MARTHA VAN DER BLY by Pim Hendriksen
Photo: Pim Hendriksen
78 York Street, London W1H 1DP
Phone: 020 3322 2683
Mobile: 07922 601588
Van Gennepstraat 7, 2132 SB Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Phone: 00 31 235622827
Artist's Website:
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Lisbon, Portugal
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Weight:8st. 5lb. (53kg)
Playing Age:35 - 45 years
Appearance:Eastern European, Scandinavian
Eye Colour:Green
Hair Colour:Blond(e)
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Friendly

About me:

Martha is a skilled character actress with screen presence. She has a background in theatre and short films, and is now pursuing feature film roles.

Stage Film Short Film Voice Over Commercial Television Further Credits
2011, Stage, Reveller IV, The Heart's Tent is Broken (by Ben Okri), Tristan Bates Theatre, Matthew Lloyd
2011, Stage, Magdalena, The House of Bernarda Alba, Theatre Collection, Victor Sobchak
2010, Stage, Alice (Closer), Shot to be Seen, The Actors Studio Showcase, Royal Society of Arts, Laurence Moody
2008, Stage, Anna, Los (The Lower Depths), Gasthuis Theater, Amsterdam, Natascha Schulte
2007, Stage, Annabella, Tis Pity she's a Whore, Spui Theater / AATG, Chris Sims
2006, Stage, Miss Foxhill, Suddenly Last Summer, Focus Theatre, Dublin, Keiran McBride
2005, Stage, Alice, Alice and her Playmates, Archway Studios Dublin / Little Sister Media, Maiken Larsen
2005, Stage, Claire, The Maids, Players Theatre Dublin, Martha Van Der Bly
2005, Stage, Louise Maske, The Knickers, Players Theatre, Dublin, Victoria Patterson
2004, Stage, Maureen Whitaker, The Teachers, Focus Theatre Dublin, David Horan
2004, Stage, Electra, Electra, Players Theatre, Dublin, Sarah-Jane Shiels
2003, Stage, Astrid Kirchherr, The Man who Gave the Beatles Away - The Alan Williams Story, New Theatre Dublin, Ronan Wilmot
2002, Stage, Sister Concepta, How to Marry a Monkfish, New Theatre Dublin, Victor Feldman
2001, Stage, Luisa Maurer, Bremer Freedom, 't Gerugt, Jack Nieborg
2000, Stage, Valentine, The Traveller Without Luggage, De Kleurenbak, Leon van Batenburg
2020, Stage, Patricia Vonk, Women's Lockdown / Confinemento de Mulheres, CiaATMA, Silvia Lucarini
2016, Stage, Chorus, Antigone, International Theatre / Compagnie Theater, Theodora Voutsa
2016, Stage, Assemblee Member / District Woman, Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis, Company Louis Brouillard / Stadsschouwburg A'dam, Joel Pommerat
2015, Stage, Various, Hungry Road, Conway Collective / Brighton Players, Zwai Mgijima
2015, Stage, Speaker, Light Behind Bars, Conway Collective, Luke Dixon
2015, Stage, Dancer The Rainbow Tribe, Conway Collective Parade at Conway Hall, Conway Collective, Luke Dixon
2012, Stage, Hitler Youth / Eva Schloss (understudy), And Then They Came For Me : The South-Africa Tour, Blue Sky Network, Nic Careem
2012, Stage, Laura, Mid/ Night / Lovers, Conway Hall, The Lehmann Sisters
2012, Stage, Eva Schloss (lead), And Then They Came For Me - South Africa Tour, Blue Sky Network, Nic Careem
2011, Stage, Jutta / Hitler Youth, And Then They Came For Me, Blue Sky Network, Nic Careem
2011, Stage, Smellgha, The Extra Terrestrials and the Park with the Golden Swing, Brockley Jack, Martyn Dempsey
2017, Feature Film, Self, Eva's Dream, Rose Rebel Productions, Martha Van Der Bly
2011, Feature Film, Self, The Secret of Salone, Rose Rebel Productions, Masood Khan
2009, Feature Film, Daphne, Het Leven uit 1 Dag, Dutch Mountain Movies, Mark de Cloe
2008, Feature Film, Lori, 8.5 hours, Instigator Films, Brian Lally
2007, Feature Film, Katalina, W.C., Liam O'Mochain, Liam O'Mochain
2007, Feature Film, Julissa, Collect 'em All, Arts Council Ireland, Chris Harrington
2004, Feature Film, Solicitor, Laws of Attraction, Deep River Productions, Peter Howitt
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Tis Mooi Geweest door Frans Duijts, Zeno Groenewegen
2016, Short Film, Proeve van Bekwaamheid, Het Ketelhuis, Mathieu Peters
2015, Short Film, Woman, We All Don't Want To Be Afraid Anymore, BLUNT Cinema, Jordi Wijnalda
2014, Short Film, Christina, To Belong & Sobre O Pertencer, J-Prod., Lara Jacoski & Cassianne Maramha
2011, Short Film, Zlatka, Zlatka, Granta Magazine, Em Cooper
2009, Short Film, Hannah, The Creswell Clinic, Clinic Films, Spencer Duru
2008, Short Film, Alice, A Short Story of Love, HKU, Leonie de Boer
2008, Short Film, Greta, Faceless, Placeless, Arts Council Ireland, Christopher Harrington
2008, Short Film, The Woman, Lost in an Illusion, Obu Productions, Okke Rutte
2006, Short Film, Natalia, Grapes and Grains, DLIT, Dublin, Jade Travers
2006, Short Film, Rosa (lead), Daughter of James Connolly, Rascal Productions, Dublin, Frank Allen
2005, Short Film, The Woman, The Couple, Morton Productions, Dublin, Maria Hyllton
2005, Short Film, Mary, Into The Wilderness, TCD Chaplaincy, Dublin, Martha Van Der Bly
2004, Short Film, Rebecca, Zoo Loo, Stuntmaster Productions, Dublin, Joe Condren
Voice Over
2018, Voice Over, Skillsoft 57 Localization Gold Courses, Skillsoft
2018, Voice Over, Nailner Ad, Nailner
2017, Voice Over, Shell #makethefuture, Shell
2017, Voice Over, Book Choice - Dutch Audiobook 'Vaak Ben Ik Gelukkig', Pinewood Shepperton Facilities
2016, Voice Over, Skillsoft, Skillsoft
2015, Voice Over, Xerox Code of Conduct, Xerox
2015, Voice Over, TomTom Route Planner, Tom Tom
2010, Voice Over, Blackberry, Shell-Like
2012, Commercial, Presenter, Pfizer: Quit for Real, Toast TV, John Gradwell
2013, Commercial, Business Woman, Skillsoft Training LA, Wolff Media, Michael Wolff
2011, Commercial, German Woman, Forum Bank - Surprise!, Ogilvy & Mather, Mikko Lehtinen
2011, Commercial, Artist, Olympic Sponsorship Corporate, Camden Council, Anton Ezer and Ben Friend
2004, Commercial, Woman, TG4 Promotion, Big Fish Productions, Brian Williams
2014, Television, Monqiue Bouman, Achter Gesloten Deuren, Stepping Stone Productions / SBS6 / NET5, Merel Beernink
2011, Television, Actress, For Crying Out Loud, What Larks! / BBC4, Claire Whalley
Further Credits
2014, Still Photography, Woman from Italy; Japan; Georgia; Puerto Rico, I Kiss The World - Solo Exhibition Running Four Months, Central Library Amsterdam, Martha Van Der Bly & Simon Annand
2014, Educational, Actress, Directing Actors for Directors at RNTC, RNTC, Aart van Asperen
2013, Still Photography, Woman, Hope & Love & Sun, Mohammed Ali
2012, Still Photography, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins in Camden, Marco Mega Photography, Marco Mega
2010, Still Photography, Various, Rue de Paradis, Rose Rebel Productions, Dave Walsh
2010, Still Photography, Woman, Repulsion, Rose Rebel Productions Ltd., Dave Walsh (photographer)
2008, Still Photography, Viennese Girl, A Real Viennese Girl - Egon Schiele Revisited, Marcus Richardson
2006, Still Photography, Irish Girl, A Real Irish Girl, Colm Mullen (Photography)
2005, Still Photography, Girl, The Yellow Suitcase, Paul Iwala (photographer)


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Dutch*, German, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Dutch*, English*, French, German
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Accordion, Ballet, Dance (general), Guitar, Keyboards, Lyrical Dance, Piano*, Recorder, Sight-Reading, Waltz
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Autocue trained/experienced, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Corporate Roleplay, Green Screen, Live Roleplay, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Presenting, Public Debating, Public Speaking, Radio Presenting, Repertory, Role Play, Story Telling, Theatre In Education, Translation Audio Books, TV Presenting, Verbatim Theatre, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Ice Skating, Rollerblading, Skiing, Weight Training, Yoga, Yoga (Ashtanga)
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Event Host (experienced), Fashion Design/Styling (experienced), Improvisation, Journalist, Management Consultant (experienced), Narration, Photographic Model, Photography, Photography-Professional, Producer (professional), Public Speaking Coach, Scientist (qualified), Scriptwriter (professional), Story Telling, Translator, Writer


2009 - now

The Actors Centre London

Courses include Acting for Film, Justina Vail | Performance Acting, Nathan Osgood |Shakespeare’s Acting: Cleopatra, Luke Dixon | Acting and Semiotics, Kim Suttle | Physicality in Performance, Jeremy Stockwell | Actor’s Personal Coaching, Rikki Beadle-Blair |

2013 ACT Amsterdam: RIFF workshop with Antoinette Beumer

2011 The Actors Studio – London | Shot To Be Seen, Laurence Moody

2008 Kemna Training- - Audition and Screentest with Betty Post and Marc van Bree

2007 De Acteeropleiding - The Hague | Master Class Acteren with Sacha Bulthuis

2002-2006 Filmbase - Dublin: Audition Master Class, Margie Haber (L.A) | Acting for the Screen I en II, Vinnie Murphy | Master Class Acting with Maureen O’Hara | Master Class Acting with John Lynch | Berlinale Talent Campus Master Class Casting with Fred Roos |

The Attic – Dublin | Weekly Acting Workshops with Graham Cantwell and Rachel Rath

2005 The Gaiety School of Acting - Dublin | Acting for the Camera I en Acting for the Camera II, Kristian Marken

2003 Betty Ann Norton School - Dublin | Performance Acting Course II |Performance Acting Course III, David Horan