Emile Serfontein

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SERFONTEIN, Emile (1977-1999) was a South African actor.


He was born (circa 1977) and raised in Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape Province.

He was killed in a road accident near Oudtshoorn while he was playing a role at the KKNK 1999.



He did not have formal drama training.


He joined the New Life theatre company in Mossel Bay. The company devised its own workshopped presentations and performed locally and in Europe.

He moved to the Cape where he joined the Breughel Teatergroep.

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

He had a role in Ek, Anna van Wyk, a KKNK/State Theatre/Playhouse Company/PACOFS/CAPAB co-production directed by Marthinus Basson. He had a role in Die Gangsters at the Breughel Teater in 1997. In 1998 he played Ritsos in Breyten Breytenbach's Boklied, also directed by Marthinus Basson.

He had a role in the feature film The Finders of Mad Men Thereafter by Akin Omotoso.

Awards, etc

He was awarded a regional Vita Award in Bloemfontein in the category Most Promising Portrayal for his role in Boklied.

He was nominated for a Cape regrional Vita Award in the category Most Promising Performance by a New Actor-Actress for Twelfth Night, 1998.


Die Volksblad, 6 April 1998.

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