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I'm Marielle. I grew up between a tiny village in the English countryside and all over the Middle-East before moving to the west coast of Australia at 16. It was there that I caught the acting bug, bought my first camera and began writing short stories. After solo adventures across Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe, I returned to the University of Sussex to complete my BA, specialising in documentary filmmaking. I also began working as a music tour photographer, spending the best part of two years back on the road touring with some of the biggest names in pop (sorry mum).

Upon my return, my bags weren't unpacked for long. In 2016, I travelled to France where I began working in The Jungle refugee camp. I later directed and produced a documentary on the journeys of some of the extraordinary people calling the camp home. I remain a passionate and active voice in the refugee rights community, working with charities REUK and Choose Love to support unaccompanied refugee children. I am also proud to have worked with Amnesty International.

After a whirlwind few years, I decided the time was right to get back to my first love of acting. The next couple of years would see me train at Bristol Old Vic, move to New York City to study Method Acting, throw myself into the audition hustle, make my Off-Broadway debut and experience my first LA pilot season (terrifying). Oh, and move between Manhattan and Brooklyn 27,465 times. Death by 6th floor walk up... My next screenplay? On the topic of screenplays, I am now writing my first feature film set for completion in the coming months (shameless plug successful). 

I am also currently developing my debut full length play with Soho Theatre's Writers' Lab.



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