André Samuels

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André Samuels (19*-) Actor in theatre, film, radio and television.




Attended UCT Drama School for two years.


He was a member of the CAPAB Drama Company in the mid-1990s. He has also worked for PACOFS, the Baxter Theatre and The Space and has done TV and radio work.

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

A New Birth (1982), Tienuur Maak Die Deure Oop (as “Voorpraat”, PACOFS 1987), Die Park (1990), Dying Breed (CAPAB 1993, Elizabeth I (1988), Miss Margarida's Way (1981) The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Maynardville 1993), Love's Labour's Lost (Maynardville 1991), Kinkels innie Kabel (1989), [['Buckingham Palace', District Six (2000-2001), Antony and Cleopatra (CAPAB 1993), The Merry Wives of Windsor (CAPAB 1991), Much Ado about Nothing (1990), Bartho Smit’s Die Keiser]] (KKNK 2008), A Midsummer Night's Dream (in a joint production with the Handspring Puppet Company 1998-9 and at Maynardville 1995), The Tempest (as Francisco, Maynardville 1994), Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Maynardville 1989), The Merchant of Venice (Maynardville 1992),

His many theatre credits includeJobias (1998), Vatmaar (2003), Kanna hy kô Hystoe, Tienuur Maak Die Deure Oop, Periandros van Korinthe and Green Man Flashing (inspector Abrahams of the SAPD), Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (KKNK 2004), Die Krismis van Map Jacobs (2010)

He has taken part in various national school tours of Shakespearean works including King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Othello. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (2007) (as Pa Nick, Oupa Frank and step-Oupa Theo Gallant) André was last seen at the Baxter Theatre when he performed in the PlayGround performed reading and later performance of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Baxter 2007). Miss Margarida's Way (Baxter Theatre), Cissie (2008), Steriel. He had a role in the radio drama Hashtag Hasepad broadcast on RSG in 2015. His television work includes roles in Sexy Girls, Beelde, Vuurtoring and Zap-Zap, “Errol” in The Piano, one of the episodes in the Heartlines series, and he has appeared in the German feature film Of Love and Death.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1988.

Worked for CAPAB: Kinkels innie Kabel, Die Tou, Die Park and Elizabeth I. Children's show: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and various others. To Kill a Mockingbird. Played the role of Snug in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Maynardville in 1995.

One of the founder members and later vice-chairman of the Cape Heart Community and Educational Theatre Company (The Star, 12 May 2009)

Awards, etc


A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995 at Maynardville.

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