Kiruna Stamell, actress, dancer & comedian. Photo by Jennie Scott
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Great Britain is happening right now! My current venture, playing Wendy Kinkard in The National Theatre Company’s production of ‘Great Britain’ at the Royal Haymarket Theatre, London.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner and Written by Richard Bean.
Click to book online
or call 020 7930 8800 – 24 hours
Show ending 10th January 2015.
You might have seen me before in Giuseppe Tornatore’s film, ‘The Best Offer’ appearing alongside Geoffrey Rush and in Ricky Gervais’ ‘Life’s Too Short’, the BBC’s, ‘Father Brown’, ‘Holby City’, ‘All The Small Things’ and ‘EastEnders’ and Channel 4’s, ‘Cast-offs’.
Born in Australia but now with an international career, I began as a dancer. Training in Australia with the Beryl Ellis Dance Studios (now Ultimate Dance) and then later the University of New South Wales.
In 1999 I made my début in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’. Then travelled to England to study Shakespearean and Jacobean Theatre at LAMDA.
Years of acting internationally in Theatre, Film and Television have followed and occasionally l return to contemporary dance. I can now say I’ve worked with some the world’s leading dance innovators, Caroline Bowditch, Marc Brew, Sue Healey, John ‘cha cha’ O’Connell, Shaun Parker and Christina Tingskog.
Whilst my work is heavily influenced by my own experiences of dwarfism, disability, gender, sexuality… etc.. No singular discourse defines my identity or my work.
I wish to break away from tightly defined concepts surrounding the sort of work people “like me” make or should be making and who we should be making it for…
I did not get into the arts to reinforce society’s prejudices.