The West Wing

Season 1 Episode 11

Lord John Marbury

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 2000 on NBC

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  • Another fantastic new character!

    One of the things I've always enjoyed with Aaron Sorkin's shows is his characters. In this episode, he introduces one of my favorite repeat characters, Lord John Marbury, played by British actor, Roger Rees. Probably best know for his role of Robin Colcord (Rebecca's multi-millionaire boyfriend) on Cheers, Rees brilliantly plays a somewhat-pompous, arrogant, sometimes-drunk(-ish) English noble who has been brought in by the President to help out with a crisis between India and Pakistan. Leo refers to him as a lunatic (questioning "do you REALLY want to let him loose in the White House where there are liquor and women?") and it is absolutely hysterical to watch Marbury play with Leo like a cat playing with a mouse!