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Anthony Souter

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Born in Hammersmith, it is rumored that Anthony inherited an old 16mm Bolex from his Scottish grandfather and shot his first film in a graveyard in Chiswick London at the age of 11; he still keeps it proudly today. After graduating in Art and Design he moved to Paris (his mother is French) to study Theatre with, among others, Maurice Sarrazin, Maurice Benichou and Grotowsky. He started working as a film director at the tender age of 20 with a documentary on his travels through Tibet along with photographer Richard Lohr, entitled "Island in the Sky", produced by Channel Four, which won various prizes including the Times Documentary of the year award. From 1993 until the year 2000 he continued his career making documentaries such as "Justice" and "Take me to the moon" and music videos for David Byrne, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Herbie Hancock and other important artists. He creates the Theatre company Panam'Art with the actors Vincent Cassel and Olivier Mayer, directing Cassel in the groundbreaking "Le Pointeur" which will inspire them to work together and write together "Shabbat Night Fever" and "Boulevard du Crime". He was also cast for the lead role in Bad Science by Arnold Barkus (Edinburgh Festival) and acted with Suzan-Lori Parks in "The American Play" at Nanterre. From 2000 onwards he directed commercials among which, spots for Lancia Ypsilon and even a unique work for the "Institut du Monde Arabe" in Paris. He has also written and directed some remarkable shorts such as "Un Dimanche sans Ailes" with Vincent Cassel, "Halt!" distributed by MK2 theatrically with the movie "Hate" (Mathieu Kassovitz) across France and "The Ant", distributed for Cinema and DVD by Lazennec/DVD Pocket. He has also successfully worked as a screenwriter collaborating with Indian director Pan Nalin for his Documentary movie "Devadasi" on sacred prostitutes in India, co-produced by the BBC, France 2 and Canal Plus and internationally distributed. In 2005 he founded, along with his partner Francesca Prandi, the British production company "Alphapictures Ltd." to develop and produce international popular art house movies. Alphapictures's slate of projects include "The Champions", "Volcano" as Director. He has recently returned to his first love acting, after playing in the children's series Mia and Me, he has been playing character roles: the infamous Roberto Calvi for Director Roberto Faenza in "La verità sta in cielo", Tony the music producer in Michael Radford's "The music of silence" and most recently Archibald in Peter Greenaway's "Walking to Paris". Article publié sur Wikimonde Plus.