Cristian SolimenoDetective Sergeant Alex Bruno
Actor Cristian Solimeno was born and raised in central London. As an actor, director and producer he has worked across film, television and theatre. Most recently, Solimeno can be seen starring in the role of Dexter in the film "Welcome to Curiosity" and Spider in "We Still Steal the Old Way." Solimeno began his career as a member of several youth theatre groups including the Royal Court, the Young Vic and Youngblood at Riverside Studios. At 19, he started his own theatre company with a school friend and they went on to write and perform several plays before turning to film. They continue to collaborate to this day.
He trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and studied mime and physical theatre at the Desmond Jones School. He trains in Bruce Lee's martial art, Jeet Kun Do, under guru Bob Breen. His breakout role was as Jason Turner in "Footballers' Wives." He went on to work on "Rogue Trader," "The Vicar of Dibley" and the series "Strictly Confidential." He starred as The Guardian in "Highlander: The Source." Additional films include "Tuesday," "Mother of Tears," "The Perfect Hideout" and "Rush." Additional television work includes "The Bible," "Wire in the Blood," "Spooks" and as series regular Max on the Irish series "Raw," and the recurring role of Ray McCormick in "Hollyoaks."
Solimeno is also a writer, producer and director of two full-length feature films, psychological thriller "The Glass Man" starring Neve Campbell, James Cosmo and Andy Nyman and indie rom-com "This Is What It Is." He has also written, directed and produced several short films, one of which, "Love," won several awards including best International Short at the Gijón International Film Festival, Best Acting Award at the Rhode Island Film Festival and a Special Mention at Circuito Off Venice Short Film Festival.
Theatre credits include "Chicken" at The Trafalgar Studios and "The Honest Whore" at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.