Joko Scott

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Joko Scott (19*-) Actor.

Biography

Born in Surrey Estate, Cape Town. While working for the supermarket chain O.K. Bazaars, he received complimentary tickets for a play by Fatima Dike. Inspired, he went on to work for the Space Theatre.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He worked for the Space Theatre, acting in Nongogo (Athol Fugard) in 1977, Zakes Mda's We Shall Sing for the Fatherland and The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God.

In the early 1980s he moved into television acting. Later, in the 1990s he returned to the stage to do Fatima Dike's The Sacrifice of Kreli (directed by Roy Sargeant) and in 2002-3 an adaptation of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country (2003), for which he was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award. In 2004 he played the lead in Fiona Coyne's The Shadrack Affair at the Baxter Theatre.


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