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BIO

MEL ENGLAND has starred on Screen and Stage, Off Broadway, internationally and across the USA, since his debut at age 10 in CYRANO DE BERGERAC, directed by British Actor/Director Anton Rogers at the Dallas Theatre Center.

England currently stars in the title role of RON AND LAURA TAKE BACK AMERICA, opening in Los Angeles and New York in early 2016, co-starring Golden Globe Best Actress Nominee Irene Bedard and Jim J. Bullock. His performance earned him a Best Acting Ensemble award, two Best Actor nominations, and the film which he co-wrote and co-directed with co- star Janice Markham, earned 13 other wins and nominations, including Best Comedy & Best Director on the festival circuit.

England also recently starred in the feature film BEST DAY EVER, Winner Best LGBT Film (IndieFest USA), and appears alongside Academy Award Best Actress Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland in ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, Winner Golden Cine Award and WorldFest Remi Gold. He recently signed to star with Kirkland in the upcoming feature LOVE ANONYMOUS. Other film roles include Mr. Ghoulden in the hilarious dark comedy feature PERSONA AU GRATIN, Winner Best Comedy (IndieFest USA), and co-starring alongside Horror film star Sid Haig in the indie hit LITTLE BIG TOP (released worldwide on Netflix & Amazon), and as a minister confronted with his own crisis of faith in HIGHLIGHTS, nominated for Best Drama in the Moviefone Short Film Festival.

Off Broadway, England's solo show SWIMMING WITH THE POLAR BEARS premiered at the Bleecker Street Theatre, and as part of a benefit for THE CLIMATE PROJECT, featured posters of the show signed by former Vice President Al Gore. SWIMMING toured world-wide, performing at the 2009 UN SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE in Copenhagen, in Los Angeles, and on the National Mall in Washington DC as part of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Other Off Broadway credits include HECUBA, THE MISANTHROPE and MARRIAGE with the Pearl Theatre Company.

Other notable NY productions include starring in the New York premiere of Israel Horovitz's one-man play 3 WEEKS AFTER PARADISE, as part of the commemoration of the first anniversary of 9/11, to benefit WTC survivors. His own one-man show NAVAJO MEMOIRS, dubbed "Ingenious" by Backstage, premiered in New York. He played the Ringmaster in Anne de Mare's LUCKY MAN, Winner Best Acting Ensemble (NY Fringe Festival), Trofimov in Terry Schreiber's CHERRY ORCHARD, and was in the American premiere of Polish director Lzeck Szopa's I, WITCACY at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Across the country, England appeared in the GEOMETRICA SERIES by the prominent Latino American playwright Octavio Solis, in the regional premiere of A SHAYNA MAIDEL, Winner Best Play of the Year (Denver Drama Critics), and also in his critically-acclaimed performance as Parritt in O'Neill's ICEMAN COMETH in Denver.

England has been a proud part of many notable "original" New York productions, including THE RING OF DEATH by Off Broadway legend H.M. Koutoukas, director Chris Sanderson's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in Washington Square, HONEYSUCKLES (developed for TV by FOX), Tony Nominee Chad Beguelin's SEA MONKEYS at Playwrights Horizons, and KING OF CONNECTICUT with Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

England studied with legendary acting teachers Stella Adler and Terry Schreiber, attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, trained with internationally acclaimed director Agousto Boal, with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the British American Theatre Institute, and is a graduate of Dallas' High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.