Natalia Campbell has been performing professionally since 1997. She trained at Lee Strasburg Studio, Barking College and Middlesex University in all aspects of performing arts, drama, dance & music.
She gained her first professional acting job was whilst still at University when she was offered a part with a new theatre company called Flying Gorillas. The outcome was Tango Argumentino, a performance inspired by children's games and dances, combined with comedy and live music. The show was an instant hit at Riverside Studios in London, subsequently touring England and then performing for the Guarani Tribal Communities in the Argentinean Jungle.
Little did she know that the combination of work and travel would set a precedent for her future career. Natalia then arrived back in England and enjoyed a diversity of acting work with various theatre companies. Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company, Leicester Haymarket, The Big Picture Company and at the Edinburgh Festival, to name but a few. After being in the highly successful Leicester Haymarket production of Bollywood Jane, Natalia's involvement in Asian theatre began. Following her success at Leicester, she was then cast as Mumtaz Mahal in Taj, Priya in The Fortune Club (a co-production between The Tricycle Theatre and Leicester Haymarket) and Lalla in Lalla's Big Day for Kali Theatre Company. Through these productions other offers came and she found herself being a compere, singer and dancer for internationally acclaimed DJ Sister India.
Television work was soon on the cards, and Eastenders,
Casualty, and various TV commercials, idents and pilots followed. Natalia also started to work with new writers, acting
in workshops and rehearsed readings for Soho Theatre, Leicester Haymarket, Nottingham Playhouse and The International Playwriting Festival.
This gave her a taste for new work so she started to create her own! She co-wrote the score, book and lyrics for the
musical Nothing But Dreams (in which she also performed). The musical was chosen out of one hundred other hopefuls to be showcased at The Greenwich Theatre Musical Futures Festival.
Once again distant lands came calling with the first of her
Shakespearean roles as Kate in Taming of the Shrew. Due to
the success of this production she was then cast as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gertrude in Hamlet, the Nurse
in Romeo & Juliet (being the first western cast ever to perform Shakespeare in Vietnam), Emilia & Bianca in Othello and last year she played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing opposite her real life partner Richard Ede.
Now after six years of regularly performing Shakespeare in over 23 countries spanning Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East with TNT & ADG Theatre Company, traveling over 300,000 miles (that's 12 times around the world) performing to 270,000 people, staying in 1,755 hotel rooms, and with over 1000 shows performed...
Natalia returned to the UK.
Her feet haven't touched the ground since coming.
It's good to be home!