Michele Burgers

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Michele Burgers (born circa 1959). South African actress best known for her 2005 role as Essa Rompkin in the international science fiction television series Charlie Jade.


She was born in Beaufort West and was married to actor Danny Keogh.


Attained a Performer's Diploma at the Maas Phillips School of Speech and Drama in Cape Town. She studied in London for a year.


Joined CAPAB Youth in 1980.

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

Michele acted in The Chalk Garden and Separate Tables while she studied.

She has appeared on stage in Kat in die Donker (1980), Confetti, Kinderspeletjies, Die Proponentjie, Kalkoen se Kind (PACOFS 1987), Arms and the Man, See How They Run, Twelfth Night as Olivia, Maynardville, 1998, Run for your Wife, TV Revue or Apocalypse Sommer Now-Now, Die Buite-Egtelike Ouma, Spooks The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Television roles include Meeulanders, Veldslag and Binnelanders, while film roles include Friends (1994), Jump the Gun (1997) and Catch a Fire.

Awards, etc


Interview with Nita Hazell published in Die Burger, 4 June 1999.

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