Graham Hopkins

Gender: Male



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Graham Hopkins was born in Pietermaritzburg and educated at Hilton College and the University of Natal.

After a short spell as an English and Mathematics teacher, he joined PACT drama company in 1983 and has been acting professionally ever since.

Among a host of successful film, television, radio and theatre performances, memorable roles include Cecil John Rhodes in the SABC series Barney Barnato, for which he won a Star Tonight Best TV actor award; Bruce in the South African film The Native Who Caused All The Trouble, for which he won a Vita Award; Henry Higgins in the 1990 State Theatre production of My Fair Lady, for which he won a Dalro Award for Best performance in a musical; Urgentino in the Market Theatre production of Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution, for which he won a Dalro Award; Parchester in the 1995 UK tour with the English production of Me and My Girl; and Richard Hopcroft in Paul Slabolepszy’s cricket play, Life’s a Pitch.

More recent screen credits include Paul Slabolepszy’s Heel Against the Head and Gavin Hood’s A Reasonable Man, as well as cameo roles in Stander, Gums and Noses and Hard Copy.

Recent stage performances include leading roles in the highly acclaimed Pieter Toerien productions of Honor, Address Unknown and Ying Tong, in which he exercised his talent for vocal mimicry by playing Peter Sellers.

Graham has won many awards across all acting disciplines, from comedy and musicals to serious drama; from film and television to radio and stage performances. In 2006, he was nominated for the Naledi awards in 3 categories.

In addition to a busy professional life as a multi-award winning actor, Graham is a scriptwriter and partner in a very successful event and communications company called 360 Degrees. Check out their website at

Graham and his wife, Bev Elgie, have a son called Thomas.

Graham at the announcement of
The Lab Season 2 in Cape Town

(15 November, 2006)

Television Roles


New on TV today: Monday 26 July

The Longest Date returns to S3 as The Home Channel is Loving Gluten Free.

New on TV today: Sunday 25 July

New local thriller Reyka debuts on M-Net and Billy Buys Brooklyn on Discovery.

New on TV today: Saturday 24 July

World's Most Dangerous Shark? airs on Nat Geo Wild as Curiosity documents the Highway to the Arctic.

A Magical Love Story Teasers - August 2021

One year later, Aman gets into a fight at a club while Roshni's life takes a turn for the worse.

Strange Love Teasers - August 2021

Niranjan sets his study on fire to cause animosity.

An Unusual Tale Teasers - August 2021

Sarika plans to kill Shobha but doesn't succeed - twice.

New on TV today: Friday 23 July

Netflix discusses more of The Movies that Made Us as game show Slim Vang sy Baas starts on VIA.

Survivor SA: Immunity Island Recap - Episode 8

Merge madness splits the mean girls!

As Die Skoen Pas Teasers - August 2021

Defne and Ă–mer are about to marry but something happens that changes everything.

The Queen: Zandile Msutwana returns as Vuyiswa for Season 6

The season premieres Monday 26 July and the holiday's oves for Hector.


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