Gillian Garlick is a South
who studied at the University of Cape Town. She spent four years
with the Cape Performing Arts Board before moving to
Johannesburg in 1970. There she featured in productions of the
Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT) and Pieter
Toerien. During her long career, she has been nominated for
several awards and won the Three Leaf Arts Award for Best
Supporting Role for her portrayal of Alais Capet in The Lion
in Winter (1968).
She is married to fellow Avengers guest player
whom she met when they worked together on the PACT production of
Simon Gray's Butley in 1977.
In common with her contemporaries, Gillian appeared in many Springbok
Radio programmes and has continued to act in South African
feature film productions, including Oh Brother..! (1974), Funeral for an Assassin
(1974, playing Nurse Susan Schoenfeld) and Circles in a
More recently, she has
featured in TV movies including the acclaimed If This Be
Treason (1998), which was based on the book by Helen Joseph,
detailing her treason trial - one of the longest in South
Africa's history - and how she became the first woman to be put
under house arrest in South Africa; Gillian took the central
role. She has also featured in The
Little Unicorn (2002) and the television series, Scout's Safari.
Apart from acting she teaches
speech and drama to children.
by Alan Hayes