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Ian Roberts

1965-07-29 Fort Beaufort, South Africa

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Ian Roberts is a South African actor, playwright and singer best known to television viewers for his roles in the drama series Arende and Snitch, and as the character Boet in a series of long-running advertisements for Castrol motor oil. Roberts was born in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape and raised on a citrus farm near the town. He attended St. Andrew's Preparatory School and St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. After completing high school he performed his compulsory national service in the South African Army, which he completed in 1971. After a variety of different jobs and a course in photography at the Port Elizabeth Technical College from 1973 to 1975, Roberts enrolled at Rhodes University in 1976 for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Speech, Drama and Social Anthropology. Ian Roberts has built up an extensive acting career in theatre, television and film. Roberts was married to South African actress Michele Botes, but the couple divorced in 1999. They have two children.


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Die Windpomp Doctor Rossouw 2014-04-25
Babalas Boet 2013-08-02
Musiek Vir Die Agtergrond Chris 2013-10-04
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Bakgat! Basjan du Preez 2008-04-11
Red Dust Piet Müller 2004-01-01
A Reasonable Man Chris Van Rooyen 1999-08-13
Sweepers Yager 1999-03-23
Paljas Frans 1998-01-23
Tarzan and the Lost City Captain Dooley 1998-04-24
Inside Guard Moolman 1996-08-25
Cry, the Beloved Country Evans 1995-12-15
Kalahari Harry Kalahari Harry Morgan 1994-12-06
The Power of One Hoppie Gruenewald 1992-03-27
Arende Sloet Steenkamp 1991-01-01
Dancing in the Forest Thor 1988-01-01
You Must Be Joking! Too Various 1987-01-01
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