ARTIST TYPE: Actor
HAIR COLOUR: Grey
EYE COLOUR: Blue
LANGUAGES: Afrikaans, English
SKILLS: Voice Over Artist, Presenting
2002 - FNB Vita Theatre Awards Best Lead Actor (Broekbrein)
2000 - Best Actor Nomination (Sterk Skemer)
1999 - Fleur du Cap Award Nomination (One Man’s Life)
1985 - Vita Theatre Award (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Eric Nobbs made his debut on the professional stage in the 1978 PACT (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal) production of Die Keiser by Bartho Smit and worked for the remainder of the year under contract to SWAPAC.
In 1979 he returned to PACT, an association which would continue until 1986. During this period, he established himself as a leading actor in such diverse roles as ‘Faan’ in Faan se Stasie, ‘Org’ in Pa maak vir my ‘n vlieër Pa, ‘Bezuidenhout’ in The Road to Slagtersnek (Die Verhoor by Andrè P. Brink), ‘Mitch’ in A Streetcar Named Desire and ‘Cyril’ in Huis op Horings; to mention only a few of more than seventy stage performances.
In 1995 he started to produce his own shows and has subsequently toured South Africa and Namibia successfully with his one-man shows.
Amongst his favourite film and television roles are ‘Cpl. Botes’ in Boetie gaan Border toe, ‘Johnny Roodt’ in 1945, ‘Pa Visser’ in Sien Jy Nou, ‘Lotter’ in Ma-plotters and ‘Hans Horrel’ in Die Meester. Other work includes ‘Wynkan’ in Sterk Skemer (SABC 2, 1999), ‘Boompie’ in Een Skoenlapper (SABC 2, 2001), ‘Frans Roos’ in Gauteng-Eleng-Eleng (SABC 2, 2003, 2004), ‘Dries Liebenberg’ in Known Gods (MNet 2006, SABC 2008) and ‘Cyril/Cy’ in Gerildina (KYKNET, 2007).
On stage, Eric will be best remembered in Doppers en Filistyne (C.J Langenhoven), his first one-man show; ‘Pieter de Witt’ in Donkerland, Deon Opperman’s epic drama; Die Skandaal, the successful farce which he co-wrote with Deon Opperman and Lizz Meiring; Deon Opperman’s festival hit One Man’s Life. He has also had great success with two of his other one-man shows, Broekbrein created by Eric and written by Chris Vorster; and Deon Opperman’s Tell Me the Truth. In 2007/08 Eric toured the festival circuit with P.G. du Plessis’s comedy hit Sophia Mentz Beredder Haar Boede,l in which he played the male lead ‘Tor Mentz’. He also toured with Leopards, Love Potions and Other Marico Tales written by Herman Charles Bosman.
Eric recently completed two television series, Die Vlug na Egipte, produced by Stark Films and Die Byl,