luan jacobs

Energetic, hardworking, fun, and passionate are only some of the words used to describe Luan Jacobs. Luan studied (BA)Drama at the University of Pretoria and completed his BA(Hons) Drama and Film studies degree in 2010. He specialized in Acting, Directing, Movement, and invested an extended research paper on Forum theatre and Virtual theatre. During his studies, Luan won the IOSP (International Order of the Sword and Pen) Scholarship and had the privilege to attend this prestigious event held in Banff, Canada. Luan's TV and Film credits include: The Van Rooyens; Binneland; 7de Laan, Blikaspaai, Vir Beter of Baie Beter, Geraamtes in die kas, Pandjieswinkel Stories, Bloedbroers, Phil 101 and the Emmy Nominated Sokhulu and Partners. At the box-office Luan made his film debut in the teenage comedy Suurlemoen! and portrayed Jan-Paul Jnr. in the highly acclaimed Ballade vir 'n Enkeling. In 2016 Luan portrayed the role of Piet in Deon Meyer's Jagveld, starred in the drama Nul is nie Niks nie, and the multi award winning Vlees van my Vlees at the Silwerkerm festival. Luan’s theatre credits include, naming a few: Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Buddy in the popular physical theatre production Hats, directed by Pieter Bosch Botha. Luan portayed the character Paul Marais in Anthony Ackerman’s renowned Somewhere on the Border directed by the award winning Andre Odendaal. In 2014 and 2015 Luan toured South Africa in the hit comedy Vettie Vettie opposite theatre legend Tobie Cronje. Luan portrayed the role of Ampie in the Woordfees producion: Sing jy van Bomme. Not only is he a talented actor, he is also a driven director and has written, directed and produced shows that have travelled South Africa and internationally such as: Wees Stil, O.Papenfoes, Sak en Pak, A dog's tale, Kaftin, Kinders van die wind, Buhlebemvelo: the tale of Ukudela and Ukubuqua, (Op)Skrif, Kn(i)ee(s), A day in the life of Father Time, Kortgat, I am therefore I am, Lisa, Nagaap: Die Ballade van Jantjie en Katryntjie, Die Toring van Baberton, Primrose Path and Hats. Luan is an enthusiastic voice over artist for RSG. He portrayed the character Loekie in the wildly popular teenage radio drama series Ratels directed by Leon van Nierop. Since starting his career in Radio drama he has performed in over 400 episodes of Ratels, Hartebreker and many other radio dramas such as, the Sanlam award winning: Koepel van Klip, Roald Dahl's Vel and Bully. In 2013 he landed his first lead roles in the radio dramas 40 dae, Sibbe, Maskers, and Die Kwilter en die Kelner which was nominated for a MTN Radio Award. In 2012 Luan was chosen to represent South Africa at the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA) celebration during the 2012 Olympic Games. This global event showcased a selection of the best international creative talent, across a spectrum of art forms, in one city, providing an opportunity for 1000 artists from 100 nations to join together and share their creativity on an international platform.


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