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I'm Marielle. I'm a British writer, actress and photographer. 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 as a teenager. 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 UK to do my BA at the University of Sussex, 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 RSN and Choose Love to support unaccompanied refugee children.
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).
When I'm not playing on either side of the camera, I can usually be found hopping on a plane and escaping city life for a while. These itchy feet are definitely happiest when in the ocean or up a mountain.