Edwin van Wyk

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Edwin van Wyk (194*-). Actor.


He sailed for England in 1967


Studied Drama at the University of Cape Town Drama Department, graduated 196*. Subsequently he studied at the Old Vic Theatre School.


He began his career with the Royal Opera Ballet, Covent Garden, in Berlioz's The Trojans. He followed this with the London production of Hair at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He then left for the classics and contemporary playwrights in repertory theatres. Plays and parts included Narrow Road to the Deep North (Edward Bond), Pride and Prejudice, A Collier's Friday Night. He worked for BBC-TV including the series The Regiment. He appeared in Evita at the Prince Edward Theatre, London West End, 1978.

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

In South Africa he worked in revue work for Adam Leslie, PACT and several productions for SABC Television. He appeared in Equus in 1975. He starred in The Runner Stumbles 1985; Geoffrey Sutherland’s production of The Pirates of Penzance together with Julie Wilson, Colleen-Rae Holmes and Clive Scott for NAPAC which was brought to the Civic Theatre by PACT in December 1986.

His creation, Countess Coral von Reefenhausen, entertains and educates corporations through industrial theatre .

He had a role in the SABC television series Die Sonkring II in 1993.

Awards, etc


SACD 1974.

Equus theatre programme, 1975.

Tucker, 1997. p.448.

Mail & Guardian, Sept 1999.

IMDb [1].

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