Kerry Jordan

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Kerry Jordan (19**-1994) was a New Zealand-born stage and screen actor who moved to South Africa in 1964.


Studied law for 4 years, then became a fruit farmer and broadcaster for New Zealand Broadcasting Service before going to England on a double scholarship to RADA.

Spent 1 year under contract for English Stage Co. at the Royal Court. Played Toby Belch and Bottom in Regents Park. Just played in The Mousetrap for two years. Featured in many television series and films.'



He was kept in steady employment by PACT in 1966. Worked for Springbok Radio between 1979 and 1985.

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

Ross (with PACT),

Doctor on the Boil (with A.T. Productions),

Acted in the Cockpit Players’ productions of Beyond the Fringe (1961),

He starred in an imported British production of Rattle of a Simple Man as Ricard, presented by Taubie Kushlick, with Pauline Stroud, Edward Woodward and stage director Valda Blumberg in 1961.

He joined the touring cast of Beyond the Fringe, which Leonard Schach had presented at the Hofmeyr Theatre and then the Playhouse starring David Beattie in 1962.

He starred in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, followed by Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana which was staged at the Playhouse by the Cockpit Players in 1962.

In 1962 he played Sevigne in Leonard Schach's production of A Shot in the Dark first at the Hofmeyr Theatre in Cape Town and then the Playhouse Theatre in Johannesburg.

He starred in Leonard Schach’s production of Shaw’s Heartbreak House for PACT at the Alexander in 1967.

He starred in A Month in the Country, which Leonard Schach directed for PACT at the Alexander in 1969.

Starred in Kismet (PACT, 1973)

CAPAB production of The Alchemist (1975).

Starred in Absurd Person Singular at the Market Theatre in November 1977.

He starred in Windmills of the Mind for PACT in 1979, performed in Misalliance (with PACT, 1979).

He directed The Secretary Bird which was staged at the Intimate Theatre by Shirley Firth, Pieter Toerien and Basil Rubin in 1969.

He appeared in the film Zulu in 1963.



Programme notes of Rattle of a Simple Man in 1961.

SACD 1980/81)

Tucker, 1997.

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