Gérard Rudolf

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Gérard Rudolf
Born (1966-04-20) 20 April 1966 (age 52)
Pretoria, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of Pretoria
OccupationActor, Poet
Years active1992-present
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)(6' 3")[1]

Gérard Rudolf is a South African Film actor and Poet. He started his career in 1992 with Arende II TV Series.


Gérard Rudolf was born in Pretoria, South Africa on 20 April 1966. After completing high school in 1983 he did two years compulsory military service. In 1987 he joined the Drama school at the University of Pretoria where he graduated in 1989.

He then joined the CAPAB drama company for a year performing on stage in Shakespeare plays, comedies and dramas. He left the company in 1991 to start his own theater company called Makeshift Moon, specializing in original South African works. He received some notoriety as a gutsy actor and outspoken opponent to the Apartheid regime at the time, he also campaigned against forced military conscription.

It was also in 1991 that he started developing an interest in film and appeared in numerous leads and supports over the next decade. In 1998 he became the head of drama at CityVarsity in Cape Town until 2002.

He has worked with prolific actors such as Dennis Hopper(The Piano Player), Peter Weller(Styx) and Bryan Brown(Styx).

He left Cape Town and moved to The United Kingdom in 2002. But decided to move back to South Africa in 2010. He currently continues his acting and directing career in films, and also directs theater.

He is a poet, and published his first collection of poetic writings in 2009, named "Orphaned Latitudes" [2]

He is a well regarded photographer and his photographs of Johannesburg can be viewed on his Instagram page at gerard.rudolf, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grudolfpics

His mother tongue is Afrikaans,[3] but he is also fluent in English. He currently lives is Johannesburg.


Selected Filmography :

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Arende II TV Series
1993 Arende III TV Series
1997-1998 The Adventures of Sinbad TV Series
1998 Paljas
2001 Styx
2001 Dust
2002 The Piano Player
2003 Adrenaline
2003 The Young Black Stallion Rhamon
2008 Transito Priester
2012 Wolwedans in die Skemer
2012 Wild at Heart TV Series
2013 Layla Fourie Van Niekerk
2013 Chander Pahar Diego Alvarez Bengali Film


Year Book Publisher Type
2009 Orphaned Latitudes Red Squirrel Press Poetry

External links[edit]

Gérard Rudolf on IMDb


3. http://www.facebook.com/grudolfpics