Dance: Salsa, modern dance
Accents: Norwegian (east), British, American, Swedish, South African, New Zealand
Languages: British English (mother tongue), Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Other: Improvisation, stage fighting, firearms, choreography, horse riding, boxing, stunts, voiceover, different ball sports, driver's licence.
Magnus Dugdale is an English/Norwegian actor who has been acting since a very young age. He currently resides in Norway but regularly travels to the US and the rest of Europe.
Magnus was always a performer. He would act out characters from films and perform for family and friends. Having an active imagination, he would write comedic stories and improvise with the characters in front of a crowd.
Magnus always gravitated towards the creative arts with painting and drum lessons. He was an energetic child and quickly became interested in sports, playing tennis, football, volleyball, horse riding and boxing. He also took part in several school plays as performing came very easy to him. During this period, he read everything he could about acting. He studied the works of Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Michael Chekhov, Lee Strasberg and Larry Moss. He became a self-taught actor who follows his curiosity.
People who have worked with him have called him a Method Actor but he prefers to learn from others and by trial and error develop his own method. He is always on the look out to push himself by getting more and more challenging roles both in film and theatre. Improvisation comes very natural to him. He has always gravitated towards something complex and often vicious characters. This has led him to play characters which have more substance.
He has been inspired over the years by many great actors, but has always been a fan of trying it his way.