Mark Ian Addy
14 January 1965
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Mark Ian Addy (born 14 January 1965) is an English actor. His roles in British television include Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996) and Hercules in the fantasy drama series Atlantis (2013–2015).
He made his film debut as Dave Horsefall in The Full Monty (1997), earning a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Other notable roles include Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Bill Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2002–2006) and King Robert Baratheon in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011).
Addy was born 14 January 1965 in York, where his family has lived since at least 1910 when his paternal great-grandfather was recorded there. His father, Ian, spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster. Addy was educated at Joseph Rowntree School in York. Addy furthered his acting education by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, graduating with an Acting Diploma in 1984. Whilst still at school, Addy had 3 weeks work experience at the York Theatre Royal, loved it so much he continued working there, eventually deciding acting was to be his career goal.
Addy made his first television appearance in 1987 in The Ritz, followed in 1988 by A Very Peculiar Practice, followed by television performances in shows such as Heartbeat, Band of Gold, Married... with Children, Peak Practice, Too Much Sun, Sunnyside Farm, Trollied and The Syndicate.
He portrayed Bill Miller (using an improvised American accent) in Still Standing and portrayed 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.
In 2009, Addy starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard.
In 2011, He portrayed King Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones: Addy's audition for the role was, according to showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the best they saw, he being the easiest actor to cast for the show. Although Robert was a main character in the series beginning, the king's enthusiasm for drinking, whoring, and hunting, eventually took its toll, and Addy's character was killed off in season 1 after a hunting incident with a wild boar.
He portrayed Hercules, one of the main characters in the BBC One fantasy drama series Atlantis, which started airing on 28 September 2013 in the UK. In the BBC television drama New Blood (2016), featuring young detectives from the Serious Fraud Office and the London Police Service, Addy played D.S. Derek Sands.
In film, Addy had a leading role in The Full Monty (1997), and portrayed Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. He portrayed Mac McArthur in the 1998 film Jack Frost. In 2001, he portrayed Roland in A Knight's Tale and a butler to Chris Rock's character in the film Down to Earth. In Down to Earth, his character was an American who was pretending to be British.
Addy portrayed David Philby in The Time Machine and made an 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.
In 2018, he portrayed Paltraki in the Doctor Who episode "The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos".
In 2019, he appeared in the Downton Abbey movie as Mr. Bakewell, who owns the shop from which Mrs. Patmore buys her supplies; a character who was mentioned in the television series but hadn't yet appeared onscreen.
In 2020, he portrayed DS Stan Jones in the detective drama series White House Farm.
In 2023, Addy starred as David Coake, causing issues on the Kinloch Bravo oil rig in The Rig, in a cast that included Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, and Martin Compston.
Addy portrayed Kevin Snell in the 2006 revival of Donkeys' Years at the Comedy Theatre in London. In 2007–08 he has appeared at the National Theatre as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing alongside Zoe Wanamaker, and as Hjalmar Johansen in the Tony Harrison play Fram, also at the Royal National Theatre.
In 2011, he portrayed 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. In 2016, Addy appeared in Richard Bean's The Nap at Sheffield Crucible with Jack O'Connell and Ralf Little, directed by Richard Wilson.
On 20 July 2019, Addy was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of York, having given a speech at the Roses Varsity opening ceremony a few months prior.
|1990||Dark Romances Vol. 2||Sam|
|1996||Bruised Fruit||Angel||Short film|
|Respect||Joe Carr||Television film|
|1997||The Heart Surgeon||Phil Mycroft|
|The 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
|Jack Frost||Mac MacArthur|
|1999||The Last Yellow||Frank|
|The Flint Street Nativity||Ass||Television film|
|The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas||Fred Flintstone|
|Married 2 Malcolm||Malcolm|
|2001||Down to Earth||Cisco|
|A Knight's Tale||Roland|
|2002||The Time Machine||David Philby|
|2003||The 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|
|Robin Hood||Friar Tuck|
|Barney's Version||Detective O'Hearne|
|2018||The More You Ignore Me||Keith|
|Mary Poppins Returns||Clyde the Horse||Voice|
|2019||Downton Abbey||Mr. Bakewell|
|2022||The Lost King||Richard Buckley|
|1987||The Ritz||Episode: "Monday"|
|1988||A Very Peculiar Practice||Mal Prentis||2 episodes|
|1990||The Bill||Matthew Holden|
|1992||Married... with Children||Lower Uncton Local|
|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||The 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||Main cast; 7 episodes (series 1)|
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—SAG Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2014||Remember Me||Rob Fairholme||3 episodes|
|2016||New Blood||DS Derek Sands|
|2018||Doctor Who||Paltraki||Episode: "The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos"|
|2019||Vera||Tony Briggs||Episode: "Cuckoo"|
|2020||White House Farm||DS Stan Jones||6 Episodes|
|2020||Moving On||Josh||Episode: "Man of Steel"|
|2020||The Salisbury Poisonings||Ross Cassidy||TV series|
|2021||Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After||Englebert||Television film |
|2016||The Nap||Bobby Spokes||Crucible Theatre|
|2019||Hangmen||Harry Wade||Atlantic Theatre Company|
|2020||Hangmen||Harry Wade||Golden Theatre|
|2018||World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth||Daelin Proudmoore|
|2020||Chivalry 2||Narrator||Trailer only|
Awards and nominations
|1998||51st British Academy Film Awards||BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role||The Full Monty||Nominated|||
|Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Dance Sequence||Nominated|||
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Breakthrough Performance - Male||Nominated|||
|2nd Golden Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Musical or Comedy||Nominated|||
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||SAG Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast (film) (shared)||Won|||
|2004||Young Artist Awards||Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television Series (shared with Jami Gertz)||Still Standing||Nominated|||
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Awards||SAG Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared)||Game of Thrones||Nominated|||
|2020||CinEuphoria Awards||Merit - Honorary Award (shared)||Won|||
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- ^ "Fram -Tony Harrison -RNT Olivier (2008)". britishtheatreguide.info. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
- ^ "Richard Bean's THE NAP, Starring Jack O'Connell, Begins Tonight at the Crucible". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- ^ "Honorary graduates for 2019 announced". University of York. 15 July 2019.
- ^ "Game of Thrones star will be at York University tournament". yorkpress.co.uk. 29 April 2019.
- ^ Writer: Andrew Lynch; Director: Reece Dinsdale; Producers: Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy (4 March 2020). "Man of Steel". Moving On. BBC. BBC One.
- ^ "Meet the cast of The Salisbury Poisonings". Radio Times. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- ^ "Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After – Release date, cast, plot and news". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
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- ^ "Film - Actor in a Supporting Role in 1998". Awards.BAFTA.org. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- Mark Addy at the British Film Institute
- Mark Addy at IMDb
- Mark Addy at Rotten Tomatoes
- Living people
- 20th-century English male actors
- 21st-century English male actors
- Alumni of RADA
- English male film actors
- English male television actors
- English male Shakespearean actors
- English male stage actors
- English male voice actors
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- Male actors from York
- 1964 births