Kelly Marcel

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Kelly Marcel (born 10 January 1974) is a British writer and actress, best known as the writer and executive producer of the television series Terra Nova, for which she wrote a 15 page treatment and the pilot.[1]


Marcel is the daughter of director Terry Marcel[1] and the older sister of British actress Rosie Marcel.[citation needed]


Marcel has played minor roles in television series such as The Bill, Holby City, and Casualty.[1] She had a largely non-speaking role as Young Vera in the 1994 television film adaptation of A Dark-Adapted Eye.

Marcel eventually quit acting to pursue writing, while working part time in a video rental shop. Her first writing job to appear in public was doing uncredited re-rewrites of the 2009 Bronson, she knew Tom Hardy because he was running an acting workshop at a pub around the corner and the two have remained friends (one of his tattoos says "Skribe", a tribute to Marcel).[2] Marcel was writing for five years before Terra Nova was picked up after an extensive bidding war between production companies.[3][4]

Marcel is credited for the screenplay of the 2013 drama film Saving Mr. Banks, "a behind-the-scenes look at how the popular Disney film "Mary Poppins" came to be," starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers.[5][2]

Marcel has been selected to co-write the screenplay for the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, written by E. L. James.[2]


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