Atandwa Lands Huge Madiba Role

Atandwa Lands Huge Madiba Role

Mar 21, 2019, 08:00 AM

South African actor and self-acclaimed "Prince of Theatre", Atandwa Kani, has just landed one of the most important theatre roles of his career. The talented actor will acting in the upcoming American adaptation of Mandela.

The new play features music by  Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, and sees Atandwa as well as a few other South African faces on the roster. The likes of Emmanuel Castis, Ntomb’khona Dlamini and Phindi Mkhizwe-Wilson all join the Black Panther star on the cast.

Meanwhile, the roles of Nelson and Winnie Mandela will be played by American actors, Earl Darrington and Sasha Allen.

John Kani's son took to Instagram to share his excitement for the upcoming feature:

"I cannot wait for the world to see & hear all the magic in this Musical... Amazing work by the Borowsky Bros & @laionamichelle"


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This is just the most recent association with Nelson Mandela for Atandwa Kani. In 2018, the actor voiced Madiba in the audiobook for Prison Letters from Mandela:






He also played a young Mandela in the 2013 film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.





Do you think he'll get the shout out he deserves from Minister Nathi Mthethwa?

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Tinashe Venge

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