Anna-Mart van der Merwe

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(196*-) Actress for stage film and TV. A fine bilingual actress and one of the prime Afrikaans performers of her generation, known nationally for her role in prominent films and television productions. , and .



She trained at the University of Cape Town Drama Department


Free-lance actress. Joined PACT in 1987.

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

Her stage preformances (as student*?) include Liefdeskringloop (1985), Bagasie, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Personal Column (1985), Women of Troy (1987 for PACT), Boo to the Moon (1987), Keep Movin' Ma Jack (19**), Sing jy van Bomme (19**), Die Hekse van Salem (19**), [while professional productions??* include] The Seagull (19**), (Die?**) Mirakel (19**), King Lear (200*), Wyn (200*), Steeks (200*), Pendoring en Kie (200*), Oom Wanja/Uncle Vanya (Baxter Theatre, 2004), Twaalfde Nag (Oude Libertas/Baxter, 2005), Begeerte (Eugene O'Neill’s Desire under the Elms, Baxter Theatre and KKNK 2006), Lang Dagreis na die Nag (KKNK and Vleis, Rys, en Aartappels, 2008) **. Die Vleiroos (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1995) Op soek na generaal Mannetjies Mentz (Aardklop, 1999),

Her prolific TV and film career includes: (for TV) Uitdraai, Sonkring I & II, Konings, Torings, VIVA- La Difference, Paradys, The Syndicate, Vierspel, Hagenheim, Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Samaritaan, Soul City, 7de Laan and (for film) Die Storie van Klara Viljee, Taxi to Soweto, The Long Run and Desert Diners.

Awards, etc


Boo to the Moonn programme notes, 1987

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