Miems de Bruyn

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Miems de Bruyn (1922-2010) Stage, television and film actress.


She was married and had 4 daughters. She died of cancer shortly before her 88th birthday in April 2010.



She studied at the University of Stellenbosch.


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

Her stage career included roles in a student prodution of Arms and the Man (1944) and in Die Narrekap and Sitroene uit Sicilië (circa 1948).

She became famous as the character “Tant Kriekie” in the first Afrikaans TV sit-com Nommer Asseblief (“Number Please” – first broadcast in 1979 and well into the early 1980s. Her performances include many other TV and film appearances (*) and she was still working late in her 80s. Her last appearance was in Sewende Laan (“Seventh Avenue”) and she was working on Villa Rosa when she fell ill.

She had a role in the film Promised Land.

Awards, etc

She was honoured for her film work by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 2010.


NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

For more information

Rooi Rose 6(1), 1991; 54(9), 1996.

Die Burger, 7 May 2007, p.3; 15 April 2010.

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