In this episode of the David Krut podcast, Annabel Williams sits down with South African actress, Grethe Fox to talk about her acting career. Fox takes us through what it means to be a stage and film actress – how to prep for a role and the kind of hard work the industry requires; ultimately revealing the incomparable creative rewards.
Grethe Fox is a multi-award-winning South African actress with an extensive background in both theatre and screen acting. Having begun her performative career with dance, at a very tender, to become a ballerina. Out of her own will, Fox shifted from dance and pursued acting when she was cast as Saint Joan in ‘The Lark’ by Jean Anouilh as part of her English course in school. Fox describes her role in the play as a huge success and was hugely “inspired by this business of inhabiting another character.” This propelled Fox into her exciting, highly prestigious and renowned career as a professional actress. Fox earned her B.A. degree in Drama at the University of Cape Town followed by post graduate studies at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre and Mime School in Paris. She has played leading roles in more than 100 stage productions and countless TV series, dramas and feature films.