Sello Maake ka Ncube
Sello Maake ka Ncube (1960-) is a prominent actor, director and dramatist for stage, TV and film.
He worked in London's West End playing "Mufasa" in The Lion King in the early 2000s.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Started his career with performing his own work under the name Sello Maake. Later used the full name.
As stage performer
Stage roles as performer include leads in Woza Albert! (1986), Cry Freemandela – The Movie (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987) *, Black and White Follies, The Suit (Themba/ Mutloatse, Simon and Co, 1993/4 - played both in London and New York), Julius Caesar (Windybrow , 1994), Titus Andronicus (19**), in South Africa and at London's National Theatre), The Good Woman of Sharkville (directed by Janet Suzman, 1996), The Colored Museum (1996), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (19**), Prophets in the Black Sky (1992), Smallholding (19**) , A Raisin in the Sun (19**) and Call Us Crazy (2001). The Lion King in London’s West End (200*), and South Africa (2008), The Lion and the Jewel (State Theatre Pretoria, 2008), and Othello (opposite Antony Sher) for Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company as the company's first black "Othello" in the West End of London [and South Africa??] (2008), Report to an Academy (directed by Karoly Pinter, Grahamstown Festival 2009), Race (Mamet, Grahamstown Festival, 2012).
As stage director
His TV work made him a nationally recognised face through his protrayal of "Archie" in the series Generations, (1993-1997, 1998-2002).
His film work includes A Dry White Season (1989), The Rutanga Tapes (1990), Dark City (1990), Wheels and Deals (1991), The Good Fascist (1992), Bopha! (1993), Taxi to Soweto (1993), Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse (1993), Othello: A South African Tale (2005), .
He is a member of the National Arts Council's panel on the Performing Arts.
Young Artist Award for Drama, 2002.
Insig, March 2004, p. 56.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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