Treva Etienne Biography
Treva Etienne is an English actor and filmmaker. He is famously known for Black Hawk Down (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and The Mummy (2017).
Moreover, he guest starred in the BBC drama Death In Paradise. He also had a role to play in the CBS spinoff Criminal Minds Beyond Borders and the CW fantasy/horror Supernatural.
In addition to that, he also had a leading role in the indie horror movie Itsy Bitsy. He also had a recurring role for two seasons in Stephen Spielberg’s sci-fi drama Falling Skies.
His movie roles include: Terminator Salvation, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Bad Boys II, Black Hawk Down and Eyes Wide Shut. Some of his U.S. TV roles include Undercovers, The Philanthropist, 24, Criminal Minds, Medium, Charmed, Angel and Threat Matrix.
Besides acting, he produced a short film documentary on homeless teens in LA. Currently, he is in post production co-producing a feature-length documentary on Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his message of global forgiveness.
Treva has proved to be so diverse. His theatre credits include: Moon On a Rainbow Shawl, Measure for Measure, Black Poppies, Some Kind Of Hero and many more. After training with the BBC as a director, he wrote and directed his first short film The Promise of Strangers.
His television credits include writing, producing and directing two seasons of BBC’s award-winning comedy sketch show The Real McCoy. Moreover, he also wrote and directed two award-winning short films, Driving Miss Crazy.
The film won the HBO Best Short Film in Acapulco. He also directed A Woman Scorned which won a Best Short Film prize at the Hollywood Scare-fest Film Festival.
Treva Etienne Age
Treva Etienne was born in London, United Kingdom. He was born on 21st July 1965. His current age is 54 years old as of 2019.
Treva Etienne Net Worth
Etienne has accumulated a huge fortune from his career as an actor. He has been in the acting industry for quite a while now. His many appearances in movies, television shows and theatre works have contributed greatly in increasing his net worth.
His salary is not known but we can guess he earns quite a lot having featured in prominent movies. Besides acting, he is also a writer and a producer.
That part of his job has also helped raise his net worth. His current net wort is estimated to be approximately $ 2 million. Details about out his cars, house and property have not been properly documented. We will update you soon on further details.
Treva Etienne Movies And TV Shows | Treva Etienne Only Fools And Horses | Treva Etienne London’s Burning
- 2019 Itsy Bitsy
- 2019 Bosch
- 2018 Black Earth Rising
- 2017 Mummy
- 2017 Death in Paradise
- 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
- 2014-2015 Falloing Skies
- 2011 The Battle of Hogwarts
- 2009 24
- 2004 Charmed
- 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- 1991 Only Fools and Horses
- 1988-1990 London’s Burning
Treva Etienne Interview
Q: Did you always want to be an actor or did that interest develop over time?
Treva Etienne: I kind of came about after watching James Cagney. I grew up with a stutter and James Cagney used to speak in a kind of rat-a-tat-tat rhythm, so watching him kind of encouraged me to find a rhythm of my own and subsequently, teach myself to speak.
Treva Etienne: From that, I asked a teacher what James Cagney did and she said he was an actor, someone who pretends to be someone else. I thought that was interesting and so from that seed, from that initial conversation, it just grew into something that was first a hobby and then turned into a profession.
Q: What piqued your interest in doing theater?
Treva Etienne: I used to go see a lot of theater when I was in school, Shakespeare, stuff like that and really, I always loved the live stage, that kind of connection with the audience. I was young, about fourteen when I started doing a lot of stage work and I ended up playing Macbeth at the National Theater when I was twenty-one and I guess from that moment on it just grew into a love of theater, really.
In the UK that was huge, because the British tradition of theater, that’s the kind of training and environment you grow up in as an actor, so it just became a natural progression of that as well.
Q: Do you think theater is something every actor should experience, that sensation of working without a net so to speak, or is it just not for everyone?
Treva Etienne: Yes, I think all performers should experience some kind of live theater. Live performances in the theater give you a kind of understanding of the effect your energy can have when telling a story, singing a song or doing a dance. I don’t think it’s essential but I think it’s a good experience for everyone in the creative world to experience the theater at least once. I don’t think there’s anything quite like it, it’s just an amazing human experience.
Q: Hollywood is in a strange place right now. There is the independent film world, the blockbusters and then not much in between. As an actor does this affect you in any way or is the process pretty much the same?
Treva Etienne: It really doesn’t affect me too much and yes, the process is basically the same. Auditions are the same, you go in, read for the part and then you get it or you don’t. It’s true, there is not a lot of middle ground these days but for me, how I approach my craft, the auditions, all of that, nothing has changed.
Q: Let’s talk about the movie Acts of Desperation. How did you come to get involved in this film?
Treva Etienne: Well my buddy Vince Lozano, who’s also in the movie and produced it, I’ve known Vince since we did Pirates of the Caribbean, he called me and said there was a good role in the film for me, would I be up for it, and I said yes. I read the script, loved it and agreed on the spot, really, I thought it was great.
Q: There are a lot of interesting characters in Acts of Desperation. Did you and your fellow actors do a lot of ad-libbing or did you basically stick to the script?
Treva Etienne: Most of it was on the page to be honest, which is a credit to the writer. There might have been some ad libs or word changes here and there but a lot of it was already there. We pretty much stuck to the script,
Treva Etienne: Richard, the director, he was pretty loose so he allowed us to play but we didn’t go too far off script. Everything was relatively on the page so it made making this film even more fun, knowing you were working with good material.
Q: Earlier in your career, you did some producing and directing. Do you plan on doing more of that in the future or are you happy to stay in front of the camera?
Treva Etienne: No, I’m planning on doing more of that, absolutely. I’ve got my own project I’m pitching right now, so the plan is to at some point get some of my own stories out there.
Q: Do you think actors make good directors, having been in front of the camera themselves?
Treva Etienne: I think so. There are so many examples of actors who have gotten behind a camera and created some amazing stories. I don’t think it works for every actor but I think if you have a desire to write, produce, direct, to do something behind the camera, I think it just fuels your creative landscape, really, and enhances your confidence.
Treva Etienne: It’s not an easy thing to do, be in front of or behind the camera, it’s not an easy industry, but I think perseverance and endurance have always been examples to me in how people get from point a to b. I think it’s good for any performer to look at the big picture and see how it’s all put together.
Q: Acting is a tough business to make into a long and stable career. What would you say to someone who wanted to become an actor?
Treva Etienne: Well, I think first it’s about passionate desire to want to be in the industry. Not only that, they’ve got to understand that patience is an angel, they have to love patience. Passion and excitement are some of the ingredients you need but I think the key ingredient in terms of being part of the industry, and for a long time, is patience.
Treva Etienne: They need to understand they are in a line, and it’s a long line, and that many people have the same dream, both in front of and behind the camera. I go to schools and speak to young people all the time and that’s really what I tell them, if you can embrace patience and find other hobbies and things to keep them afloat while they are pursuing their dreams, then it’s worth the pursuit.
Q: So what projects do you have coming up next?
Treva Etienne: I’m in the next season of the Amazon show called Bosch and there’s a project I did a few years ago that’s on Amazon right now called Compulsion, I play a detective in that project. There’s a couple of other things floating around me right now but I can’t speak about them, still waiting on a green light for them. I also have a couple of my own projects steadily moving forward so yeah, just keeping busy and forging head.
I want to thank Treva for taking the time to talk with us