Willie Fritz

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Willie Fritz. (19*-) Actor, producer of radio and TV ads, copywriter.


Willie grew up in a farm in the Free State. He was married to Fiona Coyne.

His novel Fast Forward to Schoonwater was published in 2007.



Worked as an actor for PACOFS and PACT for a number of years. Then moved into copywriting and the production of ads.

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

He played the role of Bok in Good for CAPAB, 1990. He has also appeared in Aap in die Mou, Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome, Blitzbreeker and the Chicken from Hell, Christine, Die Keiser, Vettie, Vettie! (1987), Piekniek by Dingaan, Kinkels innie Kabel, Much Ado about Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe, Huise Vol Uile, Measure for Measure, The Good Soldier Svejk, Thark, James and the Giant Peach, Hond se Gedagte (1988), Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Maynardville 1989).

He was involved in a production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth in 1989.

He directed Beyond Therapy and The Zoo Story.

Awards, etc


National Arts Festival programme, 1985.

Theatre pamphlet 1987 (re Christine).

Review by Arnold Blumer of Blitzbreeker, Vrye Weekblad, 12 April 1990.

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