John Springett

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John Springett (circa 1919-2002). Actor and former drama producer for the SABC's English Services.


He died in Cape Town in January 2002 at the age of 82.

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

He has appeared on stage in Double Indemnity and Whose Life is it Anyway? and he directed Wholly Matrimony. The English-born actor's last stage role was in the 1999 production of As You Like It at Maynardville. He gave a superb performance as Adam, the octogenarian servant of the Duke.

The Clifford Halifax papers: the private memoirs of a Victorian doctor [radio play] by James Ambrose Brown. A series of 8 30-minute plays directed by John Springett.


Tribute written by Fiona Chisholm, published in Cape Times, 11 January 2002.

NELM: [Collection: BROWN, James Ambrose]: 1982. 52. 139. 1.

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