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Sunday, December 20, 2015


(Troye Sivan & John Cleese)

Former Durban actor/writer John van de Ruit’s character of Spud burst onto the South African literary scene as a schoolboy who deals with his insecurities and fears by keeping a diary. Readers soon went Spud crazy. The book sold more than 200,000 copies and yielded three sequels as well as two movie adaptations, of which this is the first.

It’s not easy to be 14, lonely... and the only boy in a posh boarding school who has yet to reach puberty. Winning the lead role in the school play, and the heart of a pretty young lady, may be the keys to acceptance but, of course, both are easier said than done.

M-Net Movies Comedy DStv Channel 103 will screen Spud on December 23 at 19h00.

Directed by Donovan Marsh in 2010, Spud stars John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Tanit Phoenix and much-loved Durban actor Aaron McIlroy. Rating13SL