William Egan (Billy). Actor and director for stage and TV.
Often referred to as Billy Egan by friend and colleagues.
In the early 1960s he was a sudent at the Pretoria Teacher’s College and the University of Pretoria.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Directed ** , Cry, The Beloved Country
He directed PACT’s production of The Crucible in 1981, Theodora, 1981, an Afrikaans translation of The Taming of the Shrew called Die Vasvat van ‘n Feeks starring Marius Weyers and Sandra Prinsloo for PACT at the Pretoria State Theatre in February 1983, The Night of the Iguana in 1983, The Rise and Fall of the First Empress Bonaparte in August 1983, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for PACT in May 1984.
He is known for his role as Otto Beukes in the Afrikaans language television drama series Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling.
He was named actor of the year both in 1963 and 1964 during the one-act festivals for Teacher’s Colleges. At the same festival he also received the award as best director for his production of Purgatory (Yeats).
Twaalfde Nag programme notes, PACT 1964.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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