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Zimbabwean artist stars in Hollywood film


Story by Patience Nyagato

Zimbabwean film actors are making it big on the international scene after Tafara Nyatsanza landed a role in the Hollywood film ‘Beast’.

Having started off as a theatre producer, Nyatsanza has found his footing in the film sector after starring as Banji in American survival action film ‘Beast’.

The Zimbabwean is part of a stellar cast which includes renowned actor Idris Elba.

“Banji is a tour guide and game ranger and is in love with Idris Elba’s daughter. I had to be a love interest to the first role; that’s basically the role,” Nyatsanza says.

The South Africa-based actor is also known for his role as Tendai on South Africa Netflix production Blood & Water.

He attributes his success to hard work and professional expertise.

“I learnt how to act for film cause I started in theatre. I learnt how to minimise my acting which was more theatrical. I would say go to school and learn more. This is something that requires more than passion.”

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner who was recognised for his contribution in South African theatre also starred in another Hollywood horror film ‘Spell’ released in 2020.