Leyton Benta Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Singer, Drummer,… more

London, United Kingdom
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We are too far away

01We are too far away
02Priorities
03Leyton Benta - Save One Another
04Crazy Intoxicated - Leyton Benta
05Another Man - Leyton Benta

Physical Attributes

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Waist:
71 cm / 28 in
Weight:
59 kg / 129 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
Other
Hair color:
Black
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
Brown
Hair type:
Curly

Credits & experience

2018
  • Short film - Escalation (Release soon to be confirmed) : Featured role - Mike
  • Music Video for new single - 'Chrysalis Smile' (OUT NOW ON YOUTUBE) : Artist
  • Radio Show Play - New single 'Chrysalis Smile' on Crystal Radio UK (Newcastle) : Artist
  • Radio show interview on Star Radio UK (My Story, My Triumph) : Artist
  • ITV Documentary Drama - Autopsy shoot for former american NFL player Aaron Hernandez : Featured role of Safiro Furtado
  • Platinum Star Award winner 2018 - Leyton Benta : StarPpl global online talent show competition (1st place out of 66 countries)
  • Currently in process of working on a special needs project for kids (In progress) : Singer
  • Performance show at the Coast to Coast Live showcase in Charlotte North Carolina : Singer
  • Performance show at the Smiley's Acoustic Cafe in Greenville South Carolina : Singer
  • Performance show at the Coffee Underground in Greenville South Carolina : Singer
2017
  • TV Advert - ''Pringles'' : ''Role of a heart throb entertainer''
  • TV Commercial - ''Britelite Windows'' : Featured agency staff worker called 'Amit' for ''ITV'' !
  • Short film - " Casey's Story" - (Featured role of Aaron) : (October 2017)
  • TV advert - "EE" - (Extra/feature role of jogger) : (October 2017)
  • Bollywood Film - "Chalbaaz" - (Featured role of Chef) : (September 2017)
  • American TV series ''The Royals'' : (Featured Famous/celebrity August 2017)
  • Documentary on "Instagram App" (starring myself Leyton Benta) : (August 2017)
  • TV advert ''Jaguar'' : (Featured biker boy - August 2017)
  • TV advert "Fifa" : Extra/feature (July 2017)
  • BBC British film - 'VS' : Featured Role called ''Rant'' (June 2017)
  • Tesco Advert : Supporting Role (June 2017)
  • TV Commercial - ''London Taxi Pub Mumbai'' : Supporting Role (May 2017)
  • "Judwaa 2 (Bollywood film) : Supporting artist (April- mid May 2017)
  • Performing at the ''St Marks Theatre'' - East Village New York : Singer (Feb 2017)
  • Performing at the ''Sugar Bar'' 2x - Manhattan New York : Singer (Feb 2017)
  • Performing at the ''Parkside Lounge'' - Manhattan New York : Singer (Feb 2017)
  • Performing at the ''Hell phone'' - Brooklyn New York : Singer (Feb 2017)
  • Performing at the ''West End'' - Manhattan New York : Singer (Feb 2017)
2016
  • BEFFTA AWARDS 2016 : Beffta Award winner for - ''Best unsigned Act'' (November 2016)
  • East London Radio (Interview) : ''Get to know the artist'' (March 2016)
2015
  • Avenues Radio (Interview)
  • Limelight people ADHM films : Played an extra in a concert scene at Roundhouse in Chalk Farm.
  • Album recording- New York : Studio recordings at Area 51 NYC studios and Produced 27 hit records and more with Producer Terence Dudley. for more information contact at Quentin Entertainment Inc.
2014
  • TV Pilot: "SEWYN LOST PRINCE OF AVALON" : Appearance as a supporting role, part of the warehouse crew "Dee Raynolds"
  • Anti-bullying stage play-"SCARRED" : Playing lead role of Joshua Mitchell
  • Comedy Music Video 'BCD' : Featured as a popular jock student 'Jerrelle'
  • Feature Film 'WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY' : Appearance as a supporting role of 'Gangster Lucas'
  • Short film 'JUDE' : Playing lead role of Darius
  • Film/stage 'MACBETH : Playing a featured role of a soldier
  • Short film 'DECEPTION' : Playing featured role of Anthony Day
  • Television BBC YOUNGERS 2 : Appearance playing a choir Boy In episode 1
  • Commercial 'CAREX FOR STICKY SITUATIONS' : Appearance playing a featured role of Jermaine in the bathroom
  • Commercial 'TALK TO FRANK' : Appearance as Tommy
2013
  • Creative Workshops 'VOCAL THERAPY' : Working with JANET KAY and EVERIS PELLIUS
  • Stage 'A FOOLS PARADISE : Playing lead role of 'Sonny'
  • West end Stage 'QUALITY STREET' : Playing lead roles of Toni from West Side Story and Joseph from technicolor dream coat
  • Short film 'SOULS DIVIDED : Playing a feature role of Kevin
  • Audition stage room 'SECRET CINEMA' : 1st experience learning how to combat fight for 4 hours
  • Music video 'RELOAD' Chipmunk ft WIley : Playing feature of a Barber and club scene
  • Television BBC YOUNGERS : Playing a supporting role in night club scenes
  • Drama school 'KINGDOM SCHOOL OF ARTS
2012
  • Stage 'ALL OF US AND THEM' : Playing lead role of Hassan' (Muslim character)
  • Stage 'CIRCLE OF LIFE' : Playing lead role of Seaweed from Hairspray and Danny from Grease
  • Television 'THE VOICE' : Singer/Artist
  • Television 'X FACTOR 2012' : Singer/Artist
  • Identity Drama School
2011
  • Television 'X FACTOR 2011' : Singer/Artist
  • Short film '12' : Playing a supporting role of a Runner in a AML AMEEN Film
2008
  • Television 'BRITAINS GOT TALENT : Singer/Artist
2007
  • Television 'X FACTOR 2007' : Singer/Artist

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Acting agent

Represented by Grammy Nominated/Award winning/ American producer ''Terence Dudley


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • Middle Eastern

ACTING CAREER:

At the very beginning of my early youth, I've always been a lover of performing.

I first started off with school productions and plays. To name a few; Artful Dodger (Oliver Twist), Roger (Grease) and Rooster Hannigan (in the all time classic Annie).

Taking my acting career further into a more professional route I joined my first acting agency 'The Harris Academy' for 5 years. After that, 'Kingdom School of Arts' and 'Identity' drama school.

Not only did I need to discover new aspects of acting, most importantly I discovered who I am as an individual, thus noticing my natural ability to undress techniques skillfully. I involve attachments to explore the true likeness of desired characters such as state of mind, body movement, emotions and circumstances. This to fulfill exactly what the writer or director is displaying through a fictional or non-fiction character.

Without a doubt I study and master all my crafts as I believe perfection only comes with undivided dedication and practice, whether it is understanding the theory or science.

Actors CV Link- http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/9097-9054-6482Actors

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


MODELLING CAREER:

In present time my current level of modelling is at beginners. My most recent experience was with 'Kube Studios' for starter models. I have experienced photo shoots to produce a portfolio for my acting and music career. I'm respectfully photogenic using a variety of expressions and bodily stances. Its an exciting career opportunity which I hope to receive more throughout my journey.

If being chosen for any modelling castings it would be a privilege to be in contact.

Music

Drumming ability

Beginner


Keyboard ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Pop

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz

Influences: James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Maxwell, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Terence Trent D'arby

Artist Leyton Benta was born on 15 April 1994 in London, UK. Leyton first realised his potential at the tender age of 6 when put under pressure to participate in his school choir for a Christmas performance at ' Vicars Green Primary School ', where he was directed to take lead singing ' In the Bleak mid-Winter '.
 
It was from that point that Leyton has not looked back and singing became his career and passion. He went on to record his first song ‘Don’t tease me’ at aged 9, then creating his first album ‘Think Big-Take Action’ at just 16 which focused on love, motivation, perseverance, ambitions and goals. During this time he had time to grow and develop his own style and find his true vocal ability and began to experiment with different sounds and musical materials.
 
Being from a musical family, Leyton was inspired by his mother and father as they were both active in the entertainment sector. His mother was part of sibling group “The Lawrence Sisters” from Manchester who toured the UK performing Soul and Motown covers as well as their own material. His father played bass and electric guitar and from that experience they shared stories and knowledge to encourage and inspire Leyton to learn keys to compliment his style. He felt the importance of developing and perfecting a few things rather than every thing was key, always giving 100% in his chosen crafts.

During a short break from the industry, Leyton worked as a Youth Mentor in Hackney, London. He used this time with youngsters to encourage them to see their potential in their chosen paths and encouraged them to work towards unlimited opportunities and helped them build self worth. He used his own life experiences of bullying and rejection to show that although life can be hard, it can also be rewarding when surrounded by positive influences and hard work to follow dreams. “Be a doer not a talker” was amongst many of the inspirational quotations to reinforce inner strength.

Throughout Leytons growing up he was influenced by his love of Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B and Jazz music and inspired by legendary artists such as Prince, Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Terence Trent D’arby, Maxwell and James Brown, this has given Leyton the versatility to become a well-rounded artist true to his own style and vision. The artistry and lyrics of their music had brought feeling, meaning, purpose, love and realism that had enhanced and heightened Leytons passion for his inner success which he unconsciously projects onto others..

From all of Leyton's hard working ethics, it has now lead to his current reward to now being represented by a Grammy nominated, award winning, american producer ,Terence Dudley. Since then, they have both created more than 30 records in a space of short months, and with the way Leyton dramatically grows as an artist, in his own words ''I just want to reinvent love. That's all it is, so I will not sleep till my mark is made.''

Keep a look out for adventures with Leyton's legacy foundation.

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