MAYTHAM, John (1955- ) is a South African actor, director, broadcaster and writer for stage, film and television.
Born in the Eastern Cape. He spent some time pursuing a medical career.
Graduated from Rhodes University Drama Department in 1977.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
As professional actor
He starred in Graham Wright’s Baxter Theatre production of Steven Berkoff’s Decadence together with Bo Petersen (replacing Fiona Ramsay and Henry Goodman who had played the roles in Cape Town) with direction by Ron Smerczak at the Alhambra Theatre, Durban and Wits Theatre in 1984.
He directed a UCT production of Blithe Spirit in 1989.
In later years John became a popular radio broadcaster with his own shows, including host of the Afternoon Drive on 567 CapeTalk and the Sunday Breakfast Show on CapeTalk and Radio 702.
Tucker, 1997. 426, 438, 451.
National Arts Festival programme, 2000.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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