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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 was best known for his role of Rob Donovan in Coronation Street.
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, Marc 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, Futures (Theatre 503), Hamlet and The Tempest both for Thelma Holt and the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.
On screen Marc 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. 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.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (3 May 2012). "'Coronation Street' unveils Carla's brother Rob". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 3 May 2012.