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Eddie Marsan


Eddie Marsan was born in Bethnal Green, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick, Woody Allen, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, ... See full bio »

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9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Inspector Lestrade
(2009)
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta Etheridge
(2005)
Hancock
Hancock Red
(2008)
The Illusionist
The Illusionist Josef Fischer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Jungle Book (post-production)
Vihaan
 2017 The Coldest City (post-production)
Spyglass
 2016 A Kind of Murder
Kimmel
 2016 Galavant (TV Series)
Death
- Love and Death (2016) ... Death
 2015 Concussion
Dr. Steve DeKosky
 2014 A Brilliant Young Mind
Richard
 2013/I Filth
Bladesey
 2013/I Still Life
John May
 2013 Southcliffe (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Salter
- All Souls (2013) ... Andrew Salter
- Sorrow's Child (2013) ... Andrew Salter
- Light Falls (2013) ... Andrew Salter
- The Hollow Shore (2013) ... Andrew Salter (credit only)
 2012 The Best of Men (TV Movie)
Dr Ludwig Guttmann
 2012 A Running Jump (Short)
Perry
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Intruder
- Walking the Dogs (2012) ... The Intruder
 2012 Boys on Film 8: Cruel Britannia
Carson (segment "Man and Boy")
 2012 In Love with Wilde (TV Series)
Czar
 2012 I, Anna
D.I. Kevin Franks
 2011 War Horse
Sgt. Fry
 2011 Junkhearts
Frank
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Stubb
- Part 2 (2011) ... Stubb
- Part 1 (2011) ... Stubb
 2009-2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Jason Peters
- Help (2010) ... Jason Peters
 2010 London Boulevard
DI Bailey
 2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Mr. White
- Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith: Part 2 (2010) ... Mr. White
- Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1 (2010) ... Mr. White
 2010 Merlin (TV Series)
The Manticore
- Love in the Time of Dragons (2010) ... The Manticore (voice)
 2010 Dive (TV Movie)
Will
 2010 Man and Boy (Short)
Carson
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Saul
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Saul
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Saul
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Saul
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Saul
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... Saul
 2009/I Heartless
Weapons Man
 2008 The 39 Steps (TV Movie)
Scudder
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Pancks
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Pancks
- Episode #1.12 (2008) ... Pancks
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Pancks
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Pancks
- Episode #1.9 (2008) ... Pancks
 2008 Faintheart
Richard
 2008 God on Trial (TV Movie)
Lieble
 2008 Hancock
Red
 2006 The Illusionist
Josef Fischer (as Edward Marsan)
 2005 The Headsman
Fabio
 2005 Friends & Crocodiles (TV Movie)
Butterworth
 2004 Coming Up (TV Series)
Martin
- The Baader Meinhoff Gang Show (2004) ... Martin
 2004 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Derek Poutney
- Body 21: Part 2 (2004) ... Derek Poutney
- Body 21: Part 1 (2004) ... Derek Poutney
 2004 Vera Drake
Reg
 2004 Quite Ugly One Morning (TV Movie)
Stephen Lime
 2004 The Rocket Post
Heinz Dombrowsky
 2004 Caught in the Act (TV Movie)
Gary Grissom
 2003 The Last King (TV Mini-Series)
Titus Oates
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Titus Oates
 2003 Grass (TV Series)
Sunshine
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Sunshine
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Sunshine
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Sunshine
 2003 Cheeky
Reg
 2003 AfterLife
Jez Walters
 2002 Post (Short)
Jack
 2002 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Ed Hay
- Nobody's Fool (2002) ... Ed Hay
 2002 Celeb (TV Series)
Lee
- The Assassin (2002) ... Lee
 2002 Ultimate Force (TV Series)
Badger
- The Killing House (2002) ... Badger
 2001 The Bunker
Pfc. Kreuzmann
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Louis Marchand
 2001 The Monkey King (TV Series)
Pigsy
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Pigsy
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Pigsy
 2000 Peaches
Brian
 2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series)
Ronald Quincy
- The Worsted Viper (2000) ... Ronald Quincy
 2000 The Vice (TV Series)
Rhys
- Home Is the Place: Part 2 (2000) ... Rhys
- Home Is the Place: Part 1 (2000) ... Rhys
 1999 Mad Cows
Constable
 1999 Second Sight (TV Movie)
Liam Morrison / Gardener
 1999 Janice Beard
Mr. Tense
 1999 Plastic Man (TV Movie)
Liam Cooper
 1999 This Year's Love
Eddie
 1998 You Are Here (TV Movie)
Nigel Pubis
 1998 B. Monkey
Young Thug
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Dimitri
 1996-1998 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Andy Sutcliffe / Eddie Sutcliffe
- Episode #19.9 (1996) ... Eddie Sutcliffe
 1997 More Is Less (TV Short)
Video Checker
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Mugger #1
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Ian Vincent
- The Ties That Bind (1997) ... Ian Vincent
 1996 Short Sharp Shocks (TV Series)
Intruder
 1992-1996 The Bill (TV Series)
Gary Vaughan / Dean Stacey / Roy Kilby / ...
- Road to Recovery (1996) ... Gary Vaughan
- Big Boy's Rules (1995) ... Dean Stacey
- Unreliable Witness (1993) ... Roy Kilby
- Human Resources (1992) ... Martin Price
 1996 Game On (TV Series)
Stoat
- Heavy Bondage & Custard Creams (1996) ... Stoat
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Rick Grant
- Chain Reactions (1996) ... Rick Grant
 1996 EastEnders (TV Series)
Roddy
- Episode dated 6 August 1996 (1996) ... Roddy (as Eddie Marson)
 1992 The Piglet Files (TV Series)
Yob
- Sex, Spies and Videotape (1992) ... Yob
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Youth in Chinese Restaurant / Chip Shop Youth
- Didn't You Kill My Brother? (1988) ... Youth in Chinese Restaurant (uncredited)
- The Yob (1988) ... Chip Shop Youth (uncredited)
 1987 Empire State
Clubber (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

His credits at London's Bush Theatre include: Adam in "A Place At The Table", a new play by Simon Block (2000) and Sonny in "Serving It Up", a new play by David Eldridge (1996). See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Marsan | Eddie Marson

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't do television. And that's not a choice, it's just for some reason it's never fitted, they've never wanted me, really. ...British TV is very very introverted. They have, it's very small circles. They watch TV, they don't watch movies. (November 2008) See more »

Trivia:

Began filming his scenes for Hancock (2008), just two days after he completed filming on Happy-Go-Lucky (2008). See more »

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