James Irwin

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James Irwin (19**-). Actor.





He worked in repertory in England until he settled in South Africa in 1970. He was contracted to NAPAC until 1980, after which he spent two years with PACT. He visited the UK on several occasions, acting for, among others, the Birmingham and Cheltenham repertory companies and at the Edinburgh Festival.

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

Performed in The Devil's Disciple (NAPAC, 1970), Mother Courage (CAPAB 1973)

Macbeth (with PACT in 1980), A Midsummer Night's Dream (with NAPAC in 1980), The School for Scandal (with PACT in 1980), Send for Dolly (with A. T. Productions in 1980), Othello (Maynardville 1981/82), The Tempest (with CAPAB for the Maynardville 1982/83 season) and in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (with Brickhill-Burke), Uncle Vanya (Baxter 1982), Bedroom Farce (Baxter 1982).

He starred in Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth’s last joint production namely the Baxter Theatre production of Robert Kirby’s It's a Boy! together with Bo Petersen and Dale Cutts with direction by Keith Grenville at the Intimate Theatre in 1982.

Under Milk Wood (Baxter 1986), Murder at the Vicarage (Pieter Toerien 1985), The Boys Next Door (Baxter 1986), Antony and Cleopatra (NAPAC 1987), Twelfth Night (Maynardville 1989),

Awards, etc

Nominated for the DALRO Awards (TV??) Best Supporting Actor in 1980.


The Tempest (1982) programme notes.

SACD 1981/82; Limelight 1983/84.

Tucker, 1997.

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