Suanne Braun

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Suanne Braun (1968-) Actress, TV presenter and mistress of ceremonies. Singer and dancer.


She married Christopher Garner, son of Rex Garner, in October 2002 and moved to London later that year.



She studied at UCT Drama School (Performance Diploma) for one year and then spent six months at P.A.W.


She started acting professionally at the end of 1986, appesring in two films It's Murphy's Fault and Merchants of War. In TV made her professional debut in South Africa in 1988, working as a TV presenter. For five years she hosted a travel series Bon Voyage, visiting over 36 countries and winning her first award for excellence in television. Numerous TV specials followed including presenting the Miss World Pageant in 1992 and 1994.

In the 1990s she settled in the USA for a while, working in TV, and later moved to London as a base.

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

For Pieter Toerien she appeared in Nunsense (Alhambra Theatre, 1988), Whodunnit? (1989) and Lend Me a Tenor (1990).

She appeared in Offbeat Broadway, a musical production also featuring Anton Luitingh and Paul du Toit at Backstage, Royal Hotel, in October 2001.

She played Alison Botha in I Have Life: Alison's Journey in 2014-15.

Awards, etc

She was nominated for a Cape regional Vita Award as best supporting actress for her role in Bedside Manners in 2000/2001.


Nunsense programme notes, 1988.

Die Burger 7 July 2001.

Pretoria News 26 January 2002.

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For more information

Wikipedia [1].

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