Eddie Marsan - Rotten Tomatoes

Eddie Marsan

Highest Rated:   100% Red Riding: 1974 (2009)
Lowest Rated:   21% Faintheart (2008)
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A prolific character actor in his native Britain, Eddie Marsan specialized in challenging and provocative roles, in slightly tough and edgy projects that often took advantage of his unique, immediately identifiable countenance. After debuting as a bit player and guest star in English television series including Casualty, Game On, and The Bill, Marsan took one of his premier big-screen bows in Michael Radford's crime thriller B. Monkey (1998), then effectively played one of Tammany Hall's minions opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's period crime epic Gangs of New York (2002). On a much different note, Marsan subsequently teamed up with English cause célèbre director Mike Leigh in the abortion-themed character study Vera Drake (2004) -- in which the actor ushered in a partly improvised portrayal of a kindly road worker who romances the title character's daughter. Drake brought Marsan an upsurge of attention, and thereafter, assignments rolled in quickly and furiously from both sides of the Atlantic. These included supporting roles in Isabel Coixet's gentle, atmospheric drama The Secret Life of Words, Neil Burger's period supernatural drama The Illusionist, and the mega-budgeted action extravaganza Mission: Impossible III. 2008 marked a busy period for Marsan; that year, he both tackled a supporting part opposite Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the superhero comedy Hancock, and -- on a much-anticipated note -- re-teamed with Mike Leigh for a prominent role as an angsty teacher in the slice-of-life comedy Happy-Go-Lucky.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
57% The Limehouse Golem
  • Actor
2017
75% Atomic Blonde
  • Spyglass
$42.8M 2017
78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss)
  • Heinrich Himmler
$0.8M 2017
88% Their Finest
  • Sammy Smith
$3.6M 2017
No Score Yet Hunting the KGB Killers
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Bob Dylan: Knockin' on Dave's Door
  • Bob Dylan
2017
36% A Kind of Murder
  • Kimmel
2016
61% Concussion
  • Dr. Steven DeKosky
$23.3M 2015
86% A Brilliant Young Mind
  • Actor
2015
63% Still Life
  • John May
2015
64% Filth
  • Bladesy
$23.6k 2014
37% God's Pocket
  • Smilin' Jack Moran
$97.5k 2014
89% The World's End
  • Peter Page
$33.5M 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer
  • Crawe
$65.2M 2013
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Hadrian
$155.1M 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Best of Men
  • Dr. Ludwig Guttmann
2012
60% I, Anna
  • D.I. Kevin Franks
2012
76% War Horse
  • Sgt. Fry
$79.9M 2011
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Inspector Lestrade
$186.9M 2011
83% Tyrannosaur
  • James
$22.6k 2011
36% London Boulevard
  • D.I. Bailey
$11k 2011
64% Junkhearts
  • Frank
2011
75% Heartless
  • Weapons Man
$2.5k 2010
No Score Yet Thorne: Scaredy Cat
  • Tughan
2010
82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed
  • Vic
$0.2M 2010
91% Red Riding: 1980
  • Jack Whitehead
2010
70% Sherlock Holmes
  • Inspector Lestrade
$208.8M 2009
85% Me and Orson Welles
  • John Houseman
$1.1M 2009
100% Red Riding: 1974
  • Jack Whitehead
2009
No Score Yet The 39 Steps
  • Scudder
2008
93% Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Scott
$3.5M 2008
21% Faintheart
  • Richard
2008
No Score Yet God on Trial
  • Lieble
2008
41% Hancock
  • Red
$228M 2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit
  • Pancks
2008
56% Grow Your Own
  • Actor
2007
77% Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
  • James Corbitt
2007
63% I Want Candy
  • Doug
2007
69% The Secret Life of Words
  • Victor
2006
64% Sixty Six
  • Manny
2006
74% The Illusionist
  • Josef Fischer
$39.7M 2006
47% Miami Vice
  • Nicholas
$63.5M 2006
48% Beowulf & Grendel
  • Brendan the Celt
2006
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Brownway
$133.4M 2006
73% V for Vendetta
  • Etheridge
$70.5M 2006
No Score Yet Friends and Crocodiles
  • Marcus
2006
No Score Yet Shadow of the Sword
  • Fabio
2005
62% The New World
  • Edward
$12.5M 2005
92% Vera Drake
  • Reg
$3.7M 2004
80% The Bunker
  • Pfc. Kreuzmann
2004
81% 21 Grams
  • Reverend John
$16.2M 2003
No Score Yet AfterLife
  • Walters Jez
2003
75% Gangs of New York
  • Killoran
$77.7M 2002
73% The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Marchand
$0.5M 2002
No Score Yet The Lost Empire
  • Pigsy
2001
71% Gangster No. 1
  • Eddie
2000
61% B. Monkey
  • Young Thug
1999
No Score Yet Crime And Punishment
  • Dimitri
1998
41% The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • Mugger No. 1
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Terry Donovan
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
90% Galavant
2015-2016
  • Death
  • 2016
91% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
2015
  • Mr. Norrell
  • 2015
100% River
2015
  • Thomas Cream
  • 2015
No Score Yet Merlin
2009-2012
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Pancks Lieble Scudder
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Southcliffe
2013
  • Andrew Salter

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