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Neels van Jaarsveld



Birthdate: November 9, 1960
Neels van Jaarsveld
Nationality: South African
Home Country: South Africa
Tour Ranking: TBA
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Other Links: Neels at the IMDb
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Neels van Jaarsveld is a multi award winning South African actor best known for his role as Dr. Gideon Basson in the Afrikaans language soap opera “Binnelanders”, and is seen by many as one of the best and most versatile of his generation and country. He has played the lead in over 12 local & international films such as the critically acclaimed „The Bang Bang Club“, “The Color of Freedom” and “Knysna”. He was featured in over a 100 stage productions, several TV series, soaps, music videos & award winning advertisements such as the ‘Klipdrift’ Met Eish campaign which won the ‘Advertisement of the Century’. He was a main credited cast member on the television series “Hard Copy”, “Known Gods” and “On the Couch”. Neels also starred in the made-for-TV movie “The Poseidon Adventure” and had guest roles in the television series “Yizo, Yizo”, “SOS”, “Madam and Eve” and “Cave Girl”, a BBC series. His theater credits include roles in “Mamma Medea”, “Spanner”, “De Familie Wagenaer”, “Skroothonde”, “Japes”, “Altyd Jonker”, “Verkeer” and “Boks”. He can be seen as Flippie in the SABC3 comedy series “On the Couch”, since October 2008 and has a leading role in the critically acclaimed feature film “Jagveld”. Neels has played 96 of Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses in South Africa and is one of the country’s top celebrity golfers.

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