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John Kani

John Kani was born on November 30, 1942 in New Brighton, South Africa as Bonsile John Kani. He is an actor and writer, known for Captain America: Civil War (2016), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) and The Wild Geese (1978). See full bio »

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Captain America: Civil War
The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese Sgt. Jesse Link
Coriolanus General Cominius


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 2018 I am Khama (announced)
Chief Batwen (voice)
 2016/II The Suit (Short)
Mr. Maphikela
 2015 Wallander (TV Series)
Max Khulu
- The White Lioness (2015) ... Max Khulu
 2012 Jail Caesar
 2012 iNkaba (TV Series)
Mkhuseli Mthetho
 2011 How to Steal 2 Million
Julius Twala Snr.
 2011 Janapriyan
 2010 White Lion
Old Gisani
 2009/I Endgame
Oliver Tambo
 2008 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Dr. Phiri
- Finding Rachel: Part 2 (2008) ... Dr. Phiri
- Finding Rachel: Part 1 (2008) ... Dr. Phiri (uncredited)
 2008/II Nothing But the Truth
 2007 The Bird Can't Fly
 2006 Hillside (TV Series)
Dr. Vincent Maloka
 2001 Final Solution
Rev. Peter Lekota
 1998 The Tichborne Claimant
 1997 Kap der Rache (TV Movie)
Inspektor Khumalo
 1997 Kini & Adams
 1995 Soweto Green: This Is a 'Tree' Story
Dr. Curtis Tshabalala
 1992 Sarafina!
School Principal
 1989 Othello (TV Movie)
 1989 A Dry White Season
 1989 Options
Jonas Mabote
 1987 An African Dream
 1987 Saturday Night at the Palace
 1986 Miss Julie (TV Movie)
 1981 Killing Heat
 1980 Marigolds in August
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
George O'Brien
- Victims of Apartheid (1978) ... George O'Brien
 1978 The Wild Geese
Sgt. Jesse Link
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
- Athol Fugard (1974)
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Styles / Buntu
- Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1974) ... Styles / Buntu
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(February 1999-July 1999; December 1999-April 2000) He acted in the Royal National Theatre Repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Merchant of Venice," "Troilus and Cressida;" Leonard ... See more »

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Won Broadway's 1975 Tony Award, along with his co-star Winston Ntshona, as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island." Was also nominated with Ntshona and Athol Fugard as co-authors in the Best Play nomination for the same production.

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