About Me – Norwich Actor, Writer and Digital Marketer

I am a bouncy, thrill-seeking introvert, with levels of optimism that have been known to get me into a pickle. I love pretending to be other people for a living, on theatre stages and within public spaces, in and around East Anglia and my beautiful home city. I am a Norwich actor, writer and digital marketer.

Marie Cooper 2019.          Photograph: Norwich Photo.          Background edit:  Marie Cooper

I am a strong believer that life is too short and sometimes you just need to embrace your heart’s desires, jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down.

I am head mischief maker at Dark Arts³ – pronounced Dark Arts Cubed, for the non mathematical. It’s a Long story…  actually, no it’s not. My blog claims it is only a 2 minute long story. Who knew?

Dark Arts³ is a company I set up to help my creative tribe with their digital marketing and social media endeavours. Partly because I want to help sustain my own creative practice with my other skills, and partly because I’m a bit weird in that I enjoy online marketing shenanigans. 

I am a member of:


I am a proud member of Equity. “A union of more than 45,000 performers and creative practitioners, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace”.


Simulated Patient and Roleplay Training service.

East Anglian Actor’s Network

“a local non-profit resource for professional actors”.

Film Suffolk East Anglian Cast and Extras

FILM Suffolk is a non-profit organisation with the goal of supporting local filmmakers and to facilitate screen productions in the region”

Shared Journeys

Working in the creative industries is an enriching and  rewarding journey to be on and I feel privileged and lucky to have had the opportunity to share my path with some amazing people.

I’ve trained with:

Norwich Theatre Royal
The Royal Shakespeare Company 2016
John Wright Clowning School
Empty Vessel
Chalk Circle Theatre Company
Access Creative College
Theatre Fragile

Cast role-play training service

Some of the organisations I have worked with:

Berlin’s TheatreFragile and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival
UEA’s MA Scriptwriting Showcase
NUA Student filmmakers
Hack Theatre Scratch It
The Common Lot
The Slow Theatre Company

Sewell Barn Theatre
The Great Hall Theatre Company
The Maddermarket Theatre’s Mad24

Norwich Spooky Parade

If you need an actor/performer for your project or you would like to know more about me, please get in touch. I love my work and I hope that this is apparent in the energy that I bring.

Check out my portfolio to see my previous acting work


Marie Cooper – 2017
Marie Cooper 2018