Marie Cooper – Norfolk Actor and Playwright

Marie Cooper

Norwich Actor & Writer

Professional actor and theatre performer based in Norwich, Norfolk

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3rd April 2024 / Writing

Marie Cooper Secures Second Place in the Cooper Prize 2024

The results of the Cooper Prize 2024, hosted by the Norwich Writers' Circle, were announced on the evening of the 2nd April 2024
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Six East of England playwrights chosen for the HighTide Writers Group
6th March 2024 / Writing

East of England Playwrights Selected for HighTide Writers Group

Marie Cooper is one of Six East of England playwrights to have been chosen for the prestigious HighTide Writers Group this year.
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24th September 2023 / Acting

Marie Cooper to Return to Fairground Frights at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Marie Cooper returns to Fairground Frights at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
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  • I am superexcited to announce that I am in the HighTide Writers Group 2024. I will be writing a draft of a new play over the course of the year and working with a wonderful group of talented people. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at being given the opportunity to be mentored by talented playwrights, Juliet Gilkes Romero and Tim Price.
  • I’m on the Norwich Film Festival Screening Committee again this year.
  • Waiting to hear back about auditions…
  • Putting together a new writing community project, dependent on whether I can get funding to get it off the ground. Not quite sure where to start, but I am superkeen to make it happen.


  • I gave my first ever Lightning talk at Hot Source Sparks, about my excitement and love of Artificial Intelligence…



A girl sitting in the middle of the road depicting the screenplay Acoustic by Marie Cooper

Acoustic – A Horror Screenplay

Acoustic received an Honorary Mention by the Frights! Camera! Action! Screenplay and Film Contest on 31st Jan 2022

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Stage Plays

I have been amazed and full of joy to receive some wonderful recommendations for some of my playwriting on the New Play Exchange . The most recent of which was for my short Brechtian-inspired play The Elbow Grease Strategy. A timely look at the problems in society of cost of living, lack of quality/affordable housing and underpaid work.

  • First review of the Jade Palace from the New Play Exchange
  • A recommendation for Marie Cooper's short play The Elbow Grease Strategy
  • Phone with text review of Unlocked, an audio play by Norfolk playwright Marie Cooper written on it
  • A gun with text beside it of a review of the monologue, Six written by Marie Cooper
  • Cat with text review of Norfolk Actor's play Cat Sick
  • A flame beside a text review of Cat Sick. A short play by Norfolk writer Marie Cooper
  • Image containing a review of the stageplay 'Cat Sick' by Marie Cooper. Review by Archie

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Marie’s Bookshelf: Currently reading…

Marie's bookshelf: currently-reading

Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1
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Peter 2.0
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Chainsaw Man, Vol. 2
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Latest Writing and Acting Projects

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Check out my previous work over on my acting portfolio. page. I have worked on a range of productions for theatre including Shakespeare, Noel Coward and portraying Margaret Thatcher in Moira Buffini’s ‘Handbagged’, to being one of Santa’s Elves for Santa’s visit at Christmas, a Halloween rat and Promenade Street theatre narrator/lead.

Medical Roleplay

I work regularly as a simulated patient / medical role-player to assist students in their communications training.

Film and Television

I occasionally work with filmmaking students at the Norwich University of the Arts, acting in short student films and have also recorded a voiceover for a documentary-style film.

I also work as a background artist. If you have a sharp eye, you might spot me in a TV series or few, in American documentary series on channels such as CNN and Discovery ID.

If you are looking for actors in Norwich or the Norfolk region, or thereabouts, get in touch.

Equally, if you’re looking for a supporting artist in Norfolk, (Yes, I do that too. A girl’s gotta eat, you know), then message me…

Awards 2019

Marie was awarded an Arts Council Funded Free Read with The Literary Consultancy, by the National Centre for Writing in Norwich

Marie was awarded ‘The Prize for Outstanding Performance by a Creative Entrepreneurship MA Student‘ by the Interdisciplinary Institute of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia

Diverse Background

I have been incredibly fortunate to have had diverse experience in work and play, providing me with a range of skills, from working as a Paintball Marshall, competing in semi-pro sup-air paintball tournaments, martial arts (Shotokan and Taekwondo) and corporate boxing, working in the Special Constabulary, climbing and mountain biking.

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Born in Norwich, Norfolk, Marie Cooper performs around the East Anglian area of the UK and beyond. She started her acting career in open-air theatre in the beautiful parks and green spaces of Norfolk.

She completed the Norwich Theatre Royal acting course and rapidly and voraciously grew her varied portfolio of acting work. She has been incredibly fortunate to train with The John Wright Clowning School, Berlin’s TheatreFragile, and Teatro Strappato and had voice and movement training with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Marie completed her Master’s degree in Creative Entrepreneurship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich in 2018.

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