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Anna-Mart van der Merwe (CT)

Anna-Mart van der Merwe (CT)

Artist Profile

Actor, Voice Artist


Date of Birth: 09 August 1963

Height: 1.65m Hair Colour: Black/Grey Eye Colour: Blue

Drivers License: Yes

Languages: Afrikaans, English

Skills: Presenter, Accents



Anna-Mart van der Merwe received a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama from the University of Cape Town in 1986. Here, she was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award in the Most Promising Student award category.

 During a two-year stint with the now defunct PACT at the Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg; she appeared amongst others, in Dieter Reible’s productions of The Women of Troy and Die Hekse van Salem, Bobby Heaney’s Boo to the Moon and Lucille Gillwald’s Sing Jy van Bomme.

Since 1989 she’s been freelancing, with her first television appearance in Annie Bassons’ TV Drama, Uitdraai. Numerous lead roles in television series such as Sonkring 1 & 2, Torings, Konings, Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Soul CityAmalia, Feast of the Uninvited, Binneland, 7de Laan and more recently, Tydelike Terminaal, followed. 

Among various film roles, her portray of Klara Viljee in Katinka Heyns’ feature film, Die Storie van Klara Viljee, is a definite highlight. Other film credits include The Long Run, Red Dust, Hanna HoekomStuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux, Dis Koue Kos Skat, Kanarie and recently completed, Poppie Nongena – directed by Christiaan Olwagen.

 Anna-mart has been acting in a lot of theatre productions over the years and has worked with directors such as Ilse van Hemert, André Odendaal, James Whyle and Janice Honeyman. Highlights include The Seagull, Uit die Bloute, Generaal Mannetjies MentzKing LearUncle Vanya/Oom Wanja, Twaalfde Nag, Begeerte, God of Carnage, Macbeth-Slapeloos, People are Living There (Market Theatre), Skuldeisers, The Mother, Fotostaatmasjien and Liewer.

Most recently, Anna-mart was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Poppie Nongena (Silwerskermfees)and Kanarie (SAFTA).Other awards include: Best Actress for Sonkring 2 (Artes), Uit die Bloute (FNB Vita Regional Award), Soul City (Avanti),7de Laan (SAFTA) and Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux (Silwerskermfees).


Artist Videos

Lokprent: Dis koue kos, skat (02:41)
Dis koue kos, skat is 'n nuwe Afrikaanse rolprent gebaseer op die roman deur Marita van der Vyver. Akteurs: Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Deon Lotz, Frank Opperman, Elzabe Zietsman, Angelique Gerber, Deandre Reiners, Zonika de Vries, Riaan Visman Regisseur: Etienne Fourie
  • Lokprent: Dis koue kos, skat
    Dis koue kos, skat is 'n nuwe Afrikaanse rolprent gebaseer op ...

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