Marie Cooper – Norfolk Actor and Playwright

Marie Cooper

Norwich Actor & Writer

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The Welkin at Sewell Barn Theatre July 2023
12th April 2023 / Acting

The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood: 3 – 8 July 2023

Marie Cooper in The Welkin at Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich from the 3rd to the 8th of July 2023.
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4th March 2023 / Writing

Imperfect Storms – New Writing from East Anglia

Exciting news. Imperfect Storms is returning for its second year...
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NaNoWriMo 2022 winners banner
29th November 2022 / Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022

Norwich writer and actor, writing a novel in 30 days during NaNoWriMo 2022
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  • 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.
  • An exciting Murder Mystery coming up at the end of May. Sorry peeps, can’t provide details or invites as, on this occasion, it is a private function.

    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 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.

    • First review of the Jade Palace from the New Play Exchange
    • A quote box featuring a review of 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

    If you’ve enjoyed my work on the stage or the page and want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside you can buy me a coffee
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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.

    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 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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