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Weslee Lauder

Full / Real Name: Weslee Swain Lauder
Born: 2 July
Gender: Male

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Weslee Lauder is a South African actor, singer, director, dancer, choreographer and lecturer best known for his starring role as Farrel in the SABC2 comedy series Die Vlieënde Springbokkie. It was his first starring role in television.

Born and raised in Johannesburg, he attende the National School of the Arts and later obtained a B-Tech in Musical Theatre (cum laude) from Tshwane University of Technology.

In 2010 Weslee made his professional debut in Buddy, the Buddy Holly story at the State Theatre. In 2011, he choreographed the South African premiere of Spring Awakening! and starred in the Naledi Award-winning family musical African Adventure.

In 2015 he received a Naledi Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Call Me Lee. He also directed Jonathan Roxmouth in Stage by Stage, was creative director and choreographer of the Ghoema Music Awards and directed Aspoestertjie at Emperors Palace.

Weslee runs his own production company, Exit-Level Management, and is a lecturer in Musical Theatre studies and Drama at Oakfields College.

Hiss theatre credits include the Janice Honeyman productions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Dustin in Starlight Express, as Emperor Wun Tun Tum in Aladdin and as Dame Clementina Coconut in Peter Pan.

He also played various roles in Jonathan Roxmouth's Call Me Lee, as Stoffel/Koerantmeester in Reik Na Die Sterre and as Dame Clementina Coconut in Janice Honeyman’s Peter Pan.

In television, Weslee guest starred as a dancer in the first season of the kykNET musical drama series Sterlopers, in 2014. The following year he appeared in the kykNET movie 'n Hondelewe.

In 2017 he guest starred in the kykNET drama series Elke Skewe Pot as Marko, appearing in Season 1, Episode 6 (which aired on 14 August, 2017).

The following year he landed his first starring role in television in the SABC2 sitcom Die Vlieënde Springbokkie (The Flying Springbok), which follows a group of mismatched South Africans stuck on a spaceship in 2068, on a quest to find a new planet.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Farrel

Farrel

Marko (as Weslee Swain Lauder)

Danser (as Weslee Swain Lauder)


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