Graham Clarke

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Graham Clarke (born 1942). Actor, dancer, choreographer.


He matricaulated in Wynberg, Cape Town, in 1960. He has been married twice and has two children, Jason and Bianca.



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

Performed in Lock Up Your Daughters, Matt Monro Show, Hair Hair, Jester Minute, Jaques Brel, Pippin, Adventures of a Merry Madcap, Fangs and in Grease (as Sonny).

A Chorus Line 1992.

Once Upon a Mattress (1967), West Side Story (1970), Abelard and Heloise (1971), Not in Front of the Kids (revue 1973), Godspell (1974), Night and Day (1979), South Pacific (taking part and musical direction 1980), Jimmy Righteous (choreography 1981), Met Permissie Gesê (1981), Little Shop of Horrors (1984 and 1999), Glengarry Glen Ross (PACT 1985), Send for Dolly (1986), Gathering of the Beasts (The Sable and Hound and Bat), as well as choreography 1991, Simple Bloody Simon (1995), Loot (CAPAB 1996), Certified Male (2001), Doubles (2003), Show Boat (2005).

Film work included: Boetie Gaan Border Toe! (film released 1984), Space Mutiny (1988), .

Television work included: The Villagers (1978-1980), a role in the six-part television series Cape Town (an adaptation of Deon Meyer's novel Dead Before Dying, broadcast 2016).

Awards, etc

Nominated Vita Award, best comedy role for The Devil and Billy Markham, 1998


West Side Story programme 1970.

Pretoria News, 5 January 1976.

SACD 1973; 1975/76; 1977/78; 1978/79.

Interview with Gabriël Botma published in Die Burger, 13 November 1997.

Saturday Argus, 27 August 2016.

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