mark

READER FEE
upto 15 mins : $ 10.00
upto 30 mins : $ 15.00
upto 60 mins : $ 25.00

Hello,

It is wonderful to meet you and work with you. I love the audition process, and now even more so with the comfort and ease of self tapes being the common way. I am an excellent cold reader and can pick up the feel of a scene and a character very fast. If you need an authentic Australian accent, I'm your guy!

Fast paced dialogue is my pleasure! High powered characters with lots at stake. I love silly comedy just as much! I have a trained background in Shakespearian text for those summer festival auditions.

Having worked in theatre, film and TV for close to 20 years, I know how to play with a scene, mix it up, do quick and simple analysis, make and take adjustments/direction, and offer out of the box ways. I generally stick to maximum 30 minutes for self tapes and work as I would in the room - 2-3 takes, not including rehearsal. I find a full hour for theatre tapes is a great way to break down the scene and bring it to life.

Venmo: @mjdessaix
paypal: paypal.me/markdessaix

showcast.com.au/profile/180a5569
https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/MarkDessaix

I am a NYC based actor with a 20 year career across stage, film/tv, commercial and VO in Australia and more recently the USA.

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/MarkDessaix

In NYC, I have spent time honing skills with the Linklater Voice Centre, paying special attention to Shakespeare and Classical text; I work frequently with Karen Kholhaas of the Atlantic Theatre in scene study, monologue study, and a very deep dive in to the works of Tennessee Williams . I had the pleasure of playing Lloyd in a new workshopping of Reckless by Pulitzer and Tony nominated playwright Craig Lucas, directed by Mr Lucas himself, and I am a company and board member of Headwall Theatre Company in Astoria, NYC.

As a writer I have written for publications such as DNA Magazine and Equity magazine; and won the newcomer category for the international Hothouse Theatre monologue competition.

I am originally from Sydney, Australia; currently in NYC, and have a US Green Card. I am a proud member of Actors Equity Australia (MEAA).

I also narrate long form short fiction for Spineless Wonders, Australia: https://soundcloud.com/mark-dessaix

USA/Australia manager: Matilda Comers, Fictious Management: matilda@fictious.com Australia agent: Leigh Whittemore: leigh@whittemoremanagement.com.au
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30 Reader Reviews

" Wonderful! "
" JUST THE BEST READER ALL THE WAY AROUND-EVER! "
" Marks was great! Super funs and easy to work with! "
" Great energy. Very supportive and a great reader "
" Fantastic coaching to help me find my stride with the scene -- even during the 2nd scene I didn't know I had to do! Mark helped me breeze through it! Thank you!!! <3 "
" Book him "
" Mark was tremendously helpful: not just an excellent reader but so so helpful with gentle and useful acting/dialect notes. "
" Dope "
" Really nice and helpful "
" Great attitude and fun to play with! Did improv. Thank you! "
" Thanks Mark! "
" Smart actor and brings great perspective and guidance in a tape. Will definitely be working it Mark again! "
" Mark was absolutely phenomenal!! He knew exactly where to hit the beats, when to come in, and was just a superb reader. "
" So great to work with Mark! Highly recommended. "
" I can not even begin to express how lovely of a reader Mark was! I, myself, am not very experienced as an actor, therefore, Mark helped me decompress and explore the character and their emotions far deeper than I have with another reader. He is kind, professional, gentle, and a wonderful actor himself! A lot of these reviews can seem fabricated, I would like to make note that mine is honest and coming straight from the heart. Thank you, Mark!!! "
" INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!! Mark is beyond helpful and an awesome actor himself! "
" IF THERE WERE MORE THAN 5 STARS-I WOULD GIVE IT TO MARK-BEST READER EVER "
" Mark was AMAZING!!!! Definitely working with him again! "
" PHENOMENAL READER !!!! HIGHLY RECONMEND "
" Great reader, thoughtful, insightful notes and ideas. "
" Incredible! He is such a giving reader and gives excellent feedback! "
" TRULY BRILLANT! "
" MARK IS SIMPLY THE BEST COACH EVER! IN ALL AREAS... "
" MARK SHOULD BE [PRESIDENT-SO SMART AND WILLING AND PATIENT~ "
" ALWAYS AMAZING "
" Great! Very kind! "
" So much fun and so helpful… Great actor! "
" Wonderful, the energy, the tips, the rehearsal, go for Mark! "
" Strong reader and actor and wonderful feedback and notes. Look forward to working with him again. "
" Beautiful! Loved working with Mark. "

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Year
Credit
2022 [IMDB]
Interceptor
Film
2022 [IMDB]
The Undeclared War
TV Series
2021 [IMDB]
The Phantom of the Open
Film
2020 [IMDB]
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Film
2019 [IMDB]
Waiting for the Barbarians
Film
2019 [IMDB]
The Flaneur
Short
2018 [IMDB]
Ready Player One
Film
2017 [IMDB]
Doctor Doctor
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Dunkirk
Film
2017 [IMDB]
The Casting Game
Film
2016 [IMDB]
The BFG
Film
2015 [IMDB]
Bedlam
Film
2015 [IMDB]
The Gunman
Film
2015 [IMDB]
Wolf Hall
TV Mini Series
2015 [IMDB]
Silent Night
Short
2015 [IMDB]
All About E
Film
2015 [IMDB]
Bridge of Spies
Film
2014 [IMDB]
Bing
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Days and Nights
Film
2011 [IMDB]
Blitz
Film
2011 [IMDB]
Anonymous
Film
2011 [IMDB]
Gunderwilly Road
Short
2009 [IMDB]
Nocturne
Short
2009 [IMDB]
Chocolate
Short
2008 [IMDB]
The Other Boleyn Girl
Film
2005 [IMDB]
Spring Rhapsody
Film
2005 [IMDB]
The Government Inspector
TV Movie
2003 [IMDB]
Leonardo
TV Mini Series
2003 [IMDB]
Richard II
TV Movie
2001 [IMDB]
Intimacy
Film
1997 [IMDB]
Great Performances
TV Series
1995 [IMDB]
Biography
TV Series docu
1995 [IMDB]
Angels and Insects
Film
1995 [IMDB]
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls
Film
1993 [IMDB]
Screenplay
TV Series
1993 [IMDB]
Encounters: In Lambeth
TV Movie
1992 [IMDB]
Incident in Judaea
TV Movie
1987 [IMDB]
Hearts of Fire
Film
1986 [IMDB]
This Is History, Gran
TV Movie
1986 [IMDB]
Screen Two
TV Series
[IMDB]
The Brutalist
Film
[IMDB]
The Way of the Wind
Film
[IMDB]
Bones and All
Film