Marc was born in 1967, in Parklands, Northampton, England. He attended Kingsthorpe Upper School.
Marc first started studying drama at Northampton College. Later Marc went to the East 15 Drama School in London. He first began acting at the Jon Clare Youth Theatre.
His work as
Marc has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:
2004) Marple: The Body in the Library as Captain Ainsworth (uncredited)
(2003) Reversals starring as Dr. Chris Singleton
(2002) NCS Manhunt as Laurence Bright
(2002) No Night Is Too Long as Dr. Ivo Steadman
(2001) Men Only starring as Mac
(2001) Pretending to Be Judith as Hugo
(1999) Oliver Twist [mini-series] as Monks
(1998) Alice Through the Looking Glass as Tweedle-Dee
(1996) Hidden in Silence starring as Lubic
(1991) Gawain and the Green Knight as King Arthur
Marc has appeared in the following films:
(2006) The Lives of the Saints as Father Daniel
(2006) Colour Me Kubrick as Hud
(2003) Perfect as Doug
(2002) Al's Lads starring as Jimmy
(1998) Dad Savage as Vic
(1997) Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis as Clint
Marc won the "Best Actor" award from the Royal Television Society for his role as Dominic Foy in State of Play.
Marc made his TV debut playing King Arthur in Gawain and the Green Knight a made for TV movie.
Marc has blond hair and blue eyes
(on the private vs the public)
Marc: I do my job the best I can, but the other side of this business is celebrity and I've never understood that curiosity. I used to create a persona of being incredibly together, but now I'm a lot more accepting of my flaws. People say, 'Be yourself'. There's many ways of interpreting that.
(on his magical talents)
Marc: I've done some sleight of hand stuff. I learned it from Ali Bongo when I was doing Oliver Twist, because he was teaching Robert Lindsay. I learnt about mentalism too, which is what Derren Brown does. I don't have mates around for magic evenings, though. I stopped it. I realised I was using magic as a way to avoid communication with people.
Marc: (on what superpowers he'd like to have) I'd have to choose two superpowers. I'd be able to live forever; I would be able to indulge in all the vices I wanted to without feeling bad or worrying about doing myself any harm.
Marc: I once got some good advice from Michael Caine. He said: 'Don't blink and your performance will be more powerful and intriguing.' I have done that a lot - the drawback is you get very watery eyes.
(on moving from "Hustle" to "Messiah")
Marc: It remains to be seen if it works. I'm more anxious about it than anything else I have done. Hustle was a rich vein of creativity but I never felt any creative process with "Messiah.
(on why he went for The Hustle)
Marc: I wanted to get away from (playing dark characters) because I'm sick of playing nutters. I think it's because of my eyes you know, I look a bit spooky!
(on what makes him squeamish)
Marc: I don't like any wood in my mouth. Oh Christ. Even saying 'lolly sticks' makes me wince. You know when you go to the doctors and they use that flat bit of wood to hold your tongue down and look at your tonsils or whatever? That's a killer for me. I won't let them do it.
(with a reputation for playing 'nutters', Marc was asked what he would do if faced with a fight)
Marc: I'd run; I'd definitely run. Fighting scares me to death. But I remember somebody telling me it's not the big guys you worry about, it's the little ones. There's this saying - it's not the dog in the fight, it's the fight in the dog. It's the little ones that are the nutters because they've got more to prove. But I've never been in a fight and it scares me to death. Don't touch the face!
Marc: It's a long struggle being an actor, I don't know if I'd ever recommend it to anybody!