Sello Sebotsane

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Sello Sebotsane (1970- ) is a South African stage, television and film actor, best known for his starring role as the sensitive rugby player, Philane, in the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel, from 2006-2012.


Born in Tshwane on 23 October 1970. He is married to actress and fashion designer Shoki Sebotsane.



Sebotsane holds a National Diploma in Speech and Drama from the University of Pretoria.


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


Stage productions include: Blues for an Alabama Sky (Market Theatre 1997), The Sleeping Beauty (Janice Honeyman, 199*); Big Dada (Brett Bailey, 2001); A Streetcar Named Desire (the Africanised version set in Soweto, 2002); Happy Natives (with Greig Coetzee, 2003); Cold Stone Jug, (Barney Simon adaptation, 2004); MacBeki - A Farce to the Reckoned With, (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 2009); Little Foot (Malcolm Purkey, 2012); The Amen Corner; Scribble; Guga Mzimba!; Sophiatown;


Roles in television series include: Progress in: Philane in Stokvel (SABC2, 2006); Jacob in One Way (SABC3, 2006); A role in Afrikaans in Andries Plak (SABC2, 2007); Van der Walt's Fault (M-Net, 2008); George Motha in 90 Plein Street (SABC2, 2011); Bhekumuzinsizwe "The General" Letswalo in Home Sweet Home (SABC2, 2011);

Other television series he has acted in include: Erfsondes; The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; CI5: The New Professionals; Isidingo; Backstage; Scoop Schoombie; SOS; Madam and Eve; Hidden City; Egoli: Place of Gold; Safe as Hauser's.


Roles in feature films include: Jim Makokela in Jock: A True Tale of Friendship (1994); The Hijacker in Panic Mechanic (1996); Bazoo in Ernest Goes to Africa (1997); Thaba in Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015);

Awards, etc


See entries on various productions for sources.

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