At a press function for Nataniël’s award-winning 2015 stage production After Animals, the iconic South African entertainer told the attendees, after introducing cast member Francois Joubert, that Francois has all the makings of a great performer, a performer who he personally deem as serious competition.
This immense compliment came two years after Nataniël initially met Francois in 2013 during Francois’ final singing examination as an undergraduate BA student of Drama and Film studies at the University of Pretoria. In 2014 Francois completed his BA Honours Degree in Drama and Film Studies Cum Laude and in late 2014 Nataniël approached Francois directly to be part of his 2015 production as singer and actor in After Animals.
Shortly after Francois completed an 8 week run of After Animalsat the Theatre of Marcellus (Emperors Palace), Francois also won the national IMBEWU Playwriting competition for his original play titled ‘VIER’. After this Francois moved away from theatre and broke into both television and film. In early 2016 Francois was casted in the role of hard-core schemer Dries Möller in KykNET’s popular local television drama Binnelanders,and then in late 2016 as fabulously flamboyant American stylist Candido for Investigation Discovery’s original internationally aired television film The Dating Game Killer.
2017 saw Francois reprising his role as Dries Möller in Binnelanders, although the flamboyancy prevailed when Francois landed the role as drag queen AnaConda in the SABC3 series Tarryn & Sharron and then shortly after featured as a main drag artist in an international advert for Bacardi. As 2017 came to a close, Francois was casted in the role of Jason Flemming for the award-winning SABC2 sitcom AboMzala,which not only challenged Francois to delve into the world of comedy, but to do so in isiZulu.
In the meantime Francois continues to hone his craft as actor, writer, singer and rookie isiZulu speaker in pursuit of one day matching the gracious compliment bestowed upon him by Nataniël at the press conference in 2015.
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