Mark Ian Addy (born 14 January 1964) is an English actor and voice artist. He is known for varied roles in British television, including Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996) and Hercules in the fantasy drama series Atlantis (2013–2015). He made his film debut as Dave Horsefall in The Full Monty (1997), earning a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Other notable roles include Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Bill Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2002–2006) and King Robert Baratheon in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011).
Addy in 2006
Mark Ian Addy
14 January 1964
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, voice artist|
Kelly Biggs (m. 1996)
Addy was born in York. His family has lived in York since at least 1910, when his great-grandfather was living there. His father Ian spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster. Addy was educated at Nunthorpe Grammar School, and from 1982 to 1984 attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
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Addy made his first TV appearance in 1987 in The Ritz, followed in 1988 by A Very Peculiar Practice, followed by TV performances in shows such as Heartbeat, Band of Gold, Married... with Children, Peak Practice, The Thin Blue Line, Too Much Sun, Sunnyside Farm, Trollied and most recently The Syndicate for the BBC.
He played Bill Miller (using an improvised American accent) in Still Standing and played Detective Boyle in the second series of the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line. He also appeared on ITV1's comedy drama series Bonkers, and another ITV comedy drama, Bike Squad, in early 2008 as Sergeant John Rook.
Since 2009, Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard. He played Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones: Addy's audition for the role was, according to showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the best they saw, he being the easiest actor to cast for the show. He played Hercules, one of the main characters in the BBC One fantasy drama series Atlantis, which started airing on 28 September 2013 in the UK. In the BBC TV drama New Blood (2016), featuring young detectives from the Serious Fraud Office and the London Police Service, Addy played D.S. Derek Sands.
In film, Addy had a leading role in The Full Monty, and played Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. He played Mac McArthur in the 1998 film Jack Frost. In 2001, he played Roland in A Knight's Tale and a butler to Chris Rock's character in the film Down to Earth. In Down to Earth, his character was an American who was pretending to be British.
Addy played David Philby in The Time Machine and made an appearance as the Ship Captain in Around the World in 80 Days with Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan, and made an appearance as Friar Tuck in Ridley Scott's 2010 film Robin Hood.
In 2019 he appeared in the Downton Abbey movie as Mr. Bakewell, who owns the shop from which Mrs. Patmore buys her supplies; a character who was mentioned in the television series but hadn't yet appeared onscreen.
Addy played Kevin Snell in the 2006 revival of Donkeys' Years at the Comedy Theatre in London, and in 2007–08 he has appeared at the National Theatre as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing and as Hjalmar Johansen in Fram. In 2011, he played Vladimir, an NKVD officer, in Collaborators at the National Theatre, which also featured in the National Theatre Live programme, where live performances are broadcast to cinemas around the world. In 2016, Addy appeared in Richard Bean's The Nap at Sheffield Crucible with Jack O'Connell and Ralf Little, directed by Richard Wilson.
|1990||Dark Romances Vol. 2||Sam|
|1996||Bruised Fruit||Angel||Short film|
|Respect||Joe Carr||Television film|
|1997||The Heart Surgeon||Phil Mycroft|
|The Full Monty||David "Dave" Horsefall||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
|Jack Frost||Mac MacArthur|
|1999||The Last Yellow||Frank|
|The Flint Street Nativity||Ass||Television film|
|The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas||Fred Flintstone|
|Married 2 Malcolm||Malcolm|
|2001||Down to Earth||Cisco|
|A Knight's Tale||Roland|
|2002||The Time Machine||David Philby|
|2003||The Order||Thomas Garrett|
|2004||Around the World in 80 Days||Steamer Captain|
|2008||Bike Squad||Sgt. John Rook||Television film|
|2009||Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983||John Piggott|
|2010||It's a Wonderful Afterlife||DI Smythe|
|Robin Hood||Friar Tuck|
|Barney's Version||Detective O'Hearne|
|2018||The More You Ignore Me||Keith|
|Mary Poppins Returns||Clyde the Horse||Voice|
|2019||Downton Abbey||Mr. Bakewell|
|The Ritz||Episode: "Monday"|
|1988||A Very Peculiar Practice||Mal Prentis||2 episodes|
|1990||The Bill||Matthew Holden|
|1992||Married... with Children||Lower Uncton Local|
|1994||Between the Lines||PC||Episode: "Unknown Soldier"|
|1995||Band of Gold||DC Sherrington||3 episodes|
|Peak Practice||Alec Kitson||Episode: "A Normal Life"|
|Ghostbusters of East Finchley||DC Newley||2 episodes|
|1995–96||Heartbeat||Norman Greengrass||2 episodes|
|1996||Out of the Blue||Robbo||Episode: "2.6"|
|The Thin Blue Line||D.C. Boyle||7 episodes|
|1997||Sunnyside Farm||Ken Sunnyside||TV series|
|2000||Too Much Sun||Nigel Conway||6 episodes|
|2002–2006||Still Standing||Bill Miller||88 episodes|
|2007||Bonkers||Tony Barker||6 episodes|
|2010||National Theatre Live||Squire Max Harkaway||Episode: "London Assurance"|
|2011||Game of Thrones||Robert Baratheon||Main cast; 7 episodes (season 1)|
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2014||Remember Me||Rob Fairholme||3 episodes|
|New Blood||DS Derek Sands|
|2018||Doctor Who||Paltraki||Episode: "The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos"|
|2019||Vera||Tony Briggs||Episode: "Cuckoo"|
|2020||White House Farm||Upcoming series|
|2018||World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth||Daelin Proudmoore|
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