Peter Goldsmid

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(19**-19**) Director.



Quoted from the programme of My Astonishing Self in 1987: 'After degrees in Politics from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Oxford. Peter did a BA in Photographic Arts, majoring in Film at the Polytechnic of Central London.'


Quoted from the programme of My Astonishing Self in 1987: 'He taught drama for a time at London comprehensive school before returning to South Africa to enter the film industry. He worked as a film editor, assistant producer and director of children's television programmes for the SABC, before moving to English Drama Department in 1982. His productions there include Simon Gray plays Man in a Side Car and Death of a Teddy Bear and, most recently, Athol Fugard's A Lesson from the Aloes which is scheduled for transmission early in July. Following his departure from the SABC towards the end of last year (as a Senior Producer) he directed Inspector Carr Investigates. This thirteen-part "who-dunnit" series, starring Michael McCabe, will also be transmitted later this year. Peter has long wanted to work in the theatre and his new freedom as a freelancer now permits this. He was delighted when Pieter Toerien asked him to direct My Astonishing Self. This is not a solitary foray into the theatre as Peter will be co-producing and directing David Mamet's Modern American classic American Buffalo at the Baxter Studio Theatre, after shooting a TV series derived from a Michael Silver Springbok Radio favourite Consider Your Verdict. Peter is known as a film critic to readers of the Weekly Mail, and has also reviewed for the Financial Mail, the Rand Daily Mail, Frontline and The Star. He won the Pringle Prize for his reviewing in 1980.'

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Programme of the Baxter Theatre production of My Astonishing Self in 1987.

Programme of the Baxter Theatre production of American Buffalo in 1988.

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