Marie Cooper

Marie Cooper taken on 9 January 2022

Norwich Actor & Writer


  • Throughout December I was focused on revising, editing and proofreading a horror screenplay for a screenwriting competition. I will find out whether I can celebrate or commiserate at the end of January.
  • Now that my horror screenplay script is completed and submitted I am very much looking forward to judging screenplays for the Watersprite International Screenplay competition again this year.
  • I was amazed and full of joy to receive some wonderful recommendations for some of my play writing over on the New Play Exchange during the Christmas holidays.

  • New Play Exchange image listing Scripts by Writers from Across the Pond including Norfolk playwright, Marie Cooper
    New Play Exchange

    The Jade Palace on the New Play Exchange

    It was a wonderful happy Christmas Eve afternoon surprise for me to find a play that I wrote listed on the front page of The New Play Exchange on a recommended list of “Scripts by Writers from Across the Pond”.

    “A list that celebrates the international diversity of the New Play Exchange by showcasing the wealth of talent among writers in the United Kingdom.

    Please enjoy!”

    playwright Rachel Feeny-Williams

Latest Writing and Acting Projects

The Writers’ Guild
Honor Roll Playwrights
New Play Exchange

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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 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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