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Lionel Newton

Born: 19 February 1965 (55 years old)
Gender: Male

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Lionel Newton is a South African actor and director best known to television audiences for creating, writing and starring as a three-dimensional stereotype of himself in the SABC3 comedy series Sorted, from 2005-2006.

He has numerous other television credits as well including You be the Judge, Barney Barnato, Life Begins at Forty, Soul Buddyz, Isidingo, Crossing the Line, Rhythm City and End Game.

Lionel has also acted in a wife variety of films and made-for-TV movies including Gums & Noses, An African Dream, Stander, Forgiveness, Mama Jack, Triomf, Jozi, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Nothing for Mahala.

Primarily a theatre actor, his extensive stage resume includes productions such as Macbeth, Rodney Gets His Gun, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Might's Dream, Thina Bantu, Measure for Measure, Oliver, Hamlet, The Seagull and Antony and Cleopatra.

Amongst many theatre awards was the Vita Award for Best Lead Actor award for his role as Estragon in Waiting for Godot, in 2002.


Television Roles

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Pawn Shop Owner

Robbie Spiers

Dan

Stefaan

Lionel Newton

Lionel Newton

Uncle Tommy

Uncle Tommy

Uncle Tommy

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New on TV today: Sunday 12 July

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New on TV today: Saturday 11 July

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2020 SAMAs: Music Video and Record of the Year nominees

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Wild Skin Teasers - August 2020

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Rebel in Love Teasers - August 2020

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