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News

2019: DORIS & DONNA the YouTube show and channel, co-created and co-written by Heike and Jeanne Watson was launched in March 2019. Watch the Trailer

2019: FRACKED, the movie, is released and wins several TopShorts Awards.

2019: Heike met the “Trivago Guy” and features in the Vacations commercial in the USA.

2018: Heike played Marlene Steyn in a pilot called Embo, written by Ntsika Majiba.

2017: FRACKED, the movie to save the Karoo from the fracking monster is shot in Cape Town and Heike has her first taste of prosthetics and a bald cap.

2017: Heike played a news reader in the German TV film Aufbruch ins Ungewisse by Kai Wessels.

2015: Directed by Katey Carson and co-produced by Kalahari Media, Heike produced an evening of Christopher Durang Short plays entitled: Funerals, Kidnappings, Swizzle Sticks & Other Distractions

2015: After co-creating two successful Sensory Labyrinth Theatre experiences, Beneath The Mountain and Into The Fairytale, Heike is working on a further Sensory Labyrinth project.

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2015: Santa’s Story, a theatre fundraiser Heike coordinated, took place at Theatre on the Bay on February 3, 2015. The proceeds paid for a 12-week Drama Therapy intervention for children from The Homestead shelter for boys. Heike has been a volunteer at The Homestead since March 2012.

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2014: Heike participated in the German TV FIlm Superdad, directed by Jan-Markus Linhof for SAT 1.

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2014: Heikeshot an anti-smoking PSA for Switzerland.

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August 2014: After 5 months of hard work behind the scenes, the Circles of Support Fundraiser, in aid of the Peri-Natal Mental Health Project, was held at the Baxter Concert Hall on August 16th.

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Heike is currently rehearsing Urban Death, the cult LA show that will run in Cape Town from  5 – 15 December, Intimate Theatre.

The indie short film, Harold, that Heike and her toddler son star in, recently won Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Sound at the Cape Winelands Film Festival. Meanwhile, Heike is the gnome-bashing wife in the #saynotognomes campaign currently being flighted in the UK and Ireland for IKEA, Time for Change. Earlier this year, she appeared alongside German TV stars Hannes Jaenicke and Rebecca Immanuel in the German comedy based on the bestselling book,  Power to the Children.

Bio

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Austrian parents, Heike grew up speaking German, English and Afrikaans. Having since added French and South African Sign Language (SASL) to her repertoire, she performs in five languages.

A graduate of the School of Dramatic Arts at WITS University in Johannesburg, Heike started in television as the writer/presenter of Fabuscopes, a daily, comical horoscope insert on The Breakfast Club on SABC 2. At the same time, she portrayed Angel, the bitch, in the Deaf TV sign-language soap opera Young & Speechless for four years.

Heike lived in London for two years and Paris for a decade. She also spent a lot of time honing her skills in Los Angeles. In 2011, Heike and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa.

Her credits include supporting roles in four feature films, the lead roles in five out of seven short films and a variety of stage plays performed in English, Afrikaans, German or French, as well as stints at the Grahamstown, ATKV, Avignon and Edinburgh Festivals.

Heike was the English weather announcer on France 24, France’s 24-hour news channel.

In 2007 her blog, Hollywood Reporter won Best Overseas SA Blog.