“Creativity Talk” Alexander Ananasso Richard III

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“Creativity Talk” by Katya Marletta, ALEXANDER ANANASSO is her guest who is a British-Italian award-winning actor and VoiceOver artist based in London, UK. Member of Equity, IMDb and Spotlight, he has training and experience in theatre, cinema and dubbing. In addition to his two mother-tongues, he speaks fluent Spanish. He is also a BADC Advanced Actor Combatant. ​He trained at two major Drama schools in Rome: Teatro Azione and Free Mistake Project. He has worked with great directors such as Guy Richie, Matthew Vaughn, Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Aurelio Laino, Alessio Rupalti, Riccardo Tamburini, Mauro Scarpa and Danilo Canzanella. After a very deep work on the character of Nick, Alexander performs in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 2011. This performance earned him an MFA Award as Revelation of the Season and an MFA Nomination as Best Actor. This work will launch his career as an actor. In 2012, he’s part of the very funny trio protagonist of #TRIS, a successful Italian web-series. This is also the year of his debut as a director and writer, with the short movie Off Head. In 2013, he is Lorenzo in Looking for something else, the powerful drama winner of 15 awards around the world, and a futuristic guard in Guy Richie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. This latest role initiates his move to London. Here he becomes an Actor Combatant, a VoiceOver Artist and an active member of Equity and the Actors Centre. In 2016, Alexander works with Matthew Vaughn on the set of Kingsman: the Golden Circle, and also becomes the star of the feature film A dancing Jellyfish, screened at the Tallin ‘Dark Nights’ industry festival in 2017. He also co-stars in Stars and Bones, a lovely metaphorical futuristic short movie about dreams and disabilities, that was nominated and finalist for two awards. From 2017 – 2019, Alexander works as a producer and theatre actor again, with the rehearsed reading of the Brexit play Kensington Gardens, winner of the Hystrio Award, and with the beautiful Seven short blasts, an immersive perfomance about and with Antimo Magnotta, the pianist who survived the sinking of the Costa Concordia in 2012 in Italy. 2020 sees his debut on British Television as he plays Anton in the Channel4 drama Adult Material, opposite BAFTA-nominated Hayley Squires, Rupert Everett and Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie. Alexander also plays William Shakespeare himself in the very successful one-man show A cup of tea with Shakespeare, by Laura Pasetti and Charioteer Theatre, touring in Italy and acting in both English and Italian, interpreting over 11 monologues from the Bard.

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