After graduating from The Academy Drama School, Anna-Maria went on to forge a path as a versatile, jobbing Actor in Theatre, T.V and more recently, Film. Celebrating over 20 years in the Industry, she primarily earned her stripes in those T.V stalwarts, The Bill, Eastenders and Corrie, and is probably best known for her comedy roles, notably 'Florinda' , in Episodes, and 'Marta' in Suzy Gold.
In the late ' 90s she became a founder member of The Trilogies Stage Company, and went on to co-produce and perform the leading roles of Jean in Orton's Ruffian on The Stair and Sarah in Tomas Grays, Francesco's Room, both at The Man In The Moon, Worlds End.
Anna-Maria is Poly-Lingual. Thanks to Italian Parentage she is bi-Lingual Italian & Neapolitan. Having also studied French and Italian Literature, she then went on to master Spanish, gaining both an excellent understanding and a good grasp of the language, and has built an Acting Career around playing crazy Hispanic & Mediterranean Housekeepers!
Ten Years ago, when an opportunity presented itself to Tutor and Mentor Under-Grads in 'Getting Work' Master Classes prior to leaving Drama School, she discovered her love for Teaching (The Actor Works, The Academy Drama School).
She has since gone on to facilitate & lead regular Drama Workshops for Pre-Schoolers through to young Adults in all aspects of Drama (CTPA, PollyAnna, Wapping High, Finch Stage School). Teaching co-ordination, co-operation and confidence building through Theatre Games, role-play & music with younger Students, through to Improvisation, Situation Drama, Script Reading, Voice projection and Stage Technique from the Inters upwards. Anna-Maria also provides LAMDA support for Students taking their exams in Verse and Prose and in their Acting Grades.
Having recently rediscovered her passion for writing, Anna-Maria is currently developing a T.V Screenplay, Hebden Bridge, a comedy-drama centred on a diverse group of characters on a yoga week-end, who unwittingly find themselves on a journey of self discovery.Also in fruition is her stage play, Seahorse, a thriller centred on the Art World, dealing with the human afflictions of un-conditional love, deceit and betrayal.
As a regular theatre goer and Film Buff, She enjoys blogging her reviews. You can follow her on twitter here @amevs5
Unique traits: Poly-Lingual : Bi-Lingual Italian/ Neopolitan, fluent French & Spanish
Call the Midwife
Television by Heidi Thomas (Drama) Actress Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth; the story follows twenty-two year old Jenny, who in 1957 leaves her comfortable home to become a midwife in London's East End. She is surprised to find that she will be living in a convent: Nonnatus House. Working alongside fellow nurses and the medically-trained nuns, Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions of the slums, but she also discovers the warm hearts and the bravery of the mothers. Even after Jenny leaves Nonnatus, she continues to chronicle the lives of the midwives who have become her family. Written by L. Hamre
Film by Steven Knight (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Television by Jeffrey Klarik (Comedy) Actress British writer-producers Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan), have a wonderful marriage and a hit TV series to their credit. Things couldn't be better. Until Merc Lapidus (John Pankow), a Hollywood network executive, gushes over their series at a gala. Merc is certain that a remake of the show will go over well with an American audience. After making the Lincolns a lucrative offer, they pack up and ship out to the States. It doesn't take long for them to figure out that Hollywood is a place where deals are made and broken in the same breath. They soon find themselves holding on tight as creative control of their show starts to slip away from their hands. Merc ultimately dismisses the original star, an elder, distinguished, gentleman, for 'Friends' actor 'Matt LeBlanc', a charming, yet manipulative beast, with a grocery list of demands. Hollywood is not what the Lincolns had in mind, but Sean believes he can swim with the sharks. As for Beverly, she'd rather go ... Written by Jordan Ray Allen
Never Let Me Go
Film by Mark Romanek (Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actress As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Man Who Married Himself
Film (short) by Garrick Hamm (Comedy) Actress Oliver has a mid-life crisis, and decides to get married - to himself. This is the story of his relationship, and how he discovers some truths about life and love on the way.
Television by Joshua St Johnston (Comedy and Drama) Actress A young fashion designer battles an evil ex-boss, a sexy-but-devilish business partner and snobby fashionistas to get her break in work and love.
Film by Rob Marshall (Drama, Musical and Romance) Actress Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. Written by The Massie Twins
Video by Andrew Morahan (Drama, Romance and Sport) Actress The heroes compete on the greatest stage of all, the FIFA World Cup Finals.
Television by Tony Jordan (Drama) Actress The quiet life in a Cornish beach resort is disturbed since the arrival of 'newcomers'. Actually they're also relatives of leading businessman Mark Penwarden, who has an old, deep grudge against his brother Daniel, who returned years after a tragic boat incident to open a surf shop. Their children engage in mateship, romantic friendships and rivalry with each-other and a few other locals, further complicating the fraternal households 'entanglement. Written by KGF Vissers
Television by Tony Warren (Drama) Actress The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.
William and Mary
Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.
Film by Ric Cantor (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress As Suzie Gold's sister prepares to get married, it seems only natural that Suzie's thoughts should turn to the state of her own love-life. While her doting but dysfunctional family desperately want her to be happy - preferably by finding a good Jewish boy to settle down with - Suzie meets Darren, a boy from work, and they start a heady romance. Written by Anonymous
Television by Julia Smith (Crime and Drama) Actress A British soap that has been running since 1985, about the lives of people living on Albert Square in the fictitious Walford borough of East London. Written by James2001
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Film by Simon West (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Thriller) Actress A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she ... Written by Vampirok
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress This is a series of documentary type comedy it shows a different couple each episode, we see the occasional friend or neighbour.
Married for Life
Television Actress Remake of the popular American sitcom "Married With Children" which is set in and features actors from England.
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