Malachi Bogdanov is an award winning Director, Writer and Producer. He has directed over seventy professional productions and has recently directed his first feature film The Mandrake Root for  European Drama Network for which he also wrote the screenplay. The Mandrake Root was was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for best drama.

After training at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in the USA and renowned physical theatre school Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris Malachi formed his own company Torsion Theatre. In 1997 Malachi became an Associate Director of the English Shakespeare Company where he directed International tours including A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Three penny Opera, Romeo and Juliet and an award winning production of Richard the Third (UK and Australian Tour – Herald Angel for best production at the Edinburgh Festival). In 1999 he directed Hamlet, Titus Andronicus and an International tour of Romeo and Juliet for the company before moving on to work as a freelance artist – Malachi now directs shows all over the world most recently in Sweden and America.

In 2003 he wrote and directed Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job in the UK before playing to great acclaim at the Neuss International Theatre Festival in Germany in 2004. This production became the subject of a BBC 4 Documentary and was broadcast on BBC2 as part of the ‘Theatre Biz’ series. Over the past two years Malachi’s shows have established themselves as a central part of the Neuss programme with his productions of Macbeth Kill Shakespeare and a new adaptation of Marlowe’s Edward the Second for The Wales Theatre Company.

In Italy Malachi has recently directed a new version of Alice in Wonderland for  La Botte e Il Cilindro as well as directing A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice for Teatro Mab. Malachi also directed the Italian version of Macbeth Kill Bill Shakespeare.

Recently in the UK Malachi has directed Pinocchio and Pandora’s Box ( Birmingham MAC and Edinburgh Festival) and The Borrowers (Birmingham MAC). He was also commissioned to write and direct a new version of The Odyssey - 'From Ithaca with Love’ which was performed to celebrate the opening of the prestigious new Millennium Point Building in Birmingham.

In 2007 Malachi directed his first feature film The Mandrake Root for which he also wrote the screenplay. The Mandrake Root was entirely shot in Sassari, Italy for the British production company European Drama Network in collaboration with Italian production company Bencast. Malachi’s highly acclaimed Macbeth - Kill Bill Shakespeare will be back in 2016 (it’s sixth revival). Murray Lachlan Young's Modern Cautionary TalesFor Children directed by Malachi had its second outing in London’s West End in October 2008.

Malachi’s most recent shows include The Lover by H. Pinter and  L’America by Marco Andreoli for Teatro D’inverno in Italy, Stones In His Pockets in Sweden for Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre, a production of The Shaughraun in America for the University of Southern Florida  as part of the Brit Programme, Steve Backshall's 'Wild and Live' tour and The Thinking Drinkers Guide to Alcohol that is currently in the West End. He has just finished filming Macbeth - Kill Bill Shakespeare for Capriola films in Association with Birmingham City University.

In 2006 Malachi was made an Honorary Professor of the University of Northumbria, Newcastle.

Malachi has lived in Italy for the past 15 years and is now based Bath in the United Kingdom. His passion for art now extends to a new artistic endeavour - Bath Contemporary Artists' Fair