Sylvia Esau

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Sylvia Esau (19**- ). South African actress.




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

Theatre productions include ‘n Traan vir Onse Moses (1983), Joanie Galant-hulle (1984), Boesman and Lena (1985 and 1996).

Television dramas include: The Quarry (1998).

Feature films include Black Butterflies (2011); Stellenbosch (2007).

M-Net New Directions project 1996: Angel, a short feature production, starring Sylvia Esau and Daniel Samrai as the elderly homeless couple Soentji and Amen.

Awards, etc

The Coloured Affairs Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘n Traan vir Onse Moses.

In 1985 she won Best Actress award at the Kellerprinz Dramafees for her role as Lena in Boesman and Lena.


Die Burger, 9 August 1996.

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