Herman Binge

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Lorenz Herman Binge (1953- ). Actor, director, film maker and television producer.


Son of theatre academic and critic Ludwig Binge. Married to actress Joanie Combrink and his son, Ludwig Binge has also gone into theatre.


He studied at the Stellenbosch University where he was awarded a Ll.B. degree in March 1978.

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

He was seen on stage in 4 Vertrekke en 'n Tuin, Pavane, Met Permissie Gesê, Lusistrata.

Became the executive director of Waterfront Television Pty (Ltd), trading as Fremantle Productions (South Africa); which produces dramas, sitcoms, game shows, documentaries and reality television for local broadcasters, and as part of the international FremantleMedia group, represents various FremantleMedia formats in South Africa and Africa. Productions include such popular series as Death in the Family (1993), The Syndicate (1999), Known Gods (2005) Transito (2008), and the made-for-TV movies, Daisy de Melker (1993) and Pride of Africa (1997). In 1999 he made a major two-part series on Afrikaans theatre, entitled Die Tweede Lewe ("The Second Life"), for KykNet television. In this he interviewed numerous contemporary artists, academics, critics and so on.

Awards, etc.

Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns honorary award for a documentary television programme in Afrikaans, 2003.


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