He has been seen on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre in the U.S.
Film credits include The Road to Mecca, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Marigolds In August, Boesman and Lena, and The Guest.
He has written the novel Tsotsi,
a film version of which was made in South Africa and won the
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Michael Powell
Award and the Standard Life Audience Award at the 2005 Edinburgh Film
Festival, the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and
the Audience Award at the Los Angeles AFI Film Festival. He has also
published his autobiographical memoirs Cousin.