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Tim Plewman

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Tim Plewman - Comedian, Actor and Mc - Johannesburg

TIM PLEWMAN has a diverse and distinguished career as actor, dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer. Tim’s career began in 1978 when Pieter Toerien gave him the opportunity of taking over the leading role in the comedy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, on condition he was on in 48 hours. This feat accomplished, Tim has become one of the most sought after actors in South Africa. He has proven himself as both a comedy and dramatic actor, starring in such diverse productions as THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, THE REAL THING, PAJAMA TOPS, WHO GOES BARE?, HELLO I’M 8, TWO INTO ONE (Fleur du Cap Best Actor of the Year Award), DOUBLES (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), SEXTET, NOT NOW DARLING, UPROAR IN THE HOUSE and PALE NATIVES.

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Tim was the first actor in SA to win a Best Actor award for the farce genre of theatre.

He has also starred in such stage musicals such “JOSEPH”, “archy and mehitabel”, “SNOOPY!!!”, “TOM FOOLERY” and “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”. Tim has written and produced the comedies “GRIN AND BARE IT”, “EDDIE ECKSTEIN EXTRAVAGANZA” AND “HISTORICALLY FUNNY” and directed many plays, including Tom Foolery (TV), “Heel Against the Head” (Best Comedy Production 1995), “My Brilliant Divorce”, Doubles”, “Certified Male”.

Tim and his wife, Cathy, have a highly successful production company, Plewman Productions, which has produced 18 theatre and over 160 corporate theatre shows and videos.

Tim is a proficient voice-over artiste and has taken leading roles in 6 TV series including Golden City Dreams (Best Actor nomination) and recently with Bill Flynn in “The Carruthers Brothers”.

Most recently, Tim wrote and performed in “BREAKFAST WITH DAD”, a play that honoured his old chum Rex Garner.

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More on Tim Plewman!

In 1998 Tim won the Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor for his one-man show, “DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN”, made it to No 7 in the Arts Category of the Top 100 People for 1999 in SA and re-wrote SA theatre history by breaking all SA show records. Tim finally decided to leave the show after 9 years and 1544 sold-out performances. Not prepared to take it easy, Tim and his old pal Bill Flynn, wrote produced and performed in the musical hit “FANGS” and has just finished writing the book “DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN”, it was on the bookshelves for Christmas, 2007.

He has just finished writing a new play in conjunction with his old pal, Jonathan Rands. Aptly named “The Insatiables”, this one-hour corporate and two-hour commercial play is a comic thriller about fraud and corruption in the corporate world. Jon and Tim have just come back from a very successful run of the commercial theatre version at the Grahamstown Festival.

Along with this, Tim’s new one man show, “Designer Genes”, is already in huge demand at conferences and awards evenings throughout the country. During 2008, Tim could be seen at the Hyatt Regency Hotel one Sunday a month for an exclusive Sunday lunch interview show with celebrity guests and interactive audience Q&A, “Tim Plewman UNPLUGGED”.

Tim’s comedy play, “THE INSATIABLES” won Best Comedy Play for 2008 at the S.A. Comedy Awards and will be playing at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Theatre-on-the-Bay from March 20 through to June 6, 2009.

tim plewman

Tim Plewman is a South African actor, dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer best known for writing and starring in his own one-man comedy theatre show Defending the Caveman.

Born in Johannesburg on 26 September 1955, Tim’s career began in 1978 when he took over the leading role in the comedy Happy Birthday for Pieter Toerien, with only 48 hours to prepare for the role.

Tim has taken leading roles in six television seriess including House of Mankowich, Golden City Dreams (Best Actor nomination), The Tim Plewman Show and Pure Plewman for M-Net as well as The Carruthers Brothers, which he co-wrote and co-starred in with the late Bill Flynn.

Tim also directed Tom Foolery for TV and was Master of Ceremonies for the talent show Follow That Star. He has also played numerous cameo roles on television series such as 7de Laan and more recently appeared in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the made-for-TV movie Krakatoa (2006), for BBC Knowledge.

In 1998 Tim won the Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor Defending the Caveman, made it to No 7 in the Arts Category of the Top 100 People for 1999 in South Africa and re-wrote SA theatre history by breaking all show records.

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In 2007 he published the book Defending the Caveman.

His comedy thriller The Insatiables, co-written with Jonathan Rands, won Best Comedy Play for 2008 at the South African Comedy Awards. In 2009 he debuted a new one man show, Designer Genes.

Tim was the first actor in South Africa to win a Best Actor Award for the farce genre of theatre.

He has starred in numerous other theatre productions including The Unexpected Gift, The Real Thing, Pajama Tops, Who Goes Bare?, Hello I'm 8, Two Into One (Fleur du Cap Best Actor of the Year Award), Doubles (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), Sextet, Not Now Darling, Uproar in the House, Pale Natives, and wrote and starred in Breakfast with Dad, a play that honoured his old friend Rex Garner.

He has also starred in such stage musicals such Joseph, Archy and Mehitabel, Snoopy!!!, Tom Foolery and Singin' in the Rain.

Tim has written and produced the comedies and musicals Grin and Bare It, Eddie Eckstein Extravaganza, Historically Funny and Fangs, and directed many plays, including Heel Against the Head (Best Comedy Production 1995), My Brilliant Divorce, Doubles and Certified Male.

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Tim Plewman - Comedian, Actor and Mc - Johannesburg

 
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