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Derwig studied theatre at Utrecht University for a period before transferring to the Toneelschool Arnhem, where he received his diploma in 1994. He was one of the founding members of the theatre company ‘t Barre Land in 1990.
From 1995 until 1999, he was a member of De Trust before returning to ‘t Barre Land. He has been a permanent member of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2005.
In 2012, he made his directorial debut with Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Zinc Roof, for which he collaborated with Kim van Kooten on a new translation. Since leaving Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2012, he has worked as a freelance actor.
He was nominated for the Louis d’Or in 1998 for his performance as Hamlet in the same-named play. For his role in Opening Night, he earned the Arlecchino Award in 2006.
For his work in Zus & Zo, he earned the Golden Calf for best actor in 2003, and on September 6, 2008, he received the Paul Steenbergen Medal from Pierre Bokma.
[ He received the Louis d’Or in 2011 for his part as Pavel Protassov in Children of the Sun , and again in 2014 for his portrayal as George in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Derwig won the award for best supporting actor at De TV-Beelden 2016 for his part as “the coach” in Penoza. For his work as Gijs van Hall in Banker of the Resistance, he was nominated for another Golden Calf (best actor) (2018).
He won De Slimste Mens for the 19th season in 2022.
I have to admit that it wasn’t until late, extremely late, that I realised where I could devote my dedication. It wasn’t until I was twenty years old that I ventured to pursue my true calling: theatre.
Until then, I had simply bumped into my environment. Hockey and piano are two of my favourite things to do. I did all you asked without questioning whether or not I really wanted to.
People lived between the tennis court and the hockey field in my very small universe. We also lived in Dordrecht, of all places, which was a very foolish, dull city where you weren’t particularly inspired.
Children in Amsterdam and Het Gooi who attended one of those creative schools made me jealous. At the very least, I reasoned, they’re doing something.
He made his directorial debut in 2012 with Tennessee Williams’ Kat on a Hot Zinc Roof, for which he collaborated with Kim van Kooten on a new translation.
He left Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2012 and has been working as a freelance actor since then.
In 1998, he was nominated in France for the Louis d’Or Award for his performance as Hamlet in the play of the same name. He won the Arlecchino in 2006 for his performance in Opening Night.
He earned the Golden Calf for best actor for his work in Zus & Zo in 2003, and because to Pierre Bokma’s efforts, he received the Paul Steenbergen Medal Prize on September 6, 2008.