Ashley Dowds started out in Durban, with The Playhouse theatre (NAPAC) as an ad hoc Loft Company member. He moved to Johannesburg in the late nineties and into TV as a continuity presenter on SABC, as well as shows such as LifeStyle Matters, Going Nowhere Slowly and the Home Channel design show. He currently works as an actor on stage, in TV and Film, and as a commercial voice artist.
For the first time in South Africa, there is the possibility of a statutory mechanism that secures the economic content of the rights that performers are routinely required to transfer to the producer. Through the Copyright Amendment Bill we have a realistic hope of negotiating equitable contracts.