“Irreplaceable You” Starring Michiel Huisman Now on Netflix
Directed by Stephanie Laing, “Irreplaceable You” is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), best friends since childhood who are engaged to be married, and whose tranquil New York lives come crashing down when Abbie receives an unexpected diagnosis. Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, Abbie makes unlikely friendships with Myron (Christopher Walken), Kate (Kate McKinnon) and Mitch (Steve Coogan) whose one thing in common is that they focus on living, while they are dying. Ultimately, “Irreplaceable You” asks the question, how do you say goodbye?
Michiel Huisman has acted in both Dutch and English language TV series and films. Huisman played Ellis Jones in the fantasy romance film “The Age of Adeline” (2015), Sonny on the television series “Treme” (2010–2013), and Daario Naharis on “Game of Thrones” (2014–2016). He has also played recurring roles on television such as Liam McGuinnis on “Nashville” (2012–2014) and as Cal Morrison on “Orphan Black” (2014–2015).
Michiel Huisman began his career on Dutch television, in the Dutch soap opera “Goede tijden, slechte tijden” (1998). He later played starring roles in the Dutch TV series “De co-assistent” (2007–2010) and “Bloedverwanten” (2010), supporting roles in the Dutch films “Costa!” (2001) and “Full Moon Party” (2002), and leading roles in “Phileine Says Sorry” (2003) and “Floris” (2004). He also played a supporting role in “Black Book” (2006). During the early years of his acting career, Huisman was also part of a band called Fontane.
Huisman’s first international acting experience came in 2006, when he guest-starred in an episode of the British TV series “Dalziel and Pascoe”. He subsequently appeared in “The Young Victoria” (2009), “World War Z” (2013), “Wild” (2014), “The Invitation” (2015) and “The Age of Adeline”. Michiel Huisman is currently living with his wife and daughter in New York City.