Oscar Petersen (19*-) Actor , lecturer.
Born in Cape Town,
Oscar studied Drama at the University of Cape Town.
Although trained as an actor, Oscar’s abilities stretch into teaching, writing and dancing.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Performed in Meet Joe Barber with Heinrich Reisenhofer and David Isaacs at Skokiaan Theatre Bar, Cape Town 1999. His stage successes, Meet Joe Barber, Joe Barber, Boeta Gamat Too and Suip! have put him firmly on the map as one of Cape Town's leading writing and performing talents.
Another highlight was playing Valentine April opposite John Lynch in the movie The Quarry. This movie won the Montreal Grand Prix Prize and was on the movie circuit in twelve different European countries as well as in Japan and Canada.
He made his directorial debut with Angels Everywhere.
He has also played in several television series, including Dialtjie in Tussen Duiwels.
He was nominated in 1997 for an Avanti Award as Best Actor in a television drama, for a Fleur du Cap in 2005 for Joe Barber 3 and in 2007 he shared the Skouerklop Award at the Suidoosterfees with David Isaacs for their creation of Joe Barber.
Suip! programme notes, 1999.
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