Atilla is a multilingual actor speaking Turkish, German, and English fluently. After having lived in Stuttgart for most of his life, he moved to Istanbul where he trained at the Müjdat Gezen Conservatoire for two years.
The graduation piece, in which he played Mack the Knife in an adaptation of Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, was selected by the National Theatre of Istanbul to perform in their annual festival.
After moving to London in 2013, Atilla enrolled at the Oxford School of Drama. During his training he performed in Julius Caesar under direction of Paul Hart (The North Wall) and graduated in 2015 with his interpretation of Mehmet, a homeless ex-soldier in Ratchet (Soho Theatre), written by Gareth Jandrell and directed by Hal Chambers.
His recent work includes the parts of Thersites and Paris in Troilus and Cressida, which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was rewarded a transfer to the Rose Playhouse. The project was directed by Kate Littlewood.
From the 5th to the 15th of September, Atilla will be performing in Coriolanus with To The Elephant Theatre Company at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside.
Atilla has a transformational approach to his work which, paired with his previous life experience, enables him to move fluidly into characters with a vast range of backgrounds. He is particularly strong in his ability to move and has a great affinity for clowning and mask work.
There is some splendid work on show here ... with oddball non-conforming Allan, charmingly played by Atilla Akinci. - Broadway World on After Party
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