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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 González ... See full bio »
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 2017 Jungle Book: Origins (filming)
 2015 Concussion (completed)
Dr. Steven DeKosky
 2014 A Brilliant Young Mind
 2013/I Filth
 2013/I Still Life
John May
 2012 I, Anna
D.I. Kevin Franks
 2011 War Horse
Sgt. Fry
 2011 Junkhearts
 2010 London Boulevard
DI Bailey
 2009/I Heartless
Weapons Man
 2008 Faintheart
 2008 Hancock
 2006 The Illusionist
Josef Fischer (as Edward Marsan)
 2005 The Headsman
 2004 Vera Drake
 2004 The Rocket Post
Heinz Dombrowsky
 2003 Cheeky
 2003 AfterLife
Jez Walters
 2001 The Bunker
Pfc. Kreuzmann
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Louis Marchand
 2000 Peaches
 1999 Mad Cows
 1999 Janice Beard
Mr. Tense
 1999 This Year's Love
 1998 B. Monkey
Young Thug
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Mugger #1
 1987 Empire State
Clubber (uncredited)
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(February 1996-June 1996; July 1996-September 1996; December 1996-February 1997) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season the Cottesloe Theatre; Laurence Olivier Theatre; and the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children; Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Little... See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Marsan | Eddie Marson


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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I sometimes think if I had gone to Oxford or Cambridge and looked like a handsome young guy who could be in an Evelyn Waugh novel or something, I'd be a massive movie star. But there's a longevity to what I do. It's more reliable. Someone isn't deciding that I'm the next big thing. Because if they're deciding I'm the next big thing, they can decide that someone else is the next big thing. See more »


Attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and the Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing. See more »

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