John Whiteley

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(****-****). Actor. Won a Three Leaf Arts Award for Best Leading Actor 1976. Performed in The Brass Hat, Hedda Garbler, Richard III (as “Buckingham”), Blithe Spirit (as “Charles”), Much Ado About Nothing (as “Don Pedro”), The Misanthrope (as “Philinte”), Arms and the Man (as “Sergius”), Hamlet (as “Fortinbras”), Twelfth Night (as “Orsino”), Private Lives (as “Elyot”), Roulette (as Illyitch), Misalliance (as “Lord Summerhays” with PACT), The Price (as “Walter”, with the Company of Four at the Baxter), The Merchant of Venice (as “Bassanio” with CAPAB), Antigone (as “Messenger” at Oude Libertas), Yerma (as “Juan” with PACOFS You Never Can Tell (as “Valentine” with CAPAB), The Importance of Being Earnest (as “ Earnest” with NAPAC), Prince of Verona, R & J (with CAPAB), The Dream (with NAPAC), You Never Can Tell ( as “Valentine” with CAPAB) (SACD 1973) (SACD 1977/78) (SACD 1978/79) (SACD1979/80) (SACD 1980/81)

(194*-) Actor and director. ** Trained at the Central School of Drama, London. He starred in the hit musical comedy Irma la Douce, staged by the Brooke company in 1960. Frank Staff did the choreography for this musical starring Siegfried Mynhardt, Heather Lloyd-Jones and Robert Haber. It toured all the major cities and the Rhodesias. He was kept in steady employment by PACT in 1966. (See PACT) . He starred in the Langford-Inglis, Udwin and Brooke production of The Au Pair Man at the Brooke in 1971. He directed Jerome Kilty’s Dear Love at the Andre Huguenet in 1988. WHITELY, John, As You Like It, Maynardville, 1984, Directed by John Hussey, Dorothy-Ann Gould, Peter Cazalet (sets & costumes). Hell is for Whites Only (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1982) THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS): King Lear - GLOUCESTER – Mark Graham, YINGTONG - LEAD – Alan Swerdlow, Twelfth Night - SIR TOBY BELCH – Ralph Lawson, Alarms and Excursions - LEAD – Baxter Theatre, Amy’s View - LEAD – Pieter Toerien, Pygmalion - PROF. HIGGINS – Pacofs, Blithe Spirit - LEAD CAPAB, Private Lives - LEAD – CAPAB, Julius Caesar - MARK ANTHONY – Maynardville, Romeo and Juliet - FRIAR LAURENCE – NAPAC, Macbeth - DUNCAN – NAPAC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream - OBERON/THESEUS – Phillip Grout, Much ado about Nothing - DON PEDRO – Maynardville, M. Butterfly - SUPPORTING ROLE – Robert Whitehead, Single Spies - LEAD – John Whiteley, Hysteria - LEAD – Roy Sergeant, Indiscretions - LEAD – Civic Theatre, Key for Two - LEAD – Slim Ramsdon, Othello - SUPPORTING ROLE – Janet Suzman, Sisters Rosensweig - SUPPORTING ROLE – Alan Swerdlow, School for Wives - LEAD – Edmond Tamis, The Misanthrope - LEAD – CAPAB, The Importance of Being Earnest - LEAD – NAPAC. MUSICALS (NON-SINGING PARTS) Lost in the Stars - LEAD – Mark Graham, Porgy and Bess - SUPPORTING ROLES – Angelo Gobbato, Fiddler on the Roof - SUPPORTING ROLES David Metheson, Annie Get your Gun - LEAD – CAPAB. DIRECTION includes Dear Love (Toerien), Single Spies (Toerien), Sarcophagus (Toerien). FILM work: CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY - SUPPORT - DARRYL ROODT 1995 ; THAT ENGLISHWOMAN - SUPPORT - DIRK DE VILLIERS 1989 ; IN HARMS WAY - LEAD - GRAY HOFMEYER; RICHARD GUSH OF SALEM - LEAD - CAVALIER FILMS, THE JACKALS - LEAD - 20TH CENTURY FOX 1967; ESCAPE ROUTE CAPE TOWN - LEAD - 20TH CENTURY FOX 1967. The Cape Town Affair (1967) The Stick (1987) Othello (1989) Witness to Kill (2001) Duma (2005) Magic Journey to Africa (2010) TELEVISION roles in GENERATIONS, MADAM AND EVE, PANTSULA XMAS, GOING UP, EGOLI; DAISY DE MELKER, ENGINEERS. In Production

Sandor Turai in Rough Crossing, 1987-88.

Quoted from the programme of Snake Beneath the Rose performed in 1986: 'Trained at London's Central School of Drama, John has for the past 8 years appeared in a wide variety of roles in Cape Town where he was nominated for the Best Actor of the Year awards for his performances as The Lover in Strindberg Without Tears, as Philante in The Misanthrope, as Horace in School for Wives (all for CAPAB) and as Walter in The Company of Four production of The Price. He won the Three Leaf Arts Awards for Best Leading Actor for his Mark Anthony in Julius Ceasar at Maynardville.


Tucker, 1997

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