Victoria Bawcombe

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(19**-2***) Actress.


Daughter of Philip Bawcombe, industrial artist. Married to Adrian Galley.


She began her studies at the University of Pretoria, transferred to UCT and graduated with a BA Performers Diploma (Bilingual) in 1983.


Joined CAPAB Drama in 1984. In 1987 she moved to Johannesburg to freelance. Her activities include writing, live TV broadcasts and film.

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

She had roles in The Prince and the Sphinx, I Ought to be in Pictures (1985), Diplomatic Baggage, Women Behind Bars (1984), As You Like It, Blithe Spirit (1989), The Insect Play, Zerbinaetta in Die Jakkalsstreke van Scapino , Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, Bremen Coffee, Getting Out, The Broken Heart, Kings of Rok.

Awards, etc

In 1981 she won the Ruth Peffer Prize for Best Student in Dramatic Art. Fleur du Cap nomination for Best Actress in 1986 for I Ought to be in Pictures.


I Ought to be in Pictures programme notes, 1985.

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