Christine Basson

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Christine Basson (1941-2019). Professional stage and screen actress, drama teacher and radio presenter in both English and Afrikaans.


She was Born on 9 June, 1941. Died on 10 June 2019 at the age of 78.


Completed high school at in Bloemfontein and completed a BA Drama at the Stellenbosch University circa 1964.


She became a founding member of Pieter Fourie Genootskap (1964), touring the country with Pieter Fourie’s plays. Later worked for The Space and the Market Theatre in the 1970s. Then she worked for CAPAB??* in ****.

Besides being a professional stage actress, drama teacher and radio presenter for the past 30 years, she also had years of experience in theatre, radio, film, TV and voice work in both Afrikaans and English. Became nationally known in a number of TV series, most notably as “Nora Naude” in the long running soap Egoli.

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


She has appeared on stage in The House of Bernarda Alba (UTS 1962), Agt Vroue (UTS 1963), Op Hoop van Seën, (UTS 1964), She Stoops to Conquer (PACOFS 1966), Don Carlos (PACOFS 1966, Voëlvry ((CAPAB/UTS 1967), The West Indian (CAPAB 1967, A Pound on Demand (in Afrikaans, 1967), Yerma in Afrikaans (CAPAB 1967), Kom Spook By My (CAPAB 1968), Ons Hou Konsert (CAPAB 1968 and 1983), Die Drie Van Der Walts (PACOFS 1970), Ooh! La-La (Outer Space 1974), God's Forgotten (Outer Space, 1975), Selle Ou Storie (The Company 1975), Paradise is Closing Down (Grahamstown Festival 1977), Send for Dolly 1980, Pavane (PACT 1980), Bobaas van die Boendoe (PACT 1980), Filumena Marturano (PACT 1981, Key for Two (Pieter Toerien 1983), Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle (CAPAB 1983, Huis op Horings (PACT 1985), PACT 1987), Faan se Stasie (PACT 1985), Don Juan onder die Boere (PACT 1986), Graswewenaar (PACT 1986), 'n Seder val in Waterkloof (PACT 1987), Die Proponentjie (PACT 1988), Vat hom, Flaffie! (PACT 1989, Die Groot Wit Roos (PACT 1989), CAPAB 1990), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (CAPAB 1990), Die Wonderwerk (PACT 1991).

Film and TV

Egoli: Afrikaners is Plesierig


Egoli: Place of Gold (TV Series)

(as Nora Naude / Nora 

- Episode #1.4542 (2009) ... Nora Naude

- Episode #1.4522 (2009) ... Nora

1992  Konings (TV Series) 
Lottie (1992) 
1992  Die Prince van Pretoria 
1990  The Fourth Reich 
Kiosk Lady 
1989  Oos/Wes (TV Series) 
Bets (1989) 
1986  Die Losprys (TV Series) 
Mrs. du Plessis (1986) 
1986  Die Mannheim-Sage (TV Series) (1986) 
1986  Konflikhantering (TV Series short) (1986) 
1985  Agter Elke Man (TV Series) 
Marietjie Barnhoorn (1985) 
1985  Kampus (TV Series) 
Mrs. Hugo (1985) 
1985  Eendag vir Altyd 
1983  Wolhaarstories 
Mrs. Steenkamp 
1983  Mattewis en Meraai (TV Series) 
Sysie Albertyn (1983) 
1982  Bosveld Hotel .... Die Moewie 
Willemien Nel 

Egoli: Afrikaners is plesierig, 2010 as Nora Egoli: Plek van Goud, 2009 (TV-reeks) as Nora Roelofse Naudé / Nora Die Prince van Pretoria, 1992 as die "Landlady" The Fourth Reich, 1990 as same in kiosk Agter elke man, Marietjie Barnhoorn Eendag vir Altyd, 1985 as Maggie Wolhaarstories, 1983 as Mev. Steenkamp Bosveld Hotel (die moewie), 1982 as Willemien Nel City Lovers, 1982 40 Days, 1979 as Phyllis Witblits en peach brandy, 1978 as Greta Decision to Die, 1978 as Annette Walters Die Spaanse vlieg, 1978 as Matilda van der Walt Dingetjie & Idi, 1977 as Dr. McDonald Snake Dancer, 1976 as Mev. Venter

Snake Dancer (1976), Dingetjie & Idi (1977), Die Spaanse Vlieg (1978), Decision to Die (1978), Witblits en Peach Brandy (1978), 40 Days (1979), Bosveldwinkel (TV Series, 1980), Die dame met die kamelias (TV Movie, 1982), City Lovers (1982),

Awards, etc

In 1975 won the Computicket Award as Best Actress for Selle Ou Storie.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for 'n Seder val in Waterkloof.


Limelight 1977/78; 1978/79.

Tucker, 1997.

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