Gustav Gerdener is a South African actor best known for his starring role as young Pieter in the kykNET drama series Donkerland, based on the stage play by Deon Opperman, in 2013.
After completing his BA Drama degree at the University of the Free State, where he was awarded the Elza Krantz medal for Most artistic contribution as Student and received full university colours for Culture, Gerdener moved to Cape Town to further his professional career.
He gained acclaim for his role in Marthinus Basson's stage production, Lang Dagreis na die Nag, starring alongside theatre legends such as Marius Weyers and Antoinette Kellerman.
He later gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Liam in the Hennie van Greunen production, Wees, at the 2011 KKNK and Aardklop.
He followed up with the award-winning theatre production, Liefde, Anna, under the direction of Louis van Niekerk. His cast members in this production were Sandra Prinsloo and Deon Lotz.
Gustav has graced the stage in numerous professional stage productions including Poppekas, Putsonderwater, Om soos 'n lyk te lê, Deathwatch, Ipekonders, Kaukasiese Kruitsirkel and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
He is also a director, making his directorial debut with Dis nie my Bybie nie and later moving on to the acclaimed cabaret production of Ella en Ek.
Gustav's television credits include appearances in Isidingo, 7de Laan, Villa Rosa and Egoli. He also featured in the short film Drukkersbloed, with Ilse Roos and Eloise Cupido for kykNET.