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Melissa Advani began her love of performance at a young age gaining Honours in Guildhall Speech & Drama and Acting examinations. Following this, she was one of 150 young hopefuls selected from over 4000 applicants to enter the National Youth Theatre for a Summer School. After this Melissa continued her studies taking Drama at both GCSE and A-Level. She then went on to complete a BA (Hons) degree at QMW University and the Central School of Speech and Drama in English and Drama.She spent 4 years working in Fringe theatre and short films and then gained a role in Bollywood movie 'Kuch Din, Kuch Pal'.Melissa then completed a one year post-graduate Acting course at the accredited Drama Studio London in Ealing. Whilst there, she was nominated for and won the prestigious BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award giving her a 5 month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company. You can hear Melissa in radio dramas across BBC Radio 126.96.36.199.7.Digital and World Service until early 2010.
, London, , Greater London, United Kingdom
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RP, Surrey, Cockney, South London, Manchester, Indian,French -Good ear
Drama workshop leader. Piano – Grade 5. Musical Composition. Meisner. Williamsons movement – viewpoints. Alexander technique. Improvisation. Djing/Mixing. Stage Management. Full driving licence. Make-up artisty. Computer literate.
I am a qualified make up artist. I have participated in role play’s at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (London) where I was assisting in third year medical student practical exams. National Youth Theatre of Great Britain : Three week intensive training with Paul Roseby. I worked 4 years in Hospital Radio eventually presenting my own one hour slot.
Drama Studio London, 1 yr post-grad Acting – NCDT accredited, Radio, TV, Shakespeare, Role-play, Voice, Commercials, Meisner, Screen Acting Course – Megan Doneman, Sadlers Well. Showreel., BA (hons) at QMW college with Central School of Speech & Drama, 2:1., Guildhall School of Speech & Drama – Acting grades: Preliminary – 6a.
|Catogory||Title||Production Company||Director||My Role||Year|
|Radio||Cold||BBC Radio 4||Nurse Bader||2009|
|Radio||Guilty Until Proved Innocent||BBC Radio 4||Julia||2009|
|Radio||Milk Race||BBC Radio 4||Kiran||2009|
|Radio||Phish Phood||BBC Radio 4||Gina||2009|
|Radio||Some Secluded Glade||BBC Radio Belfast||Psychiatrist||2009|
|Radio||The Decoy||BBC Radio 4||Newsreader||2009|
|Radio||The Inheritance of Loss (Ep.1)||BBC World Service||Nimi||2009|
|Radio||The Inheritance of Loss (Ep.2)||BBC World Service||Pixie/Malini/Gyan's Sister||2009|
|Radio||Tickets Please||BBC Radio 4||Diana||2009|
|Radio||Undone - Series 3||BBC Radio 7||Various||2009|
|Theatre||Blithe Spirit||n training at DSL||Madame Arcati||2009|
|Theatre||Confusions||In training at DSL||Mrs Pearce||2009|
|Theatre||Table Manners||DSL Showcase at The Criterion||Annie||2009|
|Short Film||I want out||Corridor Productions||Sue||2008|
|Commercials||No Smoking||Fantasia Ads||Lead - girlfriend||2007|
|Feature Film||Kuch Din Kuch Pal||Inspiration Movies||Jenny||2003|