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20 March 1967 |
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Marc Warren (born 20 March 1967) is an English actor, known for his British television roles, typically (but not exclusively) playing brash cockney characters. His roles have included Albert Blithe in Band of Brothers, Danny Blue in Hustle, Dougie Raymond in The Vice, Dominic Foy in State of Play, Rick in Mad Dogs, the Comte de Rochefort in The Musketeers and the Gentleman in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Warren has consistently worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre and trained at the East 15 Acting School (although he did not graduate). Marc played the part of Billy Casper in "Kes" at Birmingham rep studio and National small scale and schools tour directed by John Herriman for the Snap Theatre Company and continued his career with a role in a 1988 production of Godspell which he won by writing to the producers, and went unrepresented until the following year. In 1991 he played Lot in a production of The Seven Descents of Myrtle at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham.
Warren helped in the production of digital storyboards (as a stand-in for Ewan McGregor) in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He had his first major film breakthrough with the 1992 BBC film An Ungentlemanly Act, in which he played Tony Hunt. He played Dougie Raymond in the British television series The Vice and Albert Blithe in HBO's mini-series Band of Brothers. His first recurring television role was in the British television series Grange Hill. In 1995, Warren starred in Boston Kickout. In 1996 Warren played Immortal Morgan D'Estaing in the season four Highlander: The Series episode "Double Jeopardy".
In 2000, he was presented a Royal Television Society award for his role as Monks in the ITV production of Oliver Twist. In 2001 he appeared in the television drama Men Only as Mac, the husband of Katie (Esther Hall). In 2002, he played Dr. Ivo Steadman in No Night Is Too Long, a British film adapted from the novel of the same name. He played key supporting character Dominic Foy in the 2003 BBC serial State of Play. He played Danny Blue (a main character) in BBC TV series Hustle from series 1–4.
In June 2006 he played the character Elton Pope in the Doctor Who episode "Love & Monsters". This was a return to the show for Warren, as one of his earliest TV roles was as an uncredited extra in the 1989 Doctor Who story "Battlefield".
In December 2006 he appeared as the crazed assassin Mr. Teatime in Sky1's adaptation of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. The same month he played Count Dracula in a new adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel, produced by ITV Productions for BBC Wales. The TV film, which aired in December, received viewing figures of 5.23 million.
In February 2007 he appeared as casino-operating villain Tony Crane in the second series of BBC drama Life on Mars. In December 2007 he played Mr. John Simpson in the BBC production of Ballet Shoes with Emilia Fox and Emma Watson. In January 2008 Warren starred in the Messiah series Messiah V: The Rapture taking over the main role from Ken Stott. In the 2008 film Wanted, he played a small role as "The Repairman", a member of The Fraternity.
In 2009 he starred in a revival of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the Curve theatre in Leicester, playing Katurian, for which he was nominated for a TMA award. Warren can be heard on television and radio ads in UK. He joined Alexander Armstrong in lending his voice for the launch advertisements for Zurich Connect from July 2009.
Marc also starred as Ray Say in a West End revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice alongside Diana Vickers and Leslie Sharp from October 2009 to January 2010. In May 2010, he played Steve Strange in Worried About The Boy, a BBC production due about the life of Boy George. The following year, Warren initiated and starred in a new Sky One production, Mad Dogs (alongside Max Beesley, Philip Glenister and John Simm), which eventually ran to fourteen episodes over four series.
September 2011 saw Warren return to the theatre to play the charismatic rebel Cool Hand Luke in Emma Reeves' new stage adaptation of the same name. Based on Donn Pearce's novel Cool Hand Luke and directed by Andrew Loudon, the play runs for a limited season from 23 September 2011 to 7 January 2012 at the Aldwych Theatre, London.
He reprised his role of Danny Blue in Hustle for the series' final episode. He joined the cast of the American drama The Good Wife in 2012 in a recurring role of Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi)'s estranged husband. He played Rochefort in the BBC drama The Musketeers, and is currently appearing in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on the BBC.
|1996||Hidden in Silence||Lubic|
|1997||Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis||Clint|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||Tweedle-Dee|
|2002||No Night Is Too Long||Dr. Ivo Steadman|
|2003||The Principles of Lust||Billy|
|2003||Song for a Raggy Boy||Brother Mac|
|2005||Green Street||Steve Dunham|
|2006||Terry Pratchett's Hogfather||Mr. Teatime|
|2006||Colour Me Kubrick||Hud|
|2006||Land of the Blind||Pool|
|2006||The Lives of Saints||Father Daniel|
|2010||Do Elephants Pray?||Marrlen|
|2012||Wild Bill||Drunk dad|
|1989||Doctor Who||Extra||Uncredited Battlefield|
|1992||An Ungentlemanly Act||Tony Hunt|
|1992||Grange Hill||Thomas Rankin|
|1992||Between the Lines||PC Underwood||Series 1, Episode 2|
|1992||Sam Saturday||DC Colin Fennel||Series 1, Episode 6|
|1993||Heartbeat||Rupert Ashfordly||Series 2, Episode 1|
|1994||Sharpe's Company||Captain Rymer|
|1995||Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen||Manfred von Richthofen|
|1995||Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness||DC Andy Dyson||Series 4, Episode 3|
|1995||Ghostbusters of East Finchley||Butch|
|1995||The Bill||Darren Hutton||Series 11, Episode 144|
|1996||A Touch of Frost||Graham McArdy||Series 4, Episode 1|
|1996||Hidden in Silence||Lubic|
|1997||Highlander||Morgan D'Estaing||Series 4, Episode 19|
|1997||Wycliffe||DC Arnie Swarland||Christmas Special|
|1998||Alice Through the Looking Glass||Tweedledee|
|1998||How Do You Want Me?||Mark Piggott||Series 1, Episode 4|
|1999–2000||The Vice||Dougie Raymond|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Pvt. Albert Blithe||Episodes: "Currahee" and "Carentan"|
|2001||Big Bad World||Russell||Series 3, Episode 4|
|2002||No Night Is Too Long||Dr. Ivo Steadman|
|2002||NCS: Manhunt||Laurence Bright|
|2002||Clocking Off||PC Jason Woods||Series 3, Episode 1|
|2003||State of Play||Dominic Foy|
|2003||Reversals||Dr. Chris Singleton|
|2003||Poirot||Meredith Blake||Series 9, Episode 1: "Five Little Pigs"|
|2004||Pretending to Be Judith||Hugo|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple||Captain Ainsworth||Series 1, Episode 2: "The Murder at the Vicarage"|
|2004–2007||Hustle||Danny Blue||Series Regular|
|2005||Vincent||Gary de Silva||Series 1, Episode 1|
|2005||Twisted Tales||Alex Wright|
|2006||Doctor Who||Elton Pope||Episode: "Love & Monsters"|
|2006||Terry Pratchett's Hogfather||Mr Jonathan Teatime|
|2007||Life on Mars||Tony Crane||Series 2, Episode 1: "Helpless"|
|2007||Ballet Shoes||Mr Simpson|
|2008||Messiah V: The Rapture||DCI Joseph Walker|
|2008||Burn Up||Philip Crowley|
|2008||Mutual Friends||Martin Grantham|
|2010||Touched By Frost||Narrator|
|2010||Worried About the Boy||Steve Strange|
|2010||Accused||Kenny Armstrong||Series 1, Episode 5|
|2011–2013||Mad Dogs||Rick||12 episodes|
|2012||Hustle||Danny Blue||Cameo appearance|
|2012||The Good Wife||Nick|
|2015||Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell||The Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair|
- Marc Warren at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile, BARB.co.uk; accessed 30 November 2015.
- BBC Press Office
- Profile, Guardian.co.uk, 5 May 2010; accessed 30 November 2015.
- Woolman, Natalie (10 June 2011). "Marc Warren to star in West End Cool Hand Luke". Stage. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- Mike Hale. "'The Good Wife' multitasks", The New York Times, 4 October 2012.