Enzo Cilenti

Biography

Cilenti was born in Bradford, to Italian parents. He is married to the actress Sienna Guillory, with whom he has appeared in several films. The couple have two daughters, Valentina and Lucia Cilenti born in February 2011. After attending Bradford Grammar School, a degree in French and Spanish at the University of Nottingham followed and led to him working as a night porter and a bodyguard on the Cote D'Azur and in Mexico City respectively. He completed a one year postgraduate course in acting at Drama Studio London, after which he worked at The Duffer of St. George. His first professional acting role came in Trial & Retribution, which led to the role of Grant in the world premiere of Liz Lochhead's Perfect Days at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Here he was spotted by Wendy Brazington who was casting Michael Winterbottom's film Wonderland which at the time had the working title 'Snarl Up." Enzo played graphic artist Peter Saville on his second collaboration with Winterbottom: the Palme d'Or-nominated 24 Hour Party People. He has appeared in plays both on and off the West End, notably lead roles in Neil la Bute's The Shape of Things at The New Ambassadors Theatre, and the European premiere of the Pulitzer prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics at the Hampstead Theatre. He also performed at The Royal Court in a series of plays written and directed by Russian artists entirely in Russian; in Thai ballet as Orpheus in Backpacker Orpheus, a play devised entirely from people's experiences in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; and in conceptual theatre for new-writing company Paines Plough in a series of shows (including a one man show) commissioned over a number of seasons by Miuccia Prada to showcase collections for her Miu Miu line at Milan Fashion Week. Enzo also directed a short film called Getalife, and is currently producing his first feature length movie The Wicked Within, which he also wrote and stars in. His first novel, Mediterranean Homesick Blues, co-written with Ben Chatfield, has just been published. Enzo appeared in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In 2015 he will join the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Yezzan. He now lives and resides in London and Los Angeles.

Cilenti was born in Bradford, to Italian parents. He is married to the actress Sienna Guillory, with whom he has appeared in several films. The couple have two daughters, Valentina and Lucia Cilenti born in February 2011. After attending Bradford Grammar School, a degree in French and Spanish at the University of Nottingham followed and led to him working as a night porter and a bodyguard on the Cote D'Azur and in Mexico City respectively. He completed a one year postgraduate course in acting at Drama Studio London, after which he worked at The Duffer of St. George. His first professional acting role came in Trial & Retribution, which led to the role of Grant in the world premiere of Liz Lochhead's Perfect Days at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Here he was spotted by Wendy Brazington who was casting Michael Winterbottom's film Wonderland which at the time had the working title 'Snarl Up." Enzo played graphic artist Peter Saville on his second collaboration with Winterbottom: the Palme d'Or-nominated 24 Hour Party People. He has appeared in plays both on and off the West End, notably lead roles in Neil la Bute's The Shape of Things at The New Ambassadors Theatre, and the European premiere of the Pulitzer prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics at the Hampstead Theatre. He also performed at The Royal Court in a series of plays written and directed by Russian artists entirely in Russian; in Thai ballet as Orpheus in Backpacker Orpheus, a play devised entirely from people's experiences in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; and in conceptual theatre for new-writing company Paines Plough in a series of shows (including a one man show) commissioned over a number of seasons by Miuccia Prada to showcase collections for her Miu Miu line at Milan Fashion Week. Enzo also directed a short film called Getalife, and is currently producing his first feature length movie The Wicked Within, which he also wrote and stars in. His first novel, Mediterranean Homesick Blues, co-written with Ben Chatfield, has just been published. Enzo appeared in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In 2015 he will join the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Yezzan. He now lives and resides in London and Los Angeles.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1974-08-08

Place of Birth Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Free Fire as Bernie
2017 HHhH as Adolf Opalka
2016 Magik as Aiden
2015 Jekyll and Hyde(10 episodes) as Captain Dance
2015 The Wicked Within as Michael
2015 The Martian as Mike Watkins
2015 High-Rise as Talbot
2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity as Doctor
2015 Lady Chatterley's Lover as Victor Linley
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell(7 episodes) as Childermass
2014 The Theory of Everything as Kip Thorne
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy as Watchtower Guard
2013 Supercollider as Leo Tarsky
2011 The Rum Diary as Digby
2011 Game of Thrones(2 episodes) as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
2009 Nine as Leopardi
2009 The Fourth Kind as Scott Stracinsky
2009 In the Loop as Bob Adriano
2007 Next as Mr. Jones
2006 Rabbit Fever as Andrew
2005 The Virgin Queen as Jean de Simier
2005 Millions as St Francis
2003 NCIS(2 episodes)
2002 Deserter as Sgt. Crepelli
2002 24 Hour Party People as Peter Saville
2001 Late Night Shopping as Lenny
1999 Wonderland as Darren

Production

2015 The Wicked Within … Producer

Writing

2015 The Wicked Within … Screenplay

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