Nicola Hanekom (1974-). Actress in film, television and on stage. Playwright, director.
She was born on 19 August 1974 in Bellville. She matriculated at the Groote Schuur High School in Cape Town in 1992. She is married to the actor Grant Swanby.
Completed a bilingual Performer's Diploma at the University of Cape Town in 1995.
Since completing her studies she has been freelancing. She has coached acting privately and taught voice and interpretation at AMAC in Cape Town.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
She portrayed Ingid Jonker in the stage production Altyd Jonker, acted in Ek, Anna van Wyk. Other performances include Diepe Grond, 1995, As You Like It, Samoerai, The Taming of the Shrew (1996), Skelmstreke, The Tent, Darkie, The SA UFO Crash (1999), Smag (2008).
Ongetiteld/untitled, including a synopsis, press reviews, and curriculum vitae of Nicola Hanekom and Ingrid Lehmensich, at Another One Night Stand Festival, 2001.
Nicola has also directed and written plays and physical theatre for stage and has made her own short film, Maar anyway, nog 'n Dooie Feeverhaal.
Television credits include Plek van die Vleisvreters and Transito for KykNet. She also acted in the internationally acclaimed Human Cargo.
Highlights in her film experience include Husk (a short film screened at Cannes, 1999) and String Caesar. Played Rooisarie in the film Hond se Dinges (2009) and the role of the doctor's wife in the film Faan se Trein (2014).
She received a Stone award for her role in the film Husk.
She was awarded the Onbeperk Prize for Innovative Thinking by the KKNK, 2014.
Awarded the Eugène Marais Prize for Die Pad Byster in March 2015.
Die Burger 28 March 2015.
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