Eddie Marsan

British character actor Eddie Marsan is best known for portraying intense working-class blokes in both indie and blockbuster films. Though he initially seemed destined for a trade job, he decided to pursue stage acting ... Read more »
Born: 06/23/1968 in London, England, GB


Actor (62)

Ray Donovan 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)


River 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


A Brilliant Young Mind 2015 (Movie)

Richard Grieve (Actor)

Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


Filth 2014 (Movie)

Bladesey (Actor)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Smilin' Jack Moran (Actor)

The Restraint of Beasts 2014 (Movie)


Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

Crawe (Actor)

Southcliffe 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Still Life 2013 (Movie)

John May (Actor)

The World's End 2013 (Movie)

Peter Page (Actor)

I, Anna 2012 (Movie)


Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 (Movie)

Duir (Actor)

Thorne 2012 (TV Show)


Junkhearts 2011 (Movie)


Law & Order: UK 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


London Boulevard 2011 (Movie)


Merlin 2011 (Tv Show)


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Inspector Lestrade (Actor)

Tyrannosaur 2011 (Movie)

James (Actor)

War Horse 2011 (Movie)

Sgt. Fry (Actor)

1974: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Jack Whitehead (Actor)

1980: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 2 2010 (Movie)

Jack Whitehead (Actor)

Heartless 2010 (Movie)

Weapons Man (Actor)

The 39 Steps 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2010 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

Little Dorrit 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Me and Orson Welles 2009 (Movie)

John Houseman (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Inspector Lestrade (Actor)

Faintheart 2008 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Sixty Six 2008 (Movie)

Manny Rubens (Actor)

Grow Your Own 2007 (Movie)


I Want Candy 2007 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman 2007 (Movie)

Tish (Actor)

Beowulf & Grendel 2006 (Movie)

Brendan the Priest (Actor)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

Nicholas (Actor)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Brownway (Actor)

Rocket Post 2006 (Movie)

Hainze Dombrowsky (Actor)

The Illusionist 2006 (Movie)

Josef Fischer (Actor)

The Secret Life of Words 2006 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

Etheridge (Actor)

The New World 2005 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Caught in the Act 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Vera Drake 2004 (Movie)

Reg (Actor)

21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

Rev. John (Actor)

AfterLife 2003 (Movie)


Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Killoran (Actor)

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

Eddie Miller (Actor)

Janice Beard 2002 (Movie)

Mr Tense (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 2002 (Movie)

Marchand (Actor)

Second Sight II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Bunker 2001 (Movie)

Private First Class Kreuzmann (Actor)

Peaches 2000 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Second Sight 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

Young Thug (Actor)

Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Young Constable (Actor)

Friends and Crocodiles (TV Show)


God on Trial (TV Show)


The Lost Empire (TV Show)



British character actor Eddie Marsan is best known for portraying intense working-class blokes in both indie and blockbuster films. Though he initially seemed destined for a trade job, he decided to pursue stage acting, and, by his late 20s, Marsan was regularly working on British television shows. In 1997, he starred on the short-lived comedy series "Get Well Soon" (BBC) and steady gigs followed, including various movies, such as the crime drama "Gangster No. 1" (2000). Before long, Marsan won small roles in Hollywood films, including Martin Scorsese's period epic "Gangs of New York" (2002) and the tense drama "21 Grams" (2003). While continuing to appear in big-budget movies, Marsan established a bond with filmmaker Mike Leigh, leading to major parts in the 1950s-set drama "Vera Drake" (2004) and "Happy-Go-Lucky" (2008), which found him playing fascinatingly off of sunny co-star Sally Hawkins. Going on to featured roles in high-concept retellings of classic tales such as "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) and "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), Marsan cemented his rep as the British counterpart to Paul Giamatti, with his unconventional looks and fearless performances keeping him perpetually in demand.


Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

London , England

Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing



Featured in Edgar Wright's "The World's End"


Appeared in action fantasy film "Jack the Giant Slayer"


Cast as one of the eight dwarfs in "Snow White and the Huntsman" opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron


Co-starred in Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur"


Cast in WWI-set drama "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg; film based on novel by Michael Morpurgo and 2007 stage adaptation


Cast as Inspector Lestrade, opposite Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes in Guy Ritchie's re-imagining of "Sherlock Holmes"


Re-teamed with Mike Leigh to play an angsty teacher in "Happy-Go-Lucky"


Co-starred in BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"


Played Ed Norton's stage manager in "The Illusionist"


Co-starred in Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake"


Played Killoran in Martin Scorsese's crime epic "Gangs of New York"


Debuted as a series regular on short-lived BBC comedy series "Get Well Soon"


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