Bonnie Mbuli the actress is back

Bonnie Mbuli the actress is back
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A BBC drama set to be released in 2019 has begun filming in South Africa. The adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning young adult book series Noughts + Crosses, produced by Mammoth Screen, is a gripping story of first love in an alternate world where racism divides society.

BBC has announced the cast of Noughts + Crosses, and our very own Bonnie Mbuli is part of the amazing cast that will be featured in this film. Bonnie expressed her excitement with a tweet saying “Bonnie the Actress is back!!! Can’t breathe, trying to stay calm, so thrilled and honored to be part of this incredible story and cast #NoughtandCrosses.”

Bonnie Mbuli the actress

Bonnie has been on our screens since she was 13 years old, making appearances on Backstage, Soul City, Gaz’lam,  Zero Tolerance, Rhythm City and  Rockville. Over the years, she has shown us how versatile her talent is by being cast as singer Dolly Radebe in the film Drum.

Not only has Bonnie made appearances on our local screens, but she has also been cast in international films and series such as Wallander – a popular British series where she starred opposite Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh as policewoman Grace Mthembu. She is currently one of the presenters on the daily live show Afternoon Express on SABC 3.

Noughts + Crosses Cast

  • Bafta Cymru winner Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Born to Kill) will play Callum McGregor
  • Newcomer Masali Baduza has been cast as Sephy Hadley
  • Paterson Joseph (Timeless, Peep Show) plays Sephy’s father
  • The Home Secretary Kamal Hadley,
  • Bonnie Mbuli (Invictus, Wallander) plays her mother Jasmine
  • Her sister Minerva is played by Kike Brimah (Love Type D)
  • Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet, Cuckoo)
  • Ian Hart (The Last Kingdom, The Secret Agent) play Callum’s parents Meggie and Ryan
  • Josh Dylan (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Little Stranger) will play his older brother Jude.
  • Shaun Dingwall (Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Long Firm) plays Liberation Militia leader Dorn
  • Jonathan Ajayi and Rakie Ayola (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, No Offence)

Malorie Blackman, author of the Noughts + Crosses novels says, “I’m thrilled that the TV dramatisation of Noughts + Crosses has such an amazing cast to bring the story to the screen. It will be so exciting to see how the writers and actors open up the world I created, adding new breadth and detail.”

Congratulations to Bonnie and we can’t wait to see this drama on our screens.

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