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Durassie Kiangangu
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Durassie Kiangangu

male, actor
Location : London


 
 
quick details
playing age25
height5' 9" (1.75 m)
weight10st. 7lb. (67kg)
hair colorBlack
eye colorBlack
buildMuscular


 
 
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sound file Touristguide (Swedish)sound file
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YearRole / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2014Hero
Corporate
 TESCO Training Video
Ben Schaffer

 
Media Zoo
Tesco (Edgware)
2014Lersch
Film (Short)
Babel Ltd.
Smari Gunn
 
 
Yarag Films
2014Various Characters
Rehearsed Reading
 London Film School Script Reading
Jonas Grimås

London Film School
London Film School
2014Physical Performer
Theatre (Tour)
 Picnic (Physical Theatre)
Etta Ermini

 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
France
2014Model (Festival Look)
Corporate
 TOPMAN / LONDON LIVE
Lydia Esler

 
The Gate Films
Topman Store, Oxford street
2014Joe
Film (Short)
This Charming Man
Patrick Killingbeck
 
 
Art War Entertaintment
2014Leo
Theatre (Tour)
 Bar Story (Physical Theatre English/French)
Etta Ermini
 
 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Saint Raphael, FRANCE
2014Various Irish Caracters
Rehearsed Reading
 Script Read East
Sophie Chritchlow
 
Script Read East
Rich Mix
2014Model
Still Photos
 Fix Magazine
Campbell Addy

 
Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
2014Leo
Theatre
 Bar Story (Physical Theatre) / Bites:Remix
Victoria Amedume/Etta Ermini

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
The Albany
2014Featured Artist
Online
 Simple Wins (Swisscom)
Glen Yeoh

 
Moving Brands
2014Narrator Voice
Voice Over
 Vital Concept
Nirozen Thavarajah

 
Vital Concept
2014Model
Still Photos
 Shopcade-Faces of March fashion Report
Photographer: Emmanuel Andre
 
 
Shopcade
2014Teo
Film (Short)
TEO
Arturo Vasquez

 
Blind Eye Films
2014Featured (Tortured Soul)
Music Video
Blacksmif / My Own Blood
You Ness

 
Skin Flicks
2014Arthur
Film (Short)
The Swimming Pool Library
Scott Lyman
 
 
Scott Lyman
2014Workshop leader
Teacher
 Youth Theatre Workshop

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Broadway
2014Leo
Theatre
 Bar Story (Physical Theatre)
Etta Ermini

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Broadway
2014Featured Party Guest
Commercial
 Shopcade (Fashion/Clothing)
Anda Teglas

 
This Is Insomnia
2014Featured Artist
Music Video
 Reevive / What am I to do
Anda Teglas

 
This Is Insomnia
Valentine Park
2014Hero
Corporate
 Tesco Training Video
Sion Taylor

 
Media Zoo
Tesco
2014Human Football
Commercial
 NFL Superbowl
Keith McCarthy

 
Channel 4
2013Lekan
Film (Short)
Surprise
Kayode Olorunfemi

 
Onitan Films
2013The Ice Man
Film (Short)
Earth's Last Hope
Riccardo Servini
 
 
Fake Plastic Videos
2013Aaron
Voice Over
 The Walk
Matt Wieteska/Naomi Alderman

 
Six To Start
2013Model
Still Photos
 Lulu App
Jack Brockway (Photographer)

Lulu
Big Sky Studios
2013Crack Addict
Music Video
Warsnare / Land of Plenty
Lorraine Nolan

 
Lor Create
Jalouse
2013Puck
Commercial
 Project H Samsung
Paul Hunter

 
Pretty Bird Productions
2013Various Characters
Rehearsed Reading
 Homestead : by Lynwood Shiva Sawyer
Sophie Chritchlow

Scriptread East
Rich Mix
2013Jimi Hendrix
Still Photos
 Street Photo Portfolio/ Jimi Hendrix on Portobello
Photographer: Sue Foll
 
 
Sue Foll Photography
Portobello
2013Friend
Commercial
 Volition Night Club Promo
Danny Omerod

Slick Showreels
Volition
2013Physical Performer
Theatre (Tour)
 Picnic (Physical Theatre)
Etta Ermini
 
 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
FRANCE & SWEDEN
2013Voice
Voice Over
 What is That? Part of "It's Nice that" Campaign.
Jesper Olsson
 
 
Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm Sweden
Abbot Street Studios, Dalston
2013Danny
Film (Short)
Get Griffin Back
Chris Cory

Chriscory.co.uk
Camberwell Studios
2013Leo
Theatre (Tour)
 Bar Story (Physical Theatre English/French)
Etta Ermini

 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Gent, Belgium
2013Physical Performer
Theatre
 Picnic (Physical Theatre) Barbican's Dance Nation
Etta Ermini

 
Barbican
Dalston
2013Model
Still Photos
 Getty Images Close Up
Nick Dolding

 
Dolding Productions Ltd.
Old Street
2013Lead
Music Video
Deerhunter / Back to the Middle
Olivier Groulx

 
Partizan
Park Village Studios
2013Model
Still Photos
 Westfield (Shopping is Great)
Tim Cole Photographer: David Rowland

 
Bradley Yeldar
Westfield
2013Healer/Exorcist
Music Video
 The Congo Faith Healers / Dragons disporting pearls
Lisa Downs

 
Spare Change Films
2013Car Racer/Friend (Photoshoot)
Computer Game
 DRIVECLUB Playstation 4 (SONY)
Seamus Masterson

 
Maverick Media
2013Adam
Workshops
 50/50
Liam Creighton

London Film School
London Film School
2013Male Lead/Lover
Music Video
Dear Reader / Took Them Away
Rob Savage
 
 
Ben Burdock
2013Featured Young Swede
Commercial
 Coca-Cola "Share a Coke" (Swedish)
Rupert Murray

 
HSI London
2013Passionate Male (Featured)
Music Video
Lower Than Atlantis / Something Better Came Along
Daniel Broadley

 
Kode Media
2013Young Traveller
Still Photos
 Contiki Winter shoot Europe
Photographer: Jonas Mquiggin

 
Contiki
Florence,Rome,Prague
2013Anthony
Film (Short)
Cake
George Barnes Film Ltd
 
 
George Barnes
2013Beni
Film (Short)
Familiar Spirits
Gerry Kirby
 
 
GK Productions
2013Various Characters
Rehearsed Reading
 Dream of a Lifetime/Inner City Blues
Sophie Chritchlow

Scriptread East
The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston
2013Fancy Dress Runner: Spaceman/Rhino
Still Photos
 ASICS Sportswear Rhino Runner
Matt Alexander (Photographer)

 
PITCH
ASICS Store London
2013Student
Corporate
 CBS Outdoor (Photoshoot)
John Vallis/ Photographer:Tim Cole
 
 
Undercurrent Brands
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2013Catwalk Model / Northern Soul Dancer
Corporate
 London Fashion Week (AW 13 Collection)
Peter Werth
 
Nutters of Saville Row x Peter Werth
Cafe de Paris
2013Athlete
Commercial
 Lucozade-Last Man Standing
Johnny Hardstaff

 
RSA Films Ltd
2012Swedish Voice
Voice Over
 uTalk (Swedish)
Nat Dinham

 
EuroTalk
2012Swedish Translator
Voice Over
 Food Hygiene Presentation
Steven Gruevitz

 
2002 Studios
2012Various Characters
Rehearsed Reading
 Lacewing/The Other Side of Summer
Sophie Chrtichlow
 
 
Scriptread East
The Hackney Attic / Hackney Picturehouse
2012Model
Still Photos
 Getty Street Photography
Photographer: Mads Perch

 
Mads Perch Photography
Shoreditch
2012Abdul
Film (Short)
London Heat
Ola Masha

 
Cardy Films/ SBTV
2012Featured Northern Soul Dancer
Film (Feature)
Northern Soul
Elaine Constantine

 
Heart of Soul Productions Ltd Stubborn Heart Production Ltd
2012Model
Still Photos
 Getty Images Portraits (body paint)
Photographer: Betsie Van der Meer

 
Getty Images
2012Orestes
Film (Short)
House of Atreus (Physical Theatre:Theatrical Trailer)
Kaitlin Argeaux / Justyna Ziarek (Choreographer)

 
Theatre Libre
2012Physical performer
Theatre
Picnic
Etta Ermini

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre/ Big Dance 2012
National Theatre
2012Luke
Film (Short)
Cause & Effects
Guy Saville

 
3angrymen
2012Footballer/Builder/Astronaut
Still Photos
 Heads and Tails
Tim MacPherson (photographer)

 
Getty Images
2012Various Characters ( The Gladiator, Gattaca, The Breakfast Club and more
Workshops
 London Film School Directors workshop developement
Richard Kwietniowski/Andreas Ksoll/Fredrik Björnlund

 
London Film School
2012Young Male carer
Commercial
 Nursing Personnell TV
Ben Dodd

 
Space City Productions
2012Builder
Still Photos
 SSE Space Art and Architecture Photo Exhibition
Hugh McEwen/Marcus Andren (Photographer)

 
The Manual Caff
2012Physical Performer
Theatre (Tour)
Picnic (Physical Theatre)
Etta Ermini
 
 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Artscene Festival; Ghent/Belgium
2012Eddie
Music Video
Dear Reader / Mole
Rob Savage
 
 
Vince Media LTD/ Idle Films
2012Party goer (Group)
Still Photos
 Adidas
Jason Nocito

 
24 Productions
2012Edwin Krol
Film (Short)
Listen
Daniel Rothschild

 
Unfurling Films
2012Featured Artist
Commercial
 Kiss 100 FM (Kiss Radio: Breakfast Party)
Jeremy Cole

 
Lemonade Money
2012Principle Guard (The Kings Gurad)
TV
 Aida (Live Telecast)
Stephen Medcalf
 
Sky Arts 1
Royal Albert Hall
2012Principle guard (The Kings Guard)
Theatre
AIDA
Stephen Medcalf
 
Raymond Gubbay Ltd.
Royal Albert Hall
2012Clubber
Commercial
 Conductivity- Vauxhall Motors/James Small Menswear (Viral)
Jak Frsh
 
 
Frsh Productions
2012Tommy
Rehearsed Reading
 Living the Dream
Sophie Chritchlow & Anna Lines
 
Script Read East
The Vortex Jazz Club
2011 - 2012Voice Over Announcer (Live Chat Show Scene) / Private Harrison (Army Scene)
Theatre
You Me Bum Bum Train
Morgan Lloyd & Kate Bond
 
 
YMBBT Productions
2011Greedy Youth
Music Video
Loven Featuring Arjun / LOST
Nelson Sivalingam

 
Barking Mad Productions
2011The Ellington Kid (Lead)
Film (Short)
The Ellington Kid
Dan Sully

 
Love
2011Performer
Theatre
 Picnic (Physical Theatre) Archway Festive Fun-Street-Performance
Etta Ermini

 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
2011Model/Athlete
Still Photos
 Vertical Rush 2012
Eddie Macdonald (Photographer)

Shelter
Photofusion
2011Various
Rehearsed Reading
 ScriptRead East Reherased Reading
Sophie Chritchlow & Anna Lines
 
 
Script Read East
Dalston
2011Model-Northern Soul Dancer
Corporate
 BRUTUS (Menswear)
Elaine Constantine (Photographer)
 
 
BRUTUS TRIMFIT JEANS
Earls Court 2
2011Bullied Teenage Boy
Commercial
 You Can Talk To Us (NSPCC-Childline)
Guy Saville

 
3angrymen
2011Marcus
Film (Short)
Soulmates
Armaan Kirmani
 
 
Colour Pictures
2011Analogman
Film (Short)
Like Spinning Plates
Liam Creighton

 
London Film School
2011Striking Redhead
Film (Feature)
PUSHER
Luis Prieto

 
Vertigo Films
2011Interviewee (The Dancer)
Film (Docu)
Seven Muses
Aiman Harhish

 
Central Film School
2011Dancer/Funky Partygoer
Music Video
Parade / Perfume
Emil Nava

 
Pulse Films
River Thames
2011Model
Commercial
 StyleCreative (Fashion Issue No.1)
Diana Liyanage

 
Diana Liyanage Productions/ Wonderland Films
Abney Park, London
2011Gambling addict
Film (Short)
This Reality (Winner: Best short Film: Awarded by tracc Films)
Eduard Vijulie

 
Beginning Life Productions
2011Agnell
Film (Short)
Karma
Imdy Rahman
 
 
PLAN HI Productions
2011Northern Soul Dancer
Music Video
Plan B / Soul-selection (Live Concert)
Keb Darge (Coreographer)
 
Atlantic Records/ O2 Arena
O2 Arena
2011Lemon's PR Assistant
Music Video
 Lemon / OverExposed
Linzy Attenborough

 
Thought Juice Films Ltd
2011Roaring 1920's clubber
Music Video
The Flying Ties / Medley-Various
Linzy Attenborough

 
Thought Juice Films
2011Various
Workshops
 Directors Film Workshop
Richard Kwietniowski

London Film School
London Film School
2011Featured Artist
Commercial
 MTV's Staying Alive Safe Sex Campaign
Linus Carlson
 
 
MTV's Staying Alive /St Martins
2011Johnny
Film (Short)
 A Film about Johnny and Alice
Seidi Saikkonen
 
 
Syco Productions
2010Delinquent teen
Music Video
The Chapman Family / Anxiety
Tim Mattia

 
Agile Films
Shoreditch
2010Young Graphic/Web Designer
Film (Short)
Daily Grind
Mariana Conde

 
Smoke & Mirrors
2010Dancer
Theatre
 Craft meets Dance-London Design Festival
Tal Jakubowiczowa
 
 
21 things I love (Andrea Carr design's)
Craft Central-Clerkenwell
2010Shoreditch cafe guy
Film (Feature)
The Lotus Eaters
Alexandra McGuinness
 
 
McGuinnessLee
2010Michael
Film (Feature)
Strings
Robert Savage

 
Vertigo Films
2010Victor (Lead)
Film (Short)
The Ringmaster
James Gunn

 
LCC
2010Travis (Young DJ)
Film (Short)
Rise Of Treble-Ode to Bass
Joseph Walsh
 
 
Beaconsfield art Gallery
Beaconsfield Gallery
2010Young Police Officer
Commercial
 Protégé Victim Campaign (Online Viral)
Cristian Afker

 
Protégé
2010Male Voice
Voice Over
 Protégé Victim Campaign (Online Viral)
Cristian Afker

Protégé
Somerset House
2010Various
Workshops
 Film Directing Workshop
Richard Kwietniowski

 
London Film School
2010Will
Workshops
 The Good Will Hunting
Andreas Ksoll

 
London Film School
2010Sam
Theatre (Tour)
 Stella
Rachel Parish

 
Firehouse Creative Productions
Georgia/U.S.A/ -- South...
2010Evan
Theatre
 Resolution 2010
Etta Ermini
 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
The Place
2009Private James Marshall Hendrix
Theatre (Tour)
 The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice
Anjali Kale

 
Pentameters
Iambic Arts/ Pentameters Theatre
2009Murder victim (Lead)
TV
Crimewatch
Emma Clarke

 
BBC
2009Model/ Dancer (Predator)
Commercial
 Metamorphosis (Raw Power Competition: PUMA and Alexander McQueen) Fashion Art Film
Lucia Emanuela Curzi
 
 
Raw Power
2009Wigan Casino Club Dancer
Film (Short)
Northern soul (Feature Film Teaser)
Elaine Constantine

 
Stubborn Heart Productions
2009Baron Samedi/Announcer
Music Video
 The Congo Faith Healers / Street Robbery
Lisa Downs
 
 
Spare Change Films
2009Actor
Still Photos
 Recreational scene (Appocalypse now)
Photographer- Sue Foll
 
 
Flickr/Blip Photo/Sue Foll Photography
2009Orpheus
Film (Short)
Elese Worlds and Beyond
Patrick Dante Oke
 
The Dreaming Pictures Met film School
Ealing Studios
2009Patrice
Rehearsed Reading
 On Side
Henriette Baker

Gilt & Grime
The Cobden Club
2009Bob
Film (Short)
Girl in the Toilets
Ben Mills
 
 
Kecske Film
2009Various Characters
Rehearsed Reading
 Performed Rehearsed Reading
Clara Armand

Interanimation Theatre
Stratford Circus Theatre
2009Evan
Theatre (Tour)
 Game Spotting
Etta Ermini

 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Brighton experimental Performance Fes...
2009Cinesias/Male Chours
Theatre
Lysistrata
Kaitlin Argeaux

Theatre Libre
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
2009Demon
Film (Short)
The Path
Patric Doran
 
 
Alpha Omega
2009Abusive Boyfriend (Lead)
Music Video
 Goldielocks / Cold Sweat
Johny Mourgue

 
FLYNN Productions
2009Private James Marshall Hendrix
Theatre
 The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice
Leonie Scott Matthews

Pentameter's
Pentameters Theatre
2009Steve (Lead)
Film (Short)
The Box
Lorraine Nolan
 
 
Kollage Films
2008Evan
Theatre
 Game Spotting
Etta Ermini
 
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
Blue Elephant Theatre
2008Torturer
Film (Short)
The Torture
Ben North
 
 
Dream team/Carry off Productions
2008Jimi Hendrix
Theatre
 Cattle at Twilight
Leonie Scott-Matthews

Pentameters
Pentameters Theatre
2008Man in wheelchair
TV
Barry Brown
Giles Alderson
 
 
Gold Films (Pilot episode)
2008Danny
Theatre
GREASE
Beverley Eve

ASAD
ASAD
2008Bernard
Theatre
Boeing-Boeing
Elena Knight

ASAD
ASAD
2008Nathan
Film (Student)
Something in the way
Michael Brolin

ASAD
ASAD
2008PUCK
Theatre
A midsummer nights dream
Elizabeth Bowe

ASAD
ASAD
2007Stanley
Theatre
Richard III
Rachael Grunwald

ASAD
ASAD
2007Ezekiel Cheever
Theatre
The Crucible
Kate Sellars

ASAD
ASAD
2007Arthur Holmwood
Theatre
Dracula
Thomas Garvey

ASAD
ASAD
2006Peter/Old man
Theatre
Desire under the elms
Kate Sellars

ASAD
ASAD

 

Education
college2008, 3 yr. Acting
The Academy of Science of Acting and Directing (ASAD)
About me
PLAYING AGE:

Although having a particularly youthful and clean appearance, playing range can easily fluctuate between 18-28.

Very drawn towards characters that are psychologically complex with distinguishable dark elements to their traits.

London trained Swede, Who for the past 3 years have mainly been oriented towards Film Acting. Apart from pursuing the art field he partly lives for Traveling and learning Languages. Has got a very keen ear for picking up phonetic sounds in various languages and making them sound local. Also a bit of a self confessed Art Geek :)
Any other information
OTHER SPOKEN LANGUAGES:

-Speaks Spanish and German up to a basic conversational standard.
-And some basic Portuguese.

-Although not fluent in these three languages does however posses a good/ convincing pronunciation of the words and phrases.

Workshops-leader experience at International Youth Theatre Festivals, in Holland and Belgium. Teaching multinational groups of teenagers between ages 14-18


REVIEW


Lysistrata. From The British Theatre Guide May 29th 2009 by Kevin Quarmby.

Moments of comedy do ensue, especially when the Gossard Wonderbra'd Maria Gray as Myrrhine excites her husband Cinesias (played wonderfully by Durassie Kiangangu) into priapic panic. Cleavages and groins grind in ecstatic glee, Cinesias left to writhe in agony as his wife withholds her charms just long enough to force her husband, and all the other males, into a peaceful conclusion to the years of battle.



"Durassie is fantastic and versatile actor, whose preparation for a role never fails to impress. He has a deft understanding of acting for film, suggesting vast levels of history and unspoken emotion under the surface of a scene."

ROB Savage-BIFA Award winning Film Director
http://www.rob-savage.co.uk/


I have had the opportunity to work with Durassie on two occasions.
I find him to be a creative devisor, disciplined actor, and a skilled mover.

During our staging of Lysistrata, he always brought a positive energy into the rehearsal space. He was respectful, patient and helpful, hard working, and professional. Durassie was relentless in his search for a truthful performance – often taking risks and asking questions.

Secondly, I worked with him in the capacity of film for a short trailer. This particular trailer had no words, just movement. A lot of it was devised and Durassie suggested many original ideas based around his understanding of the piece, but he was also flexible which enhanced the collaboration process.

From subtle facial expressions to bold sweeping gestures, he knows what will work on screen intuitively and is driven by emotion. He takes direction well and understands the process of filming on location.

He is a versatile actor, a graceful mover adept at learning choreography and a joy to work with. I look forward to collaborating with him again and I believe him to be an asset to any cast.

Kaitlin Argeaux
Artistic Director of Théâtre Libre
www.theatrelibre.co.uk
Additional Skills
MOVEMENT SKILLS

PHYSICAL THEATRE:
Capable Mover/Dancer. Ability to pick up coreographies fairly quickly.

NORTHERN SOUL DANCER.

YOGA:
Intermediate. Experienced in teaching basic yoga.

STAGE COMBAT trained: Diploma/Distinction

DRAWING SKILLS
Mainly a Humoristic Caricature/Cartoon style.

Juggling: Basic

Experienced in Athlete Sports.
80-100 Metre Running, Long Jumping and Height Jumping. Was (during school) price rewarded in both Height and Long Jumping.

Can perform straight rope climbing, both with and without using his feet.
 
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EthnicityBlack/African
Skin ColorBrown
Hair Length Bald / Crew Cut
Native accentEnglish
Accents (UK)Cockney, London, RP
Accents (North American)Californian, Canadian, General American, New York City, Southern American
Accents (International)African (South), African (West), Brazilian, Latin American, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swedish
Languages SpokenSwedish
Interested inCommercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Music Videos, Online, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, TV, Voice Over
Experienced inCommercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Music Videos, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TV, Voice Over
General Dance SkillsBallet, Ballroom, Jazz, Latin American, Tango, Tap
Stage Combat SkillsYes
Facial CharacteristicsGoatee, Moustache
Perform nude?Only Professionally