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Greta Bellamacina

Greta Bellamacina

Greta Bellamacina

Greta is a poet, actress and filmmaker. She was born in London and made her acting debut in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the age of thirteen. She trained at RADA where she performed a variety of lead stage roles, before going on do a B.A. in English at King’s College London.

In 2014 she was short-listed as the Young Poet Laureate of London. In 2015 she edited ‘On Love”, a survey of contemporary British love poetry from Ted Hughes to the present. In 2016 she published her debut collection ‘Perishing Tame’ “a dazzling meditation on motherhood, female identity, ennui and love” published by New River Press. 

She launched “Perishing Tame” with readings at the Shakespeare & Company in Paris, the Albion Beatnik bookshop in Oxford, The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the ICA and the Groucho Club in London.  

In 2016 she also published a collection of collaborative poetry with Robert Montgomery, ‘Points for Time in the Sky’, a pyschogeographical journey through modern Britain, and a rare example of collaborative poetry in British literature. 

In 2017 she edited 'Smear' a anthology of contemporary feminist poets. Dazed said the collection "unapologetically confronts self-image, body autonomy and our relationships with each other, celebrating the imperfect, frank woman". 

As a filmmaker, in 2013 she wrote and starred in ‘A Love Letter to San Francisco’ and 'A Surrealist Account After Dark'. In 2015 she made ‘The Last Cantos’, a narrative short film portrait of Ezra Pound’s 90 year-old daughter Mary de Rachewiltz. 

Her debut feature length documentary ‘The Safe House: a Decline of Ideas’ had it’s UK cinema release in May 2016. The film is a love letter to public libraries and a vivid appeal against their closure, it features Stephen Fry, John Cooper Clarke, Irvine Welsh and others and is currently available on Curzon Home Cinema.

In 2017 she released the short film 'Myths Not For Sale', a snap-shot of the lives of a single-mother writer and a middle-aged aspiring actress set as the year 2000 approaches. She is currently collaborating as a writer with actor/director Bonnie Wright on a series of short films. 

Her first fiction feature 'Hurt by Paradise' is currently in pre-production.

As a model she has featured in various fashion campaigns celebrating her feminist approach to fashion including campaigns for Stella Mccartney, Burberry, Shrimps and John Smedley.  

Greta and her work have featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard, The London Magazine, Dazed & Confused, I-D Magazine, Interview Magazine, Vogue UK, Elle UK, Wonderland, and Hunger Magazine. She has performed her poetry on CNN, BBC World News, BBC Radio 4 , BBC London, BBC Radio 2 with Jonathan Ross and BBC Radio 3 on The Verb poetry show.

Andy Warhol's 'Interview' magazine says Greta, “is garnering critical acclaim for her way with words and her ability to translate the classic poetic form into the contemporary creative landscape."

For the Resort 18 collection Greta Bellamacina contributed with her hand painted poems that was originally painted on a wall. It includes messages as “poetry finally kills celebrity culture”, “the internet is already broken” and modern dead ideas”