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Henk Hugo

Henk Hugo

Artist Profile

Actor, Director, Lecturer

 

Date of Birth: 15 Augustus 1939

Height: 1.72m  Hair: Brown  Eyes: Grey

 

Languages: Afrikaans, English

Skills: Directing, Voice Artist, Puppetry, Lecturing

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Henk was born in the Paarl and matriculated at the Hoërskool Momentum in Krugersdorp. He completed his B.Dram degree at the University of Stellenbosch and specialized in puppet theatre. In 1966 he started working for the  Performing Arts Councils, PACOFS and PACT, then lectured at the UOFS. Within a period of eight years he performed in and directed over 30 plays. Henk proceeded to work for the SABC, where he directed 99 episodes of five television dramas and single dramas on video and film, receiving the first ATKV Television award in directing for Nommer Asseblief  In 1983 he was appointed  Head of Department Art and Youth Programmes, in 1986 Head of Afrikaans TV Productions and by 1992 he was promoted to Head of Cultural Programmes. After retiring in 1995, he relaunched his free lance career touring the country with a one man show,  Die Gevangene, and appearing in most of the daily drama series, often as guest artist.

He appears as the character of Chairman, in all three series of Getroud met Rugby on Kyknet.

Henk is married with three children.

 

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