Roel Twijnstra

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AboutRoel Twijnstra

Sir Roel Twijnstra is an actor, lecturer, director and writer. Originally from the Netherlands he lives and works permanently since 2012 in South Africa. Currently he is the head of school Live Performance at AFDA Durban, focusing on the development of screen acting. He acted in different films and series like Imbewu, Durban Gen and the feature film Tokolosh. He directed between 1980 and 2016 more than 80 theatre productions including international collaborations in Russia, US and different African countries and wrote different books about acting, directing and producing, the latest: Acting in South Africa (2019). In 2019 he was knighted by the king of the Netherlands for his contribution to the arts. He lives with his wife Philisiwe and daughter Nondalo in Durban.