Mark Addy

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Mark Addy
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Mark Addy
Born Mark Addy Johnson
(1964-01-14) 14 January 1964 (age 50)
York, England, United Kingdom
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Johnson (1996–present)
Children 3

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

Personal life[edit]

Addy was born in Tang Hall, York, and was educated in the city. In 1982–84 he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He lives with his wife Kelly and three children (Ruby, born 2000; Charlie, born 2003; and Oscar, born 2005) in Rufforth, close to Upper Poppleton village, near York. Addy's ancestors have lived in York at least since 1910 when his great-grandfather was living there. His father Ian has spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster.[2]


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 (one episode), Bruised Fruit, 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.

Addy played the character Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Since 2009 Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard.[3]

Addy is currently playing the role of Hercules, one of the main characters in the new BBC One fantasy drama series Atlantis that started airing on 28 September 2013 in the UK.


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


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Continental, TheThe Continental TV series
Ritz, TheThe Ritz Episode: "Monday"
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Mal Prentis Episode: "The Big Squeeze"
Episode: "Death of a University"
1990 Dark Romances Vol. 2 Sam Video
Bill, TheThe Bill Matthew Holden Episode: "The Night Watch"
Episode: "A Case to Answer"
1992 Married... with Children Lower Uncton Local (uncredited) Episode: "England Show II: Wastin' the Company's Money"
Episode: "England Show III: We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
1994 Between the Lines PC Episode: "Unknown Soldier"
1995 Band of Gold DC Sherrington 3 episodes
Peak Practice Alec Kitson Episode: "A Normal Life"
Ghostbusters of East Finchley DC Newley Episode: "1.5"
Episode: "1.6"
Heartbeat Norman Greengrass Episode: "Domestic"
1996 Episode: "Old Colonials"
Bruised Fruit Angel Short film
Out of the Blue Robbo Episode: "2.6"
Respect Joe Carr TV film
Thin Blue Line, TheThe Thin Blue Line D.C. Boyle 7 episodes
1997 Sunnyside Farm Ken Sunnyside TV series
Heart Surgeon, TheThe Heart Surgeon Phil Mycroft TV film
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
Jack Frost Mac MacArthur
1999 Last Yellow, TheThe Last Yellow Frank
Flint Street Nativity, TheThe Flint Street Nativity Ass TV film
2000 Announcement, TheThe Announcement Andy
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, TheThe Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Fred Flintstone
Married 2 Malcolm Malcolm
Too Much Sun Nigel Conway 6 episodes
2001 Down to Earth Cisco
A Knight's Tale Roland
2002 Time Machine, TheThe Time Machine David Philby
Heartlands Ron
2002–2006 Still Standing Bill Miller 88 episodes
2003 Order, TheThe Order Thomas Garrett
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Steamer Captain
2007 Bonkers Tony Barker 6 episodes
2008 Bike Squad Sgt. John Rook TV film
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 John Piggott
2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife D I Smythe
Robin Hood Friar Tuck
National Theatre Live Squire Max Harkaway Episode: "London Assurance"
Barney's Version Detective O'Hearne
2011 Game of Thrones King 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
2011–2013 Trollied Andy
2011 Great Expectations Pumblechook TV serial
2013 The Syndicate Alan TV serial
Atlantis Hercules TV serial
2014 Remember Me Rob Fairholme TV serial


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.


  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". (Haymarket Media). Retrieved on 27 July 2009.

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