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Contemporary #11: Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter

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Curated and moderated by Monica Capuani, “Contemporary” is a series of encounters – conversations, readings and live performances – presenting to the British audience an authoritative overview of Italian contemporary theatre.
Italian actors, playwrights and directors, both acclaimed masters and successful new voices, talk about their artistic research and discuss with important figures of British contemporary theatre.

Guests of the eleventh encounter will be Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter, who will talk with Monica Capuani about their theatrical career and research.

Marcello Magni is an actor, director and movement director. 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, which he has worked with for over twenty-five years. He appeared in the Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors and Pericles at Shakespeare’s Globe. 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. 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. He has been Movement Director of Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre. 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. He recently performed with Kathryn Hunter in Out of Blixen at the Print Room at the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill. Films include: Nine, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Doctor Who. Marcello is the voice of Pingu.

Kathryn Hunter is an award-winning British actress and theatre director. She trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where she is now an associate, and regularly directs student productions. She won an Olivier Award in 1991 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and she is an Artistic Associate at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her uncommon ability to shape shift has led her to play roles typically reserved for male actors (she was the first female British actor to play King Lear professionally), as well as roles of animals and other creatures. In 2008, she co-starred in the English-language production of Fragments, a collection of short plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by Peter Brook. She recently performed with Marcello Magni in Out of Blixen at the Print Room at the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill. Notable film work includes Mike Leigh's All or Nothing (2002) and Harry Potter's neighbour, Arabella Figg, in the fifth movie of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Monica Capuani is a freelance cultural journalist for important Italian magazines such as L’Espresso, L’Europeo, io Donna, Elle. She is also a literary translator from English and French, having translated more than seventy novels, and of English and American Drama, bringing several plays to the Italian stage, most recently The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed and interpreted by Luca Zingaretti.

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