Arthur Hall

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Arthur Hall (19**-). Actor for stage, TV and film.


He was born in London but made South Africa his home in 1956.



His career on stage spanned several decades and he worked for Johannesburg Repertory Players, NTO, PACT, CAPAB and other companies.

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

Starred in Jean Anouilh’s Antigone which was presented by the Arena Theatre Company and staged at the YMCA during 1956, also starring Beryl Gordon; The Circle (with NAPAC), Kismet (with PACT), A View from the Bridge (J’burg Reps 1957), Career (J’burg Reps 1958), Affairs of State (Reps 1959), The Prisoner (NTO 1961), A Touch of the Poet (NTO 1961), Seven against the Sun (NTO),

John Fernald’s production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (PACT at the Alexander Theatre in 1963).

The Playboy of the Western World (PACT 1963), Romeo and Jeanette (PACT 1963), Rookery Nook, The Miser (PACT 1964), Ring Round the Moon (PACT 1964), Rashomon (PACT 1965), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (PACT 1965), A Sleep of Prisoners (PACT 1965), The Beaux' Stratagem (PACT 1966), Heartbreak House (PACT 1967), The Imaginary Invalid (PACT 1967), The Mask and the Face (PACT 1967), Mourning Becomes Electra (PACT 1967), Caste (Intimate Theatre, 1968),

Tango (CAPAB 1970), The Importance of Being Earnest (CAPAB 1970), Hadrian the Seventh (CAPAB 1970s), Biography (CAPAB 1971), The Real Inspector Hound (CAPAB 1971), The Tragedy of Tragedies, or The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (CAPAB 1972), Pygmalion (CAPAB 1975), Richard III (CAPAB 1976).

Everything in the Garden (for Colin Fish), Shut Your Eyes and Think of England (with Toerien-Firth Company, 1978), The Taming of the Shrew (with NAPAC, 1981), Quartermaine's Terms (Pieter Toerien, 1982).

He directed The Man of Destiny.

He starred in the film Hou die Blink Kant Bo.

He was the chairman of the South African Actors’ Equity Association in 1968.

Awards, etc

Won a 1983 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best Supporting Male for Quartermaine's Terms (for Pieter Toerien Productions).


SACD 1978/79; 1981/82; Limelight 1983/84.

Tucker, 1997.

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