Andrew Thompson's Best Roles

2012-03-12 08:19
Young South African actor Andrew Thompson committed suicide on Friday March 9. He was 26.

Thompson played roles in many South African films and theatre productions. At the time of his death he was working on the upcoming Boer War film, Verraaiers.

He was also nominated for a Safta this year for his role as Hein in Roepman, a film adaptation of the Jan van Tonder novel of the same name.

We take a look at some of his best-loved movies.

Andrew as Hein, Timus's new friend who also happens to be one of the town bullies.

Stoute Boudjies
Andrew played the travelling magician Herman Putter. Watch out for his show-stealing scene around the 1:00 mark.

Andrew played JJ, the evil mogul's dim-witted son.

Andrew as Fanie Vorster, your average sex-crazed teenager.

Vaatjie Sien Sy Gat
Andrew as Vaatjie's trusty sidekick.

What is your favourite performance by Andrew Thompson? E-mail us and we'll publish your thoughts.


  • nathan.adam1 - 2012-03-12 09:40

    RIP Rubbish van Rooyen

      nieljoubert - 2012-03-12 10:31

      Just to clarify (for the people that Dislikes the comment), Mollie called him Rubbish van Rooyen in Mollie & Wors (on KykNet)...

      Deon - 2012-03-12 14:47

      So sad, will always remember the phrase: "Ek kom uit 'n gebroke huis".

  • Rudolph - 2012-03-12 10:38

    dis erg sad

  • Jana - 2012-03-12 10:40

    Dit bitter hartseer. Hy was uiters talentvol en geliefd. RIP Theunis van Rooyen, jy het my lekker laat lag!! Alle sterkte vir sy familie en vriende.

  • diane.bester1 - 2012-03-12 11:01

    Tragies... ons sal jou mis en innige simpatie met jou familie en vriende!

  • Pit - 2012-03-12 11:24

    He did it on Saturday and they were already finished with the filming of Verraaiers. If you cannot report properly then rather don't. That would mean all of Media24's papers would have to shut down.

  • berni.venter - 2012-03-12 11:41

    This is a huge loss to South Africa. Hope the upcoming awards ceremonies will include a tribute to him. Condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.

  • broersbarnard - 2012-03-12 13:02

    Dis so hartseer dat hy nie met iemand kon deel wat hom pla en sodoende ondersteuning kon kry! Sulke dinge moet net met ons jong mense gebeur nie, ai, sy arme ouers, die hartseer en verwyte!

  • Tshifhiwa - 2012-03-12 15:29

    @News24 = double standard.

  • Gideon - 2012-03-12 15:54


  • Wayne - 2012-03-12 18:44

    Ag nee jou RUBBISH..nou sal jy nooit Vaatjies se cherry se tattoo's sien one will ever play your part the way you did....R.I.P ..and all our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family...

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-03-13 08:43

    Rest In Peace Boytjie...

  • Shane - 2012-03-13 22:23

    damn daar gaan my beste akteur en ek hoop mollie en wors gaan nog aan gaan

  • Tanya - 2012-03-16 11:08

    Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. R.I.P Andrew Thompson...ons gaan jou mis.

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