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Williams George Brigars

Williams George Brigars

The Ghanaian Actor Who Shined on the International Stage

1929

Early Life
08 January 1929

Early Life

George Brigars Williams was born on 8 January 1929 in Sekondi, a town in the Western Region of Ghana. His parents, Nora Awoonor Williams and Francis Awoonor Williams, were integral figures in his upbringing. George had ancestral ties with both the Awoonor Williams family and the Awoonor-Renner family.

1945

Education
17 July 1945

Education

George Brigars Williams attended Aggrey Memorial Secondary School, Achimota School, and Adisadel College in Cape Coast, Ghana, during his secondary education years. Notably, he was an active member of Adisadel College's sports team, excelling as a high jumper. Williams continued his educational journey abroad, attending Nelson College and the Balham & Tooting College of Commerce in the United Kingdom from 1948 to 1952. Afterward, he pursued his passion for acting and studied at the Stage Craft Centre in London.

2023

Professional Life
14 July 2023

Professional Life

George Brigars Williams' acting talent reached far beyond the borders of Ghana. He performed in Julian Green's South at London's Arts Theatre and later joined the musical ballet Caribbean Heatwave at the Little Theatre in Jersey. Additionally, Williams made significant contributions to the BBC West African Service, creating a series of programs for the audience.

2023

Collaborations
15 July 2023

Collaborations

Notably, George collaborated with renowned jazz musicians in England, including Hurry Cline, Mike Makenzie, Shake Kean, and Joe Harriot, making several recordings that showcased his versatility. He also made a name for himself in the movie industry, starring in various films such as Last Hope, Genesis Chapter X, Black Sunday, Dirty Deal, Friday At 4:30, Justice, The Young And The Old, Bloody Mary, and My Sister's Honor. He notably appeared in Ghana's award-winning soap opera, Ultimate Paradise.

2023

Accra Film School
30 July 2023

Accra Film School

In addition to his acting endeavors, Williams also shared his expertise by teaching acting at the Accra Film School (AFS), a prestigious private film and television training institute based in Accra, Ghana.

2023

Personal Life and Legacy
16 December 2023

Personal Life and Legacy

George Brigars Williams was a family man, having been married and fathering five children. However, he eventually became a widower. On 1 August 2016, at the age of 87, George Brigars Williams passed away at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a brief illness, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire aspiring actors and filmmakers in Ghana and beyond.

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