David Clatworthy

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David Clatworthy (1960-). Actor.


David was born in Virginia, Orange Free State in 1960. He is married to the actress Wilmien Rossouw. He is an all-round sportsman and a talented long distance runner.


Graduated from UCT with a bilingual Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama, 1983.


Joined permanent CAPAB Drama Company in 1984. He became a freelance actor in 1985. and was later appointed to the permanent acting company of PACT Drama.

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

Roles include appearances in RE:Vamp, Falstaff and Om die Stilte te Verbreek in 1984; The Two of Us (1985); "Eddie/Fortune Teller" in Berkoff's Greek, "Bessmertny" in Gubaryev's Sarcophagus, James Tyron Jr in A Long Day's Journey into Night, in Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit directed by Ken Leach at the Alhambra Theatre in 1987, the courtesan in M. Butterfly (1990). He starred in The Great Gatsby, Beyond Therapy, Romeo and Juliet at the State Theatre and the Alexander Theatre in 1992, The Substance of Fire in 1993, Donkerland in 1996 and in Taking Sides 1997.

He has appeared in the television series Meester and Konings.

Awards, etc

Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actor, 1985, for his role in Greek; Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actor, 1989 (Sarcophagus); Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actor 1989 (Long Day's Journey into Night)


The Two of Us programme notes, 1985.

The Substance of Fire programme notes, 1993.

National Arts Festival programme, 1996.

Tucker, 1997.

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