Think of Diane Kruger but chubby and short
” …with the voice of the talented Cecilia Gragnani who interprets with elegance and charm the repertoire of those times”
Maurizio Carra – Teatri Online
“… Cecilia appears in red and immediately sings like Marlene”
Alberto Fortunati – La Gazzetta di Mantova
“…Assieme alla giovane e talentuosa cantante Cecilia Gragnani che, con la sua splendida voce, rievoca con grande versatilità, le canzoni che hanno segnato un’epoca”
Alessandra Rinaldi – Dazeba News
After 2 years, 123 runs, more than 60.000 audience members, the tour of “The Olympic Games of 1936” has come to an end. A huge THANK YOU to a fantastic team, memorable theaters, wonderful audiences and great Italian food.
Cecilia started training as an actress and singer in Italy. In 2008 she moved to London to complete her studies at Drama Centre. Straight out of drama school she presented a piece of new writing as part of the Old Vic New Voices programme and worked with upcoming theatre company Curious Directive. She also founded her own international theatre group Fumatori di Carta – Paper Smokers. Their latest work “Food For Thought” has been presented at the Vault Festival 2014.
She has been constantly working as a voiceover artist, lending her voice to video games, documentaries and popular brands such as MTV and Hasbro.
In 2015 she was cast as the female lead in the Italian show “The Olympic Games Of ’36” where she sings and acts in Italian, English, French and German, alongside Sky Sport journalist Federico Buffa. The show, which has been touring Italy in 2015 and 2016 (and has been confirmed for 2017 as well), was a success both with audience and critics and earned Cecilia praise for her vocal qualities and elegance in the portrayal of a 1950s chanteuse.
Alongside working as an actress, Cecilia is also a jazz singer and a songwriter (www.ceciliag.co.uk), she has had the privilege to record an EP at Abbey Road Studios and was recently one of the three finalist of the competition Rock The House 2015.
Height: 5’4” (1.63cm)
Build: Slim (ish, but I’m on a diet I promise)
Playing range: 25-35
Country of Origin: Italy
Voice Quality: Clear, warm, funny. Experience in character voices.
Surname Pronunciation: Gra – gnu (GN is a sound that doesn’t exist in the English language unfortunately) – ne
“Expat Underground” (Scratch Performance) at Theatre Delicatessen: http://theatredelicatessen.co.uk/homefestival/
“Article 50”, the only funny thing about Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kGRxMDlG8g
Another Italian Tour for the successful theatre show “Le Olimpiadi del 1936”, all details and dates at: http://federicobuffa.com/tour
“La Traviata”, Teatro Nuovo, Salsomaggiore – Italy. http://www.teatronuovosalsomaggiore.it/a-cena-con-lopera-la-traviata/
“The Olympic Games of 1936”, Italian Tour. Dates available at: http://federicobuffa.com/tour
“Group Therapy”, Ford Thinks Ahead, Commercial. https://www.userfarm.com/it/call/ford-thinks-ahead/1445/content/therapy-group/86467