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 Cinsyla Key is a Belgian-English actress and writer.

Born in Brussels, she earned a double first in Classics at the University of Brussels and later proceeded to study acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Early life

Exposed to the world of performing arts from an early age through parents singing occupations, Cinsyla Key quickly found her love for stage performing, winning a first dancing tournament at the age of seven, then playing with local theatre companies.


Upon graduating in History of art, she was offered a position as egyptologist and draughtswoman by the University of Brussels Expedition in the Theban Necropolis (Luxor West Bank) for studies conducted in the Valley of the Nobles. Spending free time exploring the area, she crossed ILM path what definitely played in favour of a return to artistic roots. She wrote her dissertation on the eligibility of Ramesses II as the Pharaoh of the Exodus, obtained graduation with first class honours, then operated a change of research direction to explore ways to ressurect classics on stage and screen. When writing upon the subject, she quickly paid attention to Kenneth Branagh's directorial work on William Shakespeare adaptations, what gave rise to a thesis, gained with a second first. With an interest based on fieldwork, she declined an assistantship position in the performing arts department, left Belgium and settled in London. She attended workshops at Guildford School of Acting, the Andrew Visnevski's acting Shakespeare class, and an acting summer school at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where she deeply found her place. She is accepted to train the next year, within the Master of Arts in classical Acting for postgraduates and professionals.

Simultaneously, she began her acting career as a youth in West End theatre, and went to play supporting roles in several films, whose « Angel » by François Ozon and « Mr Nobody » by Jaco Van Dormael. Dividing her time between London and Brussels, she joined Franco Dragone production team in 2015 for the orchestration of the urban opera "Get the Moon", that won awards in Saint Petersburg and Los Angeles, two years in a row.

Collaborating today with, on the one hand, with Europa Cinemas as head of film programming, and, on the other hand, the Screen Brussels Media Cluster around the contribution of new technologies to acting, she is the author of a short-form series project in development, made of condensed chapters highlighting the imaginary world of Irish playwright W.B. Yeats.


Arts degree in History of art and Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World - Egypt, Université Libre de Bruxelles [ULB].

Master's degree in Film analysis and screenwriting, Université Libre de Bruxelles [ULB].

Acting Shakespeare class with Andrew Visnevski [RADA].

PG(Dip) in Classical Acting for professionals and postgraduates, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art [LAMDA].

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