Marcello Magni

Photography © Clare Park

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Roger Davidson


Marcello Magni is an actor, director and movement director hailing originally from Bergamo, Italy. He graduated from Ecole Jacques Lecoq, leads workshops internationally, and has studied with Pierre Byland, Philippe Gaulier and Monica Pagneux. Marcello is a founder member of Theatre de Complicite in London. He has worked with the company for over twenty-five years performing in A Minute Too Late, Help I’m Alive, The Visit, The Winter’s Tale, Street of Crocodiles and the opera A Dog’s Heart. Marcello appeared in the Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors and Pericles at Shakespeare’s Globe, with Hideki Noda in Red Demon, performed the Fool in King Lear as well as appearances in The Rose Tattoo, Mother Courage, The Game of Love and Chance and The Birds. In 2006/2011 he performed in Fragments, directed by Peter Brook at Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris and world tour and in A Magic Flute by Peter Brook in 2010. Recently he directed and performed in Tell Them That I am Young and Beautiful at the Arcola Theatre, London and performed in Italy his solo show Arlecchino, originally created at BAC London. Also recently Movement Director of Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London (D: Joe Wright). Coming up to date his recent collaboration with Jos Houben on their devised project Marcel for the Bouffes du Nord, Paris, has been widely acclaimed and will tour internationally. Films include: Nine, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Doctor Who. Marcello is the voice of Pingu.

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