Celeste Matthews

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Celeste Matthews (19**-) Actress and playwright.




Celeste took afternoon drama classes with Denise Newman in 1993. The following year she registered at Hewat College of Education and took advantage of drama lessons with Gertrude Foster.

She took a director’s course at The Nico, and in 1995 she joined the Belhar Players.


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

She played Auntie Hester in District Six – The Musical.

She later concentrated on acting for the big and small screens, with roles in seven movies and numerous television productions, one of which is that of Mara Horing in the acclaimed 26-part drama series Known Gods.

Celeste has appeared ina production of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Baxter Theatre, 2007).

Stage productions include Mix Masala (1998), Kroes, Moenie Try Nie, Truth in Translation and Suip!.

Her own plays Sandra se Erfenis was performed with a student cast at the Grahamstown Festival and Sonne Skaamte was staged as a PlayGround performed reading.

Awards, etc

Won a Fleur du Cap Award as Best Supporting Actress in 1999 as "Sophie" in Suip!.


Suip! Programme notes, 1999.

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