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
with thanks to Denis Kirsanov