Antoinette Kellermann

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Antoinette Kellermann (1952-) is a bilingual Afrikaans and English actress and lecturer.

Also credited as Antoinette Kellerman.

Biography

She was born in 1952 in Bellville.

Training

Antoinette studied at the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department.

Career

She worked for CAPAB, SWAPAC and PACT, as well as a variety of other companies. Since the demise of CAPAB, she has worked closely with Marthinus Basson and the Vleis, Rys en Aartappels company. She ecame a teacher for Pretoria Technikon's Cape branch in 200*, and in 2002 joined the staff of the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department as speech and acting teacher.

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

Roles include Die Van Aardes van Grootoor by Pieter-Dirk Uys (1977/78), Merteuil in Quartet (1988), "Lucienne" in Hond se Gedagte "Adriana" in Kinkels innie Kabel, "Helena Alving" in Ibsen's Spoke "Madame de Montrieul" in Madame de Sade "Anna" in Pieter Fourie's Ek, Anna van Wyk

Tartuffe (Nico Malan Theatre) with Ernst Eloff. 1991*)

She starred in Bartho Smit’s Die Keiser circa 1992

Is die Muis Baas?, 1994,

Oscar in Afrika (Aardklop festival, 1999), Ek, Anna van Wyk (1999/2008)**

in Reza de Wet's Breathing In (2004), Drie Susters Twee with Alida Theron and Grethe Fox.

Jan en die Boontjierank (pantomine) with Tobie Cronjé, Hélène Truter & James Borthwick.

Tours with Handspring Puppet Company. Tango del Fuego with Dawid Minnaar.

Market Theatre production of Snakebird by Laraine Lane, staged in the Laager theatre, 20 October - 24 November 2001

Mamma Medea (Tom Lanoye, 2003). Romeo en Julia (Vleis, Rys en Aartappels, 2005),

Tango del Fuego with Dawid Minnaar, Lang Dagreis na die Nag (Vleis, Rys en Aartappels, 2008), ʼn Ander Tongval (Vleis, Rys en Aartappels, 2008), Samsa-Masjien, 2015, Macbeth Slapeloos 2015.

Awards

Won several awards eg. Fleur de Cap, two Dalro, two Computicket & Two Artes Prizes.

"Lucienne" in Hond se Gedagte (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actress, 1988),

"Adriana" in Kinkels innie Kabel (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress, 1989),

"Helena Alving" in Ibsen's Spoke (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress, 1990),

"Madame de Montrieul" in Madame de Sade (Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards|Fleur du Cap Theatre Award]], Best Supporting Actress, 1997),

"Anna" in Pieter Fourie's Ek, Anna van Wyk (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress, 1999),

She won the Computicket Award for her performance in Die Tragedie van Cymbeline in 1993.

Erepenning vir Toneelkuns Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kunspryse; Kellerman, Antoinette, 2008.

Vita for Spoke 1991. DALRO 1993: Kellerman, Antoinette in `Die Tragedie van Cymbeline' (best actress on the Afrikaans stage);; Kanna 2010: Best Female Artist: Antoinette Kellerman in As die broek pas; FNB Vita (Gauteng) 2000: Best lead actress: Antoinette Kellerman (Ek, Anna an Wyk);; FNB Vita (KZN) 2000: Best lead actress: Antoinette Kellerman (Ek, Anna van Wyk); Fleur du Cap (year?) Kellerman, Antoinette : Madame de Sade (Best supporting actress);

Nominated FNB Vita (Cape ) 1997: Kellerman, Antoinette : `Statements After an Arrest....' [best lead actress; Vita (National) 1992: Kellerman, Antoinette in `Koning ubu' [actress of the year];

Won several awards eg. Fleur de Cap, two Dalro, two Computicket & Two Artes Prizes. Ek, Anna van Wyk (Pieter Fourie) Marthinus Basson Director.

In 2008 the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns awarded her their Erepenning vir Toneel- en Verhoogkuns ("honorary pennant for theatre and stage art") and the Gerhard Beukes Prys ("prize") for her lifelong contribution to theatre.

Sources

Tucker, 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Nico Luwes 2010. Pieter Fourie (1940-) se bydrae as Afrikaanse dramaturg en kunsbestuurder: 1965-2010. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Bloemfontein: University of the Free State[1]

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