Mark Addy

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Mark Addy
Mark Addy.JPG
Addy in 2006
Born Mark Ian Addy
(1964-01-14) 14 January 1964 (age 54)
York, England
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Biggs (m. 1996)
Children 3

Mark Ian Addy (born 14 January 1964) is an English actor. He is known for varied roles in British television, including 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 medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Addy was born in York. His family has lived in York since at least 1910, when his great-grandfather was living there. His father Ian spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster.[3] Addy was educated at Nunthorpe Grammar School, and from 1982 to 1984 attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

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, 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.

Since 2009, Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard.[4] He played Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He played 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 TV 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, and played Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. In that role, as well as in Still Standing, he played a blue-collar American (or, more accurately, an American-accented Pangean in the case of Fred Flintstone). He played Mac McArthur in the 1998 film Jack Frost. In 2001, he played 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 played 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.

Stage[edit]

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. In 2016, Addy appeared in Richard Bean's The Nap at Sheffield Crucible with Jack O'Connell and Ralf Little, directed by Richard Wilson.[5] his fathers ex wife, val, had 4 kids. Clare, Caroline, Jonathan and james. Clare has a son called olly who is also an actor. But now takes the surname ‘glen’ .

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Dark Romances Vol. 2 Sam
1996 Bruised Fruit Angel Short film
Respect Joe Carr Television film
1997 Heart Surgeon, TheThe Heart Surgeon Phil Mycroft
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
The Flint Street Nativity Ass Television film
2000 Announcement, TheThe Announcement Andy
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, TheThe Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Fred Flintstone
Married 2 Malcolm Malcolm
2001 Down to Earth Cisco
A Knight's Tale Roland
2002 Time Machine, TheThe Time Machine David Philby
Heartlands Ron
2003 Order, TheThe 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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Continental, TheThe Continental
Ritz, TheThe Ritz Episode: "Monday"
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Mal Prentis 2 episodes
1990 Bill, TheThe 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
Peak Practice Alec Kitson Episode: "A Normal Life"
Ghostbusters of East Finchley DC Newley 2 episodes
1995–96 Heartbeat Norman Greengrass 2 episodes
1996 Out of the Blue Robbo Episode: "2.6"
Thin Blue Line, TheThe 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 7 episodes
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Great Expectations Pumblechook
2011–2013 Trollied Andy
2013 The Syndicate Alan
2013–2015 Atlantis Hercules 25 episodes
2014 Remember Me Rob Fairholme 3 episodes
2016 Jericho Earl Bamford
New Blood DS Derek Sands
Borderline Himself
Young Hyacinth Daddy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Addy". Rotten Tomatoes. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Film - Actor in a Supporting Role in 1998". Awards.BAFTA.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Bilton, Richard (21 October 2010). "From grinding poverty to Hollywood in three generations". BBC News. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Joe (12 May 2009). The strategy behind the Tesco Clubcard relaunch, marketingmagazine.co.uk; retrieved 27 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Richard Bean's THE NAP, Starring Jack O'Connell, Begins Tonight at the Crucible". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 

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