Petru Wessels

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(19**-) Actress on stage, film and TV.


Schooled in Bloemfontein. She married the actor Carel Trichardt in 1966. After having lived in Pretoria for about fifty years, they moved to Somerset West in 2013.


She studied drama at University of Natal, Department of Speech and Drama.


Became an actress for TRUK in 1965.

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

Her major roles include ***, "Anna" in Ek, Anna van Wyk (Pieter Fourie, PACT, 19**), ***. Title role in Christine opposite Ernst Eloff. Acted in Hond se Gedagte. Female lead in Die Groot Wit Roos (Bloemfontein, 1991). Die Burgemeester (PACOFS 1973), Die Drie Van Der Walts, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Just, Uncle Vanya.,

She and her husband, the actor Carel Trichardt, founded an independent Afrikaans theatre in Pretoria called Die Teaterhuisie in 1995.

Awards, etc


Flikflooie theatre programme, 1991.

Beeld, 8 April 2013.

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