Mikhail Basmadjan has been acting on stage and film for the last 30 years after having completed the Manoel Theatre Academy Dramatic Arts (MTADA). Recent productions have included the infamous banned play ‘Stitching’ by Anthony Nielson, the role of Barabas in Christopher Marlowe’s ‘The Jew of Malta’, Tom Stockman in ‘En Folkefiende’ by Brad Birch, ‘Lampedusa’ by Anders Lutsgarten, ‘the Lockerbie Bomber’ by Kenneth Ross, ‘Oleanna’ and ‘Speed the Plough’ by David Mamet, ‘A Number’ by Caryl Churchill, ‘Fatboy’ by John Clancy, ‘I never sang for my Father’ by Robert Anderson, Fallstaff in ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’, Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (a very long time ago!) and Deely in Harold Pinter’s ‘Old Times’. Musical parts have included Bill Calhoun in ‘Kiss me Kate’, Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’, and Lazar Wolf in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. Past productions in local TV series have included Angli, Simpatici, Tlieta Kontra Tlieta, Delitti Maltin, Il-Pesta, and Ghaddi l-Bieb Miftuh. Currently in October 2018 Mikhail is appearing in two brand new long-awaited series on local TV, namely ‘Miraklu’ and ‘L-Gharusa’. Upcoming theatre parts include Larry in Patrick Marber’s ‘Closer’ and Macbeth in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
Mikhail loves to travel, cook, try exotic foods and has a great passion for scuba diving along with underwater photography. He plays the piano & saxophone. Singing in the bathroom is the next best thing! Having obtained a Masters Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration, Mikhail has been working in Marketing for many years and is also a Graphic Designer. Lastly, many claim he cooks the best octopus on the island.