herman vorster

Focused, Driven and Enthusiastic are only a few words to describe Herman Vorster’s acting and bright future. Born and raised in Pretoria Herman fell in love with acting when he competed in the International ATKV Tienertoneel Play Festival from 2007 - 2008. In 2008 he also started his training under Shareen Swart at PALI. He then went on to study Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology where he obtained his B.Tech Degree in 2012 and specialized in Educational theatre, Scriptwriting and Voice. In 2012 he again joined the Performing Arts Lifestyle Institute (PALI) where he had the privilege to work with the likes of Schalk Schoombie, Henry Mylne and Kaz Mcfadden. To name but a few, Herman’s theatrical works include Festen (2009), Pierre van Pletzen’s Hoe Later Hoe Kwater (2010), Henceforward (2010), Medea (2011), Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot (2012), and A Doll’s House (2012). He also starred in Glengarry Glen Ross for which he received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2012 Glass Crown Awards in Pretoria. At only 25 years old Herman has already starred in various short films such as Strangers, Stilswye , Turning Point of Indie Minds and Numericle. He also recently played the lead in two music videos, namely, Francois van Rensburg’s Foto’s Van Jou, which is still in production, and Leme Which’s Onvergeetbaar which is being aired on KyNet’s Jukebox. Herman has also been prominent at the enchanting KykNet Silwerskermfees over the past few years. Amongst others he starred as the lead in the shortfilm Koebaaiklub, and more recently also starred in the enthralling film Neem My Saam alongside Jacques Bessenger. In 2013 Herman starred in three Ocean Basket adverts which aired from March until mid-2014. Further in 2013 he played as Henry V in Shakespeare’s Henry V. He then went on to star as Gerrit (understudy) in the South African State Theatre’s Naledi Theatre Award Nominated Liefling, Die Musical. Herman also starred in Amanda which formed part of the International Theatre Uncut Festival 2013. He ended his year on a high note by playing Pedros in Aan die ander kant alongside veteran theatre actors Gavin van der Berg and Alwyn van der Merwe. Herman started 2014 of with a bang in the Children’s Theatre productions of Hooked on Books whilst also playing the famous Charlie Chaplin at Monticasino. He also starred in the much loved improvisational comedy show, Op Die Vloer before he went on to do a corporate shoot for ER. Herman has toured the country with the critically acclaimed theatre production of CRAVE, directed by Quintin Wils, and is also starred as Jurie in SABC2’s 7deLaan during the end of 2014. It is not hard to see why Herman is one of South Africa’s rising stars - be sure to keep an eye out for his bright future!

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