Lida Botha

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Lida Botha (193*-). Freelance actress for radio, television and stage.


Born in Namakwaland, studied at La Rochelle High School in Paarl and the University of Cape Town. Her husband is the actor Johan Botha.

Acting career

She worked for PACOFS and SWAPAC in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the late 1970’s she became a freelance actor for radio, television, film and stage, a much sought after older actress.

Stage roles

These include: Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (Baxter Theatre, 1977), Info Scandals (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1979), Karnaval, (Market Theatre, 1981), My Seuns (1984), Elsewhere Fine and Warm, En Die Son Skyn in Suid-Afrika, Op Dees Aarde, Die Proponentjie, Pa, Maak vir my 'n Vlieër Pa, Taraboemdery, Yerma, Mattewis en Meraai, Twee Dosyn Rooi Rose, Braaivleis (the play), Straties by Braam van der Vyver (KKNK, 2004), Vrededorp by Charles Fourie (KKNK, 2005) , Faan se Stasie (2006).

Later in 2009 she and her husband Johan Botha performed in and had national success with Oupa en Ouma sit op die stoep , written for them and directed by Leon Kruger, followed in 2012 by the sequel Oupa en Ouma sit op die stoep en raak romanties, also written and directed byLeon Kruger. In 2012 they founded JohanLida Produksies, to tour the production, Johan now directing.

Other roles followed: Die Sendeling (2011), Roepman (2011)**, .


Her many TV roles include Nommer Asseblief (TV-series), Moord, Arende (Series - 199*), Meester (**), Meeulanders (Series - **), Manakwalanders (series - ***), Geraldina Die Tweede (***) Oupa en Ouma sit op die stoep (TV series - 2012)


Roles in

2012 Oupa en Ouma Sit op die Stoep

2012 Otherside the Silence (Nina)

2011 Hoofmeisie (Tannie Betsie)

2011 Stargazer (Ouma Makkie)

2009 Invictus (Mrs. Brits)

2008 Deadly Harvest (TV movie) Old Lady

2008 Fleisch

2002 Promised Land (Kotie)

1992 Die Storie van Klara Viljee (Tant Mollie)

1990 The Fourth Reich (Mrs. Erasmus)

1990 That Englishwoman: An Account of the Life of Emily Hobhouse (Boer internee)

1990 Windprints (Karen)

1988 Fiela se Kind (Barta van Rooyen)

1978 Die Spaanse Vlieg


Die Burger Dinsdag 5 Februarie 2013 - Buite p. 12.

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