in for a cycle of weekly classes, to play-act-game-improvise-play some more. Give it a go. Learn what it is to “act” by… Acting.

This class is specifically designed for the complete, absolute beginner. It can be a spring board to experience a sense of the kind of playing actors do to begin to understand how one might get better at it. Though, the class is also offered in a way that just allows you to come and leap into exercises and role playing in a very loose and non stressful way. Weekly, we work with some structure, and then just try to enjoy the ride..see what all of us can create together.

We will do a bit of script work too… you taking on only what you can handle.

You’ll be in the capable hands of award winning actor Charlie Curilan who has performed in The Netherlands and Internationally in film, dramatic stage works, musicals, commercials, and television.

This class, The Acting Class for Absolute Beginners, it is part I of our introduction to acting. Later, if you wish, you may  progress to part II with The Foundations of Acting to get a little more serious, and finally to part III with The Foundations of Acting with an Introduction to Acting for the Camera.

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Roku streaming service TVC released in Canada, USA, Latin America

2 episodes on Jos, Dutch comedy series, produced by AVRO TROS, streamed on NOS

Very Very precise, very “welll read,” and always very very relaxed. haha. I left teasching at a film school in the Philippines in 2018, and then found one of the best Pilipino actors right here in the Netherlands. As I look again at the CoffeeShop scene, I see even more how damn good you were.. ..really, just excellent…Some got it, some don’t..you do. Shine on.

– Alex Murphy (American actor, director, and teacher)

Start spreading the news!! Gothamite Film Awards in New York, Capo III won 3 awards! Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Feature.


White Rabbit 16mm (filming) Mr. Mojo |  Boykee (post-production) Stanley | 2019  Waarom Zou Ik? (Short) Charles | 2018  Stanley 911 (Short) Coach Charlie | 2017 | Triangle of Trust (Short) Chris |  2017/IVArcadia (Short) Man in wheelchair |  2017The Far Reach (Short) Father |  2017Onwerk (Un-work) (Short) Charlie |  2017/IILost Girl (Short) Stephfather Rue |  2016Vlieg (Short) Patrick de Waal |  2016Black Pawn (Short) Hank |  2016EveRRed (Short) Barkeeper Theo |  2016 Open Wond (Short)  Theo |  2016The Elite (Short) Journalist |  2016Group (Short) Lex Jones |  2016De Laatste (Short) Gerard |  2016/IIRoutine (Short) Boris |  2016/INiemandsland (Short) Raider Boss |  2015Meiden van de Herengracht (TV Series) Mr. Morimoto – De kracht van de verleiding (2015) … Mr. Morimoto |  2015Second Mind 2015 (Short) James |  2015Lechon Baboy (Short)  Benicio delos Reyes |  2015Illusoir (Short) Chen Lao |  2014A’dam – E.V.A. (TV Series) Sushi chef #1 | – Nut En Genoegen (2014) … Sushi chef #1 |  2014/IIIBromance (Short) Bar Customer #1 |  2014Pestilence (Short) Daniel |  1997Goede tijden, slechte tijden (TV Series) Douanebeambte | – Aflevering 1366 (1997) … Douanebeambte (as Charlemagne Curilan) – Aflevering 1365 (1997) … Douanebeambte (as Charlemagne Curilan)

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Your vulnerability and the emotional life of your character came through and was very engaging. Impressive for someone only acting for two years.* Must be in the genes. Congratulations.


Director ( Los Angeles, CA)
I had a chance to work with Charlie when giving one of my workshops in Amsterdam. Charlie showed very early in the process that he has the ability to deliver a powerful and believable performance within no time of preparation. I was very impressed and moved by his performance. He showed a very professional attitude, and adapted fast and easy to new directions in the exercises we worked with. I really hope to have the chance to work with him again in the future.


Charlie is a hell of a dude. On camera as well as off camera. While I know him as an actor who wants his lines a.s.a.p. so he can go over them and get into character even more.. he’s maybe even more fun to watch and edit when you give him room to improvise. Subtle and funny, dramatic and realistic. Charlie has all the traits of a beautiful human being and I can’t wait to work with him again and to see more of his ‘roles’ come to life.. Let yourself be surprised by Charlie. You’ll love him just as your audience will.


Intimidating intensity in performance that took me aback, and when I met him he turned out to be a really friendly guy! If this was the guy who ‘soiled’ Jeffrey Lebowsky’s rug in the Big Lebowsky, he definitely would have payed up in the first scene.


(Dutch comedian and writer, sketchcomedy.nl)
I got to know Charlie as an incredibly hard-working actor who is very dedicated to his craft. Such a pleasure to work with.


German actor and acting coach
Although I’ve only worked with Charlie once – in “Routine” – I was impressed, and felt lifted by his acting on the set. Since then he continues to impress me with his presence on the screen and last, but not the least, by his lasting and generous support as a brother in film anyway.


Dutch Actor, Drama teacher, and Director

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