Marc Baylis

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Marc Baylis
Born 3 April 1977 (1977-04-03) (age 40)
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire,
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Marc Baylis (born 3 April 1977) is a British stage, television and film actor. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he was awarded the Stage Scholarship. He is best known for his role of Rob Donovan in Coronation Street, from 2012 to 2014 and making guest appearances in 2015 and 2017.


His stage work includes playing Courtall in the 2011 London revival of Hannah Cowley's The Belle's Stratagem at the Playhouse Theatre, Southwark, directed by Jessica Swale. Michael Billington (The Guardian) heralded it "eminently revivable"; and Libby Purves (The Times) commented "Theatrical enterprise like this makes you proud to be British".

In 2010, Baylis was in Jez Butterworth's multi-award-winning production of Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre. The production was directed by Ian Rickson and starred Mark Rylance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron and Mackenzie Crook as Ginger.

Other theatre productions include Sonia Friedman's Prick Up Your Ears (Harold Pinter Theatre) directed by Daniel Kramer; King Arthur (Arcola Theatre) directed by John Terry and Mike Bartlett;[2] Futures (Theatre 503); and Hamlet and The Tempest, both for Thelma Holt and the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.


On screen Baylis made his television debut in 2001 playing the young Albert Finney in My Uncle Silas. He has also played various roles in Channel 4's Sirens, The Bill, EastEnders, Doctors and Hollyoaks.

On 3 May 2012, it was announced Baylis had joined the cast of Coronation Street as Rob Donovan, the brother of Carla Connor. He made his first appearance on 9 July 2012.[3] It was announced in June 2014 that Baylis would be leaving his role as Rob in Coronation Street. The character was written out on 5 November 2014 due to his character been sent to jail for 25 years imprisonment. In August 2015, it was revealed that Baylis is to reprise his role as Rob later in the year even though that his character is still in jail. He departed for a second time in January 2016, He makes a surprise return to Coronation Street In April 2017.

Other appearances[edit]

Baylis appears in the music video for the song "Propane Nightmares" by Australian drum and bass group, Pendulum, released in 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Baylis has stated that he is a big football fan and is a follower of Aston Villa F.C. He has been going to watch them since he was 3 years old. [4]


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