It’s official: Terence Bridgett is set to make his come back on SABC 3 drama series High Rollers as ominous gang boss Denton Grootboom later this year.
The 41-year-old Cape Town-born award winning actor was playing the role of Denton which was a hugely-popular storyline in Season 2 of High Rollers, which culminated in a daring heist at Kings Casino.
The popularity of the character – despite his dark side – encouraged the producers of the show to bring him back with an eye on causing more mayhem. “Denton really made an impression on viewers,” says Executive Producer Luke Rous.
He adds“We’re excited to have Terence back on the show and have great plans for the character”.
Terence had roles in various dramas, comedies and musicals, as well as his favourite: Shakespearian productions! With Macbeth, A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Cardenio and A Midsummer Night’s Dream under his belt, he is delighted to announce that his ‘Bottom’ has recently been nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award! ‘Twas, in fact, The Bard that sent him North. Clare Stopford’s Twelfth Night brought him to Jozi in 1998, where his subsequent stage production, Babes In The Wood, earned him a VITA nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Role.
After his television debut in Hotnotsgode, Terence appeared in various dramas and sitcoms before landing the role of Chico Booysens in SABC 3’s Isidingo – a role which garnered him an AVANTI Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001.
Dubbed by the media as South Africa’s ‘Soap Slut’ after his subsequent appearences in 7de Laan, Backstage, Isidingo and Binneland Sub Judice, he is proud of his association with such local productions Zero Tolerance, Snitch, The Lab and the Canadian co-productions Rough and Jozi H.
FYI: He was elected by public vote as South Africa’s Favourite Actor for 2010 at the YOU Spectacular Awards.
Be sure to tune into High Rollers @19:30 every Monday to Wednesday on SABC3.