Ian Roberts

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ROBERTS, Ian (1952-). South African actor for stage, TV and film, director and dramatist. [1]


From the Katberg Mountains, educated at St Andrews College, Grahamstown. He was married to Michelle Botes.


He studied at Rhodes University and PE Technikon.


His first professional years were at CAPAB, which he joined in 1979, the Space Theatre and Troupe Theatre Company. Since 1982 he has been predominantly involved in TV and film work but has done at least one play every year.

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

He starred in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Kafka’s Metamorphosis together with Henry Goodman, Fiona Ramsay and Steven Berkoff. It was directed by Richard E. Grant and Mike O'Brien and staged at the Market Theatre in 1980. Played Donny in American Buffalo.

He has also written a number of scripts, such as Honeytown 1 and the musical Palang van Dwaal.

Awards, etc

DALRO award 1987 for the best performance in Afrikaans in Die Koggelaar


American Buffalo theatre programme 198*.

Tucker, 1997.

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