Annabel Linder

Born: 7 July
Gender: Female



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Annabel Linder is a South African actress, comedienne and singer best known in modern times for her role as Alecto, Dee's (Sharon Spiegel-Wagner) Greek mother-in-law, in the SABC3 comedy-drama series Bedford Wives.

A veteran of theatre, television, film and radio, she has been nominated numerous times for various awards, winning a number of them. These include two DALRO awards - a theatre one for Torch Song Trilogy and one for musical theatre for Chicago - the Tonight award for Heroes on television, the Naledi award for The Tale of the Allergist's Wife on stage, and the Vita award for Rose, for her portrayal of an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor at the Theatre on the Square.

She was also nominated for a Vita Award for her performance in Driving Miss Daisy, opposite John Kani. She also received a nomination for a Naledi for her performance in From Door to Door, for Pieter Toerien Productions, in 2006.

Annabel had a starring role in the SABC sitcom Oh George! in the early 1980s, playing the character of Marsha Bloom - the wife of Manny Bloom (played by Eddie Eckstein) - a bickering Jewish couple who live at the Pueblo Ponderosa apartment block. Also starring in the series were Clive Scott, Bo Petersen, James Borthwick, Elize Cawood and Sam Williams.

In 2008 she appeared in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan, playing the part of an eccentric ballroom dancing teacher in 10 episodes. On Wednesday, 2 December 2009, Annabel was a guest on an episode of the M-Net talk show The Gareth Cliff Show entitled "Weapons of Mass Consumption" (Season 1, Episode 11).

In 2010 she had a recurring role as Angela Mitchell in the M-Net soapie Binneland: Sub Judice and from 2011-2012 she appeared in two seasons of the British series Beaver Falls, playing the role of an American woman at a holiday camp called Marcy.

Other television shows she has acted in include the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts, the drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, the sitcom Madam & Eve, the SABC2 drama series Erfsondes, the SABC3 sitcoms Let Heaven Wait and Those Who Can't, and the Syfy series Dominion.

Feature films she has acted in include Taxi!, The Fourth Reich, Orkney Snork Nie! 2, Never Say Die, Nothing for Mahala, Konfetti and Kite, among others.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Thursday 9 July

Sketch show Famalam starts on SABC2 and Investigation Discovery dips a toe into Southern Gothic.

Brave Love Teasers - August 2020

Finale alert! One episode remains. Karma strikes Inés.

Vierspel Vuurspel Teasers - August 2020

Celal must choose between his own life or Melek's as all other mafia bosses pledge allegiance to "The Boss”.

Binnelanders Teasers - August 2020

Conrad’s problems with the women in his life don't seem to end.

New on TV today: Wednesday 8 July

Sitcom Kniediep in die Warm Water begins on SABC2 and true Aussie drama Stateless drops on Netflix.

Top Shows on TV: June 2020

SABC1's transgender film attracted almost 3-million viewers, Uzalo's comeback was a dramatic anti-climax and Level 3 killed the heady heights of March to May.

Suidooster Teasers - August 2020

A storm tears through Ruiterbosch and has a strange effect on everyone. Also: Imraan en Kaashifa reach boiling point.

New on TV today: Tuesday 7 July

TLC gets Dragnificent! and BBC Earth asks the question - Meat: A Threat to Our Planet?

SABC1 loses the SAMA Awards as they go virtual with Mzansi Magic

Another national ceremony gets wiped from free-to-air TV. The format for 2020: five episodes awarding related categories per episode.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - August 2020

Jack smells a rat, Mazwi causes a Mexican stand-off and Lesedi discovers her ex stole her ideas.


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