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 ...
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 ...
9. 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 ...
10. 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...
11. 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 | Midas
Multi award-winning veteran South African-born actor Sean Cameron Michael is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports to Hollywood. With a professional career spanning over three decades, he has performed leading and supporting roles in over one hundred television and film ...
17. 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 ...
18. Stelio Savante
Actor | Running for Grace
Stelio Savante is a multilingual South African born New Yorker whose gravitas, eclectic choices, & three decades of award winning individual & ensemble performances opposite many iconic actors have made him a steadily in demand product of highly acclaimed independent & international theatrically ...
19. 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...
21. Athena Strates
Actress | Genius
Athena Strates is a South African (on November 12 1996) actress known for Genius: Picasso, The Good Liar, A Perfect Enemy, Aufbruch ins Ungewisse and Die Nachtschwestern. She is a client to the internationally recognized agency, Baumbauer Actors and has been working as a professional actress abroad...
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 ...
24. 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 ...
25. 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.
26. 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 ...
27. 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 ...
29. 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 ...
33. 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 ...
34. Oliver Schmitz
Director | Le secret de Chanda
Oliver Schmitz is an award-winning South African director. He has, with his film Life Above All, been shortlisted for "Best Foreign Film" at the academy awards and received accolades from the likes of Roger Ebert. His 1980s gangster drama Mapantsula has become a classic and is taught in film ...
35. 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 ...
38. 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 ...
41. 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 Would I Lie to You? (2007). She was previously married to Ed Miller and Graham Corrett.
42. 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.
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.
48. Ramey Short
Actor | Black Sails
Ramey Short is a South African actor that's done both local & international work in film, television & commercials. He mad a name for himself when he played the character of 'Dr Quinton Meyer' on 'Binnelanders' television series between 2008-2014. In 2015 he filmed two South African feature films (...
49. 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 ...