Annie Basson

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Annie Basson (19**-) Actress, stage and TV director.



She studied at the University of Stellenbosch and trained at the Akademie vir Dramakuns under Babs Laker. She subsequently studied at Unisa and Trinity College in London.


Began her career as an actress for PACOFS.

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

Plays includeThe Whole Truth, Die Laaste van die Takhare (1966), Under Milk Wood, Afrikaners is Plesierig.

Annie joined the SABC in 19** and went on to become a well known director of films and documentaries, among which a most valuable and widely researched 13 part history of theatre in South Africa, entitled ** and broadcast by the SABC in the late 1970s.

She also directed the television series Meester (1992), the TV film Uitdraai (1988),.

She eventually joined Danie Odendaal to be the co-producer of the acclaimed and immensely popular soap opera, Sewende Laan ("Seventh Avenue").

Awards, etc

She received an award from the ATKV for her contribution to the Afrikaans entertainment industry.


Insig, 1 April 2007.

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