ALEXANDER ANANASSO is an Italian-British award-winning actor based in London, UK. Member of Equity, IMDb and Spotlight, he has training and experience in theatre, cinema and dubbing. In addition to his two mother-tongues, he speaks fluent Spanish. He is also a BADC Advanced Actor Combatant.
During his childhood and adolescence, he lived between Italy, England and Spain. He trained at two major Drama schools in Rome: Teatro Azione and Free Mistake Project. He works with great directors such as Guy Richie, Matthew Vaughn, Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Aurelio Laino, Alessio Rupalti, Riccardo Tamburini, Mauro Scarpa and Danilo Canzanella. After very deep work on the character of Nick, Alexander performed in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 2011 in Rome. This performance will earn him an MFA Award as Actor Revelation of the Season and an MFA Nomination as Best Actor. This work launched his career as an actor.
In 2012 he was part of the very funny trio protagonist of #TRIS, a successful Italian web-series. This is also the year of his debut as a director and writer, with the short movie Off Head. In 2013 he played Lorenzo in Looking for something else, powerful drama short movie winner of 15 awards around the world, and a futuristic guard in Guy Richie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
This latest role initiates his move to London. Here he becomes an Actor Combatant, a VoiceOver Artist and an active member of Equity
and the Actors Centre.
In 2016 Alexander worked with Matthew Vaughn on the set of Kingsman: the Golden Circle, and, more importantly, he is the star of the feature film A dancing Jellyfish, screened at the Dark Nights industry festival in Tallin in 2017. He’s also the co-star in Stars and Bones, lovely metaphorical futuristic short movie about dreams and disabilities, that was nominated for two awards and won an LA Film Award for Best Picture.
2017 and 2018 see Alexander as a producer and a theatre actor again, with the rehearsed reading of the Brexit play Kensginton Gardens, winner of the Hystrio Award, and with the beautiful Seven short blasts, an immersive perfomance about and with Antimo Magnotta, the pianist who survived the sinking of the Costa Concordia in 2012 in Italy.
Alexander also stars in the movie Empathy, by Riccardo Tamburini, which will be released later in 2018.