William Harding

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William Harding (19**- ) is a Belgian-born South African actor and playwright.


Born in Belgium and moved to South Africa in 1995.



Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department in 2011 with an honours degree in Dramatic Arts. While a student he took part in more than twenty student and semi-professional productions.


While a student at Wits Drama Department, he travelled to the Czech Republic in 2009 with Greg Homann's play Previously Owned and, in 2011, he had a part in Othello, directed by John Kani. In 2011 he was appointed as researcher, actor and assistant producer/administrator at the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company.

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

As an actor, he is best known for his work with Sylvaine Strike, and the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company.

Theatre credits include: The Table (2011); The Miser (2012); Cargo: Precious (2014); Travels Around My Room (2015);

In 2014 he made a South African English adaptation of a one-act monologue by Anton Chekhov and called it Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof.

At the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company he worked as dramaturge on The Cenotaph of Dan Wa Moriri, and Travels Around My Room.

In 2016, he travelled around South Africa performing in Shakespeare's Coriolanus (in the role of Menenius Agrippa) for schools.

Awards, etc


Personal correspondence with William Harding (June 2016).

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