Adrianna Bertola

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Adrianna Bertola
BornAdrianna Jean Bertola
(1999-02-09) February 9, 1999 (age 14)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active2006 – present
Known forWho's Laughing Now
 
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Adrianna Bertola
BornAdrianna Jean Bertola
(1999-02-09) February 9, 1999 (age 14)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active2006 – present
Known forWho's Laughing Now

Adrianna Jean Bertola[1] is a British teen actress, who rose to attention playing Gretl in The Sound of Music and Sharice Brooks in Casualty. Bertola is currently playing Violet Beuregard in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical.

Career[edit source | edit]

Born on the 9th February 1999 in Southend-on-Sea to Darren and Shana Bertola.[2] Bertola's first appearance was in The Sound of Music where Bertola played the role of Gretl von Trapp and received a standing ovation on the opening performance. At the time she as signed up to the Morgan Academy for Performing arts.[3] Bertola then appeared in Les Misérables as Young Cosette.[4] Bertola's next role was in Casualty where Bertola played Sharice Brooks, a recurring character throughout series 23 of the long-running medical drama. In 2010 Bertola played the titular role of Matilda in the Stratford Production of Matilda the Musical[5] where she shared the role with two other young actresses; Kerry Ingram and Josie Griffiths.[6] During her run received favourable reviews.[7][8] However due to her height Bertola was unable to transfer to the West End production.[9] In 2011 Bertola played Brigitta Von Trapp in a tour of The Sound of Music. She also appeared in Jessie J's music video of Who's Laughing Now, in which she played the younger version of Jessie J and has subsequently been dubbed as 'Mini Jessie J'.[10][11] Bertola currently attends the Sylvia Young Theatre School. Adrianna is currently in the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical playing Violet at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

Film and Television[edit source | edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008This MorningHerself18 November
2008–2009CasualtySharice BrooksSeries 23
2009Magic GrandadElizaEpisode: Mrs. Beeton
Mister ElevenYoung SazEpisode One
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayHerselfDancer
WatchdogModel
2010Girl Blue Running ShoeDaughterShort
Little EinsteinsJuneEpisode: Rockets Firebird Rescue
DoctorsGemma BranscombeEpisode: Visible Wounds
The Little HouseYoung RuthEpisode One
BreakfastHerself
2011Silent Witness8 Year Old GirlA Guilty Mind: Part 1
A Guilty Mind: Part 2
2012Nativity 2: Danger in the MangerHerselfMr. Shakespeare's class

Theatre[edit source | edit]

YearProductionRoleTheatreDates
2006The Sound of MusicGretl von TrappLondon Palladium3rd November 2006 – 22nd September 2007
2007Les MisérablesYoung CosetteQueen's TheatreNovember 2007 – 21st June 2008
2010Matilda the MusicalMatilda WormwoodCourtyard TheatreNovember 2010 – 30th January 2011
2011The Sound of MusicBrigitta von TrappPlenary Hall Convention CentreJune 2011
2013Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the MusicalViolet BeauregardTheatre Royal, Drury Lane22nd May 2013 – present

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Index Search Results". FindMyPast.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ Helen Weathers (November 17, 2006). "Angelic Adrianna: the West End's tiniest superstar". The Daily Mail. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "A seven-year-old Von Trapp star is born". The London Standard. November 16, 2006. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ David Giles (September 26, 2007). "Adrianna’s second West End coup". Echo. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rupert Christiansen (January 24, 2011). "Is acting really child's play?". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Andrew Girvan (September 13, 2010). "Musical Cast: Rhys Jones Oliver!, Matilda & Bells". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Quentin Letts (December 17, 2010). "Magical Matilda is just a Dahl-ling of a show". The Daily Mail. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Paul Taylor (December 14, 2010). "Top Marks for the gifted schoolgirl". The Independent. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Brendan Trembath (April 16, 2012). "PM - Matilda the Musical wins record awards 16/04/2012". Abc.net.au. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Say hello to mini-Jessie J in Who's Laughing Now". Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Jessie J introduces her mini me in Who’s Laughing Now video". Retrieved August 27, 2012. 

12. ^ Rosiland Powell (January 18, 2007) "Adrianna Bertola takes success in her tiny stride" Hello! magazine.

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