Mark Addy

Mark Addy

Mark Addy
Born Mark Addy Johnson
14 January 1964 (1964-01-14) (age 47)
York, England, United Kingdom

Mark Addy Johnson (born 14 January 1964) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the UK sitcom The Thin Blue Line, Dave in the British film The Full Monty, father Bill Miller[1] in the U.S. sitcom Still Standing and most recently as King Robert Baratheon in the HBO medieval fantasy epic Game of Thrones.


Personal life

Addy was born and educated in Tang Hall, York. In 1982–84 he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He lives with his wife Kelly and three children (Ruby, born 2000; Charlie, born 2003; and Oscar, born 2005) in Rufforth, close to Upper Poppleton village, near York. Addy's ancestors have lived in York at least since 1910 when his great-grandfather was living there. His father Ian has spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster.[2]


Addy made his first TV appearance in 1988 in A Very Peculiar Practice, followed by TV performances in shows such as Heartbeat, Band of Gold, Married with Children (one episode), Bruised Fruit, Peak Practice, The Thin Blue Line, Too Much Sun ,Sunnyside Farm and most recently Trollied.

He played Bill Miller in Still Standing and played Detective Boyle in the second series of the British situation comedy 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.

Addy played the character Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Since 2009 Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard.[3]


He had a leading role in the film The Full Monty, and played the role of Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. In that role, as well as in Still Standing, he played the role of a blue-collar American. He also played a supporting role as Mac McArthur in the 1998 film Jack Frost, with Michael Keaton. In 2001, he played a butler of Chris Rock's character in the movie Down to Earth and also appeared in A Knight's Tale as Roland. Addy played the role of David Philby in The Time Machine and made a guest 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Continental, TheThe Continental TV series
1987 Ritz, TheThe Ritz Episode: "Monday"
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Mal Prentis Episode: "The Big Squeeze"
Episode: "Death of a University"
1990 Dark Romances Vol. 2 Sam Video
1990 Bill, TheThe Bill Matthew Holden Episode: "The Night Watch"
Episode: "A Case to Answer"
1992 Married with Children Lower Uncton Local (uncredited) Episode: "England Show II: Wastin' the Company's Money"
Episode: "England Show III: We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
1994 Between the Lines PC Episode: "Unknown Soldier"
1995 Band of Gold DC Sherrington 3 episodes
1995 Peak Practice Alec Kitson Episode: "A Normal Life"
1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley DC Newley Episode: "1.5"
Episode: "1.6"
1995 Heartbeat Norman Greengrass Episode: "Domestic"
1996 Heartbeat Norman Greengrass Episode: "Old Colonials"
1996 Bruised Fruit Angel Short film
1996 Out of the Blue Robbo Episode: "2.6"
1996 Respect Joe Carr TV movie
1996 Thin Blue Line, TheThe Thin Blue Line D.C. Boyle 7 episodes
1997 Sunnyside Farm Ken Sunnyside TV series
1997 Heart Surgeon, TheThe Heart Surgeon Phil Mycroft TV movie
1997 Full Monty, TheThe Full Monty David 'Dave'
1998 Closer Short film
1998 Jack Frost Mac MacArthur
1999 Last Yellow, TheThe Last Yellow Frank
1999 Flint Street Nativity, TheThe Flint Street Nativity Ass TV movie
2000 Announcement, TheThe Announcement Andy
2000 Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, TheThe Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Fred Flintstone
2000 Married 2 Malcolm Malcolm
2000 Too Much Sun Nigel Conway 6 episodes
2001 Down to Earth Cisco
2001 A Knight's Tale Roland
2002 Time Machine, TheThe Time Machine David Philby
2002 Heartlands Ron
2002-2006 Still Standing Bill Miller 88 episodes
2003 Order, TheThe Order Thomas Garrett
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Steamer Captain
2007 Bonkers Tony Barker 6 episodes
2008 Bike Squad Sgt. John Rook TV movie
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 John Piggott
2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife D I Smythe
2010 Robin Hood Friar Tuck
2010 National Theatre Live Squire Max Harkaway Episode: "London Assurance"
2010 Barney's Version Detective O'Hearne
2011 Game of Thrones King Robert Baratheon Nominated - Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Trollied Andy 8 episodes


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.


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  2. ^ Bilton, Richard (21 October 2010). "From grinding poverty to Hollywood in three generations". BBC News. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Joe (12 May 2009). "The strategy behind the Tesco Clubcard relaunch". (Haymarket Media). Retrieved on 27 July 2009.

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