Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Nathaniel Martello-White (Writer-Director-Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Nathaniel Martello-White (Writer-Director-Actor)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Nathaniel Martello-White is one of the few writer-director-actors to participate in Stars of Tomorrow, and he is committed to the idea of being a multi-hyphenate.

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“I feel like a double agent,” grins the London-born, Rada-educated talent.

Having established a successful acting career on stage and screen, which has recently included roles in feature Daphne, Sky Atlantic series Guerrilla and BBC Two and Netflix’s upcoming crime series Collateral, Martello-White is now lining up his debut feature, Dumbarton Road, which he has set up with independent producer (and 2016 Star of Tomorrow) Rob Watson along with Valentina Brazzini at The Bureau.

He is preparing to deliver the first draft of the screenplay - a partial adaptation of his play Torn, which was staged at the Royal Court in 2016.

One of Martello-White’s early breaks arrived in the form of a starring role in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play The Brothers Size at London’s Young Vic.

“Meeting with Tarell, also an actor who was writing and dipping his toe into directing, that opened up my mind a bit,” Martello-White recalls of the Moonlight co-writer.

He continued to land choice theatre roles - including August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come And Gone - and began using the relationships he was developing with prominent theatre figures to get his own work read, which he was writing in his spare time. …

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