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John van de Ruit

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Nationality  South African
Ethnicity  White
Years active  2005-(as a writer)
Role  Novelist
Other names  Howard
Citizenship  South Africa
Name  John de
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Full Name  John Howard van de Ruit
Born  20 April 1975 (age 48) (1975-04-20) Durban
Occupation  Writer, playwright, author, actor
Education  University of KwaZulu-Natal
Movies  Spud 2: The Madness Continues, Spud 3: Learning to Fly
Books  Spud, Spud‑The Madness Continues, Spud ‑ Exit - Pursued by a Bear, The Making of Spud the, Spud‑ The Madness Continues
Similar People  Donovan Marsh, John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Lance Gewer

John van de Ruit - writer, Spuds

John Howard van de Ruit (born 20 April 1975) is a South African novelist, actor, playwright and producer. He has been a professional actor, playwright and producer since 1998. He was born in Durban and educated at Michaelhouse, where he stayed in Founders House and from where he matriculated in 1993. He then went on to complete a Master's degree in Drama and Performance at the then University of Natal.


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He is best known for his collaboration with Ben Voss on the satirical sketch show Green Mamba which has toured extensively throughout Southern Africa since 2002. His first novel was published in 2005 by Penguin, entitled Spud. The book was a runaway success in South Africa. It won the 2006 Bookseller's Choice Award. The sequel Spud - The Madness Continues... was released in mid-2007. The third book Spud - Learning to Fly was released on 10 June 2009. The first book Spud has also been recorded as an audio book, read by the author. The 4th book Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear was released in 2012 on the 4th of August.

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Following the sale of the rights to film producer Ross Garland, the film Spud - the Movie was shot between March and April 2010, and released on 3 December 2010. Van der Ruit portrays the teacher, Mr Lennox, in a cameo role.

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