KEVIN HANSSEN
HEIGHT : 1,72m
HAIR : Sandy brown
EYES : Blue
LANGUAGES : English, read French
SKILLS : Driving, cycling, improvisation, comedy, most sports, singing, saxophone, guitar, basic piano, puppeteer

Links

SHOWREEL Freestate The Impro Show A Tree To Sing To Jump Theatre (FB) Over the Edge

AWARDS

I’m Not Rappaport (Actor): BAT Best Supporting Actor, Zimbabwe (1993)
Twelfth Night (Actor): Pick of the Fringe Award, Edinburgh Festival, UK (2001)
Born African (Actor, Writer): Spirit of the Fringe Award, Edinburgh Festival, UK (2003)
Miss Julie (Actor): BAT Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe (2010)
An Inspector Calls (Actor): AFDIS Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe (2015)
Zambezi News (Director): Comedian of The Year Winner, African Entertainment Awards, USA (2016)
Zambezi News (Director): Outstanding TV Production Nominee, National Arts Merit Awards, Zimbabwe (2016)
Mind Games (Actor): Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Zimbabwe  (2017)

ACTING CREDITS

FILM
The Telling Room Lead dir. Duncan Frost, Mudbug Films
Cook Off Support dir. Tomas Brickhill, Mufambanidzo Films
Mind Games Lead dir. Charles Mawungwa, Reelnet Films
Krotoa Featured Extra dir. Roberta Durrant, Penguin Films
Freestate (short) Lead dir. Martha Ferguson, Portable Sky Productions
Across the Grasslands (short) Support dir. Sharon Lee, Shapriru Productions
ZimHigh Support dir. Tatenda Mbudzi, Mbudzi Productions
TELEVISION
Over the Edge (Pilot) Lead dir. Steve Hanly, Image Factory
Zambezi News Various dir. Kevin Hanssen, Magamba Network
THEATRE
Born African Lead dir. Zane E. Lucas, Tour (Edinburgh, USA, Zimbabwe)
My Fair Lady Lead dir. Sue Bolt, Reps Theatre
Dickens – The Master Storyteller Lead  dir. Kevin Hanssen & Mark West, HIFA (Harare), Rosebank Theatre (Cape Town), UK tour
A Man Like You Lead  dir. Silvia Cassini, Nairobi-Harare-Cape Town tour
King Baabu Support  dir. Sarah Norman, Edinburgh Festival
Me and My Friend Lead  dir. Mel Hooley, Dorchester Arts/Somerleigh Players
Twelfth Night Lead  dir. Adam Neill, Tour (USA, Europe)
The Rabbi From Tarsus Lead dir. Kevin Hanssen & Danai Gurira, Tour (Norway, UK, HIFA)
Oleanna Lead  dir. Kevin Hanssen, Edinburgh Festival
Eternal Peace Asylum Lead  dir. Lucian Msamati, Edinburgh Festival
Zimbabwe Improv Team Lead World Improv Championships, Germany
Miss Julie Lead  dir. Per Fosser, Reps Theatre
Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) (twice) Lead dir. Over the Edge, 7 Arts Theatre
dir. Jamie McLaren, Reps Theatre
Doubt Lead dir. Mel Hooley, Dorchester Arts, UK
Much Ado About Nothing Lead  dir. John Dennison, Reps Theatre
The 39 Steps Lead  dir. Sue Bolt and Fiona Garrity, Reps Theatre
The Disappearing Man Lead  dir. Roger Hawkins, HIFA
Comrades Lead  dir. Patiences Tawengwa, Stockholms Improvisationsteater, Sweden
Macbeth Support  dir. Sarah Norman, Over the Edge
Blood Brothers Lead  dir. Dawn Parkinson, Reps Theatre
Lost in Yonkers Lead  dir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Brighton Beach Memoirs Lead  dir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Les Femmes Savant Support  dir. Di Wilson, Alliance Francaise
The Anti Panto & The Anti Panto 0.5 Lead  dir. Di Wilson, 7 Arts
A Tree To Sing To Lead  dir. Kevin Hanssen, HIFA
An Inspector Calls Lead  dir. Anne Fischer, Reps Theatre
Great Expectations Lead  dir. Adrian Stanley, Reps Theatre
I’m Not Rappaport Support  dir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Wife Begins at Forty Support  dir. Adrian Stanley, Reps Theatre

DIRECTING CREDITS

TELEVISION
Zambezi News Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5 Magamba Network
THEATRE
A Tree To Sing To HIFA, Jump Productions
Kalanga! HIFA, Kellogg Foudation
A Midsummer African Dream HIFA, Theory X Productions
The Impro Show Reps Theatre, Jump Productions
Sorry, Wrong Number Reps Theatre, Activators
The Last Days Northside Church
Oleanna  Edinburgh Festival, Jump Productions
RADIO

Kwataffy – 34 part radio series for Studio 7, Voice of America.

WRITING

BOOK

Jump Theatre – How to make a play. Published by Africalia and Jump Productions.
Practical Criticism for A-Level Students of Literature (Co-editor). Weaver Press.

THEATRE

Kalanga!
The Last Days
A Tree Called Harold
A Night At The Opera
Co-writer on Born African, The Anti-Panto, The Anti-Panto 0.75, and Completely Over the Edge with Over the Edge Theatre Company.

SOUND DESIGN – AUDIOBOOKS

As Producer/Compiler

Monty Pythons Autobiography – The Pythons on the Pythons, Orion Publishing
The Jason Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum, Orion Publishing
The Somme by Peter Hart, Orion Publishing
Das Boot, Lothar Gunthar Buchheim, Orion Publishing
Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Orion Publishing

SOUND DESIGN/RECORDIST

Sound recording and design for Across the Grasslands (short film) Shapiru Productions, dir. Sharon Lee (Winner of Best Zimbabwe Short and Best Short at IIFF 2016)
Sound recordist for Within a Village Lies (ICAPA Productions)
Sound Design for The 39 Steps, Reps Theatre
Sound Design for The Convert, written by Danai Gurira, Harare Production.
Sound Design for Dickens – The Master Storyteller, International tour.

TRAINING

1994-6 – Bachelor of Arts (English, Industrial Psychology), UNISA, South Africa
1994-6 – Teacher Training Certificate – Primary Education – Gateway Teacher Training Programme.