Loerie Awards featuring South African Indian Actor Gopala Davies
Gopala Davies is a South African Indian actor and director specialising in Film and Theatre. He holds a BA Hons (Cum Laude) in Drama and Film Studies. Gopala has also trained with Anthony Montes, one of the top Meisner teachers in Hollywood and a direct student of Stanford Meisner, in his Advanced Meisner Workshop.
Gopala is the recipient of The National Arts Festival Award for Best Director (2014) and a Standard Bank Ovation Award (2015) for his intermedial production Barbe Bleue: A story about madness. He is best known for his role as Robert in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Gopala also played in the SABC 3 TV series High Rollers performing alongside Justin Strydom and Fezile Mpela. Gopala features in various TV commercials such as King Price Insurance, Standard Bank Auctioneers, SABC Editorial Policy, SANRAL Be in the Know, the 2015 Loeries Promo Campaign and the SANBS Better Gift Campaign. He also played the character Adam in the Short Film Lilith: Genesis One which won the Film category at the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards.
Gopala has been a regular participant at The National Arts Festival performing in Boys in the Backroom (2008), Three Wall Temple (2009), Like Show Business (2010), The History Boys (2011), Cry Havoc (2013) and directing Barbe Bleue (2014/ 2015). In 2011 he toured South Africa with Pieter Toeriens Naledi Award winning The History Boys.