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The Indaba Show: SA actor Albert Maritz speaks on his career and passion for theatre

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Joining the Indaba Show this week with host Steven Taylor is South African actor, director and theatre impresario Albert Maritz.

On this episode, he speaks on his long standing career which has led him to cross paths with some well-known Hollywood actors, including Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

Maritz is known for his role as the Springbok Manager in Invictus (2009), he was a writer on the film Tussen as en hoop (2016) and he was a director for Lenteblom (2013).

Born and schooled in Bellville, he said he was first inspired by his father who participated in amateur and professional theatre at the time.

“I was inspired on the one hand by them, offering their time working at night and over weekends, putting effort into plays at the theatre. And then I was also inspired by the people I saw at the SABC, it was only radio back then,” he said.

While Maritz has had a wealth of experience both on screen as well as in the writers and directors chairs, he is also passionate about mentoring others in theatre.

“What I like doing in theatre is just facilitating actors to be the best that they can be. Creating the circumstances for them to be fantastic. I just like to create an environment for myself and for actors to be the best that they can be. As an actor myself, if something comes up then I’d like to grasp that,” he said.

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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