Anna Cloete

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(1916-1999). Actress on stage, television and film .

Biography

She was married to James Norval and they had a daughter, Paddy Norval. She died on 10 February 1999.

Training

Career

Her career started in 1935 when she played the role of Paddy in an Afrikaans version of Paddy the Next Best Thing. She then joined the James Norval Geselskap. Worked for NTO in 1951 and 1952, from 1953 freelanced with her husband.

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

Performed with CAPAB in Oom Wanja, Ampie, as Christine Vermaak in Die Ryk Weduwee (1974 and 1976) and Ousus and with PACT in Hedda Gabler, Die Dans van die Reier, Kringloop van die Liefde, As Ons Twee Eers Getroud Is.

Other productions include Anastasia, Agt Vroue, Bart Nel, Cyrano de Bergerac, Laat-Februarie 1922, Faan se Stasie, Die Onwillige Weduwee, Die Hekse van Salem, Die Plaasvervangers, Die Pophuis, Satansloon, Ghosts, Kinkels innie Kabel, Die Vrek, Die Tragedie van Romeo en Juliet, Die Spaanse Vlieg, Titus Andronicus, Mattewis en Meraai, Die Laaste van die Takhare, Die Koningin en die Rebelle.

She wrote Simson en Delila, Vicki die Strandlopertjie, Kind van die See, Wie Flous die Ouvrou Nou?.


On television she appeared in Die Ryk Weduwee and Die Koster. Film roles in Spore in die Modder, Oom Paul

Awards, etc

Sources

SACD 1973; Die Burger 11 February 1999.

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