In Game of Thrones he played Daario Naharis, a handsome warrior who Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, took on as a lover. And now Dutch media are reporting that actor Michiel Huisman may be doing battle as a host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
The rumour grew legs on Friday night during Dutch entertainment show RTL Boulevard. The show’s resident Eurovision expert Aran Bade revealed that Michiel’s name is being whispered more and more in the corridors of power.
He broached the subject with Sietse Bakker, the executive producer of Eurovision 2020, during the broadcast. The TV exec wouldn’t be pushed on the matter, but seemed to have a glint in his eye.
“That’s a nice name,” he said. “Who knows.”
“I am not saying anything, but I am practicing my poker face again. There is, however, a preference for three presenters: last year there were four. If a presenter is a bit poorly, you have to imagine that he gets sick. Four is a bit much. Then three is actually quite nice. But I don’t exclude the possibility that we also end up with two or four.”
Sietse also revealed that his team has drawn up “a long list of presenters” that includes “actors, actresses, singers and influencers.” (So have we). He stressed that hosting isn’t a solo gig. Rather various people need to fit together and there needs to be “a good division of tasks that you can build a good story around.”
About Michiel Huisman
Michiel, 38, is known for a lot more than his role in Game of Thrones. The telegenic Dutchman has appeared in series and films in both Dutch and English.
In 2018 he starred as Steven Crain in the 10-part Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, which tells the story of five adult siblings and their various reactions to paranormal experiences at the eponymous home. He’s also had recurring roles on Nashville and Orphan Black.
Born in Amstelveen — a suburb of Amsterdam — he’s married to the Dutch actress Tara Elders with whom he shares a daughter. On Instagram he shows a love of photography and monochrome. But given his rich experiences — besides being an actor, he was once in a band called Fontane — you can’t say he’s all black and white.
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