Greg Melvill-Smith

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Greg Melvill-Smith (1961-2016 ). South African actor, director, writer and voice artist.


He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2015 and passed away on 1 June 2016 at the age of 55.


Completed a National Diploma in Drama at Pretoria Technikon in 1984.


Entered the performing arts after completing his studies at Pretoria Technikon in 1984. Joined the Loft Theatre Company at NAPAC in 1985 and spent three years there, where the focus was primarily on physical theatre. In 1988 he moved to Johannesburg and began his freelance career.

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

Has acted in a number of theatre productions, playing both lead and support characters. Highlights include: Two Weeks with the Queen (1995), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1996), King Lear (1998), Vlerkdans (1999), Anthony and Cleopatra (1999); Selle ou Storie (2004). Acted in two plays that had European tours: Kwamanzi and Horn of Sorrow.

Television roles include: Guest appearance in Sewende Laan; Smith in Die Vierde Kabinet; Guest appearance in Isidingo; Nathan in One Way; Jan in The Coconuts; Cory in Wild at Heart.

Feature films include: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (for Peakviewing Productions); Orion's Key; Mr Bones; Drum; The Bang Bang Club; Night Drive; District 9.

Awards, etc


Die Burger 2 June 2016.

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