Christine le Brocq

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Christine le Brocq (19*-). Actress.

Biography

Born in Surrey, England. Her interests include travel, tennis and birdwatching.

Training

Trained at the Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art, London.

Career

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

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

Performed 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 Eight, 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.

She was seen in The Unexpected Guest in 2006-2007.

On television she has appeared in The Villagers, Endgame, The Settlers and Not a Good Day for Dying.

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 waa nominated for the DALRO Johannesburg Theatre Awards.


Sources

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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