Dorothy-Ann Gould

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GOULD, Dorothy-Ann. [Also spelled “Dorothy-ann” and “Dorothy ann” in sources] (19**-) Actress and director. **** Studied drama at the University of Natal, Durban, obtaining a B.A. Honours (cum laude). She has appeared in more than 180 productions over the world. In the 1980s she went to England for five years, where she did fourteen productions. Returned in 19**. Has worked for most of the theatre companies in South Africa and as a stage actress she made name for herself with superb performances in Talley's Folly (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress,1983), Stevie (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award, Best Actress, 1986), Othello (Market Theatre, 1986), Tom and Viv (19**), Titus Andronicus (Market Theatre, 199*) Hello and Goodbye (19**), Malora (19**), Kinderstransport (19**), As You Like It (Maynardville, 19**), Taming of the Shrew (Maynardville, 19** & 19**), The Witches (19**), The Breath of Life (20**), The Free State (Janet Suzman/Chekhov, 1998), Hamlet (Baxter Theatre, 2005). By 2005 had won 19 Best Actress awards. Gradually moved on to television and over the years has played leading roles in more than 12 productions and series. Perhaps best known for the role of Trish in the popular TV soap-opera Isidingo.

GOULD, Dorothy Ann. She starred in Frank Shelley’s production of Shaw’s Major Barbara together with Michele Maxwell for PACT in January 1975. She starred in Ken Leach’s production of Feydeau’s A Flea in her Ear together with Frantz Dobrowsky, Diane Wilson, Richard Haines, Paul Slabolepszy, Michael Richard, Annelisa Weiland and Lesley Nott for PACT at the Alexander Theatre in 1976. She starred in the Brickhill-Burke production of Alan Aykbourn’s trilogy, The Norman Conquests, separately titled Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden, at His Majesty’s Theatre in 1979 together with Jana Cilliers, Sandra Duncan, Bill Flynn, Eckard Rabe and John Lesley under direction of Brian Rawlinson. She starred in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July with Eckard Rabe and Jonathan Rands at the André Huguenet Theatre in 1982. She starred in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by John Hussey, together with Andrew Buckland, Ralph Lawson, Gabrielle Lomberg and Shelagh Holliday for PACT in 1982. She starred in Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley’s Folly together with Anthony Fridjohn with direction by Bobby Heaney at Upstairs at the Market in 1982. She starred in Tom and Viv, directed by Ken Leach at the Alhambra Theatre in August 1986. She starred in Bobby Heaney’s productions of Harold Pinter’s One for the Road at the Wits Theatre in 1985. She starred in Hugh Whitemore’s Stevie at the Market in 1985. She starred in Janet Suzman’s production of Othello at the Market in September 1987. She starred in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes in 1989. She starred in Athol Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye at Upstairs at the Market in 1994. (Tucker, 1997)

GOULD, Dorothy Ann, b. Durban 1953. Trained under Elizabeth Sneddon. Enemies, 1972; Round & Round the Garden 1979; Lee Harvey Oswald with Frantz Dobrowsky, Butley with Michael McCabe. As You Like It, Maynardville, 1984, Directed by John Hussey, Dorothy Ann Gould, John Whitely,

(****-****). Actress. Performed in A Flea in her Ear,Lee Harvey Oswald, London Assurance, P.S. Your Cat is Dead and in Butley. (SACD 1975/76) (SACD 1977/78) (SACD 1978/79)

Quoted from the programme of Pieter Toerien's The Breath of Life, 2004: 'Dorothy has had a stellar career both in South Africa and internationally. The recipient of 28 nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, she has 18 Awards in theatre and television to her credit and has performed in over 160 productions. She continued her career in America and the UK, living and working in London for 5 years. During this time she appeared in 14 productions, playing leading role on London'd West En and most notably playing the female lead in Titus at the Royal National Theatre opposite Sir Anthony Sher. In the years of radio dramas she could be heard on the radio almost every day; she has directed 7 plays for the theatre and her production of People are Living There won Vita quarterly and regional awards; she has taught voice and acting technique in SA and London and is the Artistic Director of the newly opened Actor's Centre which aims to offer Master classes of all kinds to professionals in theatre and television raising awareness of standards and encouraging new South African work. Most recently she directed Japes for Pieter Toerien and starred in Decorating Affairs and The Graduate at Montecasino. She has just appeared in Malora for ARC Productions, which will travel internationally later this year.'

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