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Tinarie van Wyk Loots (Rika)

Tinarie van Wyk-Loots (Rika)

Tinarie van Wyk-Loots is a highly talented young actress who is fast making a name for herself on both the local South African and international stages. She studied drama at the University of Stellenbosch and also trained with Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her big break came in 2002, when she was cast as Natasha in ETV’s daily drama ‘Backstage’. The role won her the KTV Kids Choice Award for Favourite Female Soap Star in 2003. In 2006, she received a Fleur du Cap nomination for best supporting actress for her performance as Constanze in ‘Amadeus’.

Tinarie is a regular of South African television and has played supporting and lead roles in television dramas like ‘Orion’, ‘Interrogation Room’, ‘Philanthropist’, ‘Vallei van Sluiers’, ‘The Final Verdict’ and ‘Vloeksteen’. She also appeared in several episodes of the BBC drama series ‘Silent Witness’. She played major roles in two Hollywood films, ‘Mojave Phonebooth’ and ‘Poseidon Adventure’. She also played the romantic lead in Afrikaans language film ‘Hond se Dinges’. She is currently filming ‘Zulu’, again playing a major role, this time opposite Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker.

‘Jimmy in Pienk’ is a quirky comedy about Jimmy Bester, a rugged mielie farmer who lives out his creative impulses by shearing sheep on neighbouring farms.

When Jimmy’s father suddenly dies in a freak accident, he is confronted by two menacing (and comedic) loan sharks who come to collect what his father owes.

For the first time in his life Jimmy gathers the courage to leave his home and travel to Cape Town to seek help from his uncle in mastering the art of hairdressing and becoming a metro-sexual man.

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Romantic Comedy
7 - 9 PG
Running time
91 min
English and Afrikaans