Francois Toerien (1973-) Actor, comedian, director and television personality.
He was married to the actress Nicole Holm.
Initially actor and director for the Stellebosch based Spektrum Produksies, he later managed the company for Johan (JJ) Fourie. Also ran the Klein Libertas Teater two years (1998-1999?*). In 2000 he was selected as one of the continuity presenters for KykNet, the Afrikaans commercial TV channel and became a nationally recognized celebrity.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Besides the television work he performed in a number of prose and verse productions with his former wife Nicole Holm (normally compiled and directed by Juanita Swanepoel for the KKNK festival) and had an enormous success as Trompie in the popular comedy Roadkill/Padkos by Malan Steyn (2000-2001).
He has also appeared on stage in Die Renosters (1994), Vuilspel (1999), Yerma (2001), the cabaret Outopsie (2001), Cardboard Dreams (2002), Jan en Jorie (2003), Kringe in 'n Bos (2004-2007), , Vrypas (as narrator, 2006).
He directed Eet Alles (by Malan Steyn, 2004-2005), Vrededorp by Charles Fourie (KKNK, 2005), Sara (KKNK 2008), Daai V-Ding (Woordfees 2011), wrote and directed Rekmerke: Grepe uit 'n Swangerskap (2013).
Wrote the text for the pantomime Jan en die Boontjierank.
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