Claudio Carta

Date of birth: 23/06/1987

Where do you live: Southend-on-Sea UK

Status: Single

Star sign: Cancer

Main occupation: Student

Media-related occupation: Actor

CLAUDIO CARTA has been acting since the age of twelve and since then, he has always known what he wanted to do. He started with theatre and then moved on to television work, making his debut on Dellijiet, for which he got nominated for Best Upcoming Actor at the Television Awards.

Having missed theatre so much, he continued being involved with both of them. At the same time, he also worked as a Web Developer. His greatest desire had always been to act professionally, so he took a leap of faith and started studying physical theatre at East 15.

He recently finished his first production which was in a solo role during the Malta International Theatre Festival. He is now looking forward to some more acting projects in theatre and film before he goes back to continuing his studies.

What’s a hobby you spend money on?

Scuba diving. I love the sea and anything which comes with it. When I’m under the sea, I forget everything and become completely immersed in that different world.

What would you never buy?

A hair-dryer.

Describe the best moment of your holiday so far?

Without a single doubt it was in Egypt. We were on this huge cabin cruiser for a week of scuba diving and on our second day at 7am, we were all ready to jump into the Red Sea for our first dive, as was our habit. We jumped in and after about 15 minutes and at a depth of 30m, we saw a turtle, a couple of big sting rays and to top it all up we saw two thresher sharks, a reef shark and another oceanic white tip shark on top of us. It was a dream come true!

How would you define your style?

I’m very easy going, light-hearted and energetic. And I believe that I manage to portray this style well in my acting. I’ve been in so many different styles of theatre, that it makes it difficult to narrow it down; from naturalistic and Greek theatre to mime and puppetry. However, currently my direction in acting is going towards physical comedy, such as slapstick, mime and clowning. I am really looking forward to start aerial circus this year, which I’m sure will give me a greater understanding of yet another aspect of the performing arts.

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?

I’ll try to do everything on my bucket list, so I’ll pack a bag, and start travelling. The destinations would probably include South Africa to see the wild life, India, Thailand and China. I also mustn’t forget the Great Barrier Reef and the Caribbean. Then I’ll come back and spend the last few days with my family.