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Fitz Morley (1927-2007). Bilingual (English and Afrikaans) actor.


Fitz Morley was born on 9 July 1927. He died unexpectedly in Cape Town shortly before his 80th birthday.


He was a founder member of CAPAB drama in 1963, beginning a 22-year career there, equally at home in English and Afrikaans productions.

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

He appeared in plays such as Anouilh’s Becket (1963), Die Idioot by Dostoyevsky, directed by Jo Gevers for CAPAB 1969, CAPAB's The Mikado, Wooed and Viewed (The Space, 1974), Cyrano de Bergerac, Dokter teen Wil en Dank, Faan se Stasie, Hansie die Hanslam, Husse met Lang Ore, Die Laaste Aand, Die Loodswaaiers, Maria Stuart, Ons Hou Konsert, Othello, Richard III, The Beggar's Opera, My Fair Lady, My Poor Marat, A Phoenix too Frequent, Piekniek te Velde, Lappies die Lappiesmous, Camelot, The Idiot, The Frogs, Man of La Mancha (1986) as Sancho Panza, Kanna hy kô Hystoe, Die Pantoffelmoordenaars (1972), Kings of Rok, 'n Skip is Ons Beloof, Sailor Beware!, Trippe Trappe Tone, Hond se Gedagte (1971), Tant Ralie se Losieshuis.

He directed Erns in Luim for PACOFS in 1968 and played in a CAPAB production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 1993.

He directed and performed in Geleende Vere.

He played in Die Dame met die Kamelias in 1966 and directed a production of the play later that year in East London.


Cape Times, 21 January 1969.

Tribute by Fiona Chisholm published in Cape Times, 28 Jun 2007.

Theatre programmes of various productions.

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