About Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie M.A.

Born in the U.K. A professional actress, writer and dancer, she completed her Master's Degree in 'Text and Performance' at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art / King's College London. Spent most of her life in London, Paris, Geneva and Berlin. Trained as a ballet dancer since the age of 4. Began performing in avant-garde site-specific performances / experimental short films in the West End of London. A British, French and Swiss national, she works as a multilingual writer and translator, co-producer as well as a qualified tutor and voice artiste. She has completed a number of original feature film screenplays and is continually developing new work. Directs several film festivals e.g. Berlin Independent Film Festival, Berlin Short Film festival, Paris Independent Film Festival, Paris Short Film Festival.

Voice samples:

http://www.stimmgerecht.de/sprecher/2431/Claudine-Biswas.html

https://vimeo.com/49630875

Co-producer on several award-winning experimental docs by Ira Schneider.

Co-producer on a number of award-winning docs by reporter Marijn Poels

Projects as actress

YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2017The Next is Yet to ComeShort Feature FilmIra SchneiderNarrator [L]
2015Empolis - Loss DetectionImage FilmThorsten WassermeyerKatrin [L]
2013manybuy - Weird SituationsCommercialShmuel (Samuel) MaozPiano Woman [L]
2013The Magical Shoe ShopShort Feature FilmTanja GruppViolet [L]
2012The CongressFeature FilmAri FolmanDealer & Additional Voices [ADR]
2012Dalango (WebTV-Sprachkurs)TV SeriesPatrick DrewsImogen in a Series of Films [LE]
2012Drama BabyShort Feature FilmSteffen BaermannClaudia M. [L]
2012AbsolutionIndie Feature FilmWerner SchumannTV reporter [SR]
2012FlushersIndie Feature FilmDaryush ShokofBusiness Executive & Genius [L]
2012Dalango (WebTV-Sprachkurs)TV SeriesPatrick DrewsKatie (20 General Engl. Films) [L]
2012The Return of the MoonwalkerIndie Feature FilmMultipleSarafina [L]
2011Dalango (WebTV-Sprachkurs)TV SeriesPatrick DrewsJ. Bloom (10 Engl. for Business Films) [L]
2011Robot Koch feat. John La Monica - GlassdropsMusic VideoFrederic LeitzkeCreature [SR]
2011Red LifeTV Magazine, ProSieben [de] Holger HeinrichEccentric British Guest [SR]
2010Audi - Luxus LimousineSpec CommercialBastian TechmerLady Driver [L]
2010Oomph - Ernten was wir säenMusic VideoSimon RuschmeyerBoss / Sadist [L]
2010Trainingssoftware Scott - Emotionen für Autisten (Lehrfilm 2008 - 2010)Educational FilmMultipleSchauspielerin (Version 2010) [SR]
2010BlissestrasseFeature FilmPaul DonovanConni [SR]
2009MC Basstard - Monster, MonsterMusic VideoAntonio WannekNun / Witch [SR]
2009BirdlandShort Feature Film Jimmy GrassiantPA [SR]

Projects as voice actress / speaker

YearTitleGenreRoleActor
2016I’d Rather be Half Right than Vice President (Restaurationsfassung)Short Feature FilmNarrator
2016The Uncertainty Has SettledDocumentaryNarrator
2016Lost in Cuddihy (Restaurationsfassung)Short Feature FilmNarrator
2016The Ghost of Wittgenstein (Restaurationsfassung)Short Feature FilmNarratorBen Sidran
2015A Weekend at the Beach with Jean-Luc Godard (Restaurationsfassung)Short Feature FilmNarrator
2015A Schneider TrilogyShort Feature FilmNarrator
2015Kanthari - Change from WithinDocumentaryNarrator
2014Somewhere on Orchard StreetExerimental FilmNarrator
2012Between BordersShort DocumentaryNarrator
2010The Voice of 650 Million Times OneDocumentaryNarrator
2009Endangered SpeciesExerimental FilmNarrator
2007Hotel Palace Merano Espace Henri Chenot - Welcome to PalaceCommercialMs. Chenot (English Version) [L]
2007More or Less Related Incidents in Recent HistoryDocumentaryNarrator
2006Spider´s Web: A Pig´s Tale (DVD)TV MoviePenny (Span. Version) , Cynthia, Venom [SR]
2006A Car’s Life - Sparkys Big Adventure (DVD)TV MovieJulia, Molly,Speedy (Ital./Span. Version [SR]
2006Spider´s Web: A Pig´s Tale (DVD)TV MoviePenny Ital. Version), Cynthia, Venom [SR]
2003Kash Point DancersDocumentaryNarrator [L]
2003The Two Woodstock Festivals of 1994Short Feature FilmNarrator [L]
1998Bug Bites - An Ants LifeTV MovieRegina Josefine II (Ital. Version) [L]
1998Bug Bites - An Ants LifeTV MoviePhone Voice, Weasel, Piggy (Ital / Span) [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2015 - 2019Paris Independent Film FestivalManagerwww.filmfestival.parisReflet Medicis, Fondation Pathé (12.2015-2020)
2015 - 2019Paris Short Film FestivalManagerwww.psff.euReflet Medicis, Ciné XIII (5.2015-2020)
2015 - 2019European Short Film FestivalManagerwww.film-festival.euBabylon, Berlin Mitte (10.2015-2020)
2014 - 2019Cannes Short Film FestivalManagerwww.cannes-shorts.comStudio 13 Cannes / Pathé Nice (9.2014-2020)
2014 - 2019Berlin Short Film FestivalManagerwww.berlinshort.comBabylon, Berlin Mitte (7.2014-2020)
2012 - 2019Berlin Independent Film FestivalManagerwww.berlinfest.comBabylon, Berlin Mitte (2.2013-2020)
2002 - 2004Kash PointPrincipal PerformerMathew GlamorreHeaven & Various Nightclubs in Soho, London
1998 - 2002Central St. Martins London Masters ShowsDancer / PerformerCentral St Martins MA ShowsHolborn Campus / Cochrane Theatre London WC1
2000Digital DancingDancerStefan SilverCentral St. Martins College of Art London WC1
2000Lets Eat SandSolist PerformerAnne LorenzTheatre Of / OXO Tower London
1999Ghost Letters IEnsemble PerformerNicola DahlingerOld Brompton Cemetery
1998Blow-Up DollyPrincipal PerformerHerselfVarious Venues in Soho, London
1993 - 1997With IntentModerator / ManagerPerformance Poetry SlamMarquee Cafe, Soho, London
1995Blow-Up DollyPrincipal PerformerHerselfVarious Venues London

Speaker engagements

YearTitleProject typeActivityClient
20181969-201930 min rock n roll docNarratorIra Schneider
2018The Arrows of TruthAward-Winning Feature DocumentaryCo-ProducerContra Image
2016OttobockHealthcare image filmEnglish voiceStimmgerecht
2016Humbolt Proffesur 2009-2015DokumentarfilmSprecherin (2 Proffessorinnen)Autorenwerk
2015Inter. Grüne Woche Berlin 2014-2016Übersetzung von SprechtextenImagefilmsLangFilms
2015Empolis Image FilmKonferenz IntroKatrinWasserfisch Filme
2014OttobockHealthcare image filmMiriam's English voiceStimmgerecht
2014Strawberries Installation VideoNeuer Berliner Kunstverein video installationThree voicesKajsa Dhalberg
2012Between BordersAward-winning UNHCR documentaryNarrator & Script Dr.F. Adlung / D. Foterek
2012Glaoch ón Triú ReichDocumentaryGer-Engl. interpreterMind the Gap Films, Dublin
2012The Glade 1 (Mary Wollstonecraft Project)Video in Audiovisual Art InstallationNarratorĹsa Elzén
2012Audi Kundenbegeisterung TVIndustrial filmsAudi employees' voicesBerliner Synchron AG
2011Audi Service TVIndustrial filmsPresenter's voiceBerliner Synchron AG
2010Audi Service TVIndustrial filmsEnglish voicesBerliner Synchron AG
2008Bosch Security Systems Image FilmAmerican English voiceoverThree managers' voicesSlomophone

Basic data

Height170 cm
Weight50 kg - 110 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size38
Ethnic appearanceOriental, South European, White Central European
Hair colourbrunette
Hair lengthvery long
Eye colourbrown
NationalityBritish, French
LanguagesEnglish (Native speaker), French (Native speaker), German (Fluent), Italian (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent)
DialectsAfrican-English, American (Standard), American Southern-English, Australian-English, Berliners, Black American, Boston-English, British (Standard), Brooklyn-English, Canadian-English, Cockney, Indian-English, Irish Accent, Jamaican, New York Accent, Quebec (French), Queens-English
Voice typeAlto
Skills (dance)Ballet (Professional), Modern Dance (Professional)
Experience abroadWestern Europe: England
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Berlin