South African Actors to Look Out For

South African actors with star quality.
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Sean Cameron Michael
South African-born veteran actor Sean Cameron Michael started acting professionally at the age of twelve in musical theater. With a career spanning over thirty years, he is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports, having performed numerous leading and supporting roles in over eighty television and film productions and has worked with some of the top actors...
Langley Kirkwood
Actor, Banshee
Langley Kirkwood was born in Bromley, Kent, England, UK. His family moved to South Africa when Kirkwood was young. The son of a poet and an art teacher, he was exposed to literature and the arts from an early age and fell in love with acting in his school years. He studied drama at high school and at Johannesburg's Wits University...
Scot Cooper
Scot Cooper is a blue eyed South African born actor of film, TV, & stage. A leading man, versatile, dynamic, and of English, Irish, Swedish, Welsh, & German ancestry. Represented in Cape Town and Los Angeles, he has trained under world renowned Meisner teacher William Esper at the Esper Studio in New York...
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Jodi Balfour
Actress, Quarry
Born and raised in South Africa, Jodi Balfour spent her early youth working in Cape Town's theatre and television industry. In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Upon graduating, Balfour landed a coveted role in the BAFTA nominated BBC mini-series The Sinking of the Laconia, and decided to explore international opportunities...
Dylan Skews
Dylan Skews is an actor and stand up comedian, he has a BA in live performance from the South African School Of Motion Picture And Live Performance(AFDA)where he won best actor 2008. Since then he has featured in numerous international and local feature films, series and documentaries as well as numerous commercials...
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Luke Tyler
Actor, Chronicle
Luke studied acting for film at the Screen Actors Studio in Cape Town under the direction of Award winning, veteran actress Aletta Bezuidenhoudt. After being seen in various international commercials and Sky TV's hit series 'The Runaway' his first notable role came in the form of "Luke Brady" in the thriller Dark Tide opposite Halle Berry (Monsters Ball)...
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Deon Lotz
The internationally award winning actor Deon Lotz studied drama in Cape Town before entering a career of thirteen years in the Hospitality industry where he opened and Managed various five star hotels in and around Cape Town. Deon returned to his acting career in 2001 and has been in a variety of theatre...
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Bjorn Steinbach
Actor, Invictus
Bjorn Jorg Walter Steinbach hails from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He graduated from Grey High School in 2002 and then in 2003 attended school at the University of Cape Town to study psychology. In 2005, he was on Fear Factor: South Africa. He left UCT and enrolled in City Varsity in 2006 to pursue acting...
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Joe Vaz
Actor, Dredd
South African born Joe Vaz was 12 years old when he first stepped on to a stage, and has never looked back since. He attended Tshwane University of Technology (formerly Technikon Pretoria) from 1991 to 1994 wherein he studied Drama and Light Music, minoring in singing under the tuition of Estelle Kokot...
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Francis Chouler
Actor, The Crown
Francis is a South African born actor living and working from Cape Town. Born the youngest of four to a German/Dutch mother and English South African father, Francis was schooled in two of Cape Town's Rudolf Steiner schools before attending the University of Cape Town, where he received his four year Bachelors degree in acting 'cum laude' in 2010...
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Conrad Kemp
Actor, Zulu
Conrad Kemp is a South African actor of British and Afrikaans descent. He trained in Ireland at the Gaiety School of Acting. He has performed to critical acclaim in Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the USA, including principle roles on both the West End in London (Stones in his Pockets, 2006) and Broadway in New York (Romeo and Juliet, 2013)...
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Sven Ruygrok
Actor, Zulu
Dynamic 19 year-old Sven Ruygrok graduated from Beaulieu College in 2009 with two distinctions - one of them in his favorite subject, Drama. A natural leader, Sven was Deputy Head Boy and was awarded Full Drama Colours. Until recently, he was involved in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and received his Junior Protea Colours in this sport...
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