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Frederik Percy de Groot (born May 23, 1946 in Bilthoven) is a Dutch actor. In the Netherlands he appeared in the detective series Bureau Kruislaan and its spin-off Unit 13.

He is best known, however, in Canada where he has been the television spokesman for ING Direct since 1997. The marketing campaign was developed by GWP Brand Engineering. They picked an actor with a foreign accent so that customers would not be surprised to learn the bank was also foreign.[1] De Groot also speaks French, and is unusual among Canadian spokespeople for also appearing in the company's French Canadian language spots.

He is married since 1997 to Marja Bakker. He has three children: Elwin and Oliver de Groot and Genevieve Gaunt. Genevieve Gaunt is also an actor, and portrayed Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Frederik and his wife Marja own theatre company Living Productions – Hoorn.

References

  1. ^ The Hard Sell: Rob's Weekly Ad Review. Keith McArthur. The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ont.: May 8, 2007. pg. B.4

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File:De Lemmings - Frederik de Groot
Frederik de Groot in De Lemmings in 1980
Frederik Percy de Groot (born May 23, 1946 in Bilthoven) is a Dutch actor. In the Netherlands he appeared in the detective series Bureau Kruislaan and its spin-off Unit 13.

He is best known, however, in Canada where he has been the television spokesman for ING Direct since 1997. The marketing campaign was developed by GWP Brand Engineering. They picked an actor with a foreign accent so that customers would not be surprised to learn the bank was also foreign.[1] De Groot also speaks French, and is unusual among Canadian spokespeople for also appearing in the company's French Canadian language spots.

He is married since 1997 to Marja Bakker. He has three children: Elwin and Oliver de Groot and Genevieve Gaunt. Genevieve Gaunt is also an actor, and portrayed Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Frederik and his wife Marja own theatre company Living Productions – Hoorn.

=Filmography

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  • Verloren Jaren (2010) .... Studieleider regie
  • Sinterklaas en het geheim van het grote boek (2008) .... Inspecteur Jankers
  • Sinterklaas en het uur van de waarheid (2006) .... Inspecteur Jankers
  • The Little Riders (1996) .... Father Hugo

References

  1. ^ The Hard Sell: Rob's Weekly Ad Review. Keith McArthur. The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ont.: May 8, 2007. pg. B.4

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