Anthony Bishop

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Anthony Bishop (1971-) Actor.



Graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town with a Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama.


He joined CAPAB drama company at the beginning of 1993.

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

He has subsequently appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Importance of Being Earnest, Antony and Cleopatra, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, Arcadia, A Far Country, The Visit and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. He played Antonio in CAPAB Drama's Maynardville production of The Tempest. He played Theseus in Maynardville's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Other productions include The Odd Couple (1997), Brian in Shopping and Fucking (1998), Stand in the Sun (1999). Running Riot (2001), Meredith's Money (2005), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2008).

He directed Sleeping Around (1999).

In 2015 he played Singleton in the Hollywood-made television series filmed in Cape Town, Black Sails.

Awards, etc

He received the Fleur du Cap nomination for most promising student in 1991 and 1992 and won the Ruth Pfeffers Prize for the Best Student of Dramatic Art.


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

The Citizen, 21 August 1999.

NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

For more information

TVSA [1].

IMDb [2].

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