Alfred Ntombela Biography.
Alfred Ntombela is a South African actor who is known for his small stature as an adult. He is popularly known for his roles in the South African films Mama Jack as Shorty Dladla.
Alfred Ntombela Age
Alfred was born 3 April 1972. As of 2019, He is 47 years old. His mother got pregnant when she was young and unemployed. She left his dad before he was born since his father was an albino.
His mother feared she would be ostracized by the community for having a child with a ‘white man’. When Alfred was a few weeks old, his mother abandoned and his mother’s uncle’s wife took him and raised him as her own.
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A few blocks from their home lived the late actor Ken Gampu who starred in movies like No Good Friday (1958). When Alfred heard he was in the movies, he was determined to meet him.
He went on his door and knocked and introduced himself and told him his wild dreams of becoming an actor one day. He told hi that he could imitate a cat, dog, and phone. He got him a job at Heyns Films in Halfway House.
Alfred began doing a kids’ program called Ikhaya Labantwana- which was a huge hit in the early ‘80s. He did the program for five years and it eventually became a multi-language show, combining English and Zulu (with subtitles).
Gampu heard that Leon Schuster was looking for a child actor for one of his movies but couldn’t find a child young enough for the role, but old enough to be able to read a script. Gampu came and took him to an editing studio where Leon was doing the casting.
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The chemistry and friendship between Schuster and Ntombela spanned multiple movies and decades, but how did it all begin? Gampu heard rumors that Mr. Schucks was looking for an exciting young child star. Other actors were either too young too read the script or just weren’t clicking.
Ntombela showed up and read the script. His performance didn’t impress Schuster who put the script aside. Then, this happened. We can picture it so clearly.“At the end of our meeting.
Leon cracked a joke and I just burst out laughing. Leon screamed ‘yes’ and his eyes lit up like a firework. I got the job.”By the way, Ntombela fondly describes his laugh as “a gift from God”.
Alfred Ntombela Films
♦ 1993- Oh Shucks! Here Comes UNTAG (Kwagga Strikes Back) as Bambo
♦ 1991 – Sweet ‘n Short as Alfred Short
♦ 1999 – Alec to the Rescue as Themba Ndlovu
♦ 2001- Mr. Bones
♦ 2004 – Oh Shucks, I’m Gatvol! as Alf
♦ 2005 – Mama Jack as Shorty Dladla
♦ 2008 – Mr. Bones 2
♦ 2010 – Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa as Shorty
♦ 2012 – Mad Buddies as Minister Mda
♦ 2013 – Schuck! Your Country Needs You as Shorty
Alfred Ntombela Oh Shucks! Here Comes UNTAG
Oh Shucks! Here Comes UNTAGis a South African comedy film and Leon Schuster’s big-screen debut about a rugged farmer named Kwagga ‘The Lion-Killer’ Roberts having to deal with a corrupt major in the UN peace corps. Alfred is cast as Bambo in the film.
Alfred Ntombela Sweet ‘n Short
Sweet ‘n Short is a 1991 Leon Schuster movie made in South Africa. It was directed by Gray Hofmeyr. The movie plot involves Sweet Coetzee wins an award for 20 years service as a sportscaster on his 40th birthday, beating his rival, pompous George “The Weasle” Weedle.
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After Sweet gets drunk one night at his birthday party, he misses a sportscast and his boss, Bryce Williams demotes him to the interviewer and promotes Weedle. Through the next part of the film we see that Sweet is reckless as he openly says his girlfriend, Sandy is “the best bum in the business”.
A subplot of the film is two robbers, “Bossy” and “Savage” who the main characters remain remotely unaware of as they are just a comic theme. Sweet pulls a prank on Weedle during a golf game and is suspended for six months. Sweet also records Weedle having humorous intercourse with a prostitute, “The Orphan in a Storm”.
Sweet then decides to drown his sorrows in a casino at the slot machines, where he tricks a small boy, Alfred “Shorty” Short into thinking he is a genie. Bossy and Savage try to rob the casino when they accidentally break the disco ball and it knocks Sweet unconscious just as he hits the jackpot.
Alfred Ntombela Wife
Alfred is a married man he has a beautiful wife by the name Promise Malatji Ntombela has two children a teenage son who lives with his mom and daughter who is just 7-years-old.
With the childhood he had now long behind him, Ntombela has often spoken about how he strives to give his kids the life he didn’t have. Through them, I feel like I’m having my childhood over.”Ntombela stated.
Alfred Ntombela Height
Alfred height (121.1 cm). One actor who can surely be thankful for his height is Alfred Ntombela, whom you might know from many of Leon Schuster’s movies. In an interview with Move Magazine, the actor explains that it was his height that got him all those characters in various Leon Schuster movies.
He began acting when he was seven-years-old. He explained that Leon Schuster was always looking for teenagers to act in his movies and that most of his roles required seven-year-olds.
“I wanted an opportunity to act, but I was afraid that no one would let me explore my talent because of my height. But when I met Leon Schuster, he was always looking for teenagers for some roles and I was given an opportunity to act because of my height.”
He also informed the publication that because of his height and his ability to read scripts, most roles he did were those of 7-year-olds as children of that age could not read scripts as yet.
“I got the chance to act because I could read scripts by then. My height helped me with my acting job.” Says the actor. Don’t you just wish you had Alfred’s luck of getting roles because of your height? After all, we all know how difficult it is to get into the acting industry these days.
Alfred Ntombela Net Worth
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