Gabe Gabriel

Acting Profile
Voice Profile
Location: Cape Town
PRIMARY Language/s:
SECONDARY Language/s:
 Afrikaans, French
 American (Standard), British (RP), French, German, Italian, Spanish, South African
Height: 166cm
Eyes: Brown
Driver's Licence:
Additional Skills:
Yoga, boxing, soccer, tennis, whistling

Gabe Gabriel is a transgender actor, writer and director who has been based between Cape Town and Los Angeles since 2013 after he graduated at the top of his acting class at UCT drama school.

Gabe has toured acclaimed two-hander theatre productions to the Edinburgh Fringe Fest, the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, and the National Arts Festival, garnering best actor award nominations across the board. Highlights of his acting career thus far include starring in SONY ENTERTAINMENT's The Dark Tower (alongside Idris Elba and Matthew McConnaughey) and performing in 52 short films over all 52 weeks in 2018. During the 2020 lockdown, Gabe co-starred in the commissioned NAF film, Together Apart, made by a group of queer actors without leaving any of their respective homes.

On the writing front, Gabe has penned such works as Granny Lee, a feel-good South African dramedy about real-life transgender icon for Canada’s Fae Pictures; Mavis and Grace, a Thelma-and-Louise-type buddy cop Western for Nagvlug Films; Sabela Gold, a 5-season gritty gold-rush crime drama with Danny Glover’s Louverture Films spearheading development, and Mother City, a psycho-sexual neo-noir drama series helmed by Christiaan Olwagen for MNET via Marche Media.

In 2021, Gabe’ made his directorial debut with South Africa’s first gay rom-com, No Hiding Here, which is currently available for streaming on Showmax. His father-son road trip screenplay Runs in the Family (developed with real-life father and director Ian Gabriel) made the Netflix-NFVF shortlist for their R6m feature film funding initiative.

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