André-Jacques van der Merwe
(196*-****) Actor, director. Also known as AJ van der Merwe.
Graduated with Drama and English from Potchefstroom University at the end of 1980 and was awarded a teacher's diploma in 1981.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
His first appearance on the professional stage was in Ek, Anna van Wyk for CAPAB in 1984. Acted in Somewhere on the Border (PACOFS). Since 1989 he played for PACT in Die Storm, As You Like It, Vat hom, Flaffie!, as well as in four pantomines. He appeared as Duval in Antjie Somers and as Turkey and other characters in Honk!.
Cobus Rossouw bursary for Best Actor, 1986.
Die Waterwyser programme notes, 1992
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