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Riaan Visman

1st Lang: Afrikaans, English      2nd Lang: Xhosa (basic)     
Eyes: Brown     Hair: Dark brown     Height: 1.72     

Best actor award for 48 hour Drukkoker drama festival.
Sanlam Prize Winner in 2004 for the production MY PLAAS SE NAAM IS VERGENOEG by Johan
Esterhuizen and George Weideman

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
THE WOMAN KING Tanonu dir. Gina PrinceBythewood, Sony Pictures Entertainment
SUSTERS Evan dir. Corne Van Rooyen, Chick Fliek
SAFEHOUSE CIA Agent Extra dir.Daniel Espinosa; Universal Pictures, Moonlighting films
SKOONHEID Bronx man dir & writer Oliver Hermanus, Moonlighting Films, SA, France
MORE THAN JUST A GAME NuMetro Cinema, Filmex (PTY) LTD
THE SILENT FALL Roger Hawkins and Phillip Cunningham, Sunrise Productions


Series Role Director / Production Company
DIE SENTRUM Gina dirs. Liezel Spies, Mandilakhe Yengo, Penguin Films, SABC
ARENDSVLEI S1, S2, S3 Clint Penguin Films
SPREEUS Wendy dir. Jaco Bouwer, Marche Media
DIE BYL, season 2 Cassandra dirs..Quentin Krog, Liezl Spies, Leon Kruger, MNET
SARA SE GEHEIM 2 Mujaid dirs. David Isaacs, Mia Breet, Ferdi Burger, Liezl Spies, Kyknet
SWARTWATER 2 Shane,Charlize dir. Andre Odendaal, Quizzical Pictures
TALK SA Presenter Welela Studios, SABC
LOVE FORCED Jody September dirs. Itumeleng Wa Lehulera and Analet Steenkamp, Penguin Films
STOKVEL Penguin Films

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
INDUSTRIAL TEATRE: APL Cartons dir.Pure Basic
KAP AN dir. Abduragmaan Adams, Produced by SBA and Riaan Visman, Roots Fees, Woordfees, KKNK
BOETMAN IS BEDONIT 2 EXPET AVONTUUR dir .Gideon Van Eeden, Aardklop, Woordfees
OUENS IS NIE PIZZAS NIE dir. Niel Rademan, Woordfees, KKNK, Innibos, Volksbad fees
HANTAM (project for the SBA) acting workshops
ARTS DEVELOPMENT KKNK On Tour 2008, powerpoint presentation about the arts and acting
ARBORETA, DIE HEKS MET DIE GROEN HARE Kiddies musical dir.Niel Rademan, Suidooster festival, KKNK, Weskus Makietie
INDUSTRIAL THEATRE by Eoudia Sampson, Fusion worx
DIE KEISER Bartho Smith produced by Cape Heart, dir Gaerin Hauptfleisch, KNKK, Tour
BOETMAN IS BEDONIT 1 dir. Gaerin Hauptfleisch, Innibos, Volksblad & Aardklop
CORPORATE THEATRE LOVE MARK for Foschini group with Mark Lottering, produced by Pure basic
BUITE VOOR DIE DEUR dir. Gideon Van Eeden, Innibos festival
DIE STORM Cook dir. Martinus Basson, Produced by Vleis Rys en Aartappels, KKNK, Aardklop
BEN EN KLARA kiddies musical by Gaerin Hauptfleisch, Tygervalley
DEMONSTRASIE LES by Juanita Swanepoel, KKNK, Voorbrandfeess
TREK dir. Gaerin Hauptfleisd, KKNK
SARAH Produced by Gaerin Hauptfleisch, dir Anthony Wilson, Artscape, Suidooster festival
AREPP: THEATRE FOR LIFE by Gordon Billbrough, Educational theatre at various schools
EDUCATIONAL THEATRE at various schools Gordon Billbrough
THE BIRDS dir. Roy Seargent, Artscape
GODSPELL(musical) dir. Bernice Clarke and Louis Loock
DIE MENS MET GEDAANTES one man cabaret written & directed by Riaan Visman, Facilitated by Marthinus Basson
DIE KERSIE BOORD Gaerin Hauptfleisch
PURGASIE VIR MY NASIE war cabaret dirs. Vicky Davis and Marthinus Basson
MY PLAAS SE NAAM IS VERGENOEG Johan Esterhuizen and George Weideman
THE KENTUCK CYCLE Prof Charles Dumas
WOLF BY THE EARS Prof Charles Dumas
SWART SEPTEMBER Danie Knipe and Tanya Van Tonder
LOSVOOR dir.Clive Theodore, KKNK
ANNIE THE MUSICAL Ronnie Burton Morester High School

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
University of Stellenbosch B.Dram in acting, cabaret, presenting, interviewing, Physical Theatre
Susan Beyers, Marthinus Basson and Antoinette Kellerman, Abduragman Adams and Johan Esterhuizen Acting Training
Eben Cruywagen and Susan Beyers Voice over & Radio drama training
Marthinus Basson Cabaret Training
Sukki Hofmeyer Voice & dialect training
Coba Wicomb Vocal & singing training
Samantha Pienaar, Anelle Joubert, Floyd de Vaal and Ruth Levine Movement Training
Dr. Marie Kruger Puppetry Training

Special Skills

Afrikaans (fluent), English (fluent),Xhosa (basic)
Cape Coloured
Dance (not trained) character singing, physical theatre
Afrikaans (fluent), English (fluent), Xhosa (basic)
Hard Sell, Soft Sell, Character, Medium Sell, English/Afrikaans Children Voices
Cape Coloured, Afrikaans( hard/soft),English(hard/soft), CapeTown Coloured Accent, Karoo-Afrikaans( South/Northen Cape Coloured Accent)
Basic Xhosa

Afrikaans/English Audiobook
English to Afrikaans Dubbing
Voice clients Colgate, Nivea,
Riaan has been an actor and  voice over artist since 2004 and has done voice for Colgate and Nivea 

Voice Clips

  • Riaan Visman - Gesuiwerde Water Afk Soft Sell
  • Riaan Visman - Colgate Eng Hard Sell
  • Riaan Visman - Nivea Eng Soft Sell
  • Riaan Visman - Cape Coloured Accent