Francesca Marcolina

Born in North East Italy not far from Venice, Francesca has been living between her native city Sacile and Vittorio Veneto where she trained as an actor at Accademia Teatrale Lorenzo Da Ponte.
While on training, she completed her BA in Languages and Literature at the University of Udine.
Passionate about Linguistics, literature and Shakespeare, her final dissertation explored her most beloved subjects and culminated in the production of the essay Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation: the musicality and power of Elizabethan English through Shakespeare’s plays.
Based on David Crystal’s studies of Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation and the performing style initiated at The Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, the essay explored the relationship between Original Practices and modern audiences through language and pronunciation.

Inspired by her passion for the English language and The Shakespeare Globe and wanting to pursue her acting career, Francesca moved to London where she completed her MA in Acting at East 15 Acting School.

With Shakespeare and The Globe always on her mind, Francesca keeps moving through life exploring and creating. Digging into the acting craft through workshops, working experiences on stage and behind the screen, Francesca has started a writing project. She loves exploring Nature, going running, swimming, horse riding, soaking up good vibes at Museums and Art Exhibitions, and watching movies in the small cinemas scattered around London.

Training and performing in Italy:

Training at Accademia Da Ponte included: Acting Technique, Screen Acting, Dance Theatre, Voice and Diction, Dubbing.

As part of the Accademia Da Ponte Ensemble, Francesca worked as an actress in the productions of Goldoni’s “La Casa Nova” (The New House) performed in original Venetian language and “La Bottega del Caffè” (The Coffee Shop). Her experience includes staged performances of classical texts such as Dante’s “La Divina Commedia”, a touring production of “Alice in Wonderland” and Italian productions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Hamlet”.
Works also include the translation from English to Italian of “Her Naked Skin” by Rebecca Lenkiewicz which will premiere in Italy in winter 2021.

Many productions have been brought on tour (indoor and outdoor venues) and adapted for Street Theatre thanks to the purpose built wooden stage created by the Accademia Ensemble to bring the shows from town to town (just like theatre used to be!).

Training in London

Since Francesca moved to London, she kept training while auditioning for drama schools. She attended workshops and classes that included Voice and Accent, Screen Acting, Acting Techniques and Shakespeare. In November 2020, Francesca completed her MA in Acting with distinction at East 15 Acting School .
Her training at East 15 included a three week residency at The Shakespeare Globe Theatre with a performance on stage of The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Joanne Howarth.
Classes included Laban, Physical Theatre, Singing, Screen acting, Accent, studying and performing contemporary and modern UK plays such as The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan and Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner.
Francesca showcase performance was an online zoom production as Viola in Twelfth Night directed by Sonia Ritter.

Further Training:

City Academy:
Acting with Katie Sherrard
Screen Acting with Beru Tessema

Accent softening for actors with Kate Montegue

The Actors Temple:
Foundation Course (Meisner Technique)

RP Accent

East 15 Acting School:
MA Acting International (with distinction)



– Shakespeare in a Week (Much Ado About Nothing) with Owen Horsley

– Group coaching: Hamlet with James Garnon, Sarah Case, Simone Coxall (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)

– Shakespeare’s verse with Owen Horsley

– Speak the speech I pray you with Olivia Mace

– Duologues: relationship and spontaneity in action with Ned Bennett

Shakespeare in your bones with Michael Corbidge

Monologues with Annie Tyson

Shakespeare: Hamlet with Matteo Tarasco

L’attore e il doppiatore with Riccardo Niseem Onorato

So Funny! Introduzione al mondo della burla e dei meccanismi comici with Marco Zoppello and Michele Mori

Il regista e l’attore with Giuseppe Emiliani

Dall’attore al personaggio with Giuseppe Emiliani