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Michael McCabe

Michael was born in England, grew up on the Isle of Wight and came to South Africa after a stint of acting in Kenya. He joined the staff of the SABC and rapidly became one of Springbok Radio's leading writer / producers creating many outstanding radio series such as The Searchers, Personal Column, Wheels, Beyond Midnight, Suspense and SF68 - which, like The Avengers, has become very popular with collectors of OTR recordings around the world. As an actor, he starred in The Trouble With George and played frequently in many other Springbok Radio series.

Soon, Michael also became one of South Africa's leading stage actors with outstanding performances in The Dresser and Butley. He made his first film appearance starring in Fraud (1973), which was produced and directed by colleague, Donald Monat, and then went on to play in many other movies made in South Africa including Burndown (with Hugh Rouse), Warhead and Sweet Murder. He also made many appearances for South African television, including a memorable Macbeth.

Recently, he wrote and directed a 4-hour historical audio feature about the Boer War which was produced by Anthony Fridjhon for release on a CD set.

by Donald Monat