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Bernhard, Scoundrel of Orange 

Bernhard, Schavuit van Oranje (original title)
The older Prince Bernhard tells the story of his exciting life to Princess Máxima. After all, when Prince Willem-Alexander takes the throne, she will be his Queen and take up much the same ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Daan Schuurmans ...  Bernhard 4 episodes, 2010
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ...  Bernhard 4 episodes, 2010
Ellen Vogel Ellen Vogel ...  Juliana 4 episodes, 2010
Lot van Lunteren Lot van Lunteren ...  Juliana 4 episodes, 2010
Loes Haverkort ...  Máxima 4 episodes, 2010
Elsje Scherjon Elsje Scherjon ...  Cocky Gilles 4 episodes, 2010
Rick Nicolet ...  Wilhelmina 3 episodes, 2010
Marie-Louise Stheins Marie-Louise Stheins ...  Beatrix 3 episodes, 2010
Arjen Bosman Arjen Bosman ...  Adjudant 3 episodes, 2010
Vincent Linthorst Vincent Linthorst ...  Alexander / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Reinier Noordzij Reinier Noordzij ...  Verpleger 3 episodes, 2010
David Eeles David Eeles ...  Sefton Delmer 3 episodes, 2010
Aram van de Rest Aram van de Rest ...  Aschwin zur Liepe-Biesterfeld 3 episodes, 2010
René van Zinnicq Bergman ...  Hans Teengs Gerritsen 2 episodes, 2010
Aart van Harten Aart van Harten ...  AIVD man 2 episodes, 2010
Bert Geurkink Bert Geurkink ...  Pieter Broertjes 2 episodes, 2010
Flip Filz ...  Jan Tromp 2 episodes, 2010
Tina de Bruin Tina de Bruin ...  Ursula von Panwitz 2 episodes, 2010
Sander Commandeur Sander Commandeur ...  Lakei Thomas / ... 2 episodes, 2010


The older Prince Bernhard tells the story of his exciting life to Princess Máxima. After all, when Prince Willem-Alexander takes the throne, she will be his Queen and take up much the same position as Bernhard did as husband to former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. His story takes us from Palace Soestdijk to once-German Reckenwalde with the young Bernhard, to Nazi-Berlin, wartime in London, Argentina and Canada and much more. It paints a portrait of the world from the thirties to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Bernhard survived the deepest of crises: accusation of treason by Ian Fleming during the war, corruption in the fifties and seventies, extra-marital daughters and even being the main reason for a dutch governmental crisis. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 January 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Featured in De Wereld Draait Door: Episode #5.158 (2010) See more »

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Promising series, definitely continuing after seeing the first episode.
10 January 2010 | by joopxivSee all my reviews

Having seen the first episode, this mini-series looks promising.

While parts of the story are highly speculative, it remains plausible and interesting to watch. The complaint of it being historically inaccurate is uncalled for, it's a series, not a documentary.

The quality of acting is very good, this series features some of the best actors and actresses The Netherlands has to offer at this moment. The script works in a simple but effective way: the old Bernard tells the story of his life to his grand-daughter-in-law Maxima, in a flashback construction, the viewer switches back and forth between the young and old Bernard without it becoming annoying.

Looking forward to the other episodes.

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