Basil Appollis (196*-) Stage, film and TV actor, singer and director.
Born in Cape Town
He completed a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama (University of Cape Town Drama Department 1980-1983) and a Directors Course at the British Theatre Association (London 1987).
Freelancing since 1984 and he spent two years doing Theatre-in Education.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Basil has appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1988), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Pieter Toerien and NAPAC, 1990), Sue Pam-Grant and D.J. Grant’s Take the Floor (the Laager and on national and international tours, 1994, 2002), *, A Writer’s Last Word – A One Man Show (National Arts Festival 1998), District Six – The Musical (Baxter Theatre, 2002), Kanna, hy kô Hystoe (Baxter Theatre, 2003), Jack and the Beanstalk (Johannesburg Civic, 2003, **, Motown Magic (Gold Reef City, 2009).
He was involved in different productions of Buckingham Palace, District Six, either as performer or director. His directing credits include * Buckingham Palace, District Six (Baxter Theatre, 199*) * Where the Boys Are (On Broadway, Cape Town, 2008), *.
He wrote and performed in My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace at the Baxter Theatre's Masambe venue, December 2013. The one-man, one-hour long theatre production is a celebration of the life and work of legendary writer Richard Rive.
Has been an actor in various international films and made guest appearances on SA TV shows.
He is a member of the Cape Flats Players.
Take the Floor programme, 1994.
The New Age 11 December 2013.
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