Charmaine Weir-Smith is an award-winning South African actress and director best known for her work in theatre.
She spent the early years of her career with the Natal Playhouse Company. She performed a variety of roles from Ophelia in Hamlet (for which she won the 1995 Vita Award for Best Supporting Actress), Agnes in Agnes of God, Kitty in Charlie's Aunt and Em in Story of an African Farm - to name a few.
She was also nominated for the Vita for Best Actress for her performance of Ethel in The Young Visitors.
She continues to perform, but now also indulges her other passion - directing. She directed the Broadway musical I love you, you're perfect, now change for Venture Capital, two adult pantomimes and a one woman show - Pineapple Velvet.
She has been nominated twice for a Vita Award for Best Director for a Musical.
In 2000 Charmaine directed and collaborated with Nick Boraine in his one-man show Sic, which has been performed extensively throughout South Africa. Sic was invited to perform at the New York City Fringe Festival in August 2001.
TV shows she has acted in include Generations, Hard Copy, Sorted and FONT. She also played a minor role in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.