Gopala Davies is a South African actor and director specialising in Film and Theatre. He holds a BA Hons (Cum Laude) in Drama and Film Studies. Gopala has also trained with Anthony Montes, one of the top Meisner teachers in Hollywood and a direct student of Sanford Meisner.
Gopala is the recipient of the National Arts Festival Award for Best Director (2014) and a Standard Bank Ovation Award (2015) for his intermedial production Barbe Bleue: A story about madness. He is best known for his role as Robert in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Gopala has also acted in the SABC 3 TV series High Rollers and features in various TV commercials. He also played the character Adam in the Short Film Lilith: Genesis One which won the Film category at the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards.
Gopala has been a regular participant at the National Arts Festival, both acting and directing in shows such as Pieter Toerien’s Naledi Award winning The History Boys (2011), Cry Havoc (2013), Barbe Bleue: A story about madness (2014 and 2015), Les Cenci: A story about Artaud (2016) (commissioned by the French Institute of South Africa) and Jade Bowers’ (2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre) Scorched.