You would never have guessed these 5 celebrities are South African

You would never have guessed these 5 celebrities are South African

South Africa has celebrities that are both local and international. Some of our homegrown actors and singers are regularly featured in top Hollywood movies and rub shoulders with A-list actors.

These famous actors have made a name for themselves and put South Africa on the map as a country that produces extraordinary talent.

Briefly.co.za learned from buzzsouthafrica.com that there are five of these actors that stand out amongst their peers.

John Kani

5 Famous South African actors who have hit it big overseas

John Kani

His biggest feature was in the famous UK TV series Silent Witness but has worked on other hits such as Sarafina and A dry white season. He has shared the screen with big names such as Roger Moore, Richard Harris, and Richard Burton.

Ronald Harwood

5 Famous South African actors who have hit it big overseas

Ronald Harwood

Ronald was born in Cape Town and moved to London where he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company became an acclaimed playwright and novelist. His remarkable achievements have earned him an Oscar in 2003.

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Dena Kaplan

5 Famous South African actors who have hit it big overseas

Dena Kaplan

Deana is an accomplished actress and became famous in Dance Academy, a popular Australian series. She spent most of her life in Australia and even attended high school there. Few people realise that she was born in South Africa.

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Richard E. Grant

5 Famous South African actors who have hit it big overseas

Richard E. Grant

Born as Richard Grant Esterhuysen, few people realise this actor was born in South Africa and even studied English and Drama at the University of Cape Town. He has appeared in major films such as Logan and Bram Stoker's Drakula.

Tanit Phoenix Copley

5 Famous South African actors who have hit it big overseas

Tanit Phoenix Copley

This Durban girl was born in 1980 and is married to the famous South Africa actor Shalto Copley. It is no surprise that her stunning looks got her a career as a supermodel and has been on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Maxim. She has stared in some major hits such as Lord of War and Safe House.

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