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Joseph Marcell (born August 14, 1948) is a British actor and comedian best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler, the butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from September 1990, until it ended in May 1996. Born in Saint Lucia, he moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old, and grew up in Peckham, South London. Marcell lives in Banstead, Surrey.
Marcell at the Lakeside Theatre in 2014
14 August 1948|
Castries, Saint Lucia
|Residence||Banstead, Surrey, England|
Judith M. Midtby |
(m. 1975; div. 19??)
Joyce T. Walsh
Early life and educationEdit
Born in Saint Lucia, Marcell moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old. He studied theatre and science at the University of Sheffield, then took courses in speech and dance at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
He serves on the board of the Globe Theatre in London, where he featured in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. In July 2017, Marcell began rehearsals as Titus Andronicus for the La Grande Shakespeare Company in La Grande, Oregon.
Marcell has been married twice. His first marriage was in 1975 to Judith M. Midtby; the couple eventually divorced. His second wife is Joyce T. Walsh, to whom he has been married since June 1995. Marcell has two children: Ben and Jessica Marcell.
|1974||Antony and Cleopatra||Eros|
|1978||Empire Road||Walter Isaacs|
|1980||The Professionals||Nero||Credited as Joe Marcell|
|1983||Rumpole of the Bailey||Freddy Ruingo|
|1988||Doctor Who||John||Episode: "Remembrance of the Daleks"|
|1990–1996||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Geoffrey Butler|
|1993||David Copperfield||Mr. Micawber (voice)|
|1994||Sioux City||Dr. Darryl Reichert|
|1998||In the House||Minister|
|1998||The Bill||Vernon Johnson|
|1998||Brothers and Sisters||Pastor Gittens|
|2003–2004||The Bold and the Beautiful||Hudson|
|2007||Rough Crossings||David George|
|2008||Holby City||Carl Webster|
|2008||A Touch of Frost||Joshua Ray|
|2014||Death In Paradise||Alexander Jackson||Episode: "The Man with the Golden Gun"|
- King Lear as King Lear
- Gem of the Ocean as Solly Two Kings
- Lady Windermere's Fan (2018) as Lord Lorton, Vaudeville Theatre, London,
- The Tempest (2016) as Gonzalo, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London
- Made in the Caribbean (4 August 2012). "Caribbean Footsteps meets with Joseph Marcell". Retrieved 23 October 2017 – via YouTube.
I really am and I've always been a Saint Lucian.
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- "Joseph Marcell net worth", Celebrity Networth.
- "Shakespeare's Globe". www.shakespearesglobe.com.
- "'Fresh' face joins local production".
- Morgan, Fergus (25 January 2018). "Lady Windermere's Fan at the Vaudeville, London – review round-up". The Stage. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- Joseph Marcell on IMDb
- Alex Fletcher, "What happened to Geoffrey from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?", TV interview, Digital Spy, 24 February 2014.
- "Caribbean Footsteps meets with Joseph Marcell". YouTube
- "What the butler did next"