Ever since he was captivated by the circus for the first time at the age of six, Wentzel Lombard always knew that he wanted to be a performer. After competing in and winning various drama competitions and eisteddfods throughout his school career, Wentzel started his studies in Performing Arts at Oakfields College in 2012. In 2013 he completed his National Certificate in Performing Arts and graduated at the top of his class. He also won the Golden Oak Awards for Best Actor and Student’s Choice.
Theatre credits include ‘One Was Nude and One Wore Tails’ (The Man in Evening Dress) by Dario Fo, ‘Drif’ (Maestro – Best Actor, LALT Playfest), by Reza de Wet and the Shakespearean plays ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Oberon) and ‘Othello’ (Rodrigo).
In 2015, Wentzel took part in the Acting on Screen course, presented by seasoned actors Jacques Bessenger and Lelia Etsebeth; completing the Advanced course in 2016. In 2017, he took part in the Lessac Intensive Workshop, under guidance of Master Lessac teachers Nancy Krebs, Deborah Kinghorn, and Dr. Marth Munro.
After publishing a few short stories, Wentzel made his debut as playwright with ‘Geboorte’ in 2017. He also plays a leading role in the play, which was warmly received and shortlisted on the Kopanong Festival’s “Follow Spot” nominations.
In 2018 Wentzel is finally making his television debut in a guest episode of the KykNET comedy series, Die Kasteel, alongside Hannes Muller and Dorette Potgieter.
Wentzel views himself as a character actor and takes acting very seriously, seeing it as an art. He likes to play unusual and challenging characters who don’t always conform.
Height: 1.92m Waist: 32 Shoe: 11 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green/Blue