19 October 1979 |
Personal life 
Elliott is of mixed race, the son of a Scottish father and Anglo-Indian mother, and was educated at Warwick School, a private boys school. He has a twin sister called Sophie and an older sister called Melissa.
In 2009, he was cast as Syed Masood in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders and he won the 2010 British Soap Award for Best Newcomer for this role. Since being cast as Syed, one of Elliott's storylines has included a gay affair with Christian Clarke. Elliott has said that this is an "incredibly important part" because "In so many cultures being gay is still something swept under the carpet." He has admitted that the storyline has caused a lot of "cat-calling" when he is seen in public and there is a "huge amount of negativity." In September 2012, he announced he was leaving the soap, and on 15 November 2012 he made his last appearance.
After leaving Eastenders, Elliott joined the cast of Tape in the West End  Elliott appeared in a number of productions at Stratford-upon-avon's Royal Shakespeare Theatre while studying at Warwick School.
- EastEnders – Syed Masood (2009–2012)
- Holby City – Nick Michaels (2009)
- MI High - Jerome (2008)
- The Invisibles – Lee Ellis (2008)
- The Bill – Robbie Nash (2008)
- Lewis – Hal Bose (2006)
- Mile High – Journalist (2004)
- Pirates of Penzance - Frederic (2002)
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- "Interview". BBC. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
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- "EastEnders star Marc Elliott gets 'abused in the street' over gay affair storyline". Mail Online (London: Mail Online). 19 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
- "'EastEnders' star Marc Elliott joins West End play 'Tape'". Digital Spy (London). 16 Nov 2012. Retrieved 16 Nov 2012.
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