Years Experience: 11
After two years juggling a job in communications with training in Method acting, Valmike enrolled full-time at Central School of Speech and Drama. During the course, he appeared in his first two feature films, 'Right Hand Drive' and 'Jen'.
His first professional short film while training, 'Aisha and Nadeem', with executive producer Marc Boothe, was picked up at the Clermont-Ferrand short film festival for international distribution. It also received first runner up at the Satyajit Ray Awards.
After graduating with distinction Valmike performed in sell out shows of 'Collision', at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Roxy theatre, 2007. His first green screen project 'Get to Know Me', shot at Lars Von Trier's Zentropa studios, Denmark and directed by Tommy Ipsen is out soon.
Valmike played a suicidal manic depressive alongside BAFTA nominee Saeed Jaffrey in 'Open Secrets' which won BEST FILM at the Buffalo-San film festival, 2008. The film is currently making its way around the film festivals. His first radio job with the BBC came soon after on the popular drama, 'Silverstreet'. He recently shot 'Hotel' alongside Danny Webb (Valkyrie) where he plays an assassin and son of BAFTA Nominee, Art Malik.
Education: Central School of Speech and Drama, 2007.
Spoken Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Accents & Dialects: American-New York, American-Standard, Asian, Canadian, Caribbean (native), Dublin, Essex, French, Indian, Italian, Jamaican, Latin American, Liverpool, London(native), Manchester, Middle Eastern, RP, Spanish.
Music & Dance: Aerobics (highly skilled), Bhangra Dance, Contemporary Dance, Indian Dance, Indian Vocals, Latin American, Salsa Dancing, Sight-Reading (highly skilled), Street Dance.
Performance: After Dinner Speaker, Compere, Master of Ceremonies.