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Hans Strydom

Full / Real Name: Johannes Strydom
Born: 14 May 1947 (72 years old)
Gender: Male

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Hans Strydom is a South African actor and voice artist best known for his roles in Afrikaans television drama series including Binnekring, Die Manakwalanners, Die Vierde Kabinet, Plek van die Vleisvreters, 7de Laan and Binnelanders.

He studied law at Potchefstroom University and joined the Department of Justice at the Magistrate's Court in Durban, in 1964.

He was a regional state prosecutor in Ladysmith in 1972 and was a magistrate at the Head Office of the Department of Justice from 1972-1976.

He resigned in 1976 and became an actor, becoming the first person (along with David Hall-Green) to welcome South Africans to television in an opening announcement on the first day of national broadcast in January 1976.

Other television series he has acted in include Westgate, Generations, Egoli, The Res, Platinum and Oepse Daisy.

He has also acted in numerous feature films including Iemand Soos Jy (1976), Diamant en die Dief (1978), Someone Like You (1978), Herfsland (1982), The Emissary (1988) and The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989).

In 2000 he successfully sued the SABC for not honouring performers' repeat broadcasting rights. Since then he has assisted performers in claiming these fees.


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