Christine le Brocq

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Christine le Brocq (19*-). Actress.


Born in Surrey, England, in a time when it was still frowned upon for girls in Britain to become actresses. At her father’s insistence therefore, she went to secretarial college. Theatre however kept calling and thus applied and was accepted into the suitably reputable Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art.

After several years in repertory companies throughout the UK, she spent over three years at the Donovan Maule Theatre in Nairobi.

She then came to Johannesburg where she found employment with the commercial theatres, many of them importing plays with their West End leads – all famous names. Christine became a regular name in the programmes of many of Pieter Toeriens comedies and farces for example.

Her interests include travel, tennis and birdwatching.

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

Stage performances

She appeared in Who Killed Santa Claus?, Darling, I'm Home, The Master of Two Servants, Suddenly at Home, As I was Green, Gypsy, Grease (as “Miss Lynch” for Brickhill-Burke), Cause Célèbre, Ten Little Indians (for Pieter Toerien), Middle Age Spread (for Pieter Toerien), Rose (for Toerien-Firth Company), Send for Dolly (for A.T. Productions), Wings (at the Market Theatre).

Key for Two, Towards Zero, Hello I'm 8!, Equus, Two Into One for Pieter Toerien, 1986, Peril at End House.

She starred in Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane together with Anthony James, Kevin Smith and Danny Keogh under Robert Whitehead’s direction at Upstairs at the Market in October 1986.

She appeared as Mrs MvGee in Corpse! for Pieter Toerien. 1987. She was in PACT's productions of The Rise and Fall of the First Empress Bonaparte, Savages, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Gigi (as "Mamita", 1992), Singin' in the Rain and in the Peoples Theatre production The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾.

For PACOFS she played Mrs Higgins in Pygmalion, she was the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland for Peoples Theatre and appeared in Hard Times at the Adcock Ingram. She played Helga in the Pieter Toerien production of M. Butterfly.

Film and TV

On television she has appeared in The Villagers, Endgame, The Settlers and Not a Good Day for Dying, The Unexpected Guest in 2006-2007, and a number of other productions.

Film work included Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014), Spud (2010) and Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013) and a number of other productions.

Awards, etc

She won the Donald Wolfit Award at the Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art, London.

For her role as "Kath" in Entertaining Mr Sloane she was nominated for the DALRO Johannesburg Theatre Awards.


SACD 1973; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81; 1981/82.

Two Into One programme notes, 1986; Corpse! programme, 1987.

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