calvyn grandling

He is very ambitious, determined and tenacious and having travelled the world is extremely apt at adapting, making him a strong international actor. From a very young age Calvyn was introduced to entertainment through his Church where he was a lead member of the Worship team. During high school he was chosen to be part of the inter school Eistedford in Helderberg where he competed against many other children in a singing competition. He went on to win and consequently received Caume Laude. Calvyn is also a self taught musician who plays guitar and piano. It was his guitar playing at age 16 that impressed the judges at Carnival City at The Yamaha Young Talent Competition in 2004 so much that he went on to win and receive a Yamaha guitar. This was just the beginning of what would be a varied career within the entertainment industry. In 2006 he auditioned for the original production of The Lion King in Johannesburg at MonteCasino’s Teatro where he was successful in not only getting into the production but also Covering the Principle role of ‘Simba’. With this production Disney decided that they wanted to take Calvyn to Taiwan to open The Lion King as the Principle role ‘Simba’. He went on to cover Simba in Germany and in London on The West End and begin to establish himself as an international actor. Whilst in London, he attended a Masterclass with world renowned mentor Bernard Hiller, and was chosen to feature in his documentary Pink Elephants (2014) alongside Brett Ratner, April Webster and Bryan Cranston. Upon arriving back in South Africa, Calvyn can now be seen featured in The Vitality Commercial UK (2016) and he is also in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as ‘Levi’. Calvyn is very happy to be back in South Africa so he can re-establish himself having traveled with work for the past 10years. He is extremely excited to share his talent with South Africa and as well as being on stage, hopes to be gracing the screens of South Africa soon.

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