Polly Bennett is a British movement director, choreographer and practitioner working across theatre, television and film. She achieved critical acclaim for her work coaching Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and her work on The Crown Series 3 and 4, as well as gaining regard for her theatre work including People Places and Things at National Theatre, West End and off-Broadway and Pomona at National Theatre.
Film includes: Movement Coach and Head of Choreography on ELVIS, directed by Baz Luhrman; Movement Coach and Choreographer on I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Whitney Houston biopic, yet to be released); Movement Coach on CHEVALIER; Movement Coach to Rami Malek on NO TIME TO DIE; Movement Coach to Riz Ahmed on MUGHUL MOWGLI (Pulse Films) directed by Bassam Tariq; Movement Coach to Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Fox); Choreographer for THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domnhall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson, directed by Lenny Abrahamson; Assistant Choreographer to Toby Sedgwick on STAN & OLLIE, a feature film about Laurel and Hardy starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan.
Television includes: NOLLY (ITV Studios), WOLF (Hartwood Films and BBC), HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER (ABC Pilot), THE GREAT Series 1 & 2 (Hulu), THE CROWN Series 3, 4 & 5 (Netflix), ONE NORMAL NIGHT (Sky Arts), KILLING EVE (BBC America).
Theatre includes: House Of Shades (The Almeida), Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse Theatre), Botticelli in the Fire (Hampstead Theatre), Peter Gynt (National Theatre and EIF), Rutherford and Son (National Theatre), Venice Preserved (RSC), Sweat (Donmar Warehouse and West End), The Village (Stratford East), Maydays (RSC), White Teeth (The Kiln), The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre, West End & Park Avenue Armoury), As You Like It (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Great Wave (National Theatre), Circle Mirror Transformation (HOME), Tell Me the Truth About Love (Sage Theatre, Newcastle for Streetwise Opera), People, Places and Things (St Anne's Warehouse, off-Broadway), Salome (RSC), Touch (Soho), Tribes (Sheffield Crucible), Woyzeck (Old Vic Theatre), Junkyard (Headlong), Travesties (Apollo), Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams), Henry V (RSC in Shanghai Arts Centre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Royal Exchange), Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Deep Blue Sea (National Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Duke of York's), People, Places and Things (West End and National Theatre), The Maids (Trafalgar Studios), A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC, as Deputy), Yen (Royal Court/Royal Exchange), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep), Plaques and Tangles (Royal Court), Pomona (National Theatre, Royal Exchange, Orange Tree), Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), Hang (Royal Court), The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC), Songs for a New World (St James Theatre), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Repertory Theatre), The Angry Brigade (UK Tour, Bush), When the World Was Small (Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru), The Kingmaker (St James Theatre), A Mad World My Masters (RSC/ETT), Dunsinane (National Theatre Scotland, UK, Asian and US Tour), The King's Speech (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough, UK Tour), Helver's Night (York Theatre Royal), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air Theatre, UK Tour), Ragnarok (Eastern Angles), Mock Tudor (Pleasance, Theatre 503), Anna (Aix-en-Provence International Festival), Nut (National Theatre), Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre), Acis and Galatea (Iford Opera), Mudlarks (Bush Theatre), The Lights (The Spring) and Celebrity Night at Café Red (Trafalgar Studios).
Normal Night (Sky Arts)