Nan Munro

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Nan Munro (1905-1992). Actress and professional director.


Nan Munro was born on June 24, 1905 in Piet Potgietersrust, South Africa as Anne Mackay Munro. She married Rayne Kruger in 1947 (her first husband had died in 1944) and settled with him in Britain. She died on June 16, 1992 in Kensington, London, England.

Apart from a number of stage productions, she worked mainly in television in Britain.

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

She produced French Without Tears in 1942.

In 1944 she and Margaret Inglis founded their own theatre company, the Munro-Inglis Company. She starred in several of their productions, e.g. Full House (1943 and 1945), French Leave (1943), My Sister Eileen (1944), Ladies in Retirement and Pygmalion (1946).

She starred in Margaret Inglis’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest for NAPAC in Durban post 1962 and in The Lady's not for Burning (NAPAC, 197*).

In 1965 she had a role in the BBC transmitted filmed version of the play Try for White.


(Du Toit, 1988; Tucker, 1997) [TH, JH]

Tucker, 1997. pp 21, 26.

IMDDb [1].

NELM catalogue.

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