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 About 

ABOUT
POLLY BENNETT is a sought-after and lauded director, writer, movement director and choreographer based in London. Her film, TV and theatre experience spans creating nuanced, full-bodied characters to orchestrating elaborate, large-scale sequences and international events.

Polly's insights into human behaviour and physical psychology have earned the respect of a coterie of award-winning creatives, including Rami Malek, Sam Mendes, Baz Lurhmann, Emerald Fennell, Naomi Ackie and Austin Butler. Her work has spanned Oscar- and Emmy-winning projects such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Elvis, Netflix's The Crown, Hulu's The Great, and BBC's Killing Eve.

Her event work includes the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Windsor Castle (ITV), Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremony and London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. 

She has worked extensively across UK, West End and Broadway theatre and is the co-founder of The Mono Box, a training up and creative network for emerging theatre talent.

Her upcoming work includes Feud on FX, Kaos on Netflix, Saltburn on Amazon, and the final project in her quartet of music icons, Exodus.
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The production is a triumphant mix of pithy, authentic dialogue, Polly Bennett’s extraordinary movement.

Manchester Evening News

Yen, Royal Court / Royal Exchange

The orgasmic reactions of girls in the crowd are as elegantly choreographed as Elvis’s gyrations by movement maestro Polly Bennett.

***** Mark Kermode, The Guardian

 Elvis (Warner Bros)

 A striking use of movement by Polly Bennett...

Financial Times

The Village, Stratford East 

 

Exodus 
Paramount 

dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green

 

A Gentleman in Moscow

Paramount / Showtime ​

dir. Sam Miller 

Kaos 
Netflix 

dir. Georgi Banks-Davies 

Saltburn 
Amazon

dir. Emerald Fennell 

The Great, Series 3 

Hulu

Various directors

 

Chevalier 

Searchlight 

dir. Stephen Williams

Whitney: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Sony/Compelling Pictures

dir. Kasi Lemmons


Elvis
Warner Bros

dir. Baz Luhrmann

The Lehman Trilogy 

West End

dir. Zoe Ford after Sam Mendes 

 

Patriots
Almeida Theatre and West End 

dir. Rupert Goold 


House of Shades 
Almeida Theatre

dir. Blanche McIntyre


Cyrano de Bergerac 
West End and 
Broadway

dir. Jamie Lloyd

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