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


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Binnelanders Teasers - September 2022

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New on TV today: Thursday 18 August

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The Black Door Teasers - September 2022

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