Danny Keogh (1948-2019). Actor on stage and screen, stage manager, playwright.
Born on 3 March 1948 in Uganda of Irish descent. He was married to the actress Michele Burgers. He died on 24 July 2019, aged 71.
Danny Keogh was a founder member of the legendary Market Theatre Company. "We did everything ... sent out circulars, scraped the walls, scrubbed the floors, built the dressing rooms". That was in 1973. He now has over 50 mainstream theatre productions to his credit, a career that includes writing awards for both theatre and feature film, aside from numerous television and feature film acting credits. For somebody who never wanted to be an actor, he has a remarkable career.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
His major acting roles include Fortune and Men's Eyes (1975), The Seagull (Upstairs at the Market Theatre, 1976), Selle ou storie (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1975), Our Town, Grease, Long Day's Journey into Night (1978), Ibchek (1979), Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life (1979), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1980), Oedipus by Ted Hughes (1980), People Too (pre-1982), Forbidden Fruits (1983/4), Torch Song Trilogy (1984),One for the Road (1985), Judgement (1985), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (1986), Comedians, People are Living There, Cold Stone Jug, Entertaining Mr Sloane (1986), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1986), Burn This (1989), Ghetto in 1991, The Story of Margaret Harding (1991).
Film credits include Hearts & Minds and Jump the Gun, The Schoolmaster, Tornado and the Kalahari Horse Whisperer (2009). He has made guest appearances in the international television series Tarzan, Sinbad, Konig and The Professionals.
With 22 Best Actor nominations and 4 Best Actor awards to his credit, Danny Keogh has become an acting legend.
Best supporting actor as Officer van Zyl in The Story of Margaret Harding, (IGI Life Vita 1991/1992 Regional Awards, Transvaal).
Tucker, 1997; Schwartz, 1988.
SACD 1977/78; 1978/79.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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