Benedetta Castello

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    44 - 48
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    8st. 14lb (57kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Medium
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  • Agent

    Agent
    Fiona Cross
    Contact
    07729728719

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    Spotlight Member
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Mariateresa
Film (Short)
Cristallo
Antonio Donato
London Film School
2019Spiralling Woman
Site Specific
Spirals
Hari Marini
PartSuspended
Coventry Welcomes Festival
2018Spiralling Woman
Online / Digital
Spirals
Hari Marini
PartSuspended
Ruins of Coventry Cathedral
2018Co-director
Theatre
Seven Short BlastsAlessandro Ananasso
The Cambria
2018Various Roles
Theatre
Actions and Post-Theatre of Joan Brossa
Hari Marini
PartSuspended
The Pinter Studio, QMUL
2017Old Woman
Theatre
Iceland
Hari Marini
PartSuspended
FADS Studio, QMUL
2017Myself
Site Specific
Make Our Own AirZoe Kreye
SPACE, London
2016Mother
Film (Short)
Spirited Away
Hannah Santos
Queen Mary University
2016Feminist
Film (Short)
Razor Blade
Katrina Cotta
Jade Joseph Production
2015Chorus
Theatre
Haters
Emilia Teglia
Odd Eyes Theatre
Rich Mix
2015Evelyn
Theatre
Independence
Nathan Osgood
Bacai
John Thaw Studio
2015Internet Chimera
Radio
Haters
Emilia Teglia
Odd Eyes Theatre
2014Various Roles
Theatre
The Antidote, a Modern Fairytale
Devised
Ordered Chaos
Telegraph Hill Festival
2013Performer
Theatre
The Arbeit Project
Devised
The-Next-Room
Arbeit Studios
2013Charlotte
Theatre
Beyond Therapy
Nathan Osgood
Bright Northern Lights
John Thaw Studio
2013Annie
Theatre
The Voice That Bleeds In
Marta Noguera Cuevas
Fox Trotter
Simulacra Studio
2013Clown
Theatre
Film Night Project
Devised
The-Next-Room
The Speaker Palace
2012Performer
Theatre
Quorn
Devised
Quorn
Nursery Theatre
2012Various Roles
Theatre
You Me Bum Bum Train
Kate Bond, Morgan Lloyd
You Me Bum Bum Train
Empire House, London
2012Dorothea Wesbrook
Theatre
Eleemosynary
Nathan Osgood
Echo Theatre Company
John Thaw Studio
2012Phoebe
Film (Short)
Obsidian
Sky Ainsbury
Bad House Film
2012Babel Citizen
Theatre
Babel
Bill Mitchell
Wildworks/BAC
Caledonian Park
2010Myself
Film (Docu)
For Crying Out Loud
Claire Whalley
WHAT LARKS! PRODUCTIONS, BBC4
2009Stella Bellini
Theatre
Night London
Chris Johnston
Fluxx
Tristan Bates Theatre
2005Clara-Hermit
Theatre
The Trail of Crumbs
Luke Kernaghan
Gashleycrumb
Embassy Studio
2005Jocasta
Theatre
Oedipus Rex
L. Maxwell-F. Mc Glinchey
The Tragedians
New Studio
2005Fiamma
Theatre
Memoria Unspoken
Ioannis Tojas
Inner Travelers
CSSD
2005Margarit
Theatre
Shivers
Luke Kernaghan
CSSD
Embassy Theatre
2001Bride
Theatre
Bloody Marriage
Jisella Cardana
Shapiro Theatre
NYC
2001Chorus
Theatre
Miss Julie
Dana Edell
Shapiro Theatre
NYC
2000Cain-Stowaway
Theatre
Arcanova
Brad Krumholtz
NACL
Catskill Festival of New Theatre-NY, and Washington Sq. Church-NYC
1999Viewer Actress
TV
Yianni Stamas Diary
Yianni Stamas
YSEC Productions
NYC
1999Cathleen
Theatre
Cathleen's Carnage
Martin Russell
Fools Company
NYC International Fringe Festival
1998Countess de Lage
Theatre
The Women
Amanda Charlton
Atlantic Theatre
NYC
1997Wife
Theatre
The Middle Kingdom
Paul Urcioli
Atlantic Theatre
NYC
1995Anita
Theatre
La Donna e il Mare
Mary Payne
Arsenale Theatre
1994First Woman
Theatre
Il Marinaio
Giuseppe Caruso
Antoniano Theatre
Bologna
1993Giulia
Theatre
Passaggio dalla Vergine alla Sposa
Pino Pelloni
Fiuggi Festival
Rome
1992Drusilla
Theatre
Caligola
Alberto Ferrari
Spazio Piu' Theatre
1992Fetus
Theatre
Noun
La Fura dels Baus
Ansaldo Theatre
1991Poet
Theatre
Camille Claudel
Alberto Ferrari
Spazio Piu' Theatre
1991Cassandra
Theatre
Confini
Alberto Ferrari
Spazio Piu' Theatre
1990Miss Chauvenet
Theatre
Harvey
Anna Giuliani
Verdi Theatre
1990Character A
Theatre
Memento (from Beckett)
Marco Rampoldi
Spazio piu' Theatre
1989Rebecca
Theatre
Our Town
Francesco Savina
San Giuseppe Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2005MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Performance)Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
    20013 yr. ActingHB STUDIO, NYC
    19982 year Professional ProgrammeATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ACTING SCHOOL, NYC
    1982LECOQ'S METHOD, 2 yearsARSENALE THEATER, Milan

    Additional Skills

    Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (Integral Yoga Institute, NYC, and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta). Energy Healing. Sports: sailing, skiing, tennis, swimming, judo, horseback riding. Hobbies: crochet, knitting, drawing. Can play the recorder.

    Additional Information

    ACTORS CENTRE: Meisner (Scott Williams, Kate Maravan). On Camera Technique (P. Tucker, M. Ferguson, R. Bierman, S. Stanton). Labwork (J. Stockwell, P. Searles, N. Flacks). Michael Chekhov Technique (Sinead Rushe).

    SCREEN ACTING SKILLS with Colin David Reese and Ruggero Dalla Santa.

    DAVID GLASS: Creative Retreat on Devising (5 days).

    CHEEK BY JOWL, DECLAN DONNELLAN: Space and Shakespeare (5-day workshop).

    IMPROBABLE THEATRE: Permission Improbable Summer School.

    ACTION THEATRE with Sten Rudstrom.

    THE BODY ALPHABET, physical and vocal training developed by Zygmunt Molik, with J. Parente.

    GROTOWSKI WORKSHOP (Przemek Wasilkowski and Magdalena Tuka), Riverside Studios.

    FIN WALKER: Physical Lab 'Delve Deeper'.

    LISPA: Storytelling Workshop (Charlie Blowers, Thomas Prattki).

    TTI: Viewpoints with Lukas Angelini.

    LORNA MARSHALL: 'from Body to Word'.

    THE BARROW GROUP, NYC: Acting Intensive (3 months).

    SITI COMPANY, NYC: Suzuki and Viewpoints, beginning and intermediate.

    ODIN TEATRET: Movement and Voice (Julia Varley and Roberta Carreri).

    ROY HART: Voice (M.P. Marthe, K. Anderson, V. Manley, J. Wild, M. Pikes).

    Voice Workshops with Sonja Kehler and Iva Formigoni.

    LAMDA, SHAKESPEARE (4 weeks full time).

    COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE: Workshop with Antonio Fava, Teatro del Vicolo, Reggio Emilia, Italy (3 weeks full time).

    M.P.DE CASTRO: One year work in progress on Brecht's 'Man is Man', CLT, Milan.

    PANTHEATRE: Workshops with Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise on Choreographic Theatre.

    MAMADOU DIOUME (Peter Brook's actor): Workshop on Macbeth.

    THEATRE RESEARCH: Workshops with Leo de Berardinis and Silvio Castiglioni, Milan.

    STANISLAVSKIJ: Workshops with Raoul Manso and Carlos Alsina (1st and 2nd Stanislavskij), Milan.

    COMUNA BAIRES: elements of Method Acting (one year), Milan.

    CTA: Acting (4 years), Milan.

    About me

    Benedetta, Italian born, moved to New York in 1995 for a few years, and then she finally settled in London.

    She is particularly experienced in physical, experimental, devised theatre, but she feels at home with more realistic styles of acting as well. Alongside more conventional, text-based performances, she has been recently involved in Site Specific Projects and Multidisciplinary Performances.

    She is naturally comic, almost despite herself, and she often gets cast as an eccentric nutter. She could be easily described as a quirky, bubbly, foreign type, a little scatty, a little intellectual.

    Benedetta is very keen on taking ongoing training, particularly in Meisner and Viewpoints.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • Italian
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Posh
    • Professional
    Accents (International)
    • Italian
    Interested in
    • Experimental
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Fringe
    • New Writing
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Devised
    • Experimental
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    Work Permit/Residency Status
    • I have a current, valid passport.
    • I have a current, valid work permit.