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[[Pieter Geldenhuys]] (191*-). Actor. 
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[[Pieter Geldenhuys]] (1918-1980) was an actor, dancer and set- and costume designer.  
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
He was married to the actress [[Jane Potgieter]] in the early 1960s.
 
  
== Training ==
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Born Pieter Burger Geldenhuys on 13 October 13, 1918 in Pretoria,
Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and ballet with [[Dulcie Howes]] and then in London.
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Pieter Geldenhuys was born on October 13, 1918 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa as Pieter Burger Geldenhuys.  
  
== Career ==
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Beginning his career in theatre in 1935 at the age of 17, ''inter alia'' performing at the [[Opera House]], Pretoria, his first role being in Paul Rubens's musical comedy ''[[Tonight's the Night]]'' in 1935, he went on to He study ballet with [[Dulcie Howes]] and do a licenciate with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
He has been active in theatre since 1935 including early days at the Opera house in Cape Town. In 1940 he joined the [[André Huguenet]] company and subsequently toured the Union with the first [[Gwen ffrangçon-Davies / Marda Vanne Company]] company. Joined the entertainment unit during World War II, touring Egypt, Italy and Austria, then for three years in Scotland followed by some years in the West End. Spent many years between South Africa and Europe, worked for [[NTO]] and [[Wena Naudé]]'s company and has been for a considerable period under contract to [[CAPAB]] acting in both English and [[Afrikaans]]. He has also worked for [[PACOFS]], [[PACT]] and [[NAPAC]].
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In 1940 he joined the [[André Huguenet]] company and subsequently toured the Union with the first [[Gwen ffrangçon-Davies / Marda Vanne Company]] company. Joined the [[UDF Entertainment Unit]] during [[World War II]], touring Egypt, Italy and Austria, then spent three years in Scotland followed by some years working on the West End.  
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In South Africa he subsequently worked for [[NTO]] and [[Wena Naudé]]'s companyand was for a considerable period under contract to [[CAPAB]]acting in both English and [[Afrikaans]]. He also worked for the other councils, i.e. [[PACOFS]], [[PACT]] and [[NAPAC]], on occasion.
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He married the actress [[Jane Potgieter]] in the early 1960s and died on 16 February 16, 1980, in Cape Town.
  
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
His first role was in Paul Rubens's musical comedy ''Tonight's the Night'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To-Night%27s_the_Night_(musical)] which was performed in the Pretoria [[Opera House]] in 1935.
 
  
He had roles in ''[[Eurydice|Point of Departure]]'' 1952, ''[[Volpone]]'' ([[NTO]] 1952), ''[[Twelfth Night]]'' ([[NTO]] 1953), an Afrikaans production of ''[[The Happiest Days of Your Life]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955),  , ''[[Tobias and the Angel]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955), ''[[Verkiesing Sonder Politiek!]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955), ''[[Bitter Einde]]'' ([[NTO]] 1956-7), ''[[Germanicus]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[The School for Scandal]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[Les Fourberies de Scapin|Die Jakkalsstreke van Scapino]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[Een Bruid in de Morgen|'n Bruid in die Môre]]'' ([[NTO]] 1959).
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===As performer===
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'''Stage work'''
  
''[[Sponono]]'' (1963), ''[[Die Hemelbed]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1963), ''[[Twelfth Night|Twaalfde Nag]]'' ([[PACT]] 1964), ''[[Modes van Agter, Skuld van Voor]]'' ([[PACT]] 1964), ''[[Twelve Angry Men]]'' (Alexander Theatre 1965), Played “the father” in Strinberg’s ''[[The Father|Die Vader]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), ''[[Exit the King|Die Koning Sterf]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), ''[['n Skip is Ons Beloof]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), “Titus” in an [[Afrikaans]] production of ''[[Titus Andronicus]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1970), ''[[The Emperor]]'' ([[PACOFS]] 1970), “Caliban” in ''[[The Tempest|Die Storm]]''  and “Dr. Finache” in Feydeau’s ''[[A Flea in her Ear|Hond se Gedagte]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1971), ''[[The Two Executioners|Die Twee Laksmanne]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1971), ''[[Uncle Vanya|Oom Wanja]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1972), ''[[The Tempest]]'' ([[Maynardville]] January 1973), ''[[The Marriage of Mr Mississippi|Die Huwelik van Mnr. Mississippi]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1973), ''[[Meneer Puntila en sy Kneg Matti]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1973), ''[[Die Ryk Weduwee]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1974 and 1976), ''[[The Cherry Orchard]]'' (Baxter Company 1978).
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He had roles in ''[[Eurydice|Point of Departure]]'' 1952, ''[[Volpone]]'' ([[NTO]] 1952), ''[[Twelfth Night]]'' ([[NTO]] 1953), an Afrikaans production of ''[[The Happiest Days of Your Life]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955),  , ''[[Tobias and the Angel]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955), ''[[Verkiesing Sonder Politiek!]]'' ([[NTO]] 1955), ''[[Bitter Einde]]'' ([[NTO]] 1956-7), ''[[Germanicus]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[The School for Scandal]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[Les Fourberies de Scapin|Die Jakkalsstreke van Scapino]]'' ([[NTO]] 1958), ''[[Een Bruid in de Morgen|'n Bruid in die Môre]]'' ([[NTO]] 1959), ''[[Sponono]]'' (1963), ''[[Die Hemelbed]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1963), ''[[Twelfth Night|Twaalfde Nag]]'' ([[PACT]] 1964), ''[[Modes van Agter, Skuld van Voor]]'' ([[PACT]] 1964), ''[[Twelve Angry Men]]'' (Alexander Theatre 1965), Played “the father” in Strinberg’s ''[[The Father|Die Vader]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), ''[[Exit the King|Die Koning Sterf]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), ''[['n Skip is Ons Beloof]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1969), “Titus” in an [[Afrikaans]] production of ''[[Titus Andronicus]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1970), ''[[The Emperor]]'' ([[PACOFS]] 1970), “Caliban” in ''[[The Tempest|Die Storm]]''  and “Dr. Finache” in Feydeau’s ''[[A Flea in her Ear|Hond se Gedagte]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1971), ''[[The Two Executioners|Die Twee Laksmanne]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1971), ''[[Uncle Vanya|Oom Wanja]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1972), ''[[The Tempest]]'' ([[Maynardville]] January 1973), ''[[The Marriage of Mr Mississippi|Die Huwelik van Mnr. Mississippi]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1973), ''[[Meneer Puntila en sy Kneg Matti]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1973), ''[[Die Ryk Weduwee]]'' ([[CAPAB]] 1974 and 1976), ''[[The Cherry Orchard]]'' (Baxter Company 1978).
  
''[[Die Spook van Donkergat (film)]]'' released in 1973.
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'''Film work'''
  
== Awards, etc ==
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He had roles in  ''[[Nooi van My Hart]]'' (1959), ''[[Onwettige Huwelik]]'' (1970), ''[[Die Spook van Donkergat]]'' (1973) and ''[[Bait]]'' (1974), ''[[House of the Living Dead]]'' (1976)
  
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== Sources ==
  
  
== Sources ==
 
 
''Die Koning Sterf'' theatre programme, 1969.
 
''Die Koning Sterf'' theatre programme, 1969.
  
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[[SACD]] 1974.
 
[[SACD]] 1974.
  
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1795625/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 05:52, 7 October 2020

Pieter Geldenhuys (1918-1980) was an actor, dancer and set- and costume designer.

Biography

Born Pieter Burger Geldenhuys on 13 October 13, 1918 in Pretoria, Pieter Geldenhuys was born on October 13, 1918 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa as Pieter Burger Geldenhuys.

Beginning his career in theatre in 1935 at the age of 17, inter alia performing at the Opera House, Pretoria, his first role being in Paul Rubens's musical comedy Tonight's the Night in 1935, he went on to He study ballet with Dulcie Howes and do a licenciate with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

In 1940 he joined the André Huguenet company and subsequently toured the Union with the first Gwen ffrangçon-Davies / Marda Vanne Company company. Joined the UDF Entertainment Unit during World War II, touring Egypt, Italy and Austria, then spent three years in Scotland followed by some years working on the West End.

In South Africa he subsequently worked for NTO and Wena Naudé's company, and was for a considerable period under contract to CAPAB, acting in both English and Afrikaans. He also worked for the other councils, i.e. PACOFS, PACT and NAPAC, on occasion.

He married the actress Jane Potgieter in the early 1960s and died on 16 February 16, 1980, in Cape Town.

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

As performer

Stage work

He had roles in Point of Departure 1952, Volpone (NTO 1952), Twelfth Night (NTO 1953), an Afrikaans production of The Happiest Days of Your Life (NTO 1955), , Tobias and the Angel (NTO 1955), Verkiesing Sonder Politiek! (NTO 1955), Bitter Einde (NTO 1956-7), Germanicus (NTO 1958), The School for Scandal (NTO 1958), Die Jakkalsstreke van Scapino (NTO 1958), 'n Bruid in die Môre (NTO 1959), Sponono (1963), Die Hemelbed (CAPAB 1963), Twaalfde Nag (PACT 1964), Modes van Agter, Skuld van Voor (PACT 1964), Twelve Angry Men (Alexander Theatre 1965), Played “the father” in Strinberg’s Die Vader (CAPAB 1969), Die Koning Sterf (CAPAB 1969), 'n Skip is Ons Beloof (CAPAB 1969), “Titus” in an Afrikaans production of Titus Andronicus (CAPAB 1970), The Emperor (PACOFS 1970), “Caliban” in Die Storm and “Dr. Finache” in Feydeau’s Hond se Gedagte (CAPAB 1971), Die Twee Laksmanne (CAPAB 1971), Oom Wanja (CAPAB 1972), The Tempest (Maynardville January 1973), Die Huwelik van Mnr. Mississippi (CAPAB 1973), Meneer Puntila en sy Kneg Matti (CAPAB 1973), Die Ryk Weduwee (CAPAB 1974 and 1976), The Cherry Orchard (Baxter Company 1978).

Film work

He had roles in Nooi van My Hart (1959), Onwettige Huwelik (1970), Die Spook van Donkergat (1973) and Bait (1974), House of the Living Dead (1976)

Sources

Die Koning Sterf theatre programme, 1969.

The Tempest theatre programme, Maynardville January 1973.

SACD 1974.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1795625/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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