South Africa’s Thando Thabethe and Nomzamo Mbatha Ready to Break Through on Global Screens

South Africa’s Thando Thabethe and Nomzamo Mbatha Ready to Break Through on Global Screens
Around the time she was in the seventh grade, South African actor Thando Thabethe auditioned for the lead role in a school play. It didn’t pan out the way she’d planned — she landed a small part in the choir, “sort of singing ‘Kumbaya’ and not really doing much,” she recalls, with a laugh — but a spark was lit. “Even just being part of something that small at such a young age is what shaped me, knowing that this is something that I want to do for the rest of my life.”

That life-long dream now has Thabethe poised for breakout success. First comes a star turn as Constable Nandi Cele in the crime drama “Reyka,” an eight-part series produced by Serena Cullen Prods. and Quizzical Pictures for the South African pay-tv channel M-Net that Fremantle is distributing globally. That will be followed by a lead role in “Blood Psalms,
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