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Haakon Smestad

Haakon Smestad

Overview

Ethnicity
White - Other
Age Range
25 - 35
Height
6' 4" (1m 94cm)
Weight
14st. 13lb. (95kg)
Hair Colour
Brown
Eye Colour
Green
Build
Muscular

Credits

  • Year
    Role / Type
    Name of Production / Director
    Company / Venue
  • 2017
    Iago
    Theatre
    Othello
    Ben Naylor
    Pop-Up Globe
    Pop-Up Globe
  • 2017
    Conrade
    Theatre
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Miriama McDowell
    Pop-Up Globe
    Pop-Up Globe
  • 2015 - 2017
    Mannen
    Site Specific
    Forholdet (The Relationship)
    Mari Sofie Andreassen
    Teaterterminalen
    Various site specific locations
  • 2016
    Simon (Director)
    Theatre (Tour)
    Natten før julaften (The Night Before Christmas)
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    Teaterterminalen
    Rådstua Teaterhus (in Tromsø), Haubitz (in Trondheim)
  • 2016
    Cancer Patient(s)
    RolePlay
    Breaking Bad News
    N/A
    Fredrik Johansen Improservice
    St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital
  • 2015 - 2016
    Director
    Theatre
    A Dream Play
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    Kattateateret
  • 2015
    Macbeth, Hamlet, Jaques et al.
    Corporate
    Shakespeare on Entertainment Computing/ ICEC 2015: 14th International Conference on Entertainment Computing
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 2015
    Alex, Minister X, Commander, Medic, Protester 1, Adam
    Theatre (Tour)
    The Point of No Return
    Tommy Lexén
    BeFrank Theatre Company
    New Diorama Theatre, London + touring Sweden and Ukraine
  • 2014 - 2015
    Director
    Theatre
    Forbrytelse og Straff (Crime and Punishment)
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    Kattateateret
    Kattateateret in Oslo
  • 2014 - 2015
    Olav Rodsbakken
    TV
    Alliert og Alene (Allied and Alone)
    Stian Trovik
    Ekkofilm
    Norwegian and Swedish television
  • 2014 - 2015
    Ensemble (devised play)
    Theatre (Tour)
    §113
    Nora Evensen
    The National Archives/ The Cultural Rucksack
    Norwgian Tour
  • 2014
    Polidor
    Theatre
    Cymbeline
    Frank Lie
    Thesbiteateret
    Thaulowhullet, Tonsberg
  • 2014
    Fagin
    Musical
    Oliver!
    Kurt M. Herdlevaer
    Musikalhuset
    Oseana, Os/ Ravnanger Grendahus, Askoey
  • 2013 - 2014
    Actor 1, The Doctor, The Politician, The Priest, The Prison Guard
    Theatre (Tour)
    De Selektive (The Selective) *won theatre production of the year
    Mari Sofie Andreassen
    Teaterterminalen
    The National Theatre/ Touring production
  • 2012
    Fixer
    Film (Docu)
    Blackhearts
    Christian Falch
    Gammaglimt
    Istanbul
  • 2012
    Gert Kazenki
    Film (Student)
    Hvit Natt (White Night)
    Kristine Rande
    Noroff
  • 2012
    Isak Johansen
    Film (Student)
    Neste Stopp (Next Stop)
    Katharina Dahl
  • 2012
    Captain Liberty Star, Hans the German Aspirant
    Theatre
    The Super Show
    Heather Andersen
    Square Peg
    The Space, Istanbul
  • 2011 - 2012
    Awawrath
    Film (Short)
    The UnderWater Realm
    David M. Raynolds
  • 2012
    H/ Ensemble
    Theatre
    Drommebyen (Dream City)
    Nina Wester, Jon Tombre
    The National Theatre in Bergen, Norway
    Lille Scene (The Small Stage)
  • 2012
    Bjornen Bjornar (Bjornar The Bear)
    Theatre
    UlveRock (Rock and Roll Wolf)
    Hilde Andersen
    The National Theatre in Bergen, Norway
    Store Scene (The Main Stage)
  • 2011
    Foreman, Sergeant, Wounded Rebel Soldier, Worker
    Theatre
    Lear
    Martin Wylde, Sarah Davey-Hull
  • 2011
    Lucifer
    Corporate
    SiT of Skjaersilden
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    Scenator Produksjoner
    Borggården, Trondheim
  • 2011
  • 2011
  • 2010
    Krigsherre Paris (eng. Paris/ Prince Escalus)
    Theatre
    Romeo & Juliet
    Anders T. Andersen
    Thesbiteatret/ Teater Ibsen
    Thaulowhullet, Tonsberg, Norway
  • 2009 - 2010
    Tusenkonstnaren
    Theatre
    Jubili Jubilo
    Rolf Norsen
    Tylldalen Bygdetun
    Tylldalen Bygdetun, Tynset, Norway
  • 2008 - 2009
    Mustafa
    Musical
    Sex, Drugs & Kalashnikov
    Irena Prskalo, Vilde Bentsen
    UnderDogsInternational, Rent-a-Beat
    Oslo New Theatre, Dokkhuset, Dansens Hus, et al.
  • 2009
    Baron von Otter
    Theatre
    Kongens Gave (The Kings Gift)
    Ingrid L. Hunnestad
    Scenator Produksjoner/ City Manager
    The Town Square Stage
  • 2008
    Guest at Tivoli, Police Officer
    Theatre
    Kasimir & Karoline
    Catrine Telle
  • 2007 - 2008
    Askil Hermansen, Audun Osbakk
    Theatre
    Den Siste Viking (The Last Viking)
    Terje Mærli
    Trondelag Theatre in Trondheim
  • 2006 - 2007
    El Duende
    Musical
    Maria de Buenos Aires
    Haakon M. A. Smestad
    The Opera in Kristiansund
    Tahitibrygga

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2011
    Post Graduate Acting
  • 2010
    2 yr. Acting
    Ophelia
  • 2005
    2 yr. Acting
    HiNT/ The Nord-Trondelag University College

About me

I'm a half Norwegian half Turkish actor/ theatre director based in London. I´m a versatile actor, and have worked at The National Theatre in Bergen, Trøndelag Theatre, and The Opera in Kristiansund in Norway, and New Diorama Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Embassy Theatre and Webber Douglas Studio to mention a few. The two latter were during training.

I've got five years of actor training from Norway, Denmark and the UK, with a Master of Arts in Acting (classical) from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

I am available for work in the UK and abroad.

Additional Information

I've been working professionally as an actor since 2007. I have also quite a lot of experience in writing/ adapting, directing and producing plays as well. From 2006 to 2010 I worked as Artistic Director for CityManager in Trondheim, where I worked up lots of administrative experience as well. In 2007 i startet my own production company working on theater, plus other government and corporate projects.

A rough description of my actor training:
-Norway (Lecoq/ physical actor training)
-Denmark (Meisner/ contemporary actor training)
-UK (Shakespeare/ classical actor training)

I've participated in about 40 theatre- and about 15 tv/film/commercial productions since 2003.

Additional Skills

-Languages: Norwegian*, Swedish, Danish, English*, German, Turkish

-Accents: RP*, Standard American*, German*, French, Turkish, Scandinavian*

-Bronze Dance Certificate (Honours): Jive, Merengue, Schottische, Pavan.

-Taekwondo: Mid-Norwegian Silver Medal.

-Stage Combat Level 1 (Bronze): Rapier and Dagger, Hand to Hand.

-Other Stage Combat Experience: Staff, Basic Stunts, Basic Gun Handling, Basic Archery.

-Diving licence: PADI Open Water Diver.

-Driving Licence: Regular Car.

-Song: Baritone*.

Skills

Skin Colour
White
Hair Length
Shoulder Length
Native accent
Norwegian
Accents (UK)
English, standard, RP
Accents (North American)
General American
Accents (International)
Danish, Eastern European, French, German, Icelandic, Middle Eastern, Norwegian, Russian, Scandinavian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Languages Spoken
Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
Interested in
Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Online, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Teaching Theatre, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
Experienced in
Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Music Videos, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills
Solo
Specific Singing Skills
Baritone
General Dance Skills
Ballroom, Folk, Latin American, Swing/Jive
Musical Skills
Guitar
Organisation Membership
Equity
Stage Combat Skills
Yes
Driving Licences
Standard
Facial Characteristics
Goatee, Moustache, Sideburns
Perform nude?
Only Professionally
DBS checked
No