One of South Africa's most acclaimed character actors, Anthony Fridjhon (born 29th April 1944 in Johannesburg, South Africa) has enjoyed a distinguished career in live theatre with major, award-winning performances in Talley's Folley, Glengarry Glen Ross, I'm Not Rappaport and Twilight Of The Golds. During the 1970s, he played in hundreds of Springbok Radio productions including The Avengers (in which he played guest roles and on occasion deputised as "Mother" in Colin Fish's absence) and also Squad Cars, another popular Sonovision series for which he wrote many of the episodes. Between 1980 and 1985 he wrote practically wrote all the Squad Cars scripts including the final episode on 28th June 1985. He also acted in many episodes of the series during its long run. In vision, he has been featured in more than fifty films and television productions.

In recent years, Anthony has worked extensively as a writer-producer of documentaries, including a visit to Poland to co-write and present a programme about Lech Walesa. He has also appeared frequently with the National Symphony Orchestra as narrator for presentations such as Peter and The Wolf, King David and Carnival of the Animals.

Today he works as a voice artist for radio and television commercials and a writer-producer of corporate and industrial media presentations.

by Donald Monat with Alan Hayes
with thanks to Denis Kirsanov


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