Marie Cooper – Norfolk Actor and Playwright

Marie Cooper

Norwich Actor & Writer

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18th July 2022 / Acting

New Headshots

My headshots, taken by photographer Nic Skerten in Norwich at the end...
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Norfolk Actor Marie Cooper offstage and offcamera
2nd September 2021

Offstage and Off-screen

Sadly, Marie Cooper is currently unavailable for unmasked acting work...
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14th July 2021

Feathers and Pennies: Poems and Stories for the Matchgirls – Book Launch

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  • I’ve been quiet since November 2022. It was a busy month as I endeavoured to complete my first NaNoWriMo for 2022. I wrote 50,822 words during November. I’ve since been pulling all my notes together and getting them in chronological order. Progress on my novel so far… (Does not represent the entire word count. Only the writing I did before and during NaNo.

  • I had an amazing time working with Fairground Frights 2022 for my first year as a scare actor at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.
  • I took part in judging films again for the 2023 Watersprite International Film Festival.
  • I worked with the Online Norwich Film Festival Screening Committee this year, watching and feeding back on films that were to be judged for NFF2023.
  • I’ve been amazed and full of joy to receive some wonderful recommendations for some of my playwriting on the New Play Exchange over the past few months. 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.
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

  • 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

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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