Seputla Sebogodi

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Seputla Sebogodi (1962-). Stage, film and TV actor. He has also used the alternate name Dan Sebogodi as prodessional actor.

Biography

He was born on 31 October 1962 in Selbourne, Pretoria.

Training

UNISA and with Gibson Kente.

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

He acted in Women of Troy (PACT 1987), Die Prys (PACT 1987), Travelling Shots (PACT 1988), The Balcony (PACT 1988), The Little Foxes (PACT 1989), The Blacks (PACT 1989), Koning Lear (PACT 1990), Macbeth (PACT 1990), Thing? (NAF1990), Gathering of the Beasts (1991).

In 1987 at the PACT Potpourri Festival he did the choreography and songs for Ngamasa

He also performed in Slabolepszy’s Mooi Street Moves (1992), Barney Simon’s Silent Movie (1992).

He has appeared in The Meeting, Gathering of the Beasts, The Blacks, Now is the Time, The Little Foxes, Not to Die Today, Watercolour Days, Once a Pirate, Marabi (the play).

He played Vladimir in Waiting for Godot in Africa (NAF 2001) and the role of Idi Amin in a 2005 revival of Big Dada.

In the mid 1990s he became a household name on television in the hit sit-com Urban Bliss and played in Winner/Loser, Konings, Big Time II. For film he was seen in The Quarry, In Broad Daylight, Ligstraal and Taxi to Soweto.

Awards, etc

Shell Road to Fame Award for dancing, 1985.

Sources

Theatre programmes of various productions.

Photographs and other material held by NELM.

TVSA [1].

IMDb [2].

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