Kenneth Hendel (1931-2006) was an English-born actor and broadcaster who lived and worked in South Africa for the last 34 years of his life.
Kenneth Hendel was born and spent his youth in the East End of London, England.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)  in London.
After completing his training at RADA he started working as a professional actor in London. His credits include many West End productions and roles in television dramas and series produced in England. In the early 1970s he starred opposite Honor Blackman  in Frederick Knott's  popular drama Wait Until Dark  and in 1972 Pieter Toerien brought him to South Africa for a production of this play. He remained in South Africa, where he worked on stage, television and mostly on radio at the SABC until 1988 when he was rendered paraplegic after unsuccessful spinal surgery and forced to take early retirement from the SABC. He remained in South Africa until his death in 2006 in Johannesburg.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
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HENDEL, Kenneth. (19*-) Actor. * He starred in The Company’s production of Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade aka The Persecution of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade for the official opening of the Market Theatre on 19 October 1976. It was directed by Barney Simon and also starred Wilson Dunster and Sandra Prinsloo. . * (Tucker, 1997)
Roles in feature films include: Davidson in The Reckoning (1970); The Pimp in Cool It Carol (1970); Rodriguez in Die Screaming Marianne (1971); Dr Hartmann in Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983);
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