Deon Stewardson

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Deon Stewardson
Born (1951-10-11)11 October 1951
South Africa
Died 27 October 2017(2017-10-27) (aged 66)
South Africa
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981-2017
Known for Wild at Heart (2006-12)
Parent(s) Joe Stewardson
Relatives Matthew Stewardson (brother)

Deon Stewardson (11 October 1951 – 27 October 2017) was a British-South African actor best known for his role as Anders Du Plessis in the ITV Drama series Wild at Heart. The eight series were popular in United Kingdom with television viewing figures between 7.5 million and 10 million. The last series was recorded in 2011 with a Christmas Special. He worked alongside many well known actors including Hayley Mills. Stewardson and his partner Marianne would live in the Hartbeespoort Dam area of South Africa during the six months filming. He had a passion for wildlife and his character known as "Dup" worked perfectly for him. As well as this role he has taken on a number of minor roles in many different genres, including The Foster Gang. Stewardson has also starred in films, most notably Lethal Woman.[1]

Deon was the son of South African actor Joe Stewardson and brother of the late Matthew Stewardson who appeared in Idols South Africa (season 1)


On the morning of 28 October 2017 a local outlet reported Stewardson had been found dead in the bathroom at a Graaff-Reinet accommodation establishment the previous afternoon, with police confirming it a suicide.[2] Stewardson is survived by his partner Marianne Meijer, sister Sheryl and half siblings Joanne and Sean. By his request there was no funeral and his family and friends arranged a 'get-together' [ Funeral ] to remember him on the day of the cremation.[3]

Filmography and Television appearances[edit]

Year Series Role Broadcast Date(s)
2006-12 Wild at Heart Anders Du Plessis 29 January 2006—30 December 2012
2012 This Morning Guest 6 January
1988 Lethal Woman (Film) John Sales
1995 Cyborg Cop III (Film) Pool Hall barman
1990 Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (Film) Matt Butler
1988 Rhino (Film) Brad Cannon
2001 Malunde (Film) Gary
1991 American Kickboxer (Film) Jim - Sports Editor
1991 American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (Film) Delta Force Team
1981 Kill and Kill Again (Film) Gas Station Attendant


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  2. ^ "Aberdeen Shocked by death of well known local". Graff-Reiner Advertiser. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
  3. ^ |Tragic death of well-known actor Deon Stewardson