Laurence Ricardo Obied

Model Male London, England, United Kingdom
Mayhem # 2645642

About Me

Hi my name is Laurence Ricardo. I am a professional model, actor and aspiring filmmaker. I am agency represented by Elite Lisbon, but now based mostly in London, with international experience in London, Lisbon, New York and Dubai.

I am also a professional Flamenco guitarist and am an experienced Mixed Martial Arts fighter. I have a mixed heritage of Portuguese, Spanish, British and Egyptian, so I have lived in different countries and speak several languages. I also dance and write/perform rap poetry. I am very dedicated and hard-working. I am very determined in building up my portfolio, collaborating with a variety of people and projects, and pursuing my goals and opportunities within the acting, modelling and music industry.

- 2013: On-going work for Modelling, Acting, and Film. Qualified lifeguard.
- 2012: Production assistant for Salmagundi Films, London.
- 2009–2012: University of York: BA (Joint Hons) Theatre, and Film & TV Productions. 1 Year Exchange in Keene University, USA (2011)
- Worked with the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, London.

Sport Skills:
- Trained in boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Muay-Thai, Kick-Boxing, Judo, Karate, Thai Kwon Do, Roman-Greco wrestling, freestyle catch wrestling, fencing. Army Cadet Force. Qualified lifeguard.

Music Skills:
- Guitar: International Flamenco Guitarist (professional): performed in UK, Portugal and Spain for over 10 years, both solo and in a band.
- Dance: Latin, street, breakdance, body-popping
- Own original music DVD; composed, recorded, and performed several original and covers on the guitar; recorded guitar section on modern jazz track (UnYou Productions); DJ-ing in York; rap poetry (original writing and performing)

Language Skills: English, Portuguese and Spanish (fluent); French, Egyptian-Arabic, Japanese (beginner)

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Photoshoots in London, UK
Photoshoot in New York, US
Photoshoot in Dubai, UAE
Fashion shows in London Fashion Week and Graduate Fashion Week
Fashion Videos: ‘The Chase’ for Simon Ekrelius A/W 13.14 campaign
Face of Brand: 'Feast It' - new phone app campaign launching in US & London (then worldwide)
Designer Lookbook shoots
Publications: Published in fashion magazines, newspapers and blogs
Extras: Extra in Music Videos for upcoming artists

TV & Film
2013 (updated list coming soon) - feature films
2012 (Feature-Film) I Owe You - Foreign Gangster (on-going)
2012 (Short-Film) - friend of main character
2012 (Music video) - extra
2012 Vampir (Short Experimental Film) - Gang leader (acting), Location Manager, Production Assistant
2012 Music Videos - extra
2011 Data de Nascimento (Short Experimental Film) - Editing
2010 All That Is Known (Short Film) - Assistant Director
2010 The Mannequin (Short Film) - Boom operator & Sound engineer
2009 York St John Documentary - Boom operator & Sound engineer
2007 Insomnia (Short Film) - Acting and Editing
2006 Anti-knife crime (Short Film) - Friend of gang members (acting)
2005 La Guitarra Flamenca (Music DVD) Flamenco Guitarist and Presenter

2011 (Play) Metamorphosis - Gregor Samsa
2011 (Play) A Lone Star - Roy
2010 Improvisation Piece - Performance of Self
2008 The Three Lives of Lucie Cabro - Jean (lead)
2007 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Brecht
2007 War in Iraq School - Iraqi soldier (lead)
2006 To Kill a Mockingbird - Prison guard
2005 Tagged - Mark
Performed in UK, Portugal and Spain for over 10 years, both solo and in a band.
Recorded own original music DVD; composed, recorded and performed several original and covers on the guitar; recorded guitar section on modern jazz track (A New Story by Carmen Tania – UnYou Productions); DJ-ing in York

Mixed Martial Arts
MMA ZT Tournament Champion (Welterweight 77kg) Brighton, UK



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