Susan Danford. (19**-) Bilingual Afrikaans/English actress. and became an award winning actress that has worked on national and international stages and in film for over two decades.
In 1999 moved to Canada with her actor husband Stephen Jennings. They returned after 5 years and settled in the Cape in 2005.
Studies drama at Pretoria Technikon
In 2006 she won the Fleur Du Cap Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Emma, in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre. In 2008 she was nominated for Best Performance in a One Person Play for her acclaimed performance in I, Claudia, directed by Lara Bye.
Her theatre highlights include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), The Crucible (in Afrikaans - Abigail), Betrayal (Emma), Phaedra (Ismene), As You Like It (Celia), Hard Times (Louisa), Rosasharn in Grapes of Wrath, Death Defying Acts ,I,Claudia, The Great Gatsby (Daisy), The Maids (Madam), The Just (Dora), Broken Glass amongst others. Her feature film highlights include Invictus and Catch a Fire, The Adventures of Laurel and Hardy, I Dreamed of Africa. International television projects include Fleisch, Ace Lightning, Colour of Friendship, and Sisters for the BBC, and the sci-fi series The Triangle . Danford has also featured in over 12 television series in South Africa, including 7de Laan, Known Gods and Bridget in League of Glory.
Boo to the Moon, PACT, 1987.
DANFORD, Susan. (19*-) Bilingual Afrikaans-English actress. *** Trained as a contemporary dancer and studied drama at the University of Pretoria[?*]alongside dance because she wanted to go into choreography. The decision to go into drama was not automatic or sudden, but a natural progression. *** ** Roles over the years include **, ** Harold Pinter's Betrayal (2006), Her TV and film work includes series such as Arende, Sewende Laan, Known Gods, DANFORD, Susan. She starred in Janice Honeyman’s production of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times at the Windybrow Theatre in 1989. She starred in The Monkey Walk at the Richard Haines Theatre in 1994. Skandaal 2 (Deon Opperman and Lizz Meiring, 1999)
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
In 2006 she won the Fleur Du Cap Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Emma, in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre. In 2008 she was nominated for Best Performance in a One Person Play for her acclaimed performance in I,Claudia, directed by Lara Bye.
Boo to the Moon progarmme notes, 1987.
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