Marko van der Colff

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Marko van der Colff (194*-). Actor, director, translator.


He matriculated at Jan van Riebeeck High School in 1964.


Graduated from the University of Cape Town Drama Department where he studied under Rosalie van der Gucht and Robert Mohr.


He has been a professional actor since 1972 when he joined TRUK. In 1975 he played for PACOFS and joined KRUIK in 1976. He joined South West Africa Performing Arts Council in 1980 and returned to KRUIK in 1981.

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

Starred in Anastasia, Die Drie Van Der Walts, Die Wonderwerk (1979), Die Nag van Legio, The Orange Earth (Baxter Theatre, 1978), Die Plaasvervangers, Kom terug, Klein Sheba (1981), Kinkels innie Kabel, Die Oresteia-Trilogie (1981), Othello (1982), Twaalfde Nag (1984), Taraboemdery, Die Seemeeu (1972), Curse of the Starving Class, Andorra, Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man, Pase, The Fantasticks, Die Brandstigters, Kamer 99, Die Paddas (1977), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969-1970), Die Hekse van Salem (PACOFS, 1982), as Abel Malan in Toorberg (Artscape, 2005).

Translated Athol Fugard's People are Living There into Afrikaans. The play opened on 20 August 1982, directed by the translator for CAPAB. Translated The Odd Couple as Die Onpaar Paar.,

Directed Charley se Tante (PACOFS 1978); Met Permissie Gesê, Vettie, Vettie (BAT 1994).

He wrote Good Bye Johnny (Theatre programme, NELM)

Marko has done much radio acting and also appeared in a number of film and television productions.



Theatre programme for Goodbye Johnny NELM)

Sources of the various productions.

IMDb [1].

TVSA [2].

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