Marc Warren

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Marc Warren
Born(1967-03-20) 20 March 1967 (age 47)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Years active1989–present
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This article is about the English actor. For other uses, see Marc Warren (disambiguation).
Marc Warren
Born(1967-03-20) 20 March 1967 (age 47)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Years active1989–present

Marc Warren (born 20 March 1967) is an English actor, known for his British television roles, typically playing brash cockney characters. He played Albert Blithe in Band of Brothers, Danny Blue in Hustle, Dougie Raymond in The Vice, Dominic Foy in State of Play and Rick in Mad Dogs.


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.

Warren helped in the production of digital storyboards (as a stand-in for Ewan McGregor) in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Warren had his first major film breakthrough with the 1992 BBC film An Ungentlemanly Act, in which he played Falklands Islands' Governor, Sir Rex Hunt's son, Tony.

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 the British film 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 is probably best known for his role as Danny Blue (a main character) in BBC TV series Hustle from series 1–4.

In June 2006 he played the character Elton Pope in an episode of Doctor Who titled "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.[1]

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.[2] The following year, Warren starred in a new Sky One production, Mad Dogs, alongside Max Beesley, Philip Glenister and John Simm.[3]

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.[4] He is currently the face of Virgin Media's TiVo set-top DVRs since July 2011. Marc Warren reprised his role of Danny Blue in Hustle for the series' final episode.

Warren joined the cast of the American drama The Good Wife in autumn 2012 in the recurring role of Kalinda Sharma's estranged, previously unseen husband.[5]

Warren is currently playing Rochefort in the BBC drama The Musketeers.

Personal life[edit]

In late 1979 Warren moved from Northamptonshire to Farnborough, Hampshire. He attended Cove Senior School between 1980 and 1982, before moving back north to his hometown.



1995Boston KickoutRobert
1996Hidden in SilenceLubic
1997Bring Me the Head of Mavis DavisClint
1998B. MonkeyTerence
Alice Through the Looking GlassTweedle-Dee
1998Dad SavageVic
2000Free SpiritsCokehead
2002Al's LadsJimmy
2002No Night Is Too LongDr. Ivo Steadman
2002Revengers TragedySupervacuo
2003The Principles of LustBilly
2003Song for a Raggy BoyBrother Mac
2005Green StreetSteve Dunham
2005Hellraiser: DeaderJoey
2006Terry Pratchett's HogfatherMr. Teatime
2006Colour Me KubrickHud
2006Land of the BlindPool
2006The Lives of SaintsFather Daniel
2008IntercomSimonShort film
2008WantedThe Repairman
2010Do Elephants Pray?Marrlen
2012Wild BillDrunk dad


1989Doctor WhoExtraUncredited Battlefield
1992An Ungentlemanly ActTony Hunt
1992Grange HillThomas Rankin
1992Between the LinesPC UnderwoodSeries 1, Episode 2
1992Sam SaturdayDC Colin FennelSeries 1, Episode 6
1993HeartbeatRupert AshfordlySeries 2, Episode 1
1994Sharpe's CompanyCaptain Rymer
1995Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the HawkmenManfred von Richthofen
1995Prime Suspect: Scent of DarknessDC Andy DysonSeries 4, Episode 3
1995Ghostbusters of East FinchleyButch
1995The BillDarren HuttonSeries 11, Episode 144
1996A Touch of FrostGraham McArdySeries 4, Episode 1
1996Hidden in SilenceLubic
1997HighlanderMorgan D'EstaingSeries 4, Episode 19
1997WycliffeDC Arnie SwarlandChristmas Special
1998Alice Through the Looking GlassTweedledee
1998How Do You Want Me?Mark PiggottSeries 1, Episode 4
1999Oliver TwistMonks
1999–2000The ViceDougie Raymond
2000Black CabStuart
2001Band of BrothersPvt. Albert BlitheEpisodes: "Currahee" and "Carentan"
2001The BombmakerQuinn
2001Men OnlyMac
2001Big Bad WorldRussellSeries 3, Episode 4
2002No Night Is Too LongDr. Ivo Steadman
2002NCS: ManhuntLaurence Bright
2002Clocking OffPC Jason WoodsSeries 3, Episode 1
2003State of PlayDominic Foy
2003ReversalsDr. Chris Singleton
2003PoirotMeredith BlakeSeries 9, Episode 1: "Five Little Pigs"
2004Pretending to Be JudithHugo
2004Agatha Christie's MarpleCaptain AinsworthSeries 1, Episode 2: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2004–2007HustleDanny BlueSeries Regular
2005VincentGary de SilvaSeries 1, Episode 1
2005Twisted TalesAlex Wright
2006Doctor WhoElton PopeEpisode: "Love & Monsters"
2006Terry Pratchett's HogfatherMr Jonathan Teatime
2006DraculaCount Dracula
2007Life on MarsTony CraneSeries 2, Episode 1: "Helpless"
2007Ballet ShoesMr Simpson
2008Messiah V: The RaptureDCI Joseph Walker
2008Burn UpPhilip Crowley
2008Mutual FriendsMartin Grantham
2010Touched By FrostNarrator
2010Ben HurDavid
2010Worried About the BoySteve Strange
2010AccusedKenny ArmstrongSeries 1, Episode 5
2011–2013Mad DogsRick12 episodes
2011Without YouGreg
2012HustleDanny BlueCameo Appearance
2012The Good WifeNick
2015The MusketeersRochefort
2015Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellThe Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair


  1. ^ BARB
  2. ^ BBC Press Office
  3. ^ News – Media – BSkyB
  4. ^ Woolman, Natalie (10 June 2011). "Marc Warren to star in West End Cool Hand Luke". Stage. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Mike Hale. "'The Good Wife' multitasks," The New York Times, 4 October 2012.

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