Norwich Actor & Writer
Professional actor and theatre performer based in Norwich, Norfolk
Local Talent Marie Cooper Cast as Julian’s Maid, Sarah, in Heartwarming Audio Play: ‘Julian of Norwich: An Audio Drama Celebration
- I was delighted to play Sarah in The Glad Giver by Jill Korn and being produced by JB (John Boyd). A new audio drama about anchoress Julian of Norwich. I performed alongside a lovely bunch of talented local actors including Simon Michael Morgan, Joanna Swan, Sophie Blyth, Jamie Willimott and Zanna Foley-Davies. You can hear the play as part of the Love is The Meaning Exhibition in Norwich from 18 October to 16 November 2023.
- I have started working with Sweet Brier’s Mascots doing Mascot work. I spent my first day with them as a Minnie Mouse lookalike for a children’s birthday party. Seeing how happy the children were was absolutely adorable. I was also at Destination Super Con in July.
- Excited to be getting a new showreel filmed in the near future. Deets as they come.
- Still working on my Dark Fantasy. I am trying to keep a record of the Progress on my novel so far… Feels a bit static at the moment because I am removing and jiggling about more words than I am writing as I am doing some edits on the first few chapters.
- Life drawing. – I sat for my first-ever life drawing class this June. I was very nervous but the artist running the session was lovely and helped me relax. Having done it, I felt empowered afterwards.
Acoustic – A Horror Screenplay
Acoustic received an Honorary Mention by the Frights! Camera! Action! Screenplay and Film Contest on 31st Jan 2022
Stage Plays Written by Marie Cooper
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.
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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.
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…
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
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.
I am available for:
- Film (Student, Short, LB, documentary, feature)
- Street performance
- Film extras / Background Artists / Supporting Artist
- Simulated Patient / Medical Roleplay.
- Roleplay in Health, Education and Corporate settings
- Computer Games
- Rehearsed Reading/Scratch
- Artist’s Modelling
- Murder Mystery
- Seasonal Performances
- Anything Star Wars related (joking… Not joking.)
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.
Marie Cooper’s Blog
- Working Actor: Scare Acting
- The Actor’s Flex Workshop on Meisner Technique
- Arts Council DYCP Rejection