SHARLTO COPLEY is a South African actor, producer and
director. Reuniting with director Neill Blomkamp, Copley returns to the big
screen on March 1st, 2013, in Sony's highly anticipated sci-fi Elysium, starring
opposite Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Copley made his on screen debut as Wikus
van de Merwe in Blomkamp's Oscar-nominated science fiction film District 9. He
is best known for his role of "H.M. Murdock" in the 2010 adaptation of Fox's The
A-Team, for director Joe Carnahan.
Poised to have a breakout year, Sharlto also stars in several other films
including Disney's Maleficent, opposite Angelina Jolie, and the international
sci-fi thriller Europa Report, alongside Michael Nyqvist and Daniel Wu. He also
recently finished shooting in Hungary as the star of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's
thriller Open Grave.
Copley has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the
Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos.
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