7de Laan's resident lawyer Theodore Jantjies - or Xander - is in the loft with us.
From the small town of Heidelberg in the Western Cape is Theodore Jantjies, known for his role as Xander Meintjies on local soap 7de Laan, a role he has played since 2008. The soft-spoken hard-hitting lawyer of the Laan is one of the show's primary characters. He started his professional career in theatre in 2005, as one of the leading characters in Die Keiser, to critical acclaim and was nominated for an award for his portrayal. After that followed Kanna hy ko Huistoe at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and many others.
He made his television debut in the sitcom Madam and Eve. He then starred in the Henry Mylne production of Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena, opposite co-star and veteran actress Vinette Ebrahim.
7de Laan is consistently ranked as one of the top TV shows in the country and has won numerous awards including 6 Golden Horn Awards and has won the SAFTA for Best Soap more times than any other South African soap opera. Its cast members also regularly walk away with awards at the SAFTAs and You Spectacular Award Shows.