Nigel Kane

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Nigel Kane (19**-). Radio and television personality, actor.



He grew up in Zimbabwe where he made his first stage appearance at 14.


He trained as a radio announcer.


He joined the SABC, working as a freelance and acting in radio drama. He was SABC's first English-speaking newsreader.

In the glory days of Springbok Radio in the mid-sixties, Kane used to write Squad Cars and a series called Bear With Me.

Following the death of his wife, he spent a year abroad and then returned to work at Napac with Murray McGibbon.

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

Back in the late seventies he appeared in a couple of Agatha Christie thrillers for Pieter Toerien and played "Old Capulet" in NAPAC's Romeo and Juliet.

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 1959 he played "Merriman", the elderly butler; "as "Reverend Chasuble", 2001).

He has also appeared in Macbeth, Who Killed Santa Claus?, Spider's Web and King John. He performed in a variety of NAPAC productions including Amadeus, Romeo and Juliet and The Doctor's Dilemma.

In 1960 he produced Romanoff and Juliet presented by the UCT Dramatic Society at The Little Theatre.

Awards, etc


Interview with Margaret von Klemperer published in Natal Witness, 24 March 2001.

Theatre programme (Romanoff and Juliet) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 27. 51.

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