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Pieter Grobbelaar

As Director/Producer of the highly acclaimed Death of a Queen, Pieter was chosen to represent South Africa in Warsaw, Poland at INPUT 2009 (the Annual International Television Festival). After claiming a 68% audience share as the most watched Drama Mini-Serial in the history of South African Television (SABC Ratings), the announcement that Death of a Queen is winner of  the 2010 SAFTA Best Drama Serial Award come as no surprise. 

Pieter is a specialist in launching and bringing long-running drama-serial, or soaps, to the screen. He is responsible for getting E-TVs latest soapie, Rhythm City up and running as well as the SABC2s hit-soapie Muvhango.

For the past 30 years, Pieter has been wowing audiences in theatres and at home in front of the Television. He started out as an actor and Theatre Director and was responsible for groundbreaking work especially in his mother tongue, Afrikaans. 

In the dark past in South Africa, Afrikaans theatre became the life-blood of independent thought and Pieter grasped the opportunity with both hands to make his mark. He is responsible as Producer and Director for productions like Die Effek van Gammastrale op Goudgeel Afrikaners, Speelgoed van Glas, Die Wilde Weduwee, An Indian Summer, Marijken van Nijmegen.

His intense interest in Opera leads him to the nationwide stage with his acclaimed production of the opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. As  recipient of the prestigious Lier Award and winner of the ATKV Award twice for Papawerwyn and Die Duiwel is n ding wat Spring, Pieter is considered a pioneer within the world of theatre. 

Being of an intense creative and restless nature, that was not enough for Pieter and he aimed for higher, fresher ground by plunging into the world of television. He immediately became one of the most sought after Line Producers, Production Managers and First Assistants in the Industry. 

With almost a dozen drama serial as Director on both multi-camera and single camera location shoots under his belt, he started to share his knowledge by pulling in the fresh meat to train in this wonderful world of movies. 

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Contact:Pieter Grobbelaar
Address:50 Minaar Street
South Africa

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