Jeroen Kranenburg

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Jeroen Kranenburg (19**-). Actor, director.


He met his South African wife during the production of Somewhere on the Border in 1983. The couple has two sons.


He graduated from the University of Cape Town Drama Department in 1978. Gained wide experience locally, (i.a. at The Space).


He left the country in 1979 to avoid military service and spent 17 years abroad, working for i.a. Sheer Madness Fool's Theatre, Berlin Play Actors, Theater van het Oosten and the Amsterdam Chamber Theatre. He worked across Europe in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, also in St Petersburg and in the then Yugosavia. He worked in theatre, street theatre, puppet theatre, even one or two art films.

On his return in 1996 he became a freelance performer in Cape Town.

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

He had roles in Deathwatch (Baxter, 1977); Pleasure and Repentance (Baxter, 1978); directed and acted in Fairy Tales of New York by J.P. Donleavy in 1979, Space Theatre, and The Labyrinth.

He played in Anthony Akerman's production of Somewhere on the Border in The Hague in November 1983.

After his return to South Africa he has appeared in The Taming of the Shrew (Maynardville 1996), Darkie (Baxter Theatre, 1997), Dancing at Lughnasa (Baxter Theatre, 1998), As You Like It (Maynardville, 19*), Kringe in 'n Bos (Artscape, 1996), Othello (Artscape/Maynardville, 200*), Obie's Revue (Theatre for Africa, 200*), Stories of an African Knight (Theatre for Africa, 200*), Buckingham Palace, District Six (Artscape April 2001), Witnesses by Brent Palmer directed by Matthew Wild (Artscape, 2005), Now Now by Bryan Rostron (Nico Arena, 2005), Truth in Translation 2006, Amadeus (Baxter, 2006), The Birds Kirstenbosch Dec 2004 and 2012, The Taming of the Shrew (Maynardville, 1996 and 2011), Statements 2012.

His role in Twaalfde Nag at the KKNK and at the Baxter Theatre directed by Janice Honeyman in 2005 was his first in Afrikaans in 25 years.

His many one-man shows include Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes (Oscar Wilde), a Cape Comedy Theatre Company production in November 2012, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Stevenson, 2003), Undergound Man (Dostoevsky), Madman 1999, and Boring Man (The Bore*? - Chekhov).

Television and film work includes Proteus, Scoop Schoombie, Charlie [full title*?], Pirates of the Plain, Eating Fish and Charlie Jade


Fleur du Cap Best Supporting Actor nominee for Dancing at Lughnasa February 1999.

Nominated Best director 2012 Fleur du Cap for After Cardenio.


Die Burger 29 August 2005.

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