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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 14, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: York, England, GB Profession: actor, comedian, stagehand

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Introduced to American audiences as one of the amateur male strippers of "The Full Monty" (1997), Mark Addy made a cottage industry of playing men of unlimited ambition and unfulfilled potential. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Addy turned to film and television when he grew frustrated by his limited options on the stage. His feature film debut in "The Full Monty" brought Addy to the United States, where he lent support to Michael Keaton in the fantasy "Jack Frost" (1998) and replaced John Goodman as the embodiment of cartoon icon Fred Flintstone in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000). His stock rising immeasurably via his work with heartthrob Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale" (2002) and "The Order" (2003), Addy transitioned to the small screen with a lead role in the American sitcom "Still Standing" (CBS, 2002-06). Alternating better roles onstage with high profile film jobs, Addy turned up in "The Time Machine" (2002) and "Around the World in 80 Days," based on novels by H. G. Wells. His peripheral participation adding value to "Robin Hood" (2010) with Russell Crowe and "Barney's Version" (2010) starring Paul Giamatti, Addy had a chance to take focus and throw...

Introduced to American audiences as one of the amateur male strippers of "The Full Monty" (1997), Mark Addy made a cottage industry of playing men of unlimited ambition and unfulfilled potential. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Addy turned to film and television when he grew frustrated by his limited options on the stage. His feature film debut in "The Full Monty" brought Addy to the United States, where he lent support to Michael Keaton in the fantasy "Jack Frost" (1998) and replaced John Goodman as the embodiment of cartoon icon Fred Flintstone in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000). His stock rising immeasurably via his work with heartthrob Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale" (2002) and "The Order" (2003), Addy transitioned to the small screen with a lead role in the American sitcom "Still Standing" (CBS, 2002-06). Alternating better roles onstage with high profile film jobs, Addy turned up in "The Time Machine" (2002) and "Around the World in 80 Days," based on novels by H. G. Wells. His peripheral participation adding value to "Robin Hood" (2010) with Russell Crowe and "Barney's Version" (2010) starring Paul Giamatti, Addy had a chance to take focus and throw considerably more shade as the troubled King Robert Baratheon in HBO's epic miniseries "Game of Thrones" (2011- ), based on the award-winning fantasy novels of George R. R. Martin. An instant hit with TV viewers, "Game of Thrones" catapulted the actor out of the ghetto of low comedy, giving Mark Addy a stature and a following befitting a versatile character actor with the mass appeal of a leading man.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Barney's Version (2010)
2.
 Robin Hood (2010)
6.
 Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Steamer Captain
7.
 Order, The (2003) Father Thomas Garrett
8.
 Time Machine, The (2002) David Philby
9.
 Down to Earth (2001) Cisco
10.
 Knight's Tale, A (2001) Roland
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At age 15, was hired as a stagehand at the York Theatre Royal
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Worked on stage for a range of directors including Tony Harrison, Alan Ayckbourn and Richard Eyre
1988:
Made his first TV appearance in "A Very Peculiar Practice"
1995:
Appeared on the British drama series "Band of Gold"
1996:
Had featured role in the British sitcom "The Thin Blue Line"
1997:
Had breakthrough role as Dave in his feature film debut, "The Full Monty"
1999:
Co-starred with Samantha Morton and Charlie Creed-Miles in "The Last Yellow"
2000:
Cast as Fred Flinstone in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas"
2000:
Starred in the British situation comedy "Too Much Sun"
2001:
Played a butler of Chris Rock's character in "Down to Earth"
2001:
Had featured role in "A Knight's Tale," starring Heath Ledger and directed by Brian Helgeland
2002:
Co-starred with Guy Pearce in "The Time Machine"
2002:
Played Bill Miller in the CBS sitcom "Still Standing"
2003:
Re-teamed with Helgeland and Heath Ledger in "The Order"
2004:
Starred in the Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"
2007:
Cast in the short-lived British series "Bonkers"
2009:
Appeared in the British television adaptation of "Red Riding"
2010:
Cast opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"
2011:
Cast as Robert Baratheon in HBO's adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, called "Game of Thrones"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1982 - 1984

Notes

On his impression of the States: "Fantastic. All we usually see of America is what's on TV. Police dramas where there's always a crisis. I was on the subway in New York the other day and kept expecting something to happen. But it was just normal people going to work." --Mark Addy, USA TODAY, September 12, 1997

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wife:
Kelly Addy. Bar manager. Married in 1996; born c. 1970.

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