July Ates is a Turkish actress with multiple television and theatre credits. Prior to moving to London, July performed in several major Turkish Television series including Karadayi and Baba Candir during her time in Istanbul. Her screen credits include: ‘Analar ve Anneler’, ‘Karadayi’, ‘Baba Candir’, ‘Iki Dünya Arasinda’ and ‘Hello Au Revoir’.
During July’s time in Istanbul she worked with numerous prestigious actors like Meral Cetinkaya, Erdal Besikcioglu and Riza Kocaoglu. She performed in several English theatre plays including playing the lead in ‘Joey In The Zoo’ as well as playing the hero in the ‘Frango’ doner commercial.
July moved to London to continue to pursue her acting career. She currently studies acting at the British Institute Questors Academy following training at London’s Actors Temple.
What sets July apart is her ethnically ambiguous casting type, her fluency in Turkish and English and her excellent ear for accents. July currently studies German and continues to expand her European accent list.
Aside from being a full-time actress, July also writes and directs scripts. Her first short film ‘1 minute’ won best short at Campus Live Festival in Turkey in 2012. Other interests include playing the ukulele and learning the drums. July is also a mezzo soprano singer, and enjoys sports like basketball and football.
Name: July Gunce Ates
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter
Series by Yusuf Pirhasan Fatma
Series by Uluc Bayraktar Suzan
Analar ve Anneler
Series by Mehmet Ada Oztekin SutAnne
2 Dunya Arasinda
Documentary by Alex Pop Assistant Director
Commercial by Anil Isik Actress
The Last Record
Film (short) by Bora Siranli Actress
Film (short) by Gunce Ates Director
Ulker Campus Short Movie
Film (short) by Gunce Ates Director, actress
White Thin Line
Film (short) by Gokhan Baysal Actress
Best Short Movie Ülker Campus Live 2012
YunusEmre Culture Center