Birth Place Matching "Cape Town, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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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...

2. Olivia Jackson

Stunts | Mad Max: Fury Road

Olivia Jackson was born on August 25, 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is known for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Dredd (2012). She has been married to David R. Grant since 2015.

3. Kim Engelbrecht

Actress | Eye in the Sky

Kim Engelbrecht was born on June 20, 1980 in Cape Town, South Africa as Kim Suzanne Engelbrecht. She is an actress, known for Eye in the Sky (2015), The Flash (2014) and Boy Called Twist (2004).

4. Charlbi Dean Kriek

Actress | Spud

Charlbi Dean Kriek was born on February 5, 1990 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Spud (2010), Black Lightning (2018) and Blood in the Water (2016).

5. Frances Sholto-Douglas

Actress | Samson

Frances Sholto-Douglas was born on May 16, 1996 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Samson (2018), The Kissing Booth (2018) and Black Mirror (2011).

6. Jonny Pasvolsky

Actor | Westworld

Jonny Pasvolsky was born on July 26, 1972 in Cape Town, South Africa as Jonathan Marc Pasvolsky. He is known for his work on Westworld (2016), Mortdecai (2015) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018).

7. 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).

8. Cecil Kellaway

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 - ...

11. Sean Cameron Michael

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...

14. Daniel Fox

Actor | Eye in the Sky

Daniel Fox was born on June 28, 1980 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Eye in the Sky (2015), Generation Kill (2008) and Safe House (2012).

15. J.M. Coetzee

Writer | Dust

J.M. Coetzee was born on February 9, 1940 in Cape Town, South Africa as John Maxwell Coetzee. He is a writer, known for Dust (1985), Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) and Disgrace (2008).

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.

20. Matthew A. Brown

Writer | Julia

Matthew A. Brown was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a writer and director, known for Julia (2014), Albanian Gangster II: Illyrian Blood and Williston.

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 ...

23. Moira Lister

Actress | Grand National Night

Moira Lister started her career on the stage in South Africa. She appeared on the London stage at the age of 14 and started working in films in 1943. Always popular, she was usually cast as 'posh' lady.

24. Kate Blumberg

Actress | The Big Short

Kate Blumberg was born on January 31, 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa as Kathryn Mary Blumberg. She is an actress, known for The Big Short (2015) and Younger (2015). She is married to Todd Weeks.

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 ...

27. Donald Randolph

Actor | Topaz

Donald Randolph was born on January 5, 1906 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) and The Rawhide Years (1956). He died on March 16, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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 ...

29. Norma West

Actress | The Elusive Pimpernel

Norma West was born on November 19, 1943 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for The Elusive Pimpernel (1969), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991) and The Prisoner (1967).

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 ...

32. Oliver Schmitz

Director | Le secret de Chanda

Oliver Schmitz was born in 1960 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for Life, Above All (2010), Shepherds and Butchers (2016) and Paris, je t'aime (2006).

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 ...

36. Christel Smith

Actress | The Master of Disguise

Christel Smith was born on June 22, 1970 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for The Master of Disguise (2002), Match (2014) and Pacific Blue (1996).

37. P.J. Prinsloo

Actor | Disturbing Behavior

P.J. Prinsloo was born on February 6, 1978 in Cape Town, South Africa as Peter John Prinsloo. He is an actor, known for Disturbing Behavior (1998), Edgemont (2000) and Smallville (2001).

38. Paul Herzberg

Actor | Smiley's People

Paul Herzberg was born in 1953 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an actor and writer, known for Smiley's People (1982), The Honourable Woman (2014) and My Week with Marilyn (2011). He has been married to Oona Kirsch since 1988. They have two children.

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

Writer | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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 ...

41. Tessa Jubber

Actress | Wallander

Tessa Jubber was born on October 27, 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is known for her work on Wallander (2008), The Girl from St. Agnes (2019) and Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014).

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

Actress | The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island

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).

45. Michelle Botes

Actress | Arende

Michelle Botes was born in 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Arende (1994), No Hero (1992) and Liewe Hemel, Genis! (1986).

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.

48. Evadne Baker

Actress | The Sound of Music

Evadne Baker was born on August 19, 1937 in Cape Town, South Africa. She was an actress, known for The Sound of Music (1965), Shock Treatment (1964) and 7 Women from Hell (1961). She died on January 17, 1995 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

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 ...

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