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Graham Hopkins

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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 360degrees.co.za.

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

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

(15 November, 2006)


Television Roles

Show

Character

The Chairman

Captain Parrish

William Williamson III

Robert Pulmer

Maxwell Hart

Brand Board Member 1

Daphne's Father

Judge

Owen Langston

Chris

Monty Atkins

Monty Atkins

Monty Atkins

Dr Steve

Mr Morgan

Zane


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Monday 10 May

I Can See Your Voice on 1Magic and there's a Curse of the Sands on Zee World.


New on TV today: Sunday 9 May

Family Feud SA returns to e.tv and CBS Justice uncovers Murder in Amish Country.


New on TV today: Saturday 8 May

Bob Marley: Roots of the Man airs on HISTORY and Beat Shazam returns to eReality.


uBettina Wethu Teasers - June 2021

Betty is lost after being fired!


New on TV today: Friday 7 May

Superhero drama Jupiter's Legacy drops on Netflix as BBC Earth showcases Joanna Lumley's Britain.


Suidooster Teasers - June 2021

Everyone is worried about Bridgette as she struggles to remember.


New on TV today: Thursday 6 May

Two new K-dramas premiere on tvN Africa and 10 Years Younger in 10 Days returns to BBC Lifestyle.


The Cost of Love Teasers - May 2021

A mother sells her daughter for a second time!


New! Curse of the Sands Teasers - May 2021

A premonition of Zee World's new thriller about the "other woman" who has supernatural powers.


New on TV today: Wednesday 5 May

Netflix documents The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, as Green Eyed Killers stalk Lifetime.

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