David Horner (1934-1985). Actor (stage and radio), director, lecturer.
Studied at the University of Natal’s Department of Drama in Durban.
Became lecturer in Department of Drama in Durban, then the founding head of the Drama Department at the University of Durban-Westville . From here he was appointed as first head of the School of Speech and Drama, University of the Witwatersrand in 1975.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Children's Theatre presented an evening of readings by Horner in 1958.
Performed in The King and I (as “The King”), Pygmalion (as “Higgins”), King Lear (as “Gloucester”), Twelfth Night (as “Aguecheek”), The Prisoner (as “Cardinal”), Royal Hunt of the Sun (as “de Soto” with PACT, 1981).
For many years he played the role of Christ in the Durban Passion Play until the role was taken over by Jonathan Berwick in 1978.
Directed A Midsummer Night's Dream (1984).
Was also the Durban representative for SAFTU.
SACD 1974; 1975/76; 1981/82.
The Natal Witness, 28 February 1978.
Material held by NELM re. Churchill: Man of Destiny: [Collection: TURNER, Sophie]: 2001. 30. 2. 15 and [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 9. 21.
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