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...Born in Chicago of Italian and English descent, Gina read Classics at Oxford University where she was president of the Oxford University Experimental Theatre Club.After graduating she was invited to join the Oxford Playhouse Company. Gina
has performed in repertory and touring theatre companies throughout the UK.
During the Bosnian War, Gina
devised a variety of performances in London and Ireland of work by writers from the Former Yugoslavia.As actor/manager of her
ad-hoc troupe of actors, musicians, and artists from Sarajevo she
initiated performance projects and events in collaboration with the Royal National Theatre, The Tricycle Theatre, Equity and the International Committee for Artists' Freedom
to raise awareness and funds for actors in Bosnia, and travelled to Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia with theatre research grants from The British Council
.It was at this time that she began collaborating with Sladjana Vujovic.
During this period Gina
also performed in and produced her own stage adaptation of 'Pericles and Aspasia' by her ancestor Walter Savage Landor.
...Gina is joint artistic director of acttc with Sladjana Vujovic.She
plays Helen and Klytemnestra in ‘Men do not go to War over Women', which she
adapted from Andrew Rissik's ‘Troy' trilogy.She
has performed the piece in New Delhi, Rome, London, Swindon, Budva (Montenegro) and New York to huge critical acclaim.
Gina Landorjoint artistic director
Sladjana's press quotes
is a tour de force, playing both characters brilliantly and with commanding stage presence.
...The full throttle emotional force and sexual power of Landor, an exceptional actress, demonstrates the fear of the authentic beauty.
Tour de force" New York Arts Magazine
"'Men do not go to War over Women' is a delight.Gina Landor
carefully crafts the roles she
plays, brings them to life and always leaves herself some place to go emotionally."Backstage, New York
"Riveting ...excellent ...style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Guardian, London
"An awe inspiring performance.With impeccable characterization, Gina Landor's
explosive portrayals, bursting with vitality and an astonishing percipience, reveal (Helen of Troy and Klytemnestra) to be as much done by as doing.For me, the pinnacle of the Festival."The Evening Advertiser, Swindon
"A scintillating performance.As Helen, erotic love permeates the space; as Klytemnestra, a relentless outpouring of deep emotion, all tense sinew and muscle; as Helen in the third movement, a spiritual strength with a new awareness of beauty, love, god and honour."The Hindustan Times
, New Delhi
was outstanding.Incarnating three different characters she
changed personality with ease and rhythm.Every word was polished, weighted and perfected; her
body movement an art form."The Asian Age, New Delhi
is mesmerising as she
fills the stage with her
characters' intimate dramas, against the backdrop of politics and war" The Public Voice, Montenegro
THE DARLING FAMILY
"In an excellent performance of rare charm, Gina Landor
flits from witty pragmatist to defensive earth mother and combines vitality with vulnerability.
is especially adept at moving, simply by the twitch of a shawl, from the Colonel's censorious wife to his
impish grandson ...work."The Guardian
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
embodying the volatile, unstable Eleanor, gives a remarkable performance, switching on a luminous desirability."Time Out
gives an extraordinarily arresting performance with a unique quality and power through stillness."Time Out