Judy Ditchfield

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Judy Ditchfield (19**-) Actress on stage and television, Singer, Writer.


Born Judy Broderick circa 1963. She is married to Paul Ditchfield; they have two sons, Keaton, also an actor, and Tom.


Completed a B.A. degree in Psychology, Speech and Drama at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg in 1984.


She joined the Loft Theatre Company, NAPAC, 1984. Started a freelance career in Johannesburg in 1987.

Aside from theatre and television, she also began training, facilitation and Business Role Play in the corporate world, both in South Africa and internationally. In 20** she co-founded the training and service company Performance Role Play Training (or PRPT)with Jocelyn Broderick and Charlotte Butler.

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

She performed in Comrades Arms, Heel Against the Head, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Travelling Shots, When the Cat's Away, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, Fringe Benefits, Kwamanzi, Tales from the Pleasure Palace, Christian, Boo to the Moon, Maid in South Africa, En Dit Was Môre.

Played in Fiela's Child - The Musical, Menopause - The Musical and Tarts.

The Boys in the Photograph at the Joburg Theatre.

Sister Act (2015), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as Lily Harrison.

She played "Stella" in the TV series Isidingo.

Awards, etc

FNB/Tonight Vita Comedy Award for Heel Against the Head, 1994/1995.

Nomination, Regional Vita Awards, Kwazulu Natal, Best supporting actress for Heel Against the Head, for her role as Celeste, 1995/1996

Nomination, Regional Vita Awards, Cape, Best Supporting Actress for Fiela's Child - The Musical, for her role as Barta, 1998/1999.

Nomination, Regional Vita Awards, Kwazulu Natal, Best Performance In A Comedy, Female, in Comrades Arms, 2000/2001.

Nomination, 2006 Naledi Theatre Awards, Best Comedy Performance (Female) in a Play, Musical or Revue for Menopause - The Musical

Nomination, FNB 2009 Naledi Theatre Awards, Best supporting actress for Footloose: The Musical as Vi Moore.


When the Cat's Away theatre programme, 1993.

Personal communication from Judy Ditchfield, 28 August 2015.

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