Award winning actress, DANIELA LAVENDER, stars in husband’s, Sir Ben Kingsley, production TAJ

Award winning actress, DANIELA LAVENDER, stars in husband

Daniela Lavender, the Brazilian, award-winning actress and the wife of Oscar-winner, Sir Ben Kingsley will be starring alongside her husband for the first time on screen in Sir Ben’s first production under his home banner – SBK Productions – entitled ‘Taj’ The film will be an epic tracing the historical account of Taj Mahal. Daniela will be playing the Persian princess and first wife of Akbar – Princess Kanadahari Begum. A number of Bollywood actresses are in talks with the production company for the potential role of Mumtaz in the English language film project.

Further information on Daniela

Of late there has been huge interest in Daniela from international filmmakers. She has worked alongside the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon.

About Daniela and her success and rise to fame:
Daniela recently completed her tour with the British Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for which she received widespread critical acclaim.

Daniela’s personal story is also fascinating. Born in Bahia, Brazil, the daughter of a professor of English, she studied journalism at PUC University and Drama at Dirceu de Mattos College in Rio and started acting when she was just 8. She went on to train at London International School of Acting and studied Flamenco under Roberto Amaral and Yolanda Arroyo in Los Angeles.

Her other work includes:

Film:
• Sundance Film Festival award winning film “Precious” which also features Mariah Carey
• Longitude
• Ali G In Da House
• Emotional Backgammon (Best Acting Award at Denver World Film Festival)
• The Scientist for Zach LeBeau

Theatre:
• Elmire in Tartuffe
• Joan in Sexual Perversity in Chicago
• Titania and Hippolyta for the BSC at Arundel Castle

TV includes:
• Award winning British soap EastEnders
• The ER of Britain Casualty
• Manchild

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