Local Actor

Originally from Volksrust in Mpumalanga, Albert Pretorius knew he wanted to be an actor from age 11. At the age of 16 the family moved to Pretoria and Albert started attending acting classes with Shareen Swart and went on to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. He graduated from UCT in 2008 with a BA in Theatre and Performance. This was also the year in which he made his professional acting debut in Jaco Bouwer’s “#Untitled” and started the Pink Couch with Tara Notcutt, Gideon Lombard and Mat Lewis, a theatre collective that is responsible for the hit production “…miskien” that travelled all over South Africa, Australia and The Netherlands.

Since 2008 Albert has worked and collaborated with some of South Africa’s most exciting theatre makers, resulting in productions such as “The Three Little Pigs” (which was also performed in Australia, The Netherlands and Edinburgh) with Rob van Vuuren and James Cairns which was directed once again by Notcutt, Athol Fugard’s “Playland” directed by Albert Maritz for The Fugard Theatre and Chekov’s “Die Seemeeu” directed by Christiaan Olwagen to name but a few. 

He also regularly appears on the small and big screen, starring in movies such as “Johnny is nie Dood nie”, “Die Seemeeu” and “Griekwastad”. Television audiences know him from the series “Buurtwag”, “Die Waterfront”, “Fynskrif” and “Nêrens, Noord-Kaap”. In 2023 he was seen in the Netflix series “One Piece”, the hit series “Spinners” and the action-thriller “Devil’s Peak” based on the Deon Meyer novel with the same name.

He has been nominated various times for his work in film and theatre and has won several awards including a Fleur du Cap, two Silwerskerm Awards, two Kannas and a Fiësta.