Willem Loots

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Willem Loots (b. 23/08/1921 – d. 21/02/1994) was an actor.


During World War II, Willem Jacobus Loots was a member of the Volksteater under Anna Neethling-Pohl, who directed him in Monna Vanna (1942). During this time he was also one of those interned because of their opposition to South Africa’s involvement in World War II. From the 1960s onwards he was regularly employed in the film and television industry, working more than once for directors like Emil Nofal, Gordon Vorster, Jamie Uys and Jan Perold, usually in supporting roles.

He was married twice, first in London to actress Helen Faul and, after their divorce in 1958, to Maria Patricia de Flamingh.



1960 – Rip van Wyk (Director: Emil Nofal), 1960 – Die Vlugteling (Director: Gordon Vorster), 1960 – Hou die Blink Kant Bo (Director: Emil Nofal), 1961 – Doodkry is Min (Director: Jamie Uys), 1961 – Basie (Director: Gordon Vorster), 1961 – Hans en die Rooinek (Director: Jamie Uys), 1961 – Die Tweede Slaapkamer (Director: Gordon Vorster), 1962 – As Ons Twee Eers Getroud Is! (Director: Jan Perold), 1962 – Jy’s Lieflik Vanaand (Director: Gordon Vorster), 1963 – Die Ruiter in die Nag (Director: Jan Perold), 1964 – Piet My Niggie (Director: Jan Perold), 1965 – King Hendrik (Director: Emil Nofal), 1965 – Die Wonderwêreld van Kammie Kamfer (Director: Al Debbo), 1966 – All the Way to Paris (Director: Jamie Uys), 1973 – Die Voortrekkers (Director: David Millin), 1974 – Suster Teresa (Director: David Millin), 1976 – Die Rebel (Director: Daan Retief), 1977 – Kootjie Emmer (Director: Koos Roets), 1978 – Witblits & Peach Brandy (Director: Dirk de Villiers), 1979 – Night of the Puppets (Director: Daan Retief), 1981 – Nommer Asseblief? – die Rolprent (Director: Henk Hugo).


1980 – Bye Bye Booysens (TV movie) (Director: Douglas Bristow), 1980 – De la Rey (TV movie) (Director: Henk Hugo), 1981 – The Honeybird (TV movie) (Director: Alan Nathanson), 1982 – Miss Candida (TV series) (Director: Hans Kühle), 1982 – Vyfster (TV series) (Director: Regardt van den Bergh), 1984 – Die Jare (TV movie) (Director: Stephan Bouwer), 1986 – Vyfster 2 (TV series) (Director: Sias Odendaal), 1986 – Die Mannheim-Sage (TV series) (Director: Koos Roets), 1993 – Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling II (TV series) (Director: Henry Mylne).


Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm (1982)


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Actor Jacques Loots (1925-1991) was also born Willem Jacobus Loots and initially acted as Willem Loots, but later changed his name to avoid confusion.

See Jacques Loots.