Friday, April 30, 2010

The Vintager Actor

Martin le Maitre is a Zimbabwean-born South African actor best known for his leading television roles as Billy Dwyer in the sitcom Suburban Bliss (1996), and as the hard bitten journalist Ivan Ferris in the SABC3 drama series Hard Copy.

Much of his passion however is in theatre where he has performed as Hamlet, (Best Actor nomination), as Leontes in A Winter’s Tale, and as Lucius in the British National Theatre production of Titus Andronicus.

He has toured Europe, including London's West End, with Mooi Street Moves (Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival), and received a Best Supporting Actor Award for his role as JJ in Smallholding.

Martin has owned his leather bag for over 12 years since his wife gave it to him as a present and he is not keen to let it go anytime soon. This bag has seen many rehearsals and tours alike and has no doubt held some of the best play and movie scripts in its leathery bosom. Its a serious bag for a serious actor.

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