Frans J. Afman (1943-2019) was a Dutch actor and director who was born in Amsterdam. He was best known for his roles in Dutch films such as The Little Ballerina (1969), The Little Ballerina and the Big Adventure (1974), and The Little Ballerina and the Big Adventure in New York (1976).
Afman began his acting career in the late 1960s, performing in various theater productions. He quickly rose to fame after performing in the musical The Little Ballerina, which was a huge success in the Netherlands. He went on to star in a number of Dutch films, becoming a household name in the country.
Afman also had a successful directing career, helming the features The Little Ballerina and the Big Adventure (1974) and The Little Ballerina and the Big Adventure in New York (1976). He also directed the Dutch television series Sjakie en de Grote Glazen Lift (1976), which won numerous awards.
Afman was a passionate advocate for children's rights and worked with a number of organizations to promote children's welfare. He was also an active member of Amnesty International.
In his later years, Afman continued to act in television and film. He was the star of the Dutch television series Koningin en Koning (2006-2007), and appeared in several Dutch films, including Liefde is Vreemd (2008) and Iedereen Beroemd (2010).
In 2019, Afman passed away due to complications of a stroke. He was 76. He left behind a legacy of dozens of films and television series, as well as a passion for children's rights. He will be remembered as a beloved Dutch actor and director who touched many lives.