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Founding member of [[Troupe Theatre Company]].
 
Founding member of [[Troupe Theatre Company]].
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Performed in ''[[East]]''; ''[[Total Eclipse]]''; [[Agamemnon]]''.
  
 
Leading roles in ''[[Another Country]]'' (1983), ''[[The Collector]]'' (1982), ''[[Skyf]]'' and ''[[West]]'' in 1984. Lead role in ''[[True West]]'' (1983) at the [[Market Theatre]]
 
Leading roles in ''[[Another Country]]'' (1983), ''[[The Collector]]'' (1982), ''[[Skyf]]'' and ''[[West]]'' in 1984. Lead role in ''[[True West]]'' (1983) at the [[Market Theatre]]

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(19**-) Actor. Born in * Studied drama at the University of Cape TownDrama Department, 1977-1979. A highly regarded and versatile performer with a magnificent voice, he worked for many production companies over the years. Prominent roles in South Africa include Ferdinand Clegg in The Collector (1982), Berkoff's West (1984) and East (198*), Angels in America (19**), Other People's Money (1991), M.Butterfly (Fleur du Cap Theatre Award and Vita Award, Best Actor, 1990), American Buffalo (19** - won the Vita Award for best actor), True West (19**), The Double Bass (19**), Skyf (19**), Playland (Fugard, 1992-4), Equus (Baxter, 1999)**. Leading Shakespearean roles include The Taming of the Shrew (Maynardville, 199*), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Maynardville, (1981 as Lysander and in 1995 as Oberon), Macbeth (NAPAC, 199*), and his work on King Lear for the Take Away Shakespeare Company (of which he was a founding member). He also did musical theatre, including The King and I (199*) and The Threepenny Opera (199*). His film and TV career includes Barney Barnato and The Syndicate. In 1999 he settled to Australia, where he has continued working on stage, TV and film. Returned on occasion to play André Huguenet in Athol Fugard’s Exits and Entrances (Baxter Theatre, 2005), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Baxter Theatre, 2007), The Train Driver (The Fugard Theatre, 2010), . TAYLOR, Sean. He starred in the Troupe Theatre Company’s production of the Brecht-Weill Threepenny Opera at the Market in 1981. He starred in the Baxter production of Julian Mitchell’s Another Country together with Neil McCarthy, Jeremy Crutchley and John Carson, directed by Nikolas Simmonds with lighting design by Pip Marshall in 1983 before it moved to the Market with minor cast changes in July. He starred in Robin Levetan’s Skyf which originated at the Baxter before playing at Upstairs at the Market in May 1985. He starred in Robert Kirby’s The Bijers Sunbird together with James Mthoba under Kirby’s direction at Upstairs at the Market in April 1986. He starred in Terrence Shank’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath together with Erica Rogers, Michael McCabe and James Borthwick, directed by Shank in 1986. He starred in Lucille Gillwald’s production of Sam Shephard’s True West at the Market in 1985. He starred in William M. Hoffman’s As Is which was directed by Janice Honeyman in 1986. He starred in Double Double at the Andre Huguenet in 1987. He starred in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly at the Alhambra in October 1989. He starred in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters at the Richard Haines Theatre in September 1991. He starred in Playland at the Market in 1992. He starred in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches at the Alexander in 1994.

TV: MMG Engineers. Won an Artes for the title role in Barney Barnato. Feature films: The Stick; Tough Luck; Rutange Tapes, Revenger and The Mangler.

Was a member of CAPAB Drama Permanent company in 1980.

Founding member of Troupe Theatre Company.

Performed in East; Total Eclipse; Agamemnon.

Leading roles in Another Country (1983), The Collector (1982), Skyf and West in 1984. Lead role in True West (1983) at the Market Theatre

Directed Bremen Coffee for CAPAB, 1985

Sources

A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995, Maynardville.

Tucker, 1997

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