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Eddie Marsan

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

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 2018 Feedback (pre-production)
 2018 Mowgli (post-production)
 2018 White Boy Rick (post-production)
Art Derrick
 2018 7 Days in Entebbe (completed)
Shimon Peres
  Emperor (post-production)
Martin Luther
 2017 Atomic Blonde
 2016 The Exception
Heinrich Himmler
 2016 Their Finest
Sammy Smith
 2016 The Limehouse Golem
 2016 A Kind of Murder
Marty Kimmel
 2015 Concussion
Dr. Steve DeKosky
 2014 A Brilliant Young Mind
 2014 God's Pocket
Smilin' Jack Moran
 2013/I Filth
 2013/I Still Life
John May
 2013 The World's End
Peter Page
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer
 2012 Boys on Film 8: Cruel Britannia
Carson (segment "Man and Boy")
 2012 I, Anna
D.I. Kevin Franks
 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Inspector Lestrade
 2011 War Horse
Sgt. Fry
 2011 Junkhearts
 2011 Tyrannosaur
 2010 London Boulevard
DI Bailey
 2010 Thorne: Scaredycat
 2010 Thorne: Sleepyhead
Kevin Tughan
 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Inspector Lestrade
 2009/I Heartless
Weapons Man
 2008 Faintheart
 2008 Me and Orson Welles
John Houseman
 2008 Hancock
 2008 Happy-Go-Lucky
 2007 Grow Your Own
Little John
 2007 I Want Candy
Doug Perry
 2006 Sixty Six
Manny Rubens
 2006 Miami Vice
 2006 Mission: Impossible III
 2006 The Illusionist
Josef Fischer (as Edward Marsan)
 2005 The New World
 2005 V for Vendetta
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
Father Brendan
 2005 Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
James 'Tish' Corbitt
 2005 The Secret Life of Words
 2005 The Headsman
 2005 Match Point
Office Worker (uncredited)
 2004 Vera Drake
 2004 The Rocket Post
Heinz Dombrowsky
 2003 Cheeky
 2003 21 Grams
Reverend John
 2003 AfterLife
Jez Walters
 2002 Gangs of New York
 2001 The Bunker
Pfc. Kreuzmann
 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Louis Marchand
 2000 Peaches
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Eddie Miller
 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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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," at the Pleasance Theatre in London, England with Ben Walden, Michael Matus, Margaret Robertson, David Weston, Luisa Bradshaw-White, and Ruth Platt in the cast. Guy Retallack was director. See more »

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Edward Marsan | Eddie Marson


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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 »


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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