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With an impressive body of work that spans 20 years, EDDIE MARSAN
(Art Derrick) is one of the most exciting and versatile actors around today.
Eddie will play the role of Paul Wolfowitz in Adam McKay's "Backseat," a film
about the Bush, Cheney White House with Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Steve
Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush. The film is set for
a US release on 21st December & in the UK on 25th January 2019. Eddie will voice
the character of 'Vihaan' in the live-action adaptation "Mowgli," which is due
for release this October. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film is based on Rudyard
Kipling's classic novel, 'The Jungle Book' and also stars Christian Bale,
Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett.
Eddie has also finished filming Pedro C.Alonso's "Feedback," playing the lead
role of Jarvis. The film is set to be released later this year.
Eddie is also about to relocate from LA to NY to start shooting season 6 of
the popular "Ray Donovan," in which he stars as 'Terry Donovan' alongside Liev
Schreiber and Golden Globe winner Jon Voight. The crime drama, about a South
Boston family living in LA, recorded the highest ratings for a premiere series
on Showtime. The latest season will TX in August. Also in the pipeline, Eddie
will play 'Martin Luther' in Lee Tamahori's 16th century set "Emperor,"
alongside Adrien Brody and will also star in "The Professor and the Madman"
alongside Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.
In May, Eddie was seen in the sequel of the hugely popular superhero film "Deadpool,"
David Leitch's action-comedy stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. Eddie also
starred in Jose Padilha's "Entebbe," Starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl,
the film is inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France
flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. Eddie plays the architect of the mission
and the former Israeli Prime Minister, President and Nobel Peace Prize winner
In 2017 Eddie played a various number of different roles. He starred in David
Leitch's "Atomic Blonde" in the role of 'Spyglass' alongside Charlize Theron,
James McAvoy and John Goodman. Eddie also featured alongside Bill Nighy, Gemma
Arterton and Sam Claflin in "Their Finest." Eddie starred in Juan Carlos Medina
thriller "The Limehouse Golem," alongside Bill Nighy, Daniel Mays, Olivia Cooke
and Douglas Booth. Eddie also featured in "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down
the White House," starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane.
In 2016 Eddie, starred in three films premiering at Toronto Film Festival. He
was seen as Heinrich Himmler David Leveaux's "The Exception" alongside
Christopher Plummer and Lily James, he also starred in Andy Goddard's "A Kind of
Murder" alongside Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett and Patrick Wilson
In May 2015, Eddie starred in the highly anticipated, adaptation of Susanna
Clarke's best-selling novel "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" with Eddie taking
on the central role of 'Mr Norrell'. A seven-part BBC drama series, the show
also starred Bertie Carvel and Charlotte Riley. Adapted by Peter Harness and
directed by Toby Haynes, the series tells the story of two men who bring magic
back into the world at the beginning of the 19th century; the reclusive Mr
Norrell and the inimitable Jonathan Strange. In March of that year we also saw
Eddie star in "X Plus Y" alongside Sally Hawkins, Asa Butterfield and Rafe
Spall. The film follows the story of an unconventional teacher who helps a
teenage maths prodigy who struggles with people, but finds comfort in numbers.
He was also seen in BBC six-part drama "The River" in which he starred alongside
Stellan Skarsgard and Lesley Manville.
Eddie is best known for his work in film and first gained attention in the UK
for his portrayal of 'Eddie Mays' in Paul McGuigan's "Gangster No. 1." The
following year the part of 'Killoran,' Jim Broadbent's henchman in Martin
Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" brought him to the attention of a worldwide
audience. In 2004, Eddie earned critical acclaim for his performance in Mike
Leigh's successful British drama "Vera Drake," in which he starred alongside
Imelda Staunton. For his role as 'Reg,' Eddie won the award for Best Supporting
Actor at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and was nominated in
the Best Supporting Actor category for the London Film Critics Circle awards.
That same year Eddie made his first foray into American cinema, playing 'The
Preacher' in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "21 Grams." Since then Eddie has
worked continually in both the UK and the US, with directors such as Michael
Mann, Terrence Malick, JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Richard Linklater and Peter
In 2008, Eddie won his second "Best Supporting Actor" BIFA, London Film
Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor award and the USA National Society of Film
Critics award for his outstanding performance in Mike Leigh's "Happy Go Lucky."
The film follows school teacher Poppy's (Sally Hawkins) easygoing outlook on
life that infuriates those around her, including her new cynically paranoid
driving instructor Scott. In 2009 Eddie starred in the British thriller film
'The Disappearance of Alice Creed" about the kidnapping of a young woman by two
ex-convicts, with Gemma Arterton and Martin Compston. He was nominated for an
Evening Standard British Film award for Best Actor. In the same year, Eddie
played Inspector Lestrade in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" alongside Jude Law
and Robert Downey Jr, a role which he later revived in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game
of Shadows." In 2011, Eddie garnered his third BIFA nomination for Best
Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the
hugely successful "Tyrannosaur," and in 2012 he received the best Actor award at
the Moscow International Film Festival for "Junk Hearts." Following this, Eddie
was seen in "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg, which was based on
Michael Morpurgo's novel of the same title. In 2013, Eddie starred in "The
World's End" with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which won the Empire award for
'Best British Film' in 2014. Late 2013 also saw the release of "Filth" directed
by Jon S. Baird, in which Eddie starred alongside James McAvoy and Jamie Bell
and for which he received his fourth BIFA nomination. Also in 2013 "Still Life,"
a comedy drama directed by Uberto Pasolini won the Venice Horizons award at the
Venice film Festival. In the film, which also stars Joanne Froggatt, Eddie plays
the lead role as 'John May,' a council caseworker, who looks for the relatives
of those found dead and alone. In 2014, Eddie received the Best Actor Award for
this work at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 2014 also saw Eddie star
alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks in John Slattery's
"God's Pocket." Other film credits include "V for Vendetta" alongside Natalie
Portman, "Mission: Impossible III" with Tom Cruise and "Hancock" with Will
Eddie's work in Television has also been highly regarded and he has
previously been seen in 2008's internationally acclaimed BBC adaptation of
Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit," as the driven rent collector, 'Mr. Panks.'
This won best miniseries at the 2009 Emmy Awards and was nominated for best
miniseries at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. 2009 also saw Eddie star in the
1970s-set Channel 4 trilogy "Red Riding." In 2012, Eddie has won plaudits for
his portrayal of Ludwig Gutman, the founder of the Paralympics, in the BBC's
"The Best of Men," alongside Rob Brydon. He featured in the Channel 4
mini-series "Southcliffe" as 'Andrew Salter' alongside Rory Kinnear and Sean
Harris, which was nominated for several awards at the 2010 British Academy
Televison Awards (BAFTAs).
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