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Marnitz van Deventer (ES)

Marnitz van Deventer (ES)

Artist Profile

Actor, Writer


Date of Birth: 16 July 1987

Height: 1.75m Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown

Drivers License: Code 08

Website: www.marnitzvandeventer.co.za

Languages: Afrikaans, English, Spanish (Conversational)

Skills: Dancing, Physical Theatre, Swimming, Cycling, Drawing, Writing, Presenting, Directing, Painting, Teaching, Facilitating



Marnitz is an actor, artist, writer and teacher residing in Madrid, Spain.

He will soon be seen as ‘The King of Bavaria’ in a stage adaptation of the British TV show, Home Service, directed by Bill Dixon and later as ‘King Philip’ in the historical play The Lion in Winter, directed by William Bill Hamer.

Marnitz is also trying his hand at directing a Shakespeare-play this year with Romeo and Juliet.

During his extensive training in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town, Marnitz performed in a work-shopped play (Re) membered as part of the UNESCO World Festival of Theatre Schools in Romania.

His passionate commitment to community theatre had him involved in the ‘Clanwilliam Community Arts Project’ and ‘Arepp Theatre for Life’ whose primary focus is developing resilient youth. Marnitz has taught and directed a play at the National Children’s theatre in Johannesburg and performed in a children’s theatre production of Pinocchio. Currently, he is furthering his skills teaching skills in a community-orientated school in Madrid. 

Film credits include portraying ‘Pieter,’ an Afrikaans rebel, in the upcoming film, Thula! by writer and director Nerina de Jager. Other credits include Thandi Brewer’s The Chemo Club and a significant part - opposite French actress Noémie Merlant - in A tous les vents du Ciel (Twisting Fate) by Oscar-winning producer Christophe Lioud.

Marnitz has worked with South African director Gerrit Schoonhoven developing a one-man show, Bird. The play took part in the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (IDGTF) and received a nomination for Best Conceptualisation and Design. Later, the play was translated into Afrikaans for the Krêkvars Theatre Festival. Marnitz also performed the role of ‘Andy’ in the revival of the play Sing jy van Bomme, directed by Schoonhoven. 

Television credits include a variety of commercials; a lead role in Ngempela for SABC 1, and guest appearances in Pandjieswinkel-stories and Bloedbroers for Kyknet. 

Marnitz is also the owner of MVD Entertainment, where he produces theatre shows and tutors drama workshops privately.

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