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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2011 - Index of articles, videos and images
with Cobus Van Heerden, Durban based actor and writer
May 11, 2011
yourself in five words?
Passionate but down to earth.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Work smart not hard.
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I bit the head off a fish once. I don't want to talk about
is your most treasured possession?
My Apple Mac computer.
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When you can't find any joy or beauty in your situation. When
you don't even feel sadness.
have any strange hobbies?
do you dislike most about your appearance?
I hate the way my hair grows forward. My friends refer to my hair
as the "Coo Du" (Kudu).
is your greatest extravagance?
I recently spent R6000 buying a camera. But I'm working on
a documentary so hopefully it will come in handy.
have you got in your fridge?
Definitely broccoli. Lots of healthy vegetables. Feta, definitely.
Fish. No beer. I drink brandy.
is your greatest fear?
Losing my confidence. Losing enthusiasm for what I do.
have you got in your pockets right now?
$22 and an ipod.
is your favourite journey?
Hiking through the Transkei for 6 days.
are your heroes in real life?
I have so many: in film Ben Stiller, Rowan Atkinson and Adam Sandler.
They also produce stuff. Gavin Hood of Tsotsi fame. Pablo Picasso
and lots of rock stars such as Mick Jagger and Johnny Clegg - to
name a few.
and where were you happiest?
HIFA 2010, HIFA 2009 is a close second.
your biggest vice?
Coffee and following sports results.
were you like at school?
Very, very sporty. Very creative. I was friends with everyone but
I didn't ever fit into any group.
are you doing next?
I'm working on a documentary and also a new show for the Grahamstown
Festival this year.
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