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Warrick Grier (19**-). Actor and director.


He graduated from the University of Cape Town in the late 1990s.

He worked in Johannesburg for several years, then studied further under Jacques Lecoq, completing his Diploma at the Lecoq school in Paris. He was the Artistic Director of the Bantam Theatre in Marvejols, France from 1995 to 1997. Returning to South Africa he co-founded the Cape Town Theatre Lab with Royston Stoffels in 1998, and built a career as stage and film creator and actor.

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

Besides his inspirational administrative contribution, he has been most active as author, actor and director.


As actor

He has appeared on stage in productions of Groundswell, Die Papegaaivrou, Richard III, Three Sisters, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1986 and 1991), Shakespeare's Macbeth (1989), The Heidi Chronicles, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Night Sky, Closer, Dinner at the Monkey House,

As director

He directed Fall i catch you (1997), Naai (1998), Dinner at the Monkey House and 'n Skewe Sirkel

As playwright

Wrote Dinner at the Monkey House, 'n Skewe Sirkel (1990),

Film and TV

His more than 40 roles have included "Leonard Hobhouse" in That Englishwoman: An Account of the Life of Emily Hobhouse (1990), Sweet 'n Short ("Doctor", 1991), The Good Fascist ("Prisoner", 1992), The Bone Snatcher (Karl, 2003), Dredd ("Caleb", 2012), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Cape Town (2015), The Forgiven (2017).

(For more on his TV and film productions, see "Warrick Grier", IMDb[1])

Awards, etc

Warrick has garnered numerous national and international awards for his work, among them:

Fleur du Cap Award (Most Promising Actor)

Best New Script ATKV Kampustoneel for 'n Skewe Sirkel

Golden T.V.A. Award (Environmental Series, M-Net)

Dalro Award (Best Supporting Actor for Night Sky)

Prix D’ Oceane Award (Soil In My Shoes, France)

Fleur du Cap Award as Best Actor, for his role as "Barry" in The Open Couple (2002).

Best Actor Nomination 2003 for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Best Actor Nomination 2011 for his role in BlackBird.






Die Burger, 11 April 1990.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Who's Who Southern Africa [2].


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