Jan Ellis

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Jan Ellis (1973- ) [1] is a South African-born actor, director, writer and teacher. In 2007 he moved to Australia.

Not to be confused with the Springbok rugby player Jan Ellis (1943-2013) [2].



Training and qualifications

BA Communications Cum Laude (with distinction) - University of South Africa 2001 Partial Cert IV in Screen Media - DET 2009 Academic Record: Senior High Certificate, (Distinction) 1990 Best Student, Afrikaans & Nederlands I, UCT 1991 Best Student, English II, UNISA 1999 BA Communications (Cum Laude), UNISA 2001 Partial Cert IV in Screen Media (DET) 2009


After completing his training Ellis worked in South Africa as a teacher and as an actor on stage, film and television. He directed some stage productions and wrote some scripts and texts. In 2007, at the age of 34, he moved to Sydney in Australia to work in the digital media industry there.

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


As a stage actor productions include: Fiela se Kind (1986); Die Koggelaar (1987); Die Haasvanger (1990); Nag, Moeder van die Dag (1991); Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (1992); Die Tou (1992); Fiela se Kind (1994); Diepe Grond (1996); Mirakel (1996); Die Jogger (1997); Jeims Blond - Afrika Avontuur (1997); Hello and Goodbye (1997); Dikker as Water (1998); Onder die Brug (1999); Desire (1999); Scenes from an Affair (1999); African Star (2000); Die Toneelstuk (2001); Die Kabaret (2001); Roadkill/Padkos (2001); Wetters (2004); Closer (2005); Swartskaap (2005); Begeerte (2006); Hair (2007);


As a television actor credits include: Manakwalanners I & II (1991/2); Torings (1992); En toe kom Wynand (1994); Paradys (1994); Egoli: Place of Gold (1996); Backstage (2000); S.O.S. (2001); Isidingo (2004); Villa Rosa (2004); Amalia I & II (2005/6); Oepse Daisy (2005); Known Gods I & II (2005/6); The Crossroads (2006); Binnelanders (2006/7); Geraldina die Tweede (2007); Die Uwe, Pottie Potgieter (2009);


As a film actor credits include: Fiela se Kind (1988); Paljas (1998); After the Rain (1999); Finasl Solution (2001);

Awards, etc

Vita Award for Best Supporting Actor (Fiela se Kind, 1988)


Personal website [3]

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