Mandela Mathia

Mandela was born in South Sudan and spent the majority of his childhood years in the north of the country and in Egypt, due to the civil war in Sudan. He arrived in Australia in 2008.

In his youth Mandela performed in Hotel Hibiscus, Welcome to the Moon and a devised work at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, The Harvest.

Since graduating from NIDA he has appeared in Sami in Paradise (Belvoir); The Rolling Stone (Outhouse Theatre Company); Prize Fighter (La Boite); Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Nights (Sport for Jove) and played Hamlet in Sydney Foreign Actors Association in the production of HEMLET.

Mandela starred in the award-winning short film All These Creatures (“Palme d’or” at Cannes Film Festival and the 2018 AACTA Awards) and has co-written short films I Am Emmanuel and Kill Off.

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