Louw Venter biography: age, place of birth, profile, awards

Louw Venter (born 16 August 1975) is a South African actor, comedian, and writer. He has appeared in many television series and films.

He is familiar with television viewers for his role as Corné on television comedy series – The Most Amazing Show.

Profile

Louw Venter biography
Louw Venter is an actor and filmmaker best known for his directorial and writing roles in the popular films.
NameLouw Venter
Born16 August 1975 (age 46 years)
Cape Town, South Africa
GenderMale
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active2000-date

Background

Louw Venter was born on 16 August1975 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Career

The Most Amazing Show was created and written by Louw and his creative partner Rob van Vuuren.

In 1998, he landed his debut role in the feature Adrenaline, when he met and connected with Rob van Vuuren.

The character Corné was already being developed at this stage. After a week of completing Adrenaline, Venter and Van Vuuren performed the first Most Amazing Show.

A few years later, together with Rob, Louw was the brain behind the directing and performance in two TV series. They also were the creators and held a performance in over two hundred live shows.

The duo toured the country and touched other places abroad including South Africa, Europe, and Seychelles with the Most Amazing Show.

He chose to focus on his work in film and as a writer. Louw is the brain behind creating and featuring in the television series Rugby Motors. He also co-created and was the head writer on the television series Liefste Kayla. 

Louw was also cast in the feature Konfetti in a lead role, and he was the writer. He also landed the lead role as Hanneke Schutte in Jimmy in Pienk.

Other acting credits including Deon Meier as Die Laaste Tango, Jenna Bass as Love The One You Love, and Darrel J Roodt as Alles Wat Mal Is.

The Most Amazing Show became nominated for three South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). The show also received a South African Comedy Award.

He was cast in the film by John Boorman titled In My Country. Other career credits include copywriting, graphic designing, illustrating, acting, and writing.

In 2010, he appeared among the celebrity contestants on Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina, an M-Net reality show.

After which, he landed a starring role as the idealist and dreamer Francois le Roux in Swartwater in 2014. 

Recognitions

He has been in the film and television industry for a long time and has entertained Mzansi viewers with his roles on TV and shows.

In 2013, he made it as a nominee for a South African Film and Television Awards for best-supporting actor in the feature Semi Soet.

He is also two times among the top 200 young South Africans by Mail and Guardian. He took home a Bronze Medal at the New York Festival for copywriting.

Filmography

Die BylRonald
VloeksteenAbri Wessels
The Most Amazing ShowCorné
SwartwaterFrancois le Roux
Survivor South AfricaContestant
SuidoosterLukas
Puppet Nation ZAVarious Characters
Parlement ParlementDeelnemer
OrionBoetie Mans
HotelCharlie Hobo
Fishy FêshunsPainter
FynskrifStefan
Die BoekklubAltus

Awards

AwardYearCategoryWorkResult
Beverly Hills Film Festival2014Best EditorKonfetti (2014)Won
Durban International Film Festival2020Best South African Feature FilmThe Tree (2019)Won
Durban International Film Festival2020Best FilmThe Tree (2019)Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn2019Best Achievement in DirectingThe Tree (2019)Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn2021Best Achievement in Script WritingThe Tree (2019)Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn2016Best Achievement in ScriptwritingThose Who Can’t (2015)Won
SAFTA Golden Horn2015Best ActorSwartwater (2014)Won
SAFTA Golden Horn2014Best ActorDie Laaste Tango (2013)Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn2013Best Supporting ActorSemi-Soet (2012)Nominee

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