A drama graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, Merlin Balie is an accomplished
actor and singer who works in television, film and theatre.
Merlin has appeared in the popular SABC television drama series, Sewende Laan and The Interrogation Room.
In the theatre, he has performed in a number of stage plays among which are
Matilda, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Robin Hood (The Musical), War Of The
World, The Contingency Plan, Karnaval, Jan en die Playstation and Bungi Writing
Finals. He has also performed with The Paarl Orchestra as a lead singer.
Included among Merlin’s film credits are roles in the acclaimed film, Twist, Luck, The
Silent Fall and most recently, More Than Just A Game, a docu-drama that explores
the three division football league that existed on the high security Robben Island
prison on which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.