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Haakon Smestad

Haakon Smestad

Overview

Ethnicity
Caucasian
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 - 2018 Iago
Theatre
Othello
Ben Naylor
Pop-Up Globe
Pop-Up Globe
2017 - 2018 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
Noroff
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
Realm Pictures
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
CSSD
Embassy Theatre
2011 Lucifer
Corporate
SiT of Skjaersilden
Haakon M. A. Smestad
Scenator Produksjoner
Borggården, Trondheim
2011 Sean, Vinnie Jones
Theatre
Like Enemies of The State
Tommy Lexén
BeFrank Theatre Company
Pleasance Theatre, London
2011 Mark Antony
Theatre
Antony & Cleopatra
Ben Naylor
Central School of Speech and Drama
Webber Douglas Studio
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
Trondelag Theatre in Trondheim
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