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Jan Ellis (1973- ) is a South African-born actor, director, writer and teacher. In 2008 he moved to Australia.  
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'''Jan Ellis''' (1973- ) [http://www.jgellis.com/] is a South African-born actor, director, writer and teacher. In 2007 he moved to Australia.  
  
== Training and qualifications ==
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Not to be confused with the Springbok rugby player Jan Ellis (1943-2013) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ellis].
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== Biography ==
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=== Youth ===
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=== Training and qualifications ===
  
 
BA Communications Cum Laude (with distinction) -
 
BA Communications Cum Laude (with distinction) -
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Best Student, English II, UNISA 1999
 
Best Student, English II, UNISA 1999
 
BA Communications (Cum Laude), UNISA 2001
 
BA Communications (Cum Laude), UNISA 2001
Partial Cert IV in Screen Media (DET) 2009    
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Partial Cert IV in Screen Media (DET) 2009
 
 
 
 
= Career =
 
 
 
  
== Stage ==
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=== Career ===
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After completing his training Ellis worked in South Africa as a teacher and as an actor on stage, film and television. He directed some stage productions and wrote some scripts and texts. In 2007, at the age of 34, he moved to Sydney in Australia to work in the digital media industry there.
  
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==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
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=== Stage ===
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As a stage actor productions include: ''[[Fiela se Kind]]'' (1986); ''[[Die Koggelaar]]'' (1987); ''[[Die Haasvanger]]'' (1990); ''[[Nag, Moeder van die Dag]]'' (1991); ''[[Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey]]'' (1992); ''[[Die Tou]]'' (1992); ''[[Fiela se Kind]]'' (1994); ''[[Diepe Grond]]'' (1996); ''[[Mirakel]]'' (1996); ''[[Die Jogger]]'' (1997); ''[[Jeims Blond - Afrika Avontuur]]'' (1997); ''[[Hello and Goodbye]]'' (1997); ''[[Dikker as Water]]'' (1998); ''[[Onder die Brug]]'' (1999); ''[[Desire]]'' (1999); ''[[Scenes from an Affair]]'' (1999); ''[[African Star]]'' (2000); ''[[Die Toneelstuk]]'' (2001); ''[[Die Kabaret]]'' (2001); ''[[Roadkill/Padkos]]'' (2001); ''[[Wetters]]'' (2004); ''[[Closer]]'' (2005); ''[[Swartskaap]]'' (2005); ''[[Begeerte]]'' (2006); ''[[Hair]]'' (2007);
  
''[[Fiela se Kind]]'', ''[[Hello and Goodbye]]'', ''[[Die Koggelaar]]'', ''[[Die Haasvanger]]'', ''[[Nag, Moeder van die Dag]]'', ''[[Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey]]'', ''[[Mirakel]]'', ''[[Diepe Grond]]'', ''[[Die Jogger]]'', ''[[At the risk of being]]'' ([[KKNK]], 2002), ''[[Wetters]]'' by [[Schalk Schoombie]] ([[KKNK]],  2004), ''[[Begeerte]]'' ([[Eugene O'Neill]]'s ''[[Desire under the Elms]]'', [[Baxter Theatre]]  and [[KKNK]] 2006),
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=== Television ===
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As a television actor credits include: ''[[Manakwalanners I & II]]'' (1991/2); ''[[Torings]]'' (1992); ''[[En toe kom Wynand]]'' (1994); ''[[Paradys]]'' (1994); ''[[Egoli: Place of Gold]]'' (1996); ''[[Backstage]]'' (2000); ''[[S.O.S.]]'' (2001); ''[[Isidingo]]'' (2004); ''[[Villa Rosa]]'' (2004); ''[[Amalia I & II]]'' (2005/6); ''[[Oepse Daisy]]'' (2005); ''[[Known Gods I & II]]'' (2005/6); ''[[The Crossroads]]'' (2006); ''[[Binnelanders]]'' (2006/7); ''[[Geraldina die Tweede]]'' (2007); ''[[Die Uwe, Pottie Potgieter]]'' (2009);
  
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=== Film ===
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As a film actor credits include: ''[[Fiela se Kind]]'' (1988); ''[[Paljas]]'' (1998); ''[[After the Rain]]'' (1999); ''[[Finasl Solution]]'' (2001);
  
== Films, and TV ==
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== Awards, etc ==
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[[Vita Award]] for Best Supporting Actor (''[[Fiela se Kind]]'', 1988)
  
''[[Fiela se Kind]]'' ([[Katinka Heyns]], 1988),  ''[[Paljas]]'' ([[Katinka Heyns]], ***),
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== Sources ==
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Personal website [http://www.jgellis.com/]
  
 
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Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
== '''TO BE ADDED''' ==
 
 
 
 
 
Film:
 
Fiela se Kind Supporting 1988
 
Paljas Supporting 1998
 
After the Rain Supporting 1999
 
Final Solution Lead 2001
 
Television:
 
Mannakwalanners I & II Comedy Series 1991/2
 
Torings Drama Series 1992
 
En toe kom Wynand TV-film Drama 1994
 
Paradys Drama Series 1994
 
Egoli Daily Drama 1996
 
Backstage Daily Drama 2000
 
S.O.S. Sit-Com 2001
 
Isidingo Daily Drama 2004
 
Villa Rosa Daily Drama 2004
 
Amalia I & II Drama Series 2005/6
 
Oepse Daisy Sit-Com 2005
 
Known Gods I & II Drama Series 2005/6
 
The Crossroads TV-film Drama 2006
 
Binnelanders Daily Drama 2006/7
 
Geraldina die Tweede Comedy Series 2007
 
Die Uwe, Pottie Potgieter Comedy Series 2009
 
Theatre:
 
Fiela se Kind Daléne Mathee 1986
 
Die Koggelaar Pieter Fourie 1987
 
Die Haasvanger Dolf van Niekerk 1990
 
Nag, Moeder van die Dag Lars Noren 1991
 
Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey Chris Barnard 1992
 
Die Tou (The Rope) Plautus 1992
 
Fiela se Kind Daléne Mathee 1994
 
Diepe Grond Reza de Wet 1996
 
Mirakel Reza de Wet 1996
 
Die Jogger André P. Brink 1997
 
''[[Jeims Blond - Afrika Avontuur]]'',  [[Chris Vorster]] 1997
 
Hello & Goodbye Athol Fugard 1997
 
(Tour of Ireland & England)
 
dikker as water Jan Ellis 1998
 
onder die brug Jan Ellis 1999
 
Desire Alex Broun 1999
 
Scenes from an Affair Alex Broun 1999
 
Die Toneelstuk Breyten Btreytenbach 2001
 
Roadkill/Padkos Malan Steyn 2001
 
6/9
 
Aka Oni (Red Demon) Hideki Noda 2003
 
(Japan)
 
Wetters Schalk Schoombie 2004
 
Closer Patrick Marber 2005
 
Begeerte (Desire Under the Elms) Eugéne O’ Neil 2006
 
''[[God of Carnage]]'' [[Yasmina Reza]], 2009
 
Musical Theatre:
 
African Star Guy Willoughby 2000
 
Die Kabaret Chris Vorster 2001
 
Swartskaap Henriëtta Gryffenberg 2005
 
Hair James Rado & Gerome Ragni 2007
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:50, 19 July 2016

Jan Ellis (1973- ) [1] is a South African-born actor, director, writer and teacher. In 2007 he moved to Australia.

Not to be confused with the Springbok rugby player Jan Ellis (1943-2013) [2].

Biography

Youth

Training and qualifications

BA Communications Cum Laude (with distinction) - University of South Africa 2001 Partial Cert IV in Screen Media - DET 2009 Academic Record: Senior High Certificate, (Distinction) 1990 Best Student, Afrikaans & Nederlands I, UCT 1991 Best Student, English II, UNISA 1999 BA Communications (Cum Laude), UNISA 2001 Partial Cert IV in Screen Media (DET) 2009

Career

After completing his training Ellis worked in South Africa as a teacher and as an actor on stage, film and television. He directed some stage productions and wrote some scripts and texts. In 2007, at the age of 34, he moved to Sydney in Australia to work in the digital media industry there.

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

Stage

As a stage actor productions include: Fiela se Kind (1986); Die Koggelaar (1987); Die Haasvanger (1990); Nag, Moeder van die Dag (1991); Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (1992); Die Tou (1992); Fiela se Kind (1994); Diepe Grond (1996); Mirakel (1996); Die Jogger (1997); Jeims Blond - Afrika Avontuur (1997); Hello and Goodbye (1997); Dikker as Water (1998); Onder die Brug (1999); Desire (1999); Scenes from an Affair (1999); African Star (2000); Die Toneelstuk (2001); Die Kabaret (2001); Roadkill/Padkos (2001); Wetters (2004); Closer (2005); Swartskaap (2005); Begeerte (2006); Hair (2007);

Television

As a television actor credits include: Manakwalanners I & II (1991/2); Torings (1992); En toe kom Wynand (1994); Paradys (1994); Egoli: Place of Gold (1996); Backstage (2000); S.O.S. (2001); Isidingo (2004); Villa Rosa (2004); Amalia I & II (2005/6); Oepse Daisy (2005); Known Gods I & II (2005/6); The Crossroads (2006); Binnelanders (2006/7); Geraldina die Tweede (2007); Die Uwe, Pottie Potgieter (2009);

Film

As a film actor credits include: Fiela se Kind (1988); Paljas (1998); After the Rain (1999); Finasl Solution (2001);

Awards, etc

Vita Award for Best Supporting Actor (Fiela se Kind, 1988)

Sources

Personal website [3]

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