Marie Cooper – Norwich Actor and Playwright


  • Hat & Grace

    Hat & Grace, Marie Cooper’s most recently completed short play, is now up on the New Play Exchange …

    Two commanding and powerful women – Hatshepsut and Grace O’Malley – find themselves inexplicably brought together, on a rabbit-infested hilltop in the midst of a tank battle.

  • silhouette of ninja with words Marie Cooper Screenwriting battle
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    Screenwriting Battle

    Marie Cooper talks about her experience taking part in Screenwriting Battle in November 2021 and writing ‘Acorns’, a ten minute SciFi screenplay.

Scriptly Writing

  • Notebook that reads Marie Cooper Writes 14 Screenplays
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    The Scriptly Writing challenge is complete and Marie Cooper wrote fourteen screenplay scripts, in 14 days from the 11th to 24th October 2021. For script titles/loglines and challenge stats…

  • Norwich actor Marie Cooper Filming Duelo in Norwich

    Duelo, Directed by Edward Heredia

    DUELO, is a short film in which Norfolk actor Marie Cooper plays grieving mother Clemence. Duelo has its European Premiere at the Prague International Indie Film Festival and US Premiere at the Reading Film Festival. Available to watch online from September 30, 2021, 10:00 PM BST on the Reading Film Fest Eventive website.

Latest Writing and Acting Projects

The Writers’ Guild
Honor Roll Playwrights
New Play Exchange
Head East

Looking for a Norwich Actor? Let’s Work Together.


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 and playing semi-pro sup-air paintball tournaments, competing in martial arts (Shotokan and Taekwondo), working in the Special Constabulary, taking part in corporate boxing, climbing and mountain biking.

I am available for:

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 work. She has been incredibly fortunate to train with The John Wright Clowning School, Berlin’s TheatreFragile, 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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