Marc Warren

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Marc Warren
Born (1967-03-20) 20 March 1967 (age 47)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Marc Warren (born 20 March 1967) is an English actor, known for his British television roles, typically playing brash cockney characters. He played Albert Blithe in Band of Brothers, Danny Blue in Hustle, Dougie Raymond in The Vice, Dominic Foy in State of Play and Rick in Mad Dogs.

Career[edit]

Warren has consistently worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre and trained at the East 15 Acting School (although he did not graduate). Marc played the part of Billy Casper in "Kes" at Birmingham rep studio and National small scale and schools tour directed by John Herriman for the Snap Theatre Company and continued his career with a role in a 1988 production of Godspell which he won by writing to the producers, and went unrepresented until the following year.

Warren helped in the production of digital storyboards (as a stand-in for Ewan McGregor) in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Warren had his first major film breakthrough with the 1992 BBC film An Ungentlemanly Act, in which he played Falklands Islands' Governor, Sir Rex Hunt's son, Tony.

He played Dougie Raymond in the British television series The Vice and Albert Blithe in HBO's mini-series Band of Brothers. His first recurring television role was in the British television series Grange Hill. In 1995, Warren starred in the British film Boston Kickout.

In 1996 Warren played Immortal Morgan D'Estaing in the season four Highlander: The Series episode "Double Jeopardy". In 2000, he was presented a Royal Television Society award for his role as Monks in the ITV production of Oliver Twist. In 2001 he appeared in the television drama Men Only as Mac, the husband of Katie (Esther Hall). In 2002, he played Dr. Ivo Steadman in No Night Is Too Long. A British film adapted from the novel of the same name. He played key supporting character Dominic Foy in the 2003 BBC serial State of Play.

He is probably best known for his role as Danny Blue (a main character) in BBC TV series Hustle from series 1–4.

In June 2006 he played the character Elton Pope in an episode of Doctor Who titled "Love & Monsters". This was a return to the show for Warren, as one of his earliest TV roles was as an uncredited extra in the 1989 Doctor Who story "Battlefield". In December 2006 he appeared as the crazed assassin Mr. Teatime in Sky1's adaptation of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. The same month he played Count Dracula in a new adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel, produced by ITV Productions for BBC Wales. The TV film, which aired in December, received viewing figures of 5.23 million.[1]

In February 2007 he appeared as casino-operating villain Tony Crane in the second series of BBC drama Life on Mars. In December 2007 he played Mr. John Simpson in the BBC production of Ballet Shoes with Emilia Fox and Emma Watson.

In January 2008 Warren starred in the Messiah series Messiah V: The Rapture taking over the main role from Ken Stott. In the 2008 film Wanted, he played a small role as "The Repairman", a member of The Fraternity.

In 2009 he starred in a revival of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the Curve theatre in Leicester, playing Katurian, for which he was nominated for a TMA award.

Warren can be heard on television and radio ads in UK. He joined Alexander Armstrong in lending his voice for the launch advertisements for Zurich Connect from July 2009.

Marc also starred as Ray Say in a West End revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice alongside Diana Vickers and Leslie Sharp from October 2009 to January 2010.

In May 2010, he played Steve Strange in Worried About The Boy, a BBC production due about the life of Boy George.[2] The following year, Warren starred in a new Sky One production, Mad Dogs, alongside Max Beesley, Philip Glenister and John Simm.[3]

September 2011 saw Warren return to the theatre to play the charismatic rebel Cool Hand Luke in Emma Reeves' new stage adaptation of the same name. Based on Donn Pearce's novel Cool Hand Luke and directed by Andrew Loudon, the play runs for a limited season from 23 September 2011 to 7 January 2012 at the Aldwych Theatre, London.[4] He is currently the face of Virgin Media's TiVo set-top DVRs since July 2011. Marc Warren reprised his role of Danny Blue in Hustle for the series' final episode.

Warren joined the cast of the American drama The Good Wife in autumn 2012 in the recurring role of Kalinda Sharma's estranged, previously unseen husband.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In late 1979 Warren moved from Northamptonshire to Farnborough, Hampshire. He attended Cove Senior School between 1980 and 1982, before moving back north to his hometown.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Boston Kickout Robert
1996 Shine Ray
1996 Hidden in Silence Lubic
1997 Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis Clint
1998 B. Monkey Terence
Alice Through the Looking Glass Tweedle-Dee
1998 Dad Savage Vic
2000 Free Spirits Cokehead
2002 Al's Lads Jimmy
2002 No Night Is Too Long Dr. Ivo Steadman
2002 Revengers Tragedy Supervacuo
2003 The Principles of Lust Billy
2003 Song for a Raggy Boy Brother Mac
2005 Green Street Steve Dunham
2005 Hellraiser: Deader Joey
2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Mr. Teatime
2006 Colour Me Kubrick Hud
2006 Land of the Blind Pool
2006 The Lives of Saints Father Daniel
2008 Intercom Simon Short film
2008 Wanted The Repairman
2010 Do Elephants Pray? Marrlen
2012 Wild Bill Drunk dad

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Doctor Who Extra Uncredited
1991 Casualty Nick
1992 An Ungentlemanly Act Tony Hunt
1992 Grange Hill Thomas Rankin
1992 Between the Lines PC Underwood Series 1, Episode 2
1992 Sam Saturday DC Colin Fennel Series 1, Episode 6
1993 Heartbeat Rupert Ashfordly Series 2, Episode 1
1994 Sharpe's Company Captain Rymer
1995 Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen Manfred von Richthofen
1995 Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness DC Andy Dyson Series 4, Episode 3
1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley Butch
1995 The Bill Darren Hutton Series 11, Episode 144
1996 A Touch of Frost Graham McArdy Series 4, Episode 1
1996 Hidden in Silence Lubic
1997 Highlander Morgan D'Estaing Series 4, Episode 19
1997 Wycliffe DC Arnie Swarland Christmas Special
1998 Alice Through the Looking Glass Tweedledee
1998 How Do You Want Me? Mark Piggott Series 1, Episode 4
1999 Oliver Twist Monks
1999–2000 The Vice Dougie Raymond
2000 Black Cab Stuart
2001 Band of Brothers Pvt. Albert Blithe Episodes: "Currahee" and "Carentan"
2001 The Bombmaker Quinn
2001 Men Only Mac
2001 Big Bad World Russell Series 3, Episode 4
2002 No Night Is Too Long Dr. Ivo Steadman
2002 NCS: Manhunt Laurence Bright
2002 Clocking Off PC Jason Woods Series 3, Episode 1
2003 State of Play Dominic Foy
2003 Reversals Dr. Chris Singleton
2003 Poirot Meredith Blake Series 9, Episode 1: "Five Little Pigs"
2004 Pretending to Be Judith Hugo
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Captain Ainsworth Series 1, Episode 2: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2004–2007 Hustle Danny Blue
2005 Vincent Gary de Silva Series 1, Episode 1
2005 Twisted Tales Alex Wright
2006 Doctor Who Elton Pope Episode: "Love & Monsters"
2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Mr Jonathan Teatime
2006 Dracula Count Dracula
2007 Life on Mars Tony Crane Series 2, Episode 1: "Helpless"
2007 Ballet Shoes Mr Simpson
2008 Messiah V: The Rapture DCI Joseph Walker
2008 Burn Up Philip Crowley
2008 Mutual Friends Martin Grantham
2010 Touched By Frost Narrator
2010 Ben Hur David
2010 Worried About the Boy Steve Strange
2010 Accused Kenny Armstrong Series 1, Episode 5
2011–2013 Mad Dogs Rick 12 episodes
2011 Without You Greg
2012 Hustle Danny Blue
2012 The Good Wife Nick
2014 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell The Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair
2015 The Musketeers Rochefort

References[edit]

  1. ^ BARB
  2. ^ BBC Press Office
  3. ^ Guardian.co.uk News – Media – BSkyB
  4. ^ Woolman, Natalie (10 June 2011). "Marc Warren to star in West End Cool Hand Luke". Stage. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Mike Hale. "'The Good Wife' multitasks," The New York Times, 4 October 2012.

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