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SpouseKelly Johnson
FactStarring in the National Theatre's (UK) production of "Fram," by poet/playwright Tony Harrison in the role of Hjalmar Johansen. (Spring 2008) [May 2008]


Who is Mark Addy?

Mark Ian Addy was born on 14 January 1964, in York, England, and is an actor, best known for his portrayal of the character King Robert Baratheon during the first season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Other notable projects he’s worked on include “Atlantis”, “Still Standing”, and “The Full Monty”.

The Wealth of MarkAddy

As of early-2020, Mark Addy’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting since 1987, appearing in various local and Hollywood productions. He’s also known for his work in theatre, as well as for voice acting.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Mark grew up in York, with most of his family hailing from the area – his father worked in the glass industry. Mark attended Nunthorpe Grammar School, where his interest in the performing arts grew, and after matriculating he then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, completing a three-year program. RADA is one of the most well-known performing arts institutions in the country.

After completing his studies, he made his television debut in the miniseries “The Ritz” which follows the lives of three bouncers who work in a night club, and who must protect their workplace from a rival nightclub owner.

The following year, he was cast in “A Very Peculiar Practice” which aired on BBC for two seasons. Over the next few years he appeared mainly as a guest or occasional character in various popular shows, including “Married… with Children”, “The Syndicate”, “Heartbeat”, and “Peak Practice”. He also made an appearance in the comedy show “Bonkers”.

Continued Television Work and Theatre Projects

Addy gained a bit of attention for his portrayal of Bill Miller in the US sitcom “Still Standing”, which aired for four years on CBS.

Mark Addy

The series tells the story of a working-class family living in Chicago – for the show, he had to improvise an American accent, and did so successfully despite not having any training before being cast in the show. He also worked on the second season of “The Thin Blue Line”, alongside Rowan Atkinson, in the show about the endeavors of uniformed police officers in a fictional English town.

While working on these television projects, he concurrently appeared in a few theatre projects, such as the revival of “Donkeys’ Years”, and in an iteration of “Much Ado About Nothing” in which he portrayed Dogberry.

Another notable project he worked on is “Fram”, in which he played Hjalmar Johansen in the story of explorer Fridtjof Nansen in his quest to try and reach the North Pole. The play also showcases his life after the endeavor, as he tries to help the famine-ridden Soviet Union. Other stars of the play included Sian Thomas, Jeff Rawle, and Jasper Britton.

Game of Thrones

In 2011, Mark was cast in one of his most recognized roles as Robert Baratheon in the television adaptation of “Game of Thrones”. The series is based on the George RR Martin series of novels, collectively referred to as “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

The show’s name is taken from the series’ first book “A Game of Thrones”, and is set in a fictional fantasy world, in a continent divided into Seven Kingdoms geographically but unified under one who sits at the Iron Throne. It delves deep into the history of the fantasy world, with political intrigue, and a supernatural threat looming.

He was a part of the show during its first season, portraying the King of the continent Westeros, having won the seat after usurping the previous tyrannical family who held the throne, but his character had to be killed off to set the plot in motion, much like how his character died in the book.

Despite only being a part of the show during its first season, he made a significant impact with many fans of the show still recognizing him from his role. The show didn’t quite end on a good mark, as while it had generally positive reviews during its run, its ending left many of its fans and critics divided. While filming “Game of Thrones”, he admitted that one of the hardest things to learn while shooting was horseback riding. He also complimented how the show’s production was akin to many feature films he’s worked on.

Career After Game of Thrones

Shortly after exiting, “Game of Thrones”, Addy was cast in the television series “Trollied” as the character Andy. The UK show is set in a fictional supermarket, following the lives of employees who work there. He stayed with the show for two years and then moved on to his next major project “Atlantis” in which he portrays the Greek mythological character, Hercules. The show is inspired by Greek mythology as well as the legends that surround the fictional island of Atlantis. He stayed with the show for two seasons before its cancellation.

He’s also been very active in films, though he took a long break from them during the early-2010s to focus on his television work.

In 2018, he voiced Clyde the Horse in the film “Mary Poppins Returns” which stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. One of his latest projects is the film “Downton Abbey” which was created by the writer of the television series of the same name, Julian Fellowes.

Personal Life

Mark married Kelly Biggs in 1996 and they have three children together. He doesn’t talk a lot about his relationship and his family, preferring to keep a separation between his career and personal endeavors. During his free time, he enjoys going to fan conventions, events, and charity endeavors. He’s also been invited to speak at various educational institutions, even speaking at the University of York commencement, where he was awarded an honorary degree for his achievements.

General Info

Full NameMark Addy
Height1.79 m
ProfessionActor
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
NationalityBritish

Family

SpouseKelly Johnson
ChildrenRuby Johnson, Oscar Johnson, Charlie Johnson
ParentsIan Addy

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or ...
MoviesA Knight's Tale, The Full Monty, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Time Machine, Robin Hood, Jack Frost, The Order, Barney's Version, Around the World in 80 Days, Down to Earth, Red Riding: 1983, It's a Wonderful Afterlife, The Flint Street Nativity, The Last Yellow, Married 2 Malcolm, Heartla...
TV ShowsGame of Thrones, Atlantis, Still Standing, The Thin Blue Line, Trollied, Sunnyside Farm, Married... with Children, The Syndicate, Great Expectations, Peak Practice, National Theatre Live, Bonkers, Young Hyacinth, Red Riding, Out of the Blue (UK), Too Much Sun

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Quotes

#Quote
1Shooting stuff on horseback is more complicated and time consuming than anything else.
2Sometimes, you feel like you've sold your soul. But if I win the lottery, I'm going to buy it back.
3One of the differences between HBO and other television is that they demand the same coverage that you would have in a feature film. We need to have all the shots in order to make it as rich and as stunning as it looks. We can't cut any corners.
4A lot of people say that comedy doesn't travel well. I found it very accessible.
5It's nice to have material things but they're very superficial aren't they?

Facts

#Fact
1Starring in the National Theatre's (UK) production of "Fram," by poet/playwright Tony Harrison in the role of Hjalmar Johansen. (Spring 2008) [May 2008]
2York, North Yorkshire, England [September 2008]
3Currently, he is playing "Friar Tuck" on Robin Hood (2010), directed by Ridley Scott. [July 2009]
4North Yorkshire / Bradford / Leeds: Currently working on a new movie trilogy drama called Red Riding. The story tells about the Yorkshire Ripper who killed 13 women, terrorizing the whole of Yorkshire between 1973 and 1980. [September 2008]
5Mark lives with his wife and three children Ruby (8) Charlie (5) and Oscar (3).
6In 2000, he and wife Kelly welcomed their daughter, Ruby.
7Mark Addy attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lies We Tell2016post-productionBilly
The More You Ignore MefilmingKeith
The RunawaysannouncedReith
Young Hyacinth2016TV MovieDaddy
New Blood2016TV SeriesDS Derek Sands
Jericho2016TV SeriesEarl Bamford
Atlantis2013-2015TV SeriesHercules
Remember Me2014TV Mini-SeriesRob Fairholme
Trollied2011-2013TV SeriesAndy
The Syndicate2013TV SeriesAlan
Great Expectations2011TV Mini-SeriesPumblechook
National Theatre Live: Collaborators2011
Game of Thrones2011TV SeriesRobert Baratheon
National Theatre Live: London Assurance2010Squire Max Harkaway
Robin Hood2010Friar Tuck
Barney's Version2010Detective O'Hearne
It's a Wonderful Afterlife2010D I Smythe
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19832009TV MovieJohn Piggott
Bike Squad2008TV MovieSgt. John Rook
Bonkers2007TV SeriesTony Barker
Still Standing2002-2006TV SeriesBill Miller
Around the World in 80 Days2004Steamer Captain
The Order2003Thomas Garrett
Heartlands2002Ron
The Time Machine2002David Philby
A Knight's Tale2001Roland
Down to Earth2001Cisco
The Announcement2000Andy
Too Much Sun2000TV SeriesNigel Conway
Married 2 Malcolm2000Malcolm
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000Fred Flintstone
The Flint Street Nativity1999TV MovieAss
The Last Yellow1999Frank
Jack Frost1998Mac MacArthur
Closer1998Short
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesMark Addy
The Full Monty1997Dave
Sunnyside Farm1997TV SeriesKen Sunnyside
The Heart Surgeon1997TV MoviePhil Mycroft
The Thin Blue Line1996TV SeriesD.C. Gary Boyle
Respect1996TV MovieJoe Carr
Out of the Blue1996TV SeriesRobbo
Heartbeat1995-1996TV SeriesNorman Greengrass
Bruised Fruit1996ShortAngel
Ghostbusters of East Finchley1995TV SeriesDC Newley
The Bill1990-1995TV SeriesMatthew Holden / Frank Hedges
Peak Practice1995TV SeriesAlec Kitson
Band of Gold1995TV SeriesDC Sherrington
Between the Lines1994TV SeriesPC
Married with Children1992TV SeriesLower Uncton Local
Dark Romances Vol. 21990VideoSam
A Very Peculiar Practice1988TV SeriesMal Prentis
The Continental1987TV Series
The Ritz1987TV SeriesTony

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000performer: "This Isn't Love"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Borderline2016TV SeriesHimself
Thronecast2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewer
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Game of Thrones: Costumes2011Video documentaryRobert Baratheon / Himself
Loose Women2009TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Heath Ledger Profile2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'A Knight's Tale'2001TV Short documentaryHimself
The Rock Music Scene in 13702001Video documentary shortHimself
Tournaments: A Cross Between Pro Football and Stock Car Racing2001Video documentary shortHimself
A Director's Quest2001Video shortHimself
You Never Know What You'll Find in a Czech Prop House2001Video shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryDave
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryDave

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastThe Full Monty (1997)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsMost Popular Mom & Pop in a Television SeriesStill Standing (2002)
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Full Monty (1997)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Full Monty (1997)
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Dance SequenceThe Full Monty (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleThe Full Monty (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Full Monty (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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