Patrick Mynhardt

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Patrick Mynhardt
Born (1932-06-12)12 June 1932
Bethulie, Free State, South Africa
Died 25 October 2007(2007-10-25) (aged 75)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1955-2003
Spouse(s) Marysia Matulewicz (1971-?) (1 child)
Children Johann Mynhardt
Parents Johannes Tobias Mynhardt and Elizabeth Beattie

Patrick Beattie Mynhardt (12 June 1932, Bethulie, Free State, South Africa - 25 October 2007 London, England) was a well known South African film and theatre actor. He appeared in over 150 stage plays in South Africa and England, 100 local and international films, TV plays and serials as well as an opera. He died in London where he was performing in his one-man show Boy from Bethulie at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the West End.

Early life[edit]

The son of Johannes Tobias Mynhardt, a district surgeon and Elizabeth Beattie, an Irish emigrant, Patrick was born in Bethulie in the Free State.[1] He matriculated from De La Salle College[disambiguation needed] in East London. He studied drama at Rhodes University before joining the National Theatre Organisation in 1953 and touring South Africa. In 1954, he moved to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. Performing on stage and for the BBC in Britain, he worked with such luminaries as Peter Sellers, Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quinn, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Michael Caine and Judi Dench. At the end of 1960 he returned to South Africa.[2]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jani Allan (1980s). Face Value. Longstreet. 
  2. ^ Theatre icon Patrick Mynhardt Dies 25 October 2007, Mail & Guardian

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