MARCELLO MAGNI Born in Bergamo, Italy, Marcello studied at DAMS of Bologna University but ran away to Paris where he started his theatrical formation. A graduate of Jacques Lecoq, he continued his studies with Pierre Byland, Philippe Gaulier and Monica Pagneux. He is an actor, director, movement director and theatre teacher (L’École Jacques Lecoq). As a co-Founder of Complicité in London he has worked with the Company for 24 years and created his first shows there. He collaborated on A Minute Too Late, More Bigger Snacks Now, Anything for a Quiet Life, Please, Please, Please, Help I am Alive, Out of a House Walked a Man, The Visit, The Winter’s Tale, Street of Crocodiles and Foe. Marcello’s collaborations outside of Complicité include a curiosity for the world of Masks and Commedia dell’Arte, and he performs in Marivaux, Molière and Ruzzante. Recently he created a solo show Arlecchino in collaboration with Jos Houben and Kathryn Hunter. Theatre has brought Marcello into collaborations with Mark Rylance, Hideki Noda (Japan), George Kimoulis (Greece), Annie Castledine, Neil Bartlett, Helena Kaut Howsen (Poland and UK), Mike Alfred, David Glass, Jack Sheppard, Nancy Meckler, and most of all with Kathryn Hunter. Marcello has created and collaborated with Kathryn Hunter in productions of Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Bertol Brecht and Lee Hall at the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, RSC and Theatre Clwyd. He has performed in Beckett’s Act Without Words for Beckett on Film (Channel 4) directed by Enda Hughs. His next project is an evening of stories from around the world with Kathryn Hunter and writer Gilles Aufrey for Prodo Productions.
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