Martin COOKE is a professional performer specializing in Electronic Melodeclamation, (the art of combining classical poetry and acting, with contemporary music). He runs the Queen’s English theatre project in Moscow, working as theatre Director and vocal coach, using the principle of ‘English through Art’ to help actors improve their ‘emotional actioning’.
Martijn trained at the Harold Pinter studio theatre in England, he worked as Dramaturge at Theatre Clwyd, Wales, alongside the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Julie Christie. Martin is consultant to ‘English Chamber Theatre (President Dame Judy Dench.)
He has appeared in numerous Russian films including the propaganda feature ‘Olympus Inferno’. He worked as actor and adviser with film Director Pavel Ruminov, on the feature film, ‘Я буду рядом’ which won 1st prize at the 2012 Sochi film festival.