Janet du Plessis

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Janet du Plessis (born circa 1950). Actress and casting agent.




Janet obtained a B.A.(Speech and Drama) from Rhodes in 1972.


In 19* she began a casting agency, including the actress Moira Lister on her books.

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

As a student she had a role in The Playboy of the Western World (1971).

Performed in Muzeeka (with PACT), Home Fires (with PACT), A Friend Indeed (at the Academy Theatre), That's No Lady That's My Husband (at the Academy Theatre), A Community of Two, A Little Night Music (as “Fredrica” in 1975), Peter Pan (as “Wendy” with NAPAC), Spider's Web.

She starred in The Business of Murder for Pieter Toerien in 1986. She starred in Ray Cooney’s Wife Begins at Forty at the Alhambra Theatre in 1987. She starred in Rex Garner’s production ofCahoots at the Leonard Rayne Theatre in 1988. She starred in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile at the André Huguenet Theatre in 1989.

On television she played Bobby in Woestynblom (1994).

Awards, etc


SACD 1974; 1975/76; 1977/78; 1978/79.

Tucker, 1997.

Rapport, 6 November 1994.

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