'Undercover' Season 3: 5 things you didn't know about Tom Waes
'Undercover' is returning with its much-anticipated third season on Netflix and the wait couldn't be any more excruciating! The Dutch crime thriller which took the world by storm and became one of the best foreign shows on the streaming site will see its gripping story continue.
Season 3 of 'Undercover' will see Bob Clemmens tasked with the job of finding a mole in the police department along with his nemesis and criminal Ferry Bouman, in order to avoid jail time. But the crime couple Serkan and Leyla Bulut aren't going to be easy to deal with and the path is lined with risk and peril. The Netflix show is brought to life by excellent actors so read on to know a bit more about them.
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Tom Waes as Bob Lemmens
Tom Waes is a Belgian television presenter, television director, actor, and singer and was born on November 7, 1968, in Antwerp, Belgium. One of his first jobs was working on oil rigs as a deep-sea diver for seven long years after, doing a diving course in Scotland post high school. Before he became known to audiences he had more of a behind-the-camera role and worked for shows like ‘The Quizmaster’ and ‘The Last Show’. 2005 saw him win recognition for his performance as the brother of Bart De Pauw in ‘Het Gender De Pauw’. Following that, he starred in ‘Offside’ and in the same year he made the comedy TV show, ‘Trigger Happy’ along with a few others.
Later years saw him in roles here and there but major work was as a TV presenter for shows like 'The One Man Show', 'De Oplichters', 'Reizen Waes' and more. He also dabbles in singing with his parody song 'Dva vodka' receiving attention in Belgium. The actor is also multi-lingual and can speak German , English , French and Spanish. Waes returns as Bob Lemmens in Netflix's 'Undercover' Season 3.
Nazmiye Oral as Leyla Bulut
Nazmiye Oral is a Turkish-Dutch writer and actress.Initially she worked as an interviewer for the Dutch Muslim Broadcasting's television program 'De Dialogue' and interviewed prominent figures like the politician Pim Fortuyn and actor, director, writer Theo van Gogh. Oral has also worked in theatre performing 'Gesluierde Monologen' a play by Adelheid Roosen both in the Netherlands and abroad and also co-founded' Zinaplatform', a theater initiative that travels to different neighborhoods in the Netherlands, uses local stories and gives performances on the street or at home.
She is also an author and her debut novel Zehra which came out in 2001, was even nominated for the E. du Perron Prize. Her work in film and TV includes 'In Freedom', ' Baantjer',and 'Zomergasten'. She will essay the role of Leyla Bulut, one half of a powerful crime couple in 'Undercover'.
Other cast members
The rest of the cast consists of Frank Lammers as Ferry Bouman, Jeroen Van der Ven as Patrick Diericks, Murat Seven as Serkan Bulut, Elise Schaap as Danielle Bouman, Kevin Janssens as Jurgen van Kamp and Huub Smit as Dennis de Vries.
'Undercover' Season 3 releases on January 10, 2022 on Netflix.