Drikus Volschenk

Elias van Rooyen

Drikus Volschenk

Drikus Volschenk is one of South Africa’s top actors, he’s worked on over 60 film and television productions, both locally and internationally. Drikus has starred in multiple award-winning productions, alongside world-class talent, including Idris Elba and Naomi Harris in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”; “Beauty” (the Queer Palm Award Winner at Cannes Film Festival, which was also the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards); and “Durban Poison”, which won the Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). He also starred in “Dis Ek, Anna” which won six South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), and was cast alongside Laurence Fishburne and Michael Nyqvist in the international series, “Madiba” . He also featured in the American blockbuster, “Batman vs Superman – Dawn of Justice” (and in addition, Drikus played alongside Sophie Okonedo and Sam Neill in “Skin”, a biopic which won 19 international awards.

Well-versed in the art of motion picture media, he also lectures Film, Television and Acting at AFDA.

In 2018, Drikus starred in the critically acclaimed dystopian science fiction series longside Dylan O’Brien and Rosa Salazar in the American blockbuster, “Maze Runner: Death Cure”. The series was nominated for several awards, including BreakTudo Awards (BTDAs) and Teen Choice Awards.

Elias van Rooyen

A schemer and a dreamer, Elias wishes for greater things and resents his lot in life. Where others work hard, he tries to work smart, but his laziness means that he often misses the mark. Some see him as abusive, but he regards himself as a good father who is trying his best, blaming his wife and children for his misfortune.