Magda Beukes

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Also known as Magdalena Beukes and Magda Beukes-Embrey in some sources.

Magda Beukes (19*-) Actress, author and inspirational speaker.




Studied Drama at the University of Pretoria (1969-1971).


After finishing her studies she was contracted to PACT (1972-1975), initially doing children, youth and library programmes, then becoming part of the main theatre company. Later she moved to the Market Theatre (1975-1979). She also did radio work and TV dubbing from 1975 to 1984. Then for a while retired to Mossel Bay to do community work and found a theatre group for the youth. Became an inspirational speaker, touring locally and internationally, also with a number of one-woman productions she wrote, directed and performed in at Die Teaterhuisie and the Pierneef Theatre in Pretoria(2000 – 2004) and in the USA (1991-2004), including **.. She later returned to acting, now working mainly in television.

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

Her stage performances for PACT include Toiings, Babbelkous en Bruidegom, 'n Seder val in Waterkloof, Othello, Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey, and roles for the Market Theatre include God's Forgotten(1976), Theodora, Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (1978), Paradise is Closing Down (1977), Karnaval (1981).

Over the years she also wrote, directed and performed in a number of one-woman productions at Die Teaterhuisie and the Pierneef Theatre in Pretoria (2000 – 2004) and in the USA (1991-2004).

She wrote J2K: Millenniumknalle uit die Computer! and performed the piece with Trix Pienaar at the KKNK 1999.

Magda became known for roles in several Afrikaans films, such as 'n Beeld vir Jeannie (1976), Netnou hoor die kinders, (1977), 'n Seder val in Waterkloof (1978), Dit was Aand en dit was Môre (1978), Plekkie in die son (1979) and Beloftes van more (1981).

Her TV work included roles in The Villagers (SABC 3), Amalia I en II (KykNET), Egoli (M-Net, KykNET), Scandal, Binnelanders (KykNET)

Awards, etc


Limelight 1977/78; 1978/79;1980/81

Rapport, 1 March 1981.

Tucker, 1997.

Return to

Return to ESAT Personalities B

Return to South African Theatre Personalities

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page