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Tertius Meintjes

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Tertius Meintjes is a South African actor, photographer and and documentary film maker best known for his film roles as Joyboy in Agter Elke Man (1990) and as Lieutenant Bloem in Sarafina! (1992).

Born in Zeerust and raised in Grootvlei, he achieved a BA Drama and Literature degree from the University of Pretoria (TUKS). In his second year there he starred as Alan Strang in the play Equus, for which he received the Vita Award for Best Newcomer.

Tertius won a VITA Award for Best Actor in Jobman, a feature film directed by Oscar Nominated director Darryll James Roodt and Best Supporting Actor for his role opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina!, also directed by Darryll James Roodt.

Other highlights in his career include playing opposite Martin Sheen in the Floating Outfit, opposite Kerry Fox in Friends and opposite Sydney Poitier and Michael Caine in Mandela and De Klerk. He won the Best Script Award for M-Net's New Directions (The Pink Leather Chair).

Other films he has worked on include Jagveld, Berserker: Hell's Warrior, Pirates of the Plain, Daisy de Melker, The Good Facist and The Fourth Reich.

On television, he played the good but flawed engineer Riaan de Wet on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo and in 2004 starred as Frans du Toit - a ruthless manipulator, womaniser, bully and the leader of a drug ring - in the kykNET drama series Plek van die Vleisvreters (Place of the Flesh-Eaters).

Other television series he has acted in include Meeulanders, Begeertes, Orion, Ella Blue, Kompleks, Transito, Malan en Kie, Binnelanders, Hartland and Vloeksteen.

In 2016 he starred as pathologist Doctor Fritz Barnard in the crime drama series Die Byl (The Axe), loosely based on the real life South African detective Piet Byleveld.


Television Roles

Show

Character

General Neels van As

General Neels van As

Jan Hiemstra

Wag (as Tertius Meintjies)

Mr Jon Blue

Richard Meyer

Rian

Manny de Souza

Manny de Souza

Willie

Fred Blanckenberg

Special Guest - Himself

Spikkel Venter

Frans du Toit

Kobus le Roux

Thys de Wet

Thys de Wet

Dr van Aswegen (as Tertius Meintjies)


LATEST ARTICLES

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New on TV today: Tuesday 19 January

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Impressions on the show's first bachelors.


Binnelanders Teasers - February 2021

Tensions rise in Harare - in particular, in one hotel room.


New on TV today: Monday 18 January

eExtra debuts the telenovela As Die Skoen Pas and Stephen King's The Stand starts on M-Net.


New on TV today: Sunday 17 January

SABC1 searches for The Next Big Thing and SABC3 discovers a Wild Metropolis.


New on TV today: Saturday 16 January

Discovery documents California wildfires in Cal Fire and comedy Grown-ish starts on e.tv.


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Judgement day for Dintle! Also, some bed-breaking...

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