Machiel Eksteen (stage name: Mees Xteen) was a South African actor (1944-2003).
Born Machiel Eksteen in Boshof in the Orange Free State. Schooling at Grey College, Bloemfontein. Died at the age of 58 of cirrhosis of the liver in Senekal in the Orange Free State. His first role as a student actor at the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department was that of Mees in Op Hoop van Seën by Herman Heyermans in 1964. He adopted the name as a lifelong stage name and changed the spelling of his surname to Xteen.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
As an administrator
Was head of drama at SWAPAC in Windhoek, Namibia from 19** to 19**.
As a stage actor
His many roles include:
1998: Tonight Neither Hamlet by German playwright Rainer Lewandowski during German Cultural Week in Cape Town Oct 1998.
Film and Television
A role in the TV series Arende.
Awarded the SWAPAC Prize and the Namibian National Theatre's Nederburg Prize for stage acting and directing.
Cape Argus, 27 August 1998.
Beeld, 2 March 1999.
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