John Kani

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John Kani was born on November 30, 1942 in New Brighton, South Africa. He is a writer and actor, known for Black Panther (2018), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Coriolanus (2011). See full bio »

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Black Panther T'Chaka
Coriolanus General Cominius


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  iNkaba (TV Series) (story developed by - 144 episodes, 2012) (original concept by - 55 episodes, 2012) (writer - 52 episodes) (created by - 37 episodes, 2012)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (creator) / (story developed by)
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 2008/II Nothing But the Truth (original play) / (writer)
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (deviser - 1 episode)
- Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1974) ... (deviser)
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(June 5 to 28, 1975) Athol Fugard, Winston Ntshona and his play, "Sizwe Banzi is Dead," was performed in a West Coast Premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Athol Fugard was also director. See more »

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Dr. John Kani


Kani, Atandwa

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Kani lost his left eye during a beating by South African police after returning home from a Broadway production of "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead", which was critical of Apartheid. He survived after being left for dead and subsequently won a 1975 Tony Award for his performance. See more »

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