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(1947?*-2013) Actor, designer, dramatist, director, teacher and community activist. Born in Cape Town??**, trained at the University of Cape Town Drama Department. ****.
Died at St. Luke's Hospice in Kenilworth on Saturday, November 9th 2013 after a struggle with cancer, survived by his sisters, Anne and Judith, his niece, Yvette, and his nephew, Neville.
Roles as actor
Production; Role; Venue
BOY2MAN Tony dir. Peter Krummeck KRUMMECK AS COWARD Noel dir. Peter Krummeck RED GEORGE Red George (+17 characters) dir. Denise Newman BONHOEFFER Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Peter Krummeck, director Christopher Weare THE PASSION Christ dir. Peter Krummeck TAKING SIDES Roder SEND FOR DOLLY Smithy Smith PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Michael James
Quoted from the programme of Pieter Toerien's Isn't It Romantic in 1985: 'Peter began his professional career at the age of sixteen with the PACOFS production of The Merchant of Venice. In the ensuing twenty-two years he has been involved in every aspect of theatre from song-writing to running his own company. After training as a commercial artist, he spent four years at the UCT Little Theatre as an ad-hoc student and then joined CAPAB as actor/designer, going free-lance two years later. One of his first projects was to build the model of the Baxter Theatre for the architects and he went on to become the only artist who has been involved in one way or another with every Baxter Season since their inception eight years ago. Major stage credits include the title role in P.G. du Plessis' Plaston: DNS-Kind and Michael James in Playboy of the Western World for CAPAB, Smithy Smith in Send For Dolly, Sam in his own translation of Siener in die Suburbs for the Baxter and Jesus Christ in The Passion (his own adaptation of the Gospels for the Baxter).'
Film and TV
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM White Magistrate dir.Justin Chadwick, Videovision THE GIRL DOP dir. Julian Jarrold, Wall to Wall Television, Moonlighting MASTER HAROLD & THE BOYS Bar Man Spier Films One STARSHIP TROOPERS Retired Admiral Galaxy 3 Productions THE RING Norse Councillor Castle Ring Productions BORDERLINE Cameo Film Afrika CITIZEN VERDICT Prison Official Rapitrade PAVEMENT Police Clerk Film Afrika THE PIANO PLAYER Alexs Father Film Afrika Worldwide FAMILY DOG Man in a white Apron Two Oceans Productions THE EMISSARY HEART OF AFRICA Dr Livingstone London Film School: co wrote screenplay THAT ENGLISH WOMAN C Films CANDID CAMERA Scholtz Films DADA AND THE FLOWER Scholtz Films
OUPA & OUMA II Steyn dir. Leon Kruger, Waterfront Television LABYRINTH Friar dir. Christopher Smith, Scott HISTORY OF AMERICA Cardinal Discovery Channel (USA); BBC (UK) and Film Afrika GREAT BRITAIN OUR STORY Oliver Cromwell dir. Nich Green, Nutopia,Film Afrika, SKY TV FINAL VERDICT II Att. Swart dir Mandilakhe Yengo, Carol Bouwer Productions, SABC STRIKE BACK II Old man dir Dan Percival, Left Bank Pictures UK, Out of Africa BONHOEFFER dir. Rita Deverell : Solo Flight Productions THE EARTHMOVER dir. Gray Hofmeyr TWELFTH NIGHT dir. Douglas Bristow WITGOUD Marius (the villain) (all episodes) DIE SEEDUIKER Russian Commisar (9 of 13 episodes) DIE LOSPRYS down and out Hennie (all episodes) ARENDE I veteran Brit soldier, dir.Bill Palmer (all episodes) HIDDEN CITY double dealing Marek (all episodes) THIS LIFE enigmatic Quasimodo Seasons Find (all episodes Cameo Appearances: SHOOTING STARS Priest Penguin Films BACKSTAGE Priest Endemol CHARLIE JADE Fourie Film Afrika Prod KHULULEKA Brendan Penguin Films MADAM & EVE Brian Emery Penguin Films SCOOP SCOOMBIE Cameo Penguin Films
BOY2MAN Tony dir. Peter Krummeck KRUMMECK AS COWARD Noel dir. Peter Krummeck THE PASSION Christ dir. Peter Krummeck
Long before building started he built the architect's model of the Baxter Theatre and would go on to become one of the Centre's founding and most innovative contributors at all levels.
His award-winning HIV/Aids play iVirgin Boy has as its central character a boy traumatised by male rape. During follow-up counselling, he explores his bisexual nature.
His one-man play Bonhoeffer, which toured South Africa and North America, commemorated the 1st anniversary of 9/11 in Washington DC.
Adam and Luke Two novellas, published by Junkets Publishers 2012.
Worked as a lay-minister for the Anglican Church under the mentorship of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the mid-1980s, and wrote a guide to human gender relationships for the multi-church Parish of St John in Wynberg.
Fleur du Cap best supporting actor nomination
Inaugural Baxter 200 Tribute for Artistic Achievement (1985)
Pansa Festival of Contemporary Writing - drama winner (2005)
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