Ross Devenish

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Ross Devenish (born 1939). Film director.


Biography

Ross was born in Pietersburg (now Polokwaner).


Youth

Training

He studied film-making in London.

Career

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

His stage production of A Lesson from Aloes was staged Upstairs at the Market in 1980, after having played to full houses at London's National Theatre.

He worked with Athol Fugard, directing three films with scripts by Fugard: Marigolds in August, The Guest and Boesman and Lena. He also made a film with a script by Nadine Gordimer, City Lovers.

Awards, etc

Marigolds in August was awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1980.

Sources

SACD 1980/81.

Tucker, 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

For more information

[1].

IMDb [2].

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