Birth Place Matching "Cape Town, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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. She graduated with a BA (hons) in Theatre & Performance from The University of Cape Town and, after her family moved to the west coast of Canada, began working internationally...
Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Though a native of South Africa, Cecil Kellaway spent many years as an actor, author and director in Australian live theatre until he tried his luck in Hollywood in the 1930s. Finding he could get only gangster bit parts, he got discouraged and returned to Australia. Then William Wyler called and ...
9. Trevor Jones
Composer | Cliffhanger
As a child in Cape Town, Trevor Jones lived opposite the Gem Cinema. The theater was so old and worn out that there was often a loss of the soundtrack, which caused him to realize its power. The fact that everyone in his family worked in film or the theater made it easy to get support in his career...
10. Ian Hunter
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - ...
Actor | Vagrant Queen
With a career spanning over three decades, South African-born actor Sean Cameron Michael is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports. Michael has performed leading and supporting roles in over one hundred television and film productions and has worked with some of the top actors, ...
12. Hazel Brooks
Actress | Body and Soul
Hazel Brooks was born on September 8, 1924 in Cape Town, South Africa. She was an actress, known for Body and Soul (1947), Sleep, My Love (1948) and The Basketball Fix (1951). She was married to Dr. Rex Ross and Cedric Gibbons. She died on September 18, 2002 in Bel-Air, California, USA.
13. Antony Sher
Actor | Shakespeare in Love
Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal...
16. Brett Williams
Actor | Raised by Wolves
Brett Williams was born in Cape Town, South Africa on September 16th, 1975. He can be seen as Payen in the upcoming TV Series, "Raised by Wolves", directed by Ridley Scott. He also stars alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans in the 2019 Film, Red Sea Diving Resort. When not acting he paints ...
17. Stelio Savante
Actor | Running for Grace
A South African born New Yorker whose gravitas, eclectic choices, and three decades of award winning individual performances have seen him become a steadily in demand product of highly acclaimed independent and international theatrically released films. After small speaking roles opposite Russell ...
18. Jenny Runacre
Actress | The Witches
Jenny Runacre was born on August 18, 1946 in Capetown, South Africa, one of four girls in the family. The family moved to London when she was five, where Runacre developed an early love of movies, spending much time watching them in the local cinemas. She attended The Actor's Workshop in Notting ...
19. Wensley Pithey
Actor | Oliver!
Character actor who started performing on stage at the age of 12 in his native South Africa. He moved to England in 1947 and continued to appear on stage, screen and TV often as portly authority figures. A notable portrayer of Sir Winston Churchill. He was married 3 times and had 1 son.
21. Sybil Jason
Actress | The Little Princess
Sybil Jacobson was born on November 23, 1929, in Cape Town, South Africa. By age 2 she had learned to play the piano, and she also demonstrated a remarkable talent for singing, dancing and mimicry. She moved to Great Britain as a small child, and by age 5 was singing, dancing, playing the piano or ...
22. Karl Thaning
Actor | Dredd
Karl Thaning is a South African-born actor. He started studying law at university in South Africa, but left to pursue acting, going on to study Theatre Arts through a scholarship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Since graduating he returned home and acts in international ...
25. Bill Kerr
Actor | Gallipoli
In the 1950s, Bill Kerr was one of Tony Hancock's regular sidekicks in the popular radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour'. In the first series he was smarter than Tony, but as the series progressed he became more and more stupid and childlike, regularly calling Tony 'Tubb'. Despite remaining on the ...
26. Ronald Harwood
Writer | The Pianist
Born in South-Africa in 1934, Ronald Harwood moved to London in 1951 to pursue a career in the theater. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined the Shakespeare Company of Sir Donald Wolfit, one of the last 'actor-manager' of Great-Britain. From 1953 to 1958, Harwood became the ...
28. Geneviève Waïte
Soundtrack | The Man Who Fell to Earth
Mother of two children with late former husband, Singer-songwriter John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas. One son, Tamerlane (Tam) Phillips, born March 14, 1971. One daughter, Bijou Phillips, model/singer/actress, born under interesting circumstances on April Fool's day, 1980, at the family home ...
30. Erica Rogers
Actress | The Saint
Blonde Erica Rogers was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in the late 1930s and, after local theatrical work, came to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before opening on the West End stage in "The World of Suzie Wong". Throughout the 1960s, she was a frequent guest star on ...
31. Morné Visser
Actor | The Forgiven
Morne Visser has been working in film, television and theatre for over 20 years. He is known to take on challenging and often controversial roles. He recently won The Best Actor Award in a Lead Role at the Silwerskermfees 2015 for his portrayal in Dis ek, Anna. He can be seen in the soon to be ...
33. 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 ...
35. Lisa King
Actress | Wake of Death
Lisa King was born in Cape Town, South Africa where she grew up. She was crowned "Miss Teen" and was later runner-up to "Miss South Africa".
She has modeled and traveled the world since the age of 14 having landed many big cosmetic contracts as well as over 40 television commercials worldwide. She ...
39. Antony Hoffman
Director | Red Planet
In his native South Africa, Antony became a filmmaker and journalist for International Press Syndicates AP and BBC, documenting the anti-apartheid uprisings in the embattled townships around Cape Town. Fascinated by the violent human drama unfolding before him, Antony developed a raw, unaffected ...
40. Ann Peacock
Ann Peacock was born and raised in South Africa where she obtained an undergraduate degree majoring in English Literature and Speech &Drama and later, a Law degree from the University of Cape Town. After teaching at the University of Cape Town Law Faculty, Ann emigrated with her family to Los ...
43. John Barrard
Actor | We'll Think of Something
John Barrard (born 1924 in Cape Town, South Africa, died 2013 in England, UK) was a British character actor who had a career spanning five decades and who perhaps is best known for playing Dooley, Santa's #2, in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).
Barrard's television appearances included the Concierge ...
44. Naima Sebe
Naima Sebe was born on August 14, 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007), 6-Headed Shark Attack (2018) and Einfach Rosa: Wolken über Kapstadt (2015).
46. James B. Douglas
Actor | The Changeling
James B. Douglas was born on October 12, 1929 in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa as James Beresford Douglas. He was an actor, known for The Changeling (1980), Dead Bang (1989) and Festival (1960). He died on December 29, 2009 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
47. Kelly Hoppen
Actress | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Kelly Hoppen was born in 1959 in Cape Town, South Africa as Kelly Elaine Hoppen. She is an actress, known for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016), Reality Bites (2015) and Hell's Kitchen (2004). She was previously married to Ed Miller and Graham Corrett.
49. Clayton Boyd
Actor | Leonardo
Clayton was born in Cape Town, South Africa on the 31st of August 1982. Born to parents Ann and Howard Boyd he was christened Christopher Clayton Boyd. At age 13 his family was moved to Antwerp, Belgium for business. Clayton attended the Antwerp International School for 4 and half years before ...
50. Will Arnot
Camera Department | Angels in America
Will was born in Capetown, South Africa. He has lived in various cities in the UK and attended Atlantic College in South Wales. Before residing permanently in the USA Will also lived in Saudi Arabia and Australia. He is a British citizen with a US Green Card and travels with a UK passport. His ...