Famous South African Directors

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 1 Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South African

 2 Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, South African
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 3 John Kani

John Kani
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Famous As: Actor, Playwright, Director
Birthdate: August 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

John Kani is a South African actor, playwright, director, and author. He is best known for playing T'Chaka in American superhero films, such as Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War. One of the few South African actors to achieve international recognition, John Kani was included in the Top 100 Great South Africans list, which was published in 2004. 

 4 Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley
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Famous As: film director, film producer, screenwriter
Birthdate: November 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South African

 5 Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South African

 6 Roger Michell

Roger Michell
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Famous As: Film director, Television director, Theatre director
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South African

 7 Jonathan Liebesman

Jonathan Liebesman
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Famous As: film director, screenwriter
Birthdate: September 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African
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 8 Mbongeni Ngema

Mbongeni Ngema
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South African

 9 Jamie Uys

Jamie Uys
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: May 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South African
Died: January 29, 1996

 10 Noel Langley

Noel Langley
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South African
Died: November 4, 1980

 11 Barney Simon

Barney Simon
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South African
Died: June 30, 1995