About

Chiara D’Anna is a stage and film actress, a theatre director and a movement expert.

Her wide-ranging body of work includes text-based theatre, multimedia performances, site-specific immersive work, happenings, performance-installations and Commedia dell’Arte. Thanks to her eclectic background, she has been praised for her incredible versatility and outstanding ability to transform herself into different characters.

Her cinema career began when she met director and writer Peter Strickland in 2011. After her debut alongside Toby Jones in the award-winning Berberian Sound Studio (2012), Chiara starred in her first lead role opposite Sidse Babett Knudsen in The Duke of Burgundy (2014). This performance brought her to the attention of many critics worldwide. At the Toronto International Film Festival Chiara was nominated as one of the 13 Actors to Watch Out For.

“Superb performances…the Best Film of the first quarter of 2015” – The New York Times*****
“D’Anna, a compact and coiled Audrey Hepburn type who speaks like an Italian-inflected Charlotte Gainsbourg, is absolutely perfect as the younger woman who’s hostage to her own humiliations.” – Little White Lies

“Knudsen and D’Anna are both terrific, and have trembling palpable chemistry…two tremendous central performances…’ – The Telegraph*****

Her cinema credits also include the award-winning Native (2016), The Rook (2015) and Stars and Bones (2017) for which she was awarded the Los Angeles Film Awards’ “Inspiring Woman in a Film”.

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