Hopeville star up for Golden Nymph

For his outstanding performance in the mini-series, Hopeville, seasoned actor Themba Ndaba has been rewarded with a nomination for the Golden Nymph awards in Europe.

For his outstanding performance in the mini-series, Hopeville, seasoned actor Themba Ndaba has been rewarded with a nomination for the Golden Nymph awards in Europe.

The awards take place on June 11 as part of the Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco.

In the series Ndaba played the character of Amos Manyani, a recovering alcoholic widower who arrives in the dusty town of Hopeville to try to start a new life for himself.

Impressive in Soul City, Ndaba has succeeded again in his portrayal of his new character.

"It is a great honour for me," he told Sowetan. "If you work hard at this craft there is no way you won't eventually be recognised."

After taking a long break from acting to focus on developing his directing and producing skills, the actor made a return with the SABC's The Lab. He then appeared in Soul City.

"I was busy learning a lot of things behind the scenes. I know that people did not expect me to be back but here I am, back where I started."

Ndaba said Hopeville was relevant to what was happening in people's daily lives.

"The show is about a guy who was an alcoholic but who wants to be given a second chance to do things right this time."

Ndaba has worked in film, TV and theatre and his memorable productions include High Voltage, Running Wild, Panic Mechanic, Cry the Beloved Country, Good Man in Africa, Under African Skies, Streaks, Flat 27, Going Up and Generations.

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