Brümilda Van Rensburg (JHB)

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Afrikaans, English, studied five years French and German
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Graduated cum laude with a BA Honors degree in Drama and twice won the university’s coveted Ludwig Binge award for her achievements in the dramatic arts. At school her acting talent was already apparent and she became the first pupil ever to be awarded school colours for acting. Although born in Phillippolis and raised in Pretoria, she loves the Cape and worked with CAPAB for three years after universitybefore moving to Johannesburg to freelance. While with CAPAB her roles as Cassandra in The Orestian Trilogy, won her a prestigious Fleur du Cap award.

Her husky voice, faultless frame and sultry looks, make her the ideal “femme fatale” and yet she’s played a nondescript schoolgirl (Grietjie in “Voortreflike Familie Smit”), a bitchy feminist (Annie in “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove”), a rather plain farmer’s wife in “Wereld sonder Grense”, as well the frail Blanche in “Streetcar named Desire”. It is however, her interpretation of the bitchy Adele in the TV series “Wolwedans in die Skemer” that made her a household name with South African viewers.

In the “Binnekring” she played a political journalist and that earned her an Artes nomination a “Binnekring II” is the result.

The rich publisher in “Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling II” followed by Judith, a mother whose baby was stolen in “Stolen Lives” Favourite roles were Portia in the “Merchant of Venice” and her Dalro award performance Antigone.

In 2000 she played the lead in "om ‘goodbye’ te sê" in London to standing ovations. In 2011 she starred as Rika Naude in the kykNET drama series Hartland. She also starred as Helena King, the regal and dignified yet shrewd matriarch who manipulates her sons like an expert puppeteer, playing one against the other to suit her purposes, in the SABC3 drama series High Rollers, in 2013.