Gianni Selvaggi

Gianni is an Actor-Musician, born to an Italian father and a Maltese mother and has been performing professionally on the local scene since 2012.

He became a member of the Malta Amateur Dramatic Club (MADC) in 2014 and in 2015 began performing with Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre Company (TMYT), spending three years training under the tutelage of theatre practitioner Denise Mulholland.

In 2016, Gianni performed in TMYT’s original production of CLUB at the Chrysalis Festival, held at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. That year, he also successfully obtained his ATCL Diploma in Speech and Drama with a Distinction from Trinity College (London) and was awarded Best Actor and Best Production at the MADC One Acts Play Festival.

Aside from acting, Gianni is also very fond of writing. His writing credits include TMYT’s Hell’s Gatekeeper (2017), and the musical My Fanny Valentine, a show co-written with Leggy Blonde Productions (UK), which was staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. In 2018, Gianni wrote You Make Lemonade, a one-man dramatic comedy focusing around cancer in men and mental health.

Recent stage credits include Adam in Brainstorm (Masquerade, 2018), Claudio in Shakespeare at The Pub: Much Ado About Nothing (WhatsTheirNames Theatre, 2018), Orlando in As You Like it (MADC, 2018), the MC in Grimm Tales (Toi Toi, 2018) and Prince Charming in Sleeping Beauty - the Panto (FM Theatre, 2018)

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