Melanie Varnavas

About Me

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Represented by Media Celebrity Services.
www.mediacelebrityservices.co.uk

Born in London to greek cypriot parents, it was at a later age of 15 that I discovered my passion for acting.

After 2 years on a waiting list, i finally got into the well known Annascher Theatre in Islington. In my 6 years there, Annascher taught you all you need to know about television and theatre. Improvisation was also a key factor in its teaching methods. Whilst at Annascher i also completed my BA Hons degree in Drama and Media arts at St Mary’s College, the University of Surrey.

At the start of my acting career, one of the highlights was performing at the Almedia theatre. I then went on to do commercials for the Discovery Channel, short films, and photographic work where I appeared on the front cover of dixons catalogue.

After taking a break from acting for 4 years working in retail management, I always longed to do acting again, so I pursued my acting once again and have been building up my profile ever since, aiming to be successful at what i love to do.
My Greek Cypriot background, and Mediterranean looks have given me opportunities on a wider range of parts, I even appeared in a short film where I had to speak Greek!

In 2009 i was cast as the lead female Simeone in a short film called Pre-commitment by Trinityxproductions, written and directed by Trevor Garlick. It went on to become a award winning short film, where it won 4 awards around the international festivals in 2010 which included a award of excellence at the accolade film awards in the US, and winning at the Swansea Bay, heart of England, and Ireland film festivals. This was a very proud moment for Me. it went on to be sold on DVD and in February 2012 it got its first distribution from another country which was in Germany, i am very happy how well its gone on to do internationally.

In 2013, i was cast in a featured role as the European Lady, in a Yapital Banking commercial with Irresistible films. I also was featured in a few music video’s and was involved in a catalogue shoot too.

In 2014 I was featured in the motorola giftface commercial working with award winning Weber Shandwick.

In 2015 I was featured in a app for ‘will it make the boat go faster’with gold medalist Ben hunt Davis, due to be released in 2016, and John’s song music video. I also joined petite model management, therefore started doing modelling on the side as really enjoy it.

In 2016 I featured in a guardian advert,and enjoyed doing further modeling with petite model management.

For 2017 aim is to build up my acting profile with hopefully great acting roles to come. Will be keeping you all updated throughout the year.


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