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Also Known As: Edward Maurice Charles Marsan Died:
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Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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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. ...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 God's Pocket (2014)
2.
 X + Y (2014)
3.
 Filth (2014)
4.
 I, Anna (2013)
5.
 World's End, The (2013)
6.
8.
 Tyrannosaur (2011)
9.
 War Horse (2011)
10.
 London Boulevard (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

1997:
Debuted as a series regular on short-lived BBC comedy series "Get Well Soon"
2002:
Played Killoran in Martin Scorsese's crime epic "Gangs of New York"
2004:
Co-starred in Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake"
2006:
Played Ed Norton's stage manager in "The Illusionist"
2008:
Re-teamed with Mike Leigh to play an angsty teacher in "Happy-Go-Lucky"
2008:
Co-starred in BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
2009:
Cast as Inspector Lestrade, opposite Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes in Guy Ritchie's re-imagining of "Sherlock Holmes"
2011:
Co-starred in Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur"
2011:
Cast in WWI-set drama "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg; film based on novel by Michael Morpurgo and 2007 stage adaptation
2012:
Cast as one of the eight dwarfs in "Snow White and the Huntsman" opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron
2013:
Appeared in action fantasy film "Jack the Giant Slayer"
2013:
Featured in Edgar Wright's "The World's End"
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Education

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts: London , England -
Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing: -

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