Mackenzie Crook


Mackenzie Crook Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Growing up, Mackenzie was always very small for his age. During his teens, his parents were so concerned about it that they took him to a doctor who prescribed a growth hormone. The hormone seemingly worked, as Mackenzie shot up to a height of 5 feet, 9 inches.

    • Mackenzie is a committed environmentalist, going as far as to buy himself five acres of woodland in Essex.

    • Mackenzie broke a rib whilst filming a scene for the movie Three And Out. He was forced to work through the rest of the movie - which included his first sex scene - with the aid of painkillers.

    • Mackenzie has bred Mediterranean Spur-thighed tortoises since he inherited two tortoises, Joshua and Josephine, as a child.

    • Mackenzie played the role of 'Dutch Kid' in the 1998 movie, Still Crazy.

    • Mackenzie has two children; a son named Jude and a daughter, Scout.

    • He played Billy Bibbit in the 2004 London West End production of the stage play of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    • He is 5'9" (1.75 m) tall.

    • He lives in Peter Sellers's old semi-detached house in Muswell Hill, North London.

    • Before being cast as Gareth in "The Office" (2001) he used to work at Pizza Hut, in a chicken factory and at hospitals. He also did stand-up comedy for a decade.

  • Quotes

    • (About his similarity to his character Gareth from "The Office")
      Mackenzie: There are probably more resemblances than I'd like to admit. He's very pedantic. I don't think I'm pedantic in everyday life, but he loves trivia and facts, and that's what I'm into as well. And survival stuff; I'm quite into learning about that. I just have a tendency to get very nerdy about any hobbies I pick up.