There appear to have been two theatre personalities by the name of Chris Vorster
Chris Vorster (19**-) amateur actor (fl. circa 1970s)
He is mentioned as a member of the cast of when it was presented by the Klerksdorpse Amateurtoneelvereniging at the ATKV Nasionale Toneelfees ("ATKV Amateur Play Competion") in the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre, November 1972, directed by Pats Labuschagne, and also featuring Manie van Vuuren, Jan van Rooyen, Janie Alberts, Hestertjie de Klerk, Attie Botha and Anton Fritz.
Chris Vorster (19**-), actor for stage, film and TV, director, dramatist, drama lecturer
Chris is a freelance actor who's been actively working in the entertainment industry since 1991.
He studied for a four-year B.Dram at the Drama Department, University of Stellenbosch. Completed an M.Dram in Directing at the same University.
Taught acting at the University of Stellenbosch in 199*-1999, while also running his own industrial theatre company. He then moved to Johannesburg, to become involved in TV as actor, writer and director, as well as stage work, founding Blond Produksies ("Blond productions") to produce work at the various festivals. In 2015 he joined the staff of the University of the Free State Drama Department as a senior lecturer in film.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He directed most of his own plays, often performed in them as well, such as Parradox (199*), Jeims Blond - Afrika Avontuur ** (1997) Jeims Blond 2 - Die Reuk van Vrees** (1998) and Jeims Blond 3 - Bottle Blond - ** (1998), Why’t Burp?, Hiert Jou Bliksem! (1998), Weyers (2000), Kwaggapolitiek (2000), Bal en Klou (2001), Mario Lanza (2003), Gehang (KKNK, 2005), Haaks (KKNK, 2005.
Chris had roles in Cabaret, Battle of the Black and the Dogs, Christine, Die Jogger, Die Nag van Legio, The Life and Times of Johnny Cockroach, Die Ongeskrewe Stuk (’n Impromptu), The Tempest, The Car Cemetery, Dikker as Water, Die Vampier, Fiela's Child - The Musical, Ipekonders.
He later became a television writer, with a series such as Plek van die Vleisvreters ("Place of the Meat Eaters", KykNet, 2004) and epsiodes of Sewende Laan (SABC 2, 2004-5) to his credit.
His film debut will be as Craig in Pure Blood.
Vorster has been hailed, by INSIG magazine, as one of South Africa's entertainers for the new millennium and according to DE KAT he's one of the country's top four comedy dramatists.
He's been honoured with various Theatre and television nominations and awards for acting, directing and writing.
- Winner of a Nagtegaalprys)
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