Susanne Beyers

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Susanne Beyers (19*-) Actress for stage, radio and TV, and columnist.


Biography

Born in **, went to high school at Tygerberg High in the Cape, taking drama classes and working on radio from her first high school years.

Youth

Training

Obtained a B.A. Drama from the Stellenbosch University Drama Department in 19**.

Career

Became an English teacher initially before working on radio, TV and stage as actress. She joined the Stellenbosch University Drama Department as a part-time lecturer in acting in 2001. She started her professional acting career in ***.

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

Her stage work includes work for CAPAB (in Port Elizabeth), including The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado about Nothing. She did children's theatre there, being involved in setting up a company called Keedo, and touring the region. Moving to Cape Town she once more took up children's theatre and worked on festival productions (inter alia for Spektrum Produksies , doing Afrikaans works such as Dalk is ons almal so, Die Uurwerk Kantel (Woordfees, 2003), Drafstap of Drentel, Susanna die Geliefde, Moeders en Dogters.

Other productions include The Manne (National Arts Festival Fringe 1995, Man, Manner, Manste (1998), Ou Blare, Jong Dames Dinamiet, Newsroom, Die Sterkere (1975), Yerma, Die Ryk Weduwee, Derde Party.

A well known radio actress, she also did voice work (including TV dubbing) and was a presenter and newsreader for both Radio Algoa andRadio Sonder Grense over the years, while her TV credits include an award-winning performance in the iconically successful Arende, and roles in Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Dennekruin 12, Die Seders van Lebanon, Die man met 'n lyk om sy nek, Jasper le Feuvre, Samaritaan, Beyond Return, Mandela and de Klerk (a made-for-TV movie, 1997), Erfsondes, Soutmansland.

As a journalist she has written articles for most Afrikaans journals, and since 2001 she had a regular column in Die Burger, interviewing prominent people in the arts commuity.

Awards, etc

She was nominated as Best Actress on television for Arende 3 in 1994.

Sources

Cape Argus, 17 April 1998.

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For more information

Wikipedia [1].

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