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Richard Cox. (19**-) Actor on stage, radio, television and film


He was born in England. He first came to South Africa in 1970 to act in Wedding Fever, returned in 1975 for another production and later settled on a farm outside Johannesburg.

His interests outside theatre are wild life, walking, and outdoor life generally.




Richard was previously a mechanical engineer. He spent some time in Libya excavating at an archaelogical site before turning to acting.

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

Wedding Fever (1970) with the late Sid James, the Academy Theatre production of Stand By Your Bedouin (1970), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and in Grease.

Other stage appearances include Applause, Abelard and Heloise, Absence of a Cello, You Can't Take It With You, The Private Ear/The Public Eye, Clouds, Ross, The Unvarnished Truth, The Bed Winner (Hofmeyr Theatre pre-1980), .

Performed in The Pay-Off ( as Johnny Tomorrow in 1975), Comedians (1976), Why Not Stay for Breakfast? as Davey (1976), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1980), The Lover/The Dumb Waiter (1980 Baxter Studio). He starred in Leslie Darbon’s Murder by Proxy (Intimate Theatre, 1981).

He will be remembered for his portrayal of Ken Preston in the SATV's controversial war play Enemy. He also played television roles in The Villagers, The Settlers, The Diggers.

Films include Gold Squad, Forty Days, Golden Rendezvous, Wild Geese, Follow that Rainbow.

Awards, etc


Why Not Stay for Breakfast? programme notes in 1976.

SACD 1977/78.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof theatre programme, Baxter 1980.

Tucker, 1997.

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