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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Cape Town, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Cape Town, as in some cases Cape Town may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Cape Town then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Cape Town, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List includes Jean Grae, Ian Hunter, more.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Cape Town?" and "Which famous actors were born in Cape Town?"

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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Abba Eban Died at 87 (1915-2002) - Abba Eban was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages. In his career he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime ...more

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Abdullah Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Abdullah Ibrahim age 83 - Abdullah Ibrahim is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from ...more

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Alan Dell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Alan Dell Died at 71 (1924-1995) - Alan Dell, born Alan Creighton Mandell, was a BBC radio broadcaster, associated with dance band music of the 1920s, 30s and early 40s.

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Alec Kellaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Alec Kellaway Died at 79 (1894-1973) - Alec Kellaway was an actor.

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Andrew Faure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Andrew Faure Andrew Faure is a film producer and actor.

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Anton Fig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Anton Fig age 65 - Anton Fig, known as "The Thunder from Down Under," is a South African/American session drummer, noted for his work in David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra. Letterman often ...more

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Antony Sher age 68 - Sir Antony Sher, KBE is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director.

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Armand Aucamp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Armand Aucamp age 30 - Armand Aucamp is an actor.

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Bill Flynn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Bill Flynn Died at 59 (1948-2007) - William "Bill" Flynn was a South African actor and comedian, perhaps best known for playing Tjokkie.

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Bill Kerr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Bill Kerr Died at 92 (1922-2014) - William Henry Kerr, credited as Bill Kerr, was a South African-born Australian actor, comedian and vaudevillian. Beginning as a child performer in Australia, he moved to Britain after World War ...more

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Cecil Kellaway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Cecil Kellaway Died at 83 (1890-1973) - Cecil Lauriston Kellaway was a South African-born character actor.

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Cecil Weston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Cecil Weston Died at 87 (1889-1976) - Cecil Weston was an actress.

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Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Ian Hunter Died at 75 (1900-1975) - Ian Hunter was an English character actor.

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Christel Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Christel Smith age 47 - Christel Smith is an actress.

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Conrad Kemp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Conrad Kemp Conrad Kemp is an actor.

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Craig Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Craig Alexander age 30 - Craig John Alexander in Cape Town. He played in the 2004 and 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cups and plays first-class cricket for Dolphins. Alexander previously played 5 seasons for Lions but ...more

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Craig Veroni is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Craig Veroni Craig Veroni is a South African born Canadian actor from Vancouver.

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Crystal-Donna Roberts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Crystal-Donna Roberts Crystal-Donna Roberts is a film and television actress.

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Daniel Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Daniel Fox age 37 - Daniel Fox is an actor.

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Daniel Krige is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Daniel Krige age 47 - Daniel Krige is a writer, director and actor. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he grew up in Australia. Krige began working as a writer at the age of sixteen for Grundy Television.

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David O. Sacks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
David O. Sacks age 45 - David Oliver Sacks has been involved in the Internet space since the late 1990s as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, most recently as chief executive officer and founder of Yammer. As a ...more

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David Poole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
David Poole Died at 66 (1925-1991) - David Poole was a South African ballet dancer. He trained under Dulcie Howes at the UCT Ballet School before moving to Sadler's Wells Ballet School. In 1947, he joined the Sadler's Wells Theatre ...more

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Deon van der Walt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Deon van der Walt Died at 47 (1958-2005) - Deon van der Walt, was a South African tenor. Van der Walt studied singing at the University of Stellenbosch and made his debut as Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio at the Cape Town Opera before he ...more

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Dominic Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Dominic Wilhelm Dominic Wilhelm is an actor.

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Donald Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Donald Randolph Died at 87 (1906-1993) - Donald Randolph was a film, television, and radio actor. The actor, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz, acted in dozens of radio dramas, television programs, and over thirty films. In 1950 ...more

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Eddie Kramer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Eddie Kramer age 75 - Edwin H. "Eddie" Kramer was born on 19 April 1942, in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a recording producer and engineer. Kramer has collaborated with several artists now in the Rock and ...more

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Erica Rogers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Erica Rogers Erica Rogers is an actress.

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Faye Smythe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Faye Smythe age 32 - Faye Smythe is a New Zealand television actor, best known for her role in Shortland Street as Nurse Tania Jeffries.

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Finn Gesner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Finn Gesner age 20 - Finn Gesner is an actor.

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Geneviève Waïte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Geneviève Waïte age 69 - Geneviève Waïte is a South African actress, singer and former model. She married John Phillips on 31 January 1972, and they had two children, Tamerlane Phillips and Bijou Phillips. ...more

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Hazel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Hazel Brooks Died at 78 (1924-2002) - Hazel Brooks was an American actress. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she grew up in the U.S. and by 1943, at age 18, had been signed by the MGM film studio. Billed under her real name, Hazel ...more

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James 'Cannonball' Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
James 'Cannonball' Green Died at 81 (1917-1998) - James 'Cannonball' Green is an actor.

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James B. Douglas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas was an actor.

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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jean Grae age 41 - Jean Grae, formerly known as What? What?, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City. She rose to prominence in the underground hip hop scene in New York City and has ...more

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Jenny Runacre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jenny Runacre age 71 - Jenny Runacre is a South African-born English actress. Runacre was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to London as a child, attended the Actors' Workshop there, and trained in the ...more

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Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jeremy Hotz age 54 - Jeremy Hotz is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, the Just For Laughs comedy festival, the Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show ...more

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Jodi Balfour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jodi Balfour Jodi Balfour is a film actress.

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Jody Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jody Abrahams age 43 - Jody Abrahams is an actor.

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John Buckler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
John Buckler Died at 30 (1906-1936) - John Buckler was an actor.

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Johnny Flynn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Johnny Flynn age 34 - Johnny Flynn is an actor.

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Jonny Pasvolsky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Jonny Pasvolsky age 45 - Jonathan Marc Pasvolsky, also known as Jonny Pasvolsky, is an Australian actor.

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Justin Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Justin Gabriel age 36 - Paul Lloyd Jr. is a South African professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment where he competed under the ring name Justin Gabriel. He is currently ...more

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Karl Thaning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Karl Thaning age 40 - Karl Otto Thaning is a retired South African swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events. Thaning represented his country in two sports, playing water polo for South Africa at the Heliopolis ...more

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Kenneth Hunter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Kenneth Hunter Died at 79 (1882-1961) - Kenneth Hunter was a film actor.

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Kim Engelbrecht is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Kim Engelbrecht age 37 - Kim Engelbrecht is an actress

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Lesley-Ann Brandt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Lesley-Ann Brandt age 34 - Lesley-Ann Brandt is a South African-born actress who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, United States. Brandt has acted in a number of New Zealand television series and first ...more

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Lisa-Marie Schneider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Lisa-Marie Schneider Lisa-Marie Schneider is an actress.

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Marlene Dumas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Marlene Dumas age 64 - Marlene Dumas is a South African born artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the past Dumas produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. ...more

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Michelle Botes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Michelle Botes age 55 - Michelle Botes is an actress.

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Michelle Van Der Water is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Cape Town
Michelle Van Der Water Michelle Van Der Water is an actor.