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== Awards, etc. ==
== Awards, etc. ==
Comedy performance, male (play, musical or revue): Matthew Ribnick Naledi award year 2004
He won a [[Naledi Award]] (award year 2004) and a [[Fleur du Cap Award]] (award year 2007), both for his performance in ''[[Hoot]]''.
Best performance in One-hander: Matthew Ribnick: Hoot; award year 2007.
== Sources ==
== Sources ==
''[[The Citizen]]'', 24 April 1998.
''[[The Citizen]]'', 24 April 1998.
''[[The Star]]'', 4 October 2002 (''[[The Chilli Boy]]'').
''[[The Citizen]]'', 26 September 2015.
''[[The Citizen]]'', 26 September 2015.

Latest revision as of 18:17, 30 September 2019

Matthew Ribnick (1974-) is a South African actor.


He grew up on the border between Boksburg and Germiston, his father Jewish and his mother a Mormon. He married writer-director Geraldine Naidoo in 2006.


Matthew studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand. Completed a BA Hons in Drama, winning the Marcello Pisanello Award for Best Actor in 1998 and 1999.

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

As a student he acted in Othello (1998).

He worked extensively in industrial and educational theatre and made brief guest appearances on the television. In 2001 did the workshop play White Men in Buckets, then he and Geraldine Naidoo co-wrote and performed the one-man shows The Chilli Boy (2002), Hoot (2005) and Monkey Nuts (2011 and 2014).

Awards, etc.

He won a Naledi Award (award year 2004) and a Fleur du Cap Award (award year 2007), both for his performance in Hoot.


The Citizen, 24 April 1998.

The Star, 4 October 2002 (The Chilli Boy).

The Citizen, 26 September 2015.

NELM Literary Awards database.

See: Ribnick's website [1]

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