André Jacobs

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André Jacobs (19**-). Actor for stage, film and TV.

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

He made a name for himself as an exceptionally talented performer on film and TV.

Performed in A Christmas Carol (as “Scrooge” with PACT Playwork), Die Kersietuin (as “Epichodow” with PACT Playwork), The Great Wopperloop (as “Mr Superawful” with PACT Playwork), Macbeth (with PACT in 1980), Die Onverwagte Besoeker (in 1980), The School for Scandal (in 1980), Oh What a Lovely War! (in 1980), A Midsummer Night's Dream (in 1981), Royal Hunt of the Sun (with PACT in 1981) and in The Real Thing (for Pieter Toerien).

Other roles include The Business of Murder for Pieter Toerien in 1986, Breaker Morant (NAPAC 1987), The Merchant of Venice (1992), John in Mamet's Oleanna (Baxter Theatre, 1994, Heel Against the Head (1997), The Elephant Man (1998).

Copenhagen, King Lear Kunstekaap, 11/5/02)

Awards, etc.

André Jacobs: Winner Oleanna (best actor in a leading role, award year 1994, Vita Award Cape Town region. Nominated same Fleur du Cap award year 1995.

Nominated Jacobs, Andre in Murder Among Friends (best actor in a supporting role); Vita KZN 1994.


SACD 1980/81; 1981/82; Limelight 1983/84.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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