Malcolm Terrey

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Malcolm Terrey (19*-). British-born actor.


Born and educated in Bournemouth, England, moved to South Africa in 1982.



He began his career as a cabaret artist. Since then he has appeared in many musical comedies, plays, variety shows, T.V. shows and radio plays. He spent three years in repertory theatre and seven consecutive years playing Dame in pantomime. Then followed a year of taking his clothes off in Oh, Calcutta.

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

Since arriving in South Africa in 1982, Terrey has appeared in numerous stage productions – Plewman's seven-month run of Uproar in the House, Toerien's Who Goes Bare? and Move Over Mrs. Markham, to name a few. Malcolm is also something of a Jo'burg Follies marathon man, with annual runs of five months' duration. More recently he delivered an inimitable in Jeeves.

He created and co-starred with Kevin Feather in Jo'burg Follies at the Black Sun in Berea in 1986. He starred in Rex Garner’s production of Cahoots at the Leonard Rayne Theatre in 1988. He starred in Tom Lehrer’s Tom Foolery at the André Huguenet Theatre in 1989. His Jo'burg Follies was staged at the Leonard Rayne Theatre in January 1990. He starred in Ray Cooney’s Uproar in the House at the André Huguenet Theatre in 1992. He starred in Edward Duke’s Jeeves Takes Charge at the Richard Haines in 1993 and in My Fat Friend, 1995, Shear Madness 1997, Peril at End House, Funny Peculiar.

A Handful of Keys in 1994 that he helped write and create.

Malcolm designed costumes for From Door to Door, Honour, The Judas Kiss, My Fat Friend, Absurd Person Singular, The Other Side of the Swamp, We All Fall Down.

He directed The Unexpected Guest, Damsels in Distress.

In 2007 he was in the cast of the operetta The Merry Widow (State Theatre).


He was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Best Actor for Jeeves Takes Charge, award year 1985.

Nominated for a Gauteng regional Vita Award 2000/2001) for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for The Mystery of Irma Vep.


A Handful of Keys programme notes, 1994.

Tucker, 1997.

Theatre Lives [1].

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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