Carolina Valdés

Carolina is a performer, writer and theatre maker. She trained at the Col.legi de Teatre in Barcelona and at the École Internationale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she met Joseph Alford. She became Co-Artistic Director of ‘theatre O’ in 1999. She has co-created and performed in all of the company’s shows. She also has a BA Hons degree in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona.

Aside from theatre O, she has worked extensively as an actor and Movement Director and done work in theatre, opera, film and television. Her longstanding collaborations include her work with Phyllida Lloyd in the Shakespeare Trilogy project, film maker Daria Martin, writer and theatre maker Jonathan Young, and composer Melanie Wilson.

Carolina has also an ongoing involvement in education and has taught throughout the years at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Guildford Drama School amongst others.

Alongside this, she has performed for the past eight years with company ATT using drama to explore behaviour in the work place and for around 10 years she translated comic books and graphic novels from English and French into Spanish.

Agent: Jess Alford/ United Agents -



With theatre O (directed by Joseph Alford):

Sheriff - Shoreditch Town Hall - writer/performer
The Secret Agent - Young Vic and UK tour - deviser/performer
Delirium - Barbican and UK/Ireland tour - deviser/performer
Astronaut - Barbican and UK tour - deviser/performer
The Argument - Barbican and world tour - deviser/performer
The Lesson - BAC - deviser/performer
3 Dark Tales - Barbican and world tour - deviser/performer
Bond - BAC and UK tour - deviser/performer

With Others:

Icon, Machine, Monument- (dir. Melanie Wilson) - Artistic Collaborator and Movement Director

Somnai - Dot Dot Dot Productions - Devisor and Performance Co-Director

Doctor Who Audio Book - Big Finish Productions - Performer

Ramona tells Jim - The Bush Theatre (dir. Mel Hillyard) - Movement Director

The Shakespeare Trilogy (Julius Caesar, Henry IV, The Tempest) - Donmar Warehouse/St Anne's Warehouse, New York (dir. Phyllida Lloyd) - Performer and Associate Movement Director

The Opera of the Unknown Woman - Wales Millenium Centre (dir. Melanie Wilson) - Movement Director

The Brink - Orange Tree Theatre (dir. Mel Hillyard) - Movement Director

Henry IV - St Anne's Warehouse/Donmar (dir. Phyllida Lloyd) - Performer

The Late Henry Moss- Southwark Playhouse (dir. Mel Hillyard) - Performer

Treasure Island- National Theatre (dir. Polly Finlay) - Movement Director

Hamlet- RSC (dir. David Farr) - Movement Director

Julius Caesar- Donmar Warehouse (dir. Phyllida Lloyd) - Performer / Associate Movement Director

Napoli Millionaria - Central School of Speech and Drama (dir. Sarah Davey-Hull) - Movement Director

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui- Liverpool Playhouse - Movement Director

Reykjavik - Shams - Director

The Thirteen Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo- RSC (dir. Lu Kemp) - Performer

Absurdia - Donmar Warehouse (dir. Douglas Hodge) - Movement Director

Casanova - Told By An Idiot (dir. Paul Hunter) - Performer

Lindy’s Got a Gun - Trafalgar Studios (dir. Enda Walsh) - Performer

The Garden - Shams - Director

All Mapped Out - Gogolia - Director

The Barber of Seville - Opera 21 - Director / Performer

Carmen - Opera 21 - Director / Performer


Grace - ITV (Series 2 onwards) - Nadiuska de Sancha

Killing Eve - BBC (dir. Terry McDonough)

At the threshold - short film (dir. Daria Martin and Joseph Alford)

A Little Chaos - Lionsgate Films (dir. Alan Rickman) - Queen Marie Therese

Call the Midwife- BBC (dir. Philippa Lowthorpe) - Conchita Warren