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Mark Richardson (19*-) Actor. **


Born and raised in Zimbabwe, where he began his acting career, before coming to settle in Johannesburg, initially working for the Brickhill-Burke company, starting off in the chorus, but moving on to juvenile leads (e.g. in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Mame). Performances for Pieter Toerien and Geoffrey Sutherland soon followed and he ended touring the country for up to five months a year, so - after the birth of his two children - he stopped the touring to put his versatility to use in the fields of industrial and corporate entertainment, though still doing the occasional musical.

He married dancer, choreographer and producer Sandy Dyer in 1987 and they had two children, Trent and Whitney.

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

Stage work

Jimmy Righteous, 1981.

He starred in Brickhill-Burke’s production of Jerome Lawrence’s Mame, an adaptation of Auntie Mame, at the Civic Theatre in November 1982. It also starred Joan Brickhill, Janice Honeyman and Jean Dell. He starred in NAPAC and CT Productions’s Snoopy!!! together with Tim Plewman and Cathy Cota, directed by Geoffrey Sutherlandat the Johannesburg Civic Theatre & the State Theatre, Pretoria , 1985. Adam Adam in Rough Crossing and Clive Winton in See How They Run, 1988. He starred in Tom Lehrer’s Tom Foolery at the André Huguenet Theatre in 1989. He starred in Romance, Romance under Geoffrey Sutherland’s direction in 1990. He starred in the combined performing arts council’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1990/91. He starred in Tom Lerner and Lowe’s Brigadoon' at the Pretoria State Theatre in 1991. He starred in Grease at the Alexander Theatre and Pinocchio at the Intimate Theatre in 1992. He starred in Forever Plaid at the Sound Stage in October 1993. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Richard Loring, Bruce Millar, Alvon Collison, Garth Annetts & Tony Caprari. Laura Wilkie, Sandy Dyer, Leslie Sterry,1994.

Trilogy of Sweeney Todd, Candide and Sweet Charity for Toerien (2003)

Jock of the Bushveld, (The Musical) (2009?)

Annie (2010)


He presented Video 2 and did Mousetrap for K-TV and Wipe Out for SABC3. He has also had roles in the soap operas Egoli, Generations, Jozi Streets and 7de Laan.


Tucker, 1997.

Bob Eveleigh. 2010. "Mark thinks Annie is a joy" ArtsLink (12/13/2010)[1]

Theatre programme Jimmy Righteous held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 1437.

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