South African movie actors died in the year 2008

Here are 2 famous actors from South Africa died in 2008:

John Matshikiza

John Matshikiza (November 26, 1954 Johannesburg-September 15, 2008 Melville, Gauteng) was a South African actor, theatre director, poet and journalist. He had two children, Lindi Matshikiza and Fubi Matshikiza.

Matshikiza was best known for his role as Cyprian Mphahlazi in the 1980 film "The Gods Must Be Crazy," which became a worldwide hit. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film. Matshikiza was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and was forced to go into exile in the UK in 1976, where he continued to work in the performing arts. He later returned to South Africa and continued his work in theater, film, and television. Matshikiza was a prolific writer and his poetry and essays were published in various newspapers and magazines in South Africa and internationally. He was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver posthumously by the South African government in recognition of his contribution to the arts and the struggle against apartheid.

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Bruce Lester

Bruce Lester (June 6, 1912 Johannesburg-June 13, 2008 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Bruce Lister or Bruce Somerset Lister was a South African actor.

He began his acting career in stage productions in London's West End and eventually moved on to film in the 1930s. Lester is best known for his roles in films such as "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943), "The Canterville Ghost" (1944), and "The Little Princess" (1939). He also appeared in several television series throughout his career such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1955) and "I Love Lucy" (1956). Lester was married to the actress Joan Marsh for over 50 years until her death in 2000, and they had one son together. In addition to his successful acting career, Lester was also an accomplished playwright and director.

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