Pauline Bailey (19*-). British-born South African actress.
Pauline is married to John Pank, and they have one daughter, Jane. Hobbies include searching for antiques, entertaining, cooking and eating; travel, particularly to islands; collecting Shaffordshire China.'
Trained at RADA
Pauline Bailey came to Africa in 1958 having played repertory in England; spent 17 years in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where she became one of the country's leading actresses playing such roles as Portia, Cleopatra, Medea and Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House. She worked in radio and for several years presented television programmes. She is the regular Monday evening continuity presenter with SABC TV.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Stage appearances include A Doll's House (as “Nora”), The Merchant of Venice (as “Portia”), Medea (as “Medea”), The Importance of Being Earnest (as “Gwendolin Fairfax) , Anthony and Cleopatra (as “Cleopatra”), The Rivals, The Lady's not for Burning (PACT 1982), The Hollow Crown (1980).
Programme notes of Agnes of God in 1983.
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