The Lowdown on: Marc Warren

August 26, 2008 by  
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Marc WarrenMarc Warren was born in Northamton in 1967 and IMDB list his trade mark as ‘His extraordinarily expressive eyes and hands’, which must either have been written by an edging on (if not full blown) stalker fan, or a friend taking the mickey.  Still, they have a point, and Warren showed promise as an actor from an early age. Who could have known that the extra from a 1989 episode of Dr Who would one day be an accomplished character actor on the British circuit and doing his very own guest starring role in the 2006 episode Love and Monsters.

Now a chipper looking 40 years old, Warren established himself in such roles as Band of Brothers and State of Play, both critically acclaimed telly drama’s in which he played supporting characters. However he really came to our attention in Hustle, as Danny Blue. He also did a disturbing turn as Dracula in a 2006 TV movie.Marc Warren as Dracula

Starring this year in the superb Burn Up, Warren’s ability to play the murky character with depth was displayed once again. He has even had a role in an Angelina Jolie fronted blockbuster, Wanted, in which he played an assassin known as The Repairman.

He went to the East 15 Drama School at aged 17 but dropped out after two years. In interviews he has said that he gained little from going, and learned more from is girlfriend at the time.

His private life is shrouded in, well, privacy and Warren has gained a reputation for being a difficult subject to interview as he closely guards his personal life. However earlier this year in an interview with Richard & Judy, glamour girl Abi Titmuss admitted that she and Warren were in a relationship.

Warren stars in the BBC drama Mutual Friends, starting tonight on BBC 1 at 9pm.