Marc Wootton

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Marc Wootton
Born Marc James Wootton
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Occupation comedian, actor, writer

Marc Wootton is an English character comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the fake medium and psychic, Shirley Ghostman, on the BBC Three series, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman and La La Land.. Wootton is also known for his role as Mr Poppy in the Nativity! film series. He currently appears on the Adult Swim series Delocated as The Glaze, and on the BBC Three series Way to Go as Cozzo.

Career[edit]

Wootton previously starred in the Channel 4 comedy show The Eleven O'Clock Show, BBC Three show Cyderdelic the Channel 4 comedy gameshow My New Best Friend, in which contestants had to convince their closest friends and relatives that the most awful of people (played by Wootton) were their new best friends for a prize of £10,000, E4 comedy The Pilot Show and the BBC Two Sitcom Thin Ice. He also wrote and starred in the BBC Three sketch show, Marc Wootton Exposed, the first series of which started on 13 January and finished on 25 February 2008.[1]

Wootton played the role of a softly spoken dating agent, Gary Furze (Lasso The Moon agency) in the first series of Julia Davis' Nighty Night, in the second series he played Dennis, Linda's aggressive husband.

He also played a small role in the 2006 Debbie Isitt wedding film Confetti as a best man, Snoopy, and has completed filming Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, a science fiction comedy film with Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly and Anna Faris, which was released in UK cinemas on 24 April 2009. The DVD was released in the UK on 7 September 2009.

In Autumn 2008 he completed filming Nativity in the role of Mister Poppy. Nativity was released on 27 November 2009, and was directed by Debbie Isitt. The sequel Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger was released in November 2012.

Wootton made a cameo appearance as Duncan in series 2 episode 4 of Gavin and Stacey on BBC Three broadcast on 30 March 2008 and starred alongside Tom Basden in the BBC Three comedy Brave Young Men broadcast 22 March 2009.

His 6 part show La La Land premiered on the Showtime USA network on 25 January 2010 and premiered on BBC Three on 27 April 2010.

More recently Wootton completed filming Nativity 3 and will star in Inside No 9

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Radio[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Programme Information: Network TV Week 3" (Press release). BBC. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 

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