Marie Hamilton is an actor and writer.
At 18 she went to Paris to train with Philippe Gaulier.
She now lives between London and Bristol, working mainly in Theatre, Film and TV, and sometimes Visual Art.
Marie is contrarily pronounced to rhyme with Gary. As in
Will You Marry Me? ...But that's often seen as a bit of an overstep in a bio. Hamilton doesn't really rhyme with anything.
Since Paris she has toured internationally, and worked at the Almeida, the Soho Theatre, the Gate and the Arcola, the Bristol Old Vic, the Tobacco Factory, and the Wardrobe in Bristol, at the Pleasance, Edinburgh, and the North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford.
She has worked with Sally Cookson, Talawa, ATC, and Travelling Light and is Co-Artistic Director of District Theatre with Christian Loveless. Her work has been shortlisted for the LET and Untapped awards and is supported by Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Arts Council England.
Current projects include:
Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)
An adaptation of Polly by John Gay, the banned
sequel to The Beggar's Opera commissioned by Bristol Old Vic and made at Theaterhaus, Berlin in collaboration with Sharp Teeth Theatre
we don't have to do this
Is a comedy about a tragedy, made with District Theatre, that examines activism, pessimism, apathy and hope in the face of impossibility.
Commissioned by London based contemporary choral collective Musarc and Goldsmith's Centre for Contempary Art
Cookin' Made Easy with Mr. Zazzizi
A children's cookery TV show with Rew Lowe and Jack Offord
Marie was a finalist in the BBC Radio Drama Company's Norman Beaton Fellowship 2017.