Liz Dick

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Liz Dick (19**-). Bilingual actress and TV presenter (English, Afrikaans).

Biography

She studied drama at the University of Cape Town Drama Department 1969-71(?).

While a first year student she met and married dramatist Pieter Fourie on 2 April in 1969. The couple had two children, Tanya Petrofna and Mashinka. They divorced in

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

After completing her studies, she became a full time actress with CAPAB, and would go on to perform in numerous plays for both CAPAB and PACOFS over the years. She later joined the SABC in Johannesburg as a well-known presenter.

Stage roles

Mother Courage (as “Katrin”, CAPAB 1973), Macbeth (as “Lady Macduff”), The Collector (as “Miranda”), A Flea in her Ear (as “Lucuenne”), Lovers, The Stranger (as “Mrs. X”), Three Sisters (as “Masha” with PACOFS), Drie Susters (as “Masha” with CAPAB), Die Ryk Weduwee (CAPAB, 1976), Hay Fever (as “Myra” with CAPAB), Private Lives (CAPAB 1978), 'n Seder val in Waterkloof (as “Mercia”), The Merchant of Venice (as “Portia” with NAPAC), You Never Can Tell (as “Gloria” with CAPAB), Anastasia (with CAPAB), Relatively Speaking (as “Ginny” with CAPAB), A Midsummer Night's Dream (as “Titania”/”Hippolyta” with NAPAC), Passion Play (for Pieter Toerien), Plaston: DNS-Kind (as"Kotie"), Dracula.

Television work

She was a presenter on the SABC nature programme 50/50.

Awards, etc

Her four Three Leaf Arts Award nominations include one for her appearance in English as the deaf mute, Katrin, in Mother Courage.

Sources

SACD 1974; 1979/80; 1980/81; 1981/82.

Anastasia theatre programme, 1979.

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