Mark Addy

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This article is about the British actor. For the 19th-century Albert Medal (Lifesaving) recipient, see Mark Addy (Albert Medal). For the schoolmaster and politician in Ghana, see Mark Diamond Addy.
Mark Addy
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Born Mark Addy Johnson
(1964-01-14) 14 January 1964 (age 50)
York, United Kingdom
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Johnson (1996–present)
Children 3

Mark Addy Johnson (born 14 January 1964), known professionally as Mark Addy, is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line, Dave in the film The Full Monty, father Bill Miller in the American sitcom Still Standing,[1] King Robert Baratheon in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, and Hercules in the British fantasy drama series Atlantis.

Early life[edit]

Addy was born in the Tang Hall area of York, Yorkshire, and was educated in the city. His ancestors have lived in York since at least 1910, when his great-grandfather was living there. His father Ian spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster.[2] From 1982 to 1984, Addy attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

Addy made his first TV appearance in 1987 in The Ritz, followed in 1988 by A Very Peculiar Practice, followed by TV performances in shows such as Heartbeat, Band of Gold, Married... with Children, Peak Practice, The Thin Blue Line, Too Much Sun, Sunnyside Farm, Trollied and most recently The Syndicate for the BBC.

He played Bill Miller in Still Standing and played Detective Boyle in the second series of the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line. He also appeared on ITV1's comedy drama series Bonkers, and another ITV comedy drama, Bike Squad, in early 2008 as Sergeant John Rook.

Since 2009, Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard.[3] He played Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He played Hercules, one of the main characters in the BBC One fantasy drama series Atlantis, which started airing on 28 September 2013 in the UK.

Addy had a leading role in the film The Full Monty, and played Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. In that role, as well as in Still Standing, he played a blue-collar American (or, more accurately, an American-accented Pangean in the case of Fred Flintstone). He played Mac McArthur in the 1998 film Jack Frost. In 2001, he played a butler to Chris Rock's character in the film Down to Earth and Roland in A Knight's Tale.

Addy played David Philby in The Time Machine and made a guest appearance as the Ship Captain in Around the World in 80 Days with Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan and made an appearance as Friar Tuck in Ridley Scott's 2010 film Robin Hood.

Personal life[edit]

Addy married his wife, Kelly, in 1996. They live in Rufforth, Yorkshire with their three children: Ruby (born 2000), Charlie (born 2003), and Oscar (born 2005).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Dark Romances Vol. 2 Sam
1996 Bruised Fruit Angel Short film
1996 Respect Joe Carr Television film
1997 Heart Surgeon, TheThe Heart Surgeon Phil Mycroft Television film
1997 Full Monty, TheThe Full Monty David "Dave" Horsefall Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
1998 Closer Short film
1998 Jack Frost Mac MacArthur
1999 Last Yellow, TheThe Last Yellow Frank
1999 The Flint Street Nativity Ass Television film
2000 Announcement, TheThe Announcement Andy
2000 Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, TheThe Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Fred Flintstone
2000 Married 2 Malcolm Malcolm
2001 Down to Earth Cisco
2001 A Knight's Tale Roland
2002 Time Machine, TheThe Time Machine David Philby
2002 Heartlands Ron
2003 Order, TheThe Order Thomas Garrett
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Steamer Captain
2008 Bike Squad Sgt. John Rook Television film
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 John Piggott
2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife DI Smythe
2010 Robin Hood Friar Tuck
2010 Barney's Version Detective O'Hearne

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Continental, TheThe Continental
1987 Ritz, TheThe Ritz Episode: "Monday"
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Mal Prentis 2 episodes
1990 Bill, TheThe Bill Matthew Holden 2 episodes
1992 Married... with Children Lower Uncton Local 2 episodes
1994 Between the Lines PC Episode: "Unknown Soldier"
1995 Band of Gold DC Sherrington 3 episodes
1995 Peak Practice Alec Kitson Episode: "A Normal Life"
1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley DC Newley 2 episodes
1995–1996 Heartbeat Norman Greengrass 2 episodes
1996 Out of the Blue Robbo Episode: "2.6"
1996 Thin Blue Line, TheThe Thin Blue Line D.C. Boyle 7 episodes
1997 Sunnyside Farm Ken Sunnyside TV series
2000 Too Much Sun Nigel Conway 6 episodes
2002–2006 Still Standing Bill Miller 88 episodes
2007 Bonkers Tony Barker 6 episodes
2010 National Theatre Live Squire Max Harkaway Episode: "London Assurance"
2011 Game of Thrones Robert Baratheon 7 episodes
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011 Great Expectations Pumblechook
2011–2013 Trollied Andy
2013 The Syndicate Alan
2013- Atlantis Hercules 13 episodes (second series to be aired)
2014 Remember Me Rob Fairholme 3 episodes

Stage[edit]

Addy played Kevin Snell in the 2006 revival of Donkeys' Years at the Comedy Theatre in London, and in 2007–08 he has appeared at the National Theatre as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing and as Hjalmar Johansen in Fram. In 2011, he played Vladimir, an NKVD officer, in Collaborators at the National Theatre, which also featured in the National Theatre Live programme, where live performances are broadcast to cinemas around the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Addy". Rotten Tomatoes. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Bilton, Richard (21 October 2010). "From grinding poverty to Hollywood in three generations". BBC News. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Joe (12 May 2009). "The strategy behind the Tesco Clubcard relaunch". marketingmagazine.co.uk (Haymarket Media). Retrieved on 27 July 2009.

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