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Shirley Johnston

1st Lang: English      2nd Lang: Afrikaans (conversational)     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Blonde     Height: 1.65     

1996 Vita Best Actress Award “Hysteria”
1995 Vita Best Comedy Actress Award “Heel Against the Head”
1996 Fleur du Cap Best Supporting Actress Nomination “A Winter’s Tale”
1998 Vita Best Actress Nomination “Dancing at Lughnasa”
1998 Fleur du Cap Best Actress Nomination “Dancing at Lughnasa”
1994 Fleur du Cap Best Actress Nomination “Shadowlands”
1992 Fleur du Cap Best Supporting Actress Nomination “The Normal Heart”
1992 Fleur du Cap Best Actress Nomination “Wuthering Heights”
1990 Artes Best Actress Nomination Ophelia “Hamlet” (Radio)
1999 M-net New Directions Scriptwriting Award - “Clean Hands”
1993 National SACPAC Best Playwright Award “Plastics”
2007 Quarter Finalist Zoetrope USA Screenwriting Competition “Felix”
2003 Sithengi Writers Forum Award for New Drama (Feature Film) – “Felix”
2011  Naledi Best Play DEATH OF A COLONIALIST
2013 17 International Film Festival Awards - “Felix”
2014 WGSA Muse Award Best Feature Film Screenplay - “Felix”

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
END OF THE ROAD Petra dir. Greg Latter: Film Afrika
Over 20 productions including:
HEEL AGAINST THE HEAD dir. Bill Flynn and Paul Slabolepszy
UNREQUITED LOVE Berry Productions
AFTER THE RAIN dir. Ross Kettle: USA production
THE TATTOO CHASE dir. Jeff Gold: USA production
ACCIDENTS USA production
END OF THE ROAD dir Greg Latter


Series Role Director / Production Company
Over 20 productions including:
ISIDINGO dir. Gray Hofmeyr: SABC
PEOPLE LIKE US dir. Gray Hofmeyr: SABC
HONEYTOWN dir. Ian Roberts and Etienne de Villiers: SABC
MACBETH Nurse dir .Douglas Bristow: SABC
MADAM AND EVE dir. Mark Graham, ETV
SIMON EN SANDRA dir. Eti.enne de Villiers
HEROES dir. Manie Van Rensburg, SABC

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
Over 50 Productions including:
LOVERS dir .Henry Goodman, Space Theatre
FALLSTAFF Mistress Quickly, Lady Percy dir Ken Leach, Artscape
A WINTERS TALE Paulina dir .Mark Graham, Maynardville
TAMING OF THE SHREW Bianca dir John Hussey, Maynardville
DEATH OF A COLONIALIST Margaret Smith dir. Craig Freimond, Baxter, Market Theatre
HAMLET Ophelia dir. Nigel Vermaas,PACT and SAFM
HAMLET Gertrude dir. Rosalie van der Gucht
MACBETH Lady Macduff dir. Phyllis Klotz.,Little Theatre
QUEEN ELIZABETH II The BFG dir. Fred Abrahamse, Baxter
THE SEAGULL Masha dir. Chris Pretorius, Glass Theatre
UNDER THE OAKS AND OVER THE HILL dir .Bobby Heaney, Baxter
GREASE Miss Lynch dir. Fred Abrahamse,Baxter
HEEL AGAINST THE HEAD dir. Bill Flynn, Baxter
ELIZABETH: ALMOST BY CHANCE A WOMAN dir. Christopher Weare: The Little Theatre
DEATH OF A COLONIALIST dir. Craig Freimond ,Market Theatre, Baxter Theatre, Rhodes Theatre, Formen Festival Germany. (Naledi Best Play 2011)
SLEEPING BEAUTY The Queen dir. Janice Honeyman, Alexander Theatre Jhb
THE STORY OF MARGARET HARDING dir. Janice Honeyman, Windybrow Theatre
FOURPLAY dir .Terrence Shank, Windybrow Theatre
MARY STUART Title role dir. Francois Swart, Windybrow Theatre
FEMALE TRANSPORT dir. Mavis Taylor, Space Theatre
PALACH dir. Dorian McClaren, Space Theatre
ON THE RAZZLE dir. Ken Leach, Artscape
ARCADIA dir. Roy Sargeant, Artscape

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
University of Cape Town BA Drama
Licentiate Trinity College London