Theo Landey is a South African actor, singer and voice artist best known for his role as Sgt. Damon Fawcett in the HBO mini-series Generation Kill, in 2008.
Born in Johannesburg, Landey left South Africa for the UK in 1994 after completing matric and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from where he graduated in 1997.
While in England he appeared in a number of television series including Heat of the Sun (1998), Silent Witness (2000) and Night and Day. He also played the role of Bates in the BBC mini-series of To the Ends of the Earth, in 2005.
He also appeared in a number of British theatre shows including A Midsummer Nights Dream, Happy End, Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance and ‘tis Pity she’s a Whore.
Landey returned to South Africa in 2002 and since then has appeared in numerous television series including The Res (SABC2), Generations (SABC1), Innocent Times (M-Net) and Erfsondes (SABC2).
Since returning to South Africa he has acted in numerous theatre shows including King Lear, Address Unknown, Mamet’s Romance, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Overruled, Hamlet, Iron Love, Pythonesque and Pieter Toerien's stage version of Around the World in Eighty Days.
He was nominated for a Naledi Award (Johannesburg Theatre Awards) in 2008 in the category of Best Comedy Performance in a Play, Musical or Revue by a Male for his role in Pythonesque.
Feature films he has acted in include Ninety Days (2000), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Man to Man (2005) and the direct-to-video release Coronation Street: Out of Africa (2008), based on the soapie.
His most notable role was as Sgt. Damon Fawcett in the critically-acclaimed HBO original mini-series Generation Kill, in 2008. Landey was credited in all seven episodes of the series about the Iraq war, which was filmed partly in South Africa (locations included Upington and Kragbron).
Theo has also done work in the event and function sectors: running conferences, executive think tanks, large-scale quiz shows, teambuilding exercises and hosting dinner functions. He has appeared in well-known television commercials and has also been a model.
He also writes and produces for, and acts in, murder mystery dinner theatre shows for major companies.
Landey is also an experienced voiceover artist – he has been the voice personality and the co-writer for a car tracker company’s radio ad campaign since 2004, appearing in over 750 ads.
In 2008 he voiced the part of Percy Fitzpatrick in the animated version of Jock of the Bushveld and regularly features on SAFM’s daily radio dramas.
On 7 April, 2009 he made his debut on e.tv's soapie Scandal!, playing the role of production manager Wayne Drew.