South African Actors to Look Out For

by CineFlex1 | created - 28 Aug 2013 | updated - 28 Aug 2013 | Public

South African actors with star quality.

1. Jeremy Crutchley

Actor | Doomsday

Jeremy Crutchley is an actor and producer, known for Doomsday (2008), Lord of War (2005) and Flytrap (2015).

Black Sails

2. Sean Cameron Michael

Actor | MacGyver

South African-born actor Sean Cameron Michael started acting professionally at the age of twelve in musical theater. With a career spanning over three decades, he is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports, having performed numerous leading and supporting roles in over ninety ...

3. 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 ...

4. Leleti Khumalo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Leleti Khumalo was born on March 30, 1970 in KwaMashu, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), Invictus (2009) and Sarafina! (1992). She has been married to Mbongeni Ngema since 1992.

5. Scot Cooper

Actor | Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Scot Cooper is a dynamic actor of film, TV, & stage. A blue eyed leading man with a great balance of American & English charm.

Scot has worked alongside actors such as Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Rupert Friend, Gabriel Macht, and Aidan Gillen. He co-starred in the 4th season of the Emmy winning ...

6. Brandon Auret

Actor | Elysium

Brandon Auret is an actor and producer, known for Elysium (2013), District 9 (2009) and Chappie (2015).


7. Jodi Balfour

Actress | The Crown

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 ...

8. Dylan Skews

Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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 ...

Black Sails

9. 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 ...


10. Deon Lotz

Actor | Skoonheid

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 ...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

11. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Patrick Mofokeng

Actor | Invictus

Patrick Mofokeng is an actor, known for Invictus (2009), Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998) and Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008).


15. Francis Chouler

Actor | Eye in the Sky

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 ...

16. Sivuyile Ngesi

Actor | Invictus

Sivuyile Ngesi is an actor, known for Invictus (2009), 24: Redemption (2008) and Dear Sister (2011).

24: Redemption

17. Conrad Kemp

Actor | Bram Fischer

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...

18. Anele Matoti

Actor | Agatha Christie's Marple

Anele Matoti is known for his work on Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Zulu (2013) and Four Nights at the Phoenix (2013).

Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

19. Alex McGregor

Actress | Searchers

Alex McGregor was born on June 7, 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Searchers (2017), Blood Drive (2017) and Of Kings and Prophets (2016).


20. Matthew Dylan Roberts

Actor | Lost Boys: The Thirst

Matthew Dylan Roberts is an actor and writer, known for Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010), Freedom Road (2013) and The Deal (2008).

Lost Boys: The Thirst

21. Scott Sparrow

Actor | Dredd

Scott Sparrow is known for his work on Dredd (2012), The Foreigner (2017) and Safe House (2012).


22. Sven Ruygrok

Actor | Origin

Sven Ruygrok is a dynamic South African born actor. He is best known for his role as Rambo in the Spud (2010) franchise acting opposite John Cleese . He has acted in films such as Zulu (2013) with Orlando Bloom and Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack (2017). He trained as a national gymnast and was ...


23. Alistair Moulton Black

Actor | Black Sails

Alistair Moulton Black is an actor, known for Black Sails (2014), Dominion (2014) and Strike Back (2010).

Black Sails

24. Tyrone Keogh

Actor | 24 Hours to Live

Tyrone Keogh is known for his work on 24 Hours to Live (2017), Dominion (2014) and Blood Diamond (2006). He has been married to Shivani Ghai since November 2016.

Generation Kill

25. Presley Chweneyagae

Actor | Tsotsi

Presley Chweneyagae was born in 1984 in Soweto, Transvaal, South Africa. He is an actor and director, known for Tsotsi (2005), Menda City (2009) and Africa United (2010).


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