Terence Bridgett

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Terence Bridgett (born circa 1975). Actor on stage and screen and singer.


Born and bred in Cape Town, began his schooling at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, matriculated at SACS in Cape Town.



He graduated from University of Cape Town Drama School with a BA Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama in 1995.


After two years on stage in Cape Town, he went to Gauteng to become a TV actor.

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

Stage roles over the years have included dramas, comedies and musicals, among them Don Gxubane Onner die Boere (1994), Clare Stopford's Twelfth Night (1998), Babes in the Wood.

Other productions include Cardenio, Elizabeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena, Crimes of the Heart, Master Harold en die Boys (Suidoosterfees 2013). The Winter's Tale, Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman, My Night with Reg and in Afrikaans as My Aand met Arné.

On the musical stage, Terence has been in Paul Warwick Griffin's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Saturday Night Fever - The Musical , and Sing (Roodepoort, 2008, Pretoria & KKNK, 2010), Pinocchio and Pieter Toerien's Jesus Christ Superstar.

He has also written and starred in a one-man cabaret, All Soaped Up.

In 2004, he and Rowan Cloete launched 8Ball Productions - a theatre company. The company has mounted Crimes of the Heart, Plofstof, The Unvarnished Truth, Poppie Nongena, Love! Valour! Compassion! and My Night with Reg. Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Artscape 2011.

Made his debut in television with Hotnotsgode, and has since appeared in various dramas, series and sitcoms. best known perhaps for his award-winning role as "Chico Booysens" in SABC 3's Isidingo. Other TV work includes appearences in 7de Laan, Backstage, Erfsondes, Binneland Sub Judice, The Lab, High rollers etc. Films include Skeem, E'Lollipop 2 and the 3D animated feature Jock of the Bushveld

Awards, etc

Fleur du Cap nomination for Most Promising Student, award year 1995.

Noinated Vita Award (Gauteng region) best actor in a comedy role, 1999.



Beeld, 31 July 2008.

Cape Times, 3 May 2011.

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