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John Kani

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Bonsile John Kani (born 1943) is a South African actor, director and playwright. He was born in New Brighton, South Africa. Kani joined The Serpent Players (a group of actors whose first performance was in the former snake pit of the zoo, hence the name) in Port Elizabeth in 1965 and helped to create many plays that went unpublished but were performed to a resounding reception. These were followed by the more famous Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island, co-written with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona, in the early 1970s. He also received an Olivier nomination for his role in My Children My Africa! Kani's work has been widely performed around the world, including New York, where he and Winston Ntshona won a Tony Award in 1975 for Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and The Island. These two plays were presented in repertory at the Edison Theatre for a total of 52 performances. Nothing but the Truth (2002) was his debut as sole playwright and was first performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. This play takes place in post-apartheid South Africa and does not concern the conflicts between whites and blacks, but the rift between blacks who stayed in South Africa to fight apartheid, and those who left only to return when the hated regime folded. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Awards for best actor and best new South African play. In the same year he was also awarded a special Obie award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the USA. Kani is executive trustee of the Market Theatre Foundation, founder and director of the Market Theatre Laboratory and chairman of the National Arts Council of SA. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Kani, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 30, 1942
Crédits Movie / TV :
Apparu en premier:
Dans le movie An African Dream
Dernier projet:
Film The Lion King 2019-07-19
Connu pour
Poster of Ennemis jurés
Poster of The Bird Can't Fly
Poster of Gräset sjunger
Poster of Les oies sauvages
Film The Lion King Rafiki 2019-07-19
Film 'Master Harold'... and the Boys Willie 2018
Film An African Dream Khatana 2018
Film In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid Himself 2018
Film Theater of Survival: Life and Times of the Space None 2018-01-13
Film Black Panther King T'Chaka 2018-02-16
Film Black Panther King T'Chaka 2018-02-13
Film I Am Khama Chief Batwen 2018
Film Wallander: The White Lioness 2016-05-22
Film Captain America : Civil War King T'Chaka 2016-04-27
Series 21 Icons None 2013-07-28
Film Jail Caesar Marius 2012-10-19
Film Jail Caesar 2012-06-28
Film Ennemis jurés General Cominius 2011-02-14
Film Janapriyan None 2011-06-16
Film Le Lion blanc de la vallée de Limpopo Old Gisani 2010-02-19
Film Endgame Oliver Tambo 2009-01-18
Film The Bird Can't Fly Stone 2008-01-03
Film The Bird Can't Fly Stone 2008-01-03
Series Hillside Dr. Vincent Maloka 2006-03-22
Film Final Solution Rev. Peter Lekota 2002-09-18
Film The Tichborne Claimant Bogle 1999-11-12
Film L'Ombre et la proie Samuel 1996-10-11
Film Призрак и Тьма Samuel 1996-10-11
Film Gensyn med Johannesburg Himself 1996-11-26
Film Soweto Green: This Is a 'Tree' Story Dr. Curtis Tshabalala 1995-03-24
Series African Skies Unknown 1992-10-11
Film Сарафина! School Principal 1992-09-25
Film Sarafina! School Principal 1992-09-18
Film Options Jonas Mabote 1989-04-28
Film Othello Othello 1989-12-27
Film Options Jonas 1989-05-27
Film An African Dream Khatana 1987-01-01
Film 'Master Harold'... and the Boys Willie 1985-01-01
Film Killing Heat Moses 1982-09-10
Film Gräset sjunger Moses 1981-08-30
Film The Wild Geese Sgt. Jesse Link 1978-11-11
Film Les oies sauvages Sgt. Jesse Blake 1978-07-05
Series Playhouse Unknown 1974-03-13