Patrick Mynhardt

Patrick Beattie Mynhardt (12 June 1932 in Bethulie, Free State, South Africa – 25 October 2007 in London, England) was a well-known South African film and theatre actor.[1] He appeared in over 150 stage plays in South Africa and England, 100 local and international films, TV plays and serials as well as an opera. He died in London, where he was performing in his one-man show Boy from Bethulie at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the West End.[2]

Patrick Mynhardt
Born(1932-06-12)12 June 1932
Died25 October 2007(2007-10-25) (aged 75)
London, England
EducationDe La Salle College, East London
Alma materRhodes University
Years active1955-2003
SpouseMaria (Polish nickname: Marysia) Matulewicz (1971-1975) (1 child)
ChildrenJohann Mynhardt
Parent(s)Johannes Tobias Mynhardt and Elizabeth Beattie

Early lifeEdit

The son of Johannes Tobias Mynhardt, a district surgeon and Elizabeth Beattie, an Irish emigrant, Patrick was born in Bethulie in the Free State.[3] He matriculated from De La Salle College in East London. He studied drama at Rhodes University before joining the National Theatre Organisation in 1953 and touring South Africa. In 1954, he moved to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama.[2] Performing on stage and for the BBC in Britain, he worked with actors including Peter Sellers, Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quinn, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Michael Caine and Judi Dench. At the end of 1960 he returned to South Africa.[4]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Patrick Mynhardt". BFI.
  2. ^ a b Jager, Christelle De (30 October 2007). "Patrick Mynhardt, actor, 75".
  3. ^ Jani Allan (1980s). Face Value. Longstreet.
  4. ^ Theatre icon Patrick Mynhardt Dies 25 October 2007, Mail & Guardian

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