After studying for a degree in English Language and Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, Eliot trained as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting. Over the past 25 years he has worked solidly as an actor in Theatre, Film, T.V. and Opera while also creating his own work, devising and developing projects as a Theatre-maker and working as a freelance Theatre director.
As an actor he recently performed Prospero in The Tempest which he adapted and created with the Spanish company, Le Tendre Amour. The show opened the International Festival of Theatre in Malaga and has since played across Europe. It was nominated for the Gran Premio de España de Artes Escénicas 2016.
Other acting credits include work for the Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse, Thelma Holt Productions, Watford Palace Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and many other theatres and companies nationwide
T.V. work includes : Mind Games (ITV) and Egypt (S4C). Film work includes : Nine (Lucamar/ Weinstein); Night Swimming (Tri-Star); DIY Hard (British Film Foundation) and Cake (Subrosa Films)
Eliot is currently adapting a series of Anton Chekhov's Short stories for the stage with the intention of creating, performing and touring the show - In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts! - in 2019
As the Artistic Director of Dragonboy Productions Eliot brings his work-to-date and his experience together to focus on creating and developing new projects, new theatrical adaptations and new writing for the Theatre.
Eliot is also an Associate Director of Blackeyed Theatre and directed the company’s productions of Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Dracula and Not About Heroes, all of which toured nationally.
For Armonico Consort he directed Baroque Around the Block and Monteverdi's Flying Circus as well as a production of West Side Story that played at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
Other directing credits include The Imperfect Pearl for Latimer Productions about the life of the Baroque composer Domenico Zipoli, the world premier of Knackerman by Rosanna Negrotti (White Bear Theatre) and Stephen Sharkey's minaturist piece Retrospective (Arcola Theatre).
It’s a role as profound as any classical tragic hero and Guiralarocca is riveting with his expressive eyes and despair-laden voice - The Stage
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