Annelisa Weiland

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WEILAND, Annelisa (19**-) Actress on stage, film and television


She studied Drama at the University of Cape Town.

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

She was a member of TRUK’s permanent company from 1974 up to the beginning of 1977 when she started to freelance.

Stage roles

Performed in Hamlet (CAPAB 1973), Toiings, Plaston: DNS-Kind, Hay Fever, Tartuffe, The Rape of the Belt.

She starred in William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, directed by John Hussey, together with Eckard Rabe, James White and Siegfried Mynhardt for PACT in 1974.

She starred in Ken Leach’s production of The Story of an African Farm, adapted by André Brink from Olive Schreiner’s novel at the Alexander Theatre for PACT in 1975.

She starred in Ken Leach’s production of Feydeau’s A Flea in her Ear together with Dorothy-Ann Gould, Diane Wilson, Richard Haines, Paul Slabolepszy, Michael Richard, Frantz Dobrowsky and Lesley Nott for PACT at the Alexander Theatre in 1976.

She starred in Ken Leach’s production of the musical Fangs with Paul Slabolepszy, Michael Richard, Lesley Nott and Bill Flynn for PACT in 1977.

She starred in Janice Honeyman’s production, Forbidden Fruits, together with Jeremy Crutchley, Mike Huff, Danny Keogh, Amanda Strydom and Vanessa Cooke at Upstairs at the Market in 1983/84 **

Other stage roles include Skelmpie Kom Vanaand (CAPAB 1984), En Die Son Skyn in Suid-Afrika, Mirakel (1992), Inkleurboek vir Twee (1999), On the Lake (2001), True Confusions, Sophia Mentz Beredder Haar Boedel (2007).

Film and TV

In the 1990’s she became nationally famous for her TV role as “Hilda” in the iconic Afrikaans soap Sewende Laan.


Her first role was in Mis by Reza de Wet on Radioteater (#47).

Awards, etc

DALRO Award 1993 for her role in Mirakel (best supporting actress on the Afrikaans stage).


SACD 1974.

Skelmpie Kom Vanaand, 1984, programme notes.

Tucker, 1997.

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