Elsabé Daneel

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(1955-) Actress, TV presenter, Director, Producer, Communication strategist, Voice artist.


Born Elsabé Grobbelaar, 1955. Her daughter Roeline Daneel is an actress.


After matric at Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town, she studied at the University of Stellenbosch where she completed B.A. (Languages, Psychology and Drama Theory), 1976 and a Higher Teacher’s Diploma in 1977. She attended Charles Kebbe Acting School, New York, USA, 1981 – 1982; Ian Masters (BBC) 1994; TV presenting and interviewing skills, Johannesburg, 1994; SAQA, Cape Town, Assessor Qualification, 2005.


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

ABC TV Drama: Actress

1981 Klagstaat, Drome van Gruis, Gideon Scheepers 1982 Jasper le Feuvre, Mattewis en Meraai, Koöperasiestories 1983 Meisie van Suidwes, Transkaroo, Fynbos 1987 Recce 1988 Vleuels 1989 Mooirivier 1992 Sonkring 2 1993 Triptiek, Torings 1995 Carpe Diem, Die Laksman 2008-11 7de Laan

Theatre: Actress / Producer / Director

1974-77 University of Stellenbosch 1975-present [[Klein Libertas Theatre[[, Stellenbosch 1978 Producer / Director ATKV Festival 1979 Producer / Director Randburg Festival 2005-07 Ysterasters (KKNK and other art festivals) 2007 Ons Dorp (Klein Libertas Theatre, Stellenbosch) 2009 Afspraak (Pretoria Woordpoort) 2009-10 Die Ryk Weduwee (title role: Stellenbosch Word Festival, Volksblad Festival, Aardklop, Kalfie Festival, Cherry Festival, innibos) 2010 Versindaba Poetry program (Cherry Festival) 2011 Pennieknyper (Klein Libertas Theatre, Stellenbosch) 2012 Ou Blare (Woordfees, KKNK, Die Boer, Vryfees, Kalfie Festival, Cederburg Festival, Klein Libertas Theatre, Baxter, Kuruman Festival, Kollig Festival) Bittersoet (one woman show for Aardklop) Poetry program (Woordeboek van Afrikaans, Wellington Bordienghuis) 2013 Ou Blare (Die Boer, Ou Meul) Bittersoet (Woordfees, KKNK) Launch of Gewildste Afrikaanse Gedigte (Woordfees) Verskombers (poetry, KKNK)

Awards, etc

Among other awards is that of USAT Most Promising Actress Award, Stellenbosch University in 1975.


Elsabé Daneel, 2013

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