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Top 3 Best South African Actors In History. [Photos]

1. Philip St. John Basil Rathbone

He was an English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and occasionally, horror films. He is one of the greatest South African actor in history. Only few actors can break his records in the current South African movie industry.

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to British parents. He received a Tony Award in 1948 as Best Actor in a Play. He was also nominated for two Academy Awards and was honoured with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


2. Nigel McGown Green

He was an English character actor. Because of his strapping build, commanding height and regimental demeanour he would often be found playing military types and men of action in such classic 1960s films. He most notable role was Edmund in King Lear which was co-directed by John Gielgud.

He was the son of a professor who was born in Pretoria, South Africa. Although he was raised in London. He is also another great actor from South Africa on our list.


3. Sharlto Copley

He is a South African actor. He has played Wikus van der Merwe in the Academy Award-nominated science fiction film District.

He has been nominated for several award and has won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer. He won other accolades aside this as w.

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