Born in 1984, Presley is a young man with a great talent. Since his school days he has
performed in numerous theatre, productions for North West Arts and in television and film roles.
Most notable is his lead role in Gavin Hood’s film adaptation of Athol Fugard’s Tsotsi which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006. Presley won
the Best Actor Awards at the Bangkok Film Festival and the Apollo Film Festival in
2006 for his role in Tsotsi. The latest addition to his series of awards is for his role in
Tsotsi are the Black Movie Awards’ Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A
Leading Role and Best Actor at the SAFTA Awards in 2006.
He played “Puck” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “Zipper” in Cards for the
Grahamstown Festival. In 2000 he was cast in a supporting role in Orlando for SABC. Presley co-wrote the stage play, Relativity (with Paul Grootboom) which scooped the Herald Angel Award at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival.
Presley plays Mark Shinners in the docu-drama, More Than Just A Game.
He has extensive experience gained from the community theatre projects and worked with Paul Grootboom, Bongi Ndaba and Percy Langa.