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Famous Film Actors From Cape Town

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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
Dec. 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
age 85
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 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
age 67
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
age 70
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 32
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 49
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 32
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 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 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
age 39
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
age 49
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
age 47
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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