Guy de Lancey

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Guy de Lancey. (19*-) Actor, Director, Designer.



Studied Drama at Rhodes University, graduating with BA Honours in 1984.


Joined PACT's permanent company in 1986.

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


While at university he appeared in the ATKV Kampustoneel production of Môre is ‘n Lang Dag which subsequently transferred to the Market Theatre. His debut with PACT was in The Comedy of Errors. He toured with Wild Honey for PACT. He has appeared in Die Ketter and Die Huigelaar (TRUK, 1986), Entertaining Mr Sloane, Looking-Glass, Die Prys, National Madness, Look Back in Anger, Wuthering Heights, The Real Inspector Hound and he starred in Telegrams From Hell and in David Mamet’s Oleanna in 1993. Acted in Women Beware Women (2007), Buried Child (2008), Glengarry Glen Ross (2008) and played the role of Lenny, the director, in The Bird Watchers directed by Fugard in May 2011.

He performed with Megan Kruskal in Love Story at the Market Theatre. Date unknown.

Lighting designer for Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey presented by The Mechanicals at The Intimate Theatre

He designed the 2011 production of Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act.


As a student he directed Harold Pinter's The Collection.

Directed The Highway Crossing or, The Tale of a Golden Fish; The Bile Boys; King Lear at the Intimate Theatre; As You Like It, Maynardville from 10 January 2009.

Television and film

Television credits include Quartet and Playing With Fire. Played Dr Ian Robinson in the TV educational programme Soul City

Awards, etc

Recipient of the 1985 AA Mutual Life Vita Award for Best Newcomer for his role in Môre is ‘n Lang Dag.

In 1987 he won both the AA Vita and DALRO Best Actor Awards for Looking-Glass.

He won the Fleur du Cap Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross (award year 2009) and As You Like It.

Nominated for Fleur du Cap for Cosi as Roy Owen.


Wild Honey programme notes, 1986.

Wuthering Heights programme notes, 1992.

Cape Times 16 Oct 2007; 20 Jan 2010; 26 Aug 2010; 7 Feb 2011; 16 May 2011; 22 Aug 2011; 11 April 2012.

Mail & Guardian 11 Aug 1994; Citizen 21 Dec 2011; Burger 11 Dec 2008; Burger 9 Mrt 2009; Star 17 Feb 2009; Beeld 25 Nov 1999; Sunday Independent 15 March 2009, 28 March 2010; Star 9 Feb 2011.

Photograph of Megan Kruskal and Guy de Lancey in "Love Story" held by NELM: [Collection: MARKET THEATRE]: 2004. 30. 5. 62.

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