Schalk Schoombie

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Schalk Schoombie (1957-) [1]. Actor, playwright and director.


He was born on 10 July 1957 and grew up in Barberton and Kempton Park.

His son Christiaan Schoombie [2], born cica 1991, is also an actor and writer.


He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BA (Drama) cum laude in 1979.


He worked with CAPAB for one year after which he joined PACT.

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

As actor he appeared in Germanicus, Kinkels innie Kabel, Dood van 'n Handelsreisiger, Charlie se Tante, Leeu in die Winter, Ek, Anna van Wyk, Graswewenaar, Hond se Gedagte, Ons Wag op die Kaptein, As die Turksvy Blom, Die Vernuftige Vryer.

As playwright he produced Gesplete Tong (2003), Wetters (KKNK, 2004), Samoerai – Premiered at Aardklop 2008, directed by Ilse van Hemert. Liefde, Anna (Aardklop, 2012). He also wrote the plays Leuenverklikker: 'n Swart Komedie, Wolf and Outodidak.

He has directed Mixed Doubles.

On television he has appeared in Dodedans, Galery, So 'n Liefde, Koos Kluitjies, Klagstaat, Nie Vanweë die Duisternis.

Awards, etc

As a student he was a recipient of the Ludwig Binge Award.


Graswewenaar theatre programme, 1986.

IMDb [3].

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