Keith Grenville. (19*-) Actor, director and compére and tour guide.
Made a number of film and television appearances as well.
In the early 2000s he retired from acting and continued his very successful career as compére and tour guide in Egypt.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He starred in Peter Shaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun, directed by Leonard Schach together with Marius Weyers, Michael McCabe, David Horner, Patrick Mynhardt and Bill Flynn. It was staged during the opening season of the Pretoria State Theatre in 1981.
International films include The Fourth Reich, Love Me Leave Me and That Englishwoman.
He directed Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth’s last joint production namely the Baxter Theatre production of Robert Kirby’s It's a Boy! starring Dale Cutts, Bo Petersen and James Irwin at the Intimate Theatre in 1982. He directed Anyone for Denis? starring Erica Rogers and John Lesley for the Baxter at the Academy Theatre in 1983. His Not About Heroes, for Volute Productions was staged at the Baxter Theatre and Upstairs at the Market in 1986. He directed Robert Hewett’s Gulls which was staged in 1987. He directed Michael Drinn’s The Phantom of the Opera in 1990.
The Taming of the Shrew programme notes, 1996.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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