Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Director and actor Adrian Alper dead at 51 after complications from tuberculosis.

by Thinus Ferreira

The director and actor Adrian Alper has died from complications with tuberculosis. He was 51.

On 14 May Actor Spaces announced that Adrian Alper had died.

After working as an actor, writer, comedian, presenter and voice-over artist, Adrian Alper moved into directing.

He studied at the United World College of the Atlantic from 1989 until 1991 and performed on stage in Wales after which he returned to South Africa where he continued to appear in plays, after which he transitioned to TV and film.

On TV, Adrian Alper had roles in series ranging from Gaz'lam and 7de Laan, to Generations, Isidingo, Isithembiso, Rhythm City, Plek van die Vleisvreters, Gwarra-Gwarra MunisipaliteitSterlopers, Trackers, Terug an EgipteSuidooster, Vetkoekpaleis, Roer Jou Voete and koelpixels to Zero Tolerance

In film he appeared in Seconds, Susanna van Biljon and Droomman.

Besides voiceover work and TV commercials he directed episodes of soaps and sitcoms like Isidingo, Backstage, Madam & Eve, Shado's and's Scandal!.