Marc Wootton Information (Person)

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Marc Wootton
Marc James Wootton

(1975-02-08) 8 February 1975 (age 47)
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active2002–present

Marc James Wootton (born 8 February 1975) is an English actor, comedian and writer, best known for his role as Mr Poppy in the Nativity! film series. Wootton has also appeared in High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, La La Land, Nighty Night and voiced Max in Counterfeit Cat.


Wootton previously starred in the Channel 4 comedy show The Eleven O'Clock Show, BBC Three, the show Cyderdelic, the Channel 4 comedy gameshow My New Best Friend, in which contestants had to convince their closest friends and relatives that the most awful of people (played by Wootton) were their new best friends for a prize of £10,000, E4 comedy The Pilot Show and the BBC Two Sitcom Thin Ice. He also wrote and starred in the BBC Three sketch show Marc Wootton Exposed, the first series of which started on 13 January and finished on 25 February 2008. [1]

Wootton played the role of softly spoken dating agent Gary Furze (Lasso The Moon agency) in the first series of Julia Davis' Nighty Night. In the second series he played Dennis, Linda's aggressive husband. Wootton collaborated with Julia Davis again in the semi-improvised character comedy Couples, for BBC Radio 4. [2] In 2006, Wootton appeared in the Debbie Isitt film Confetti as a best man, Snoopy.

In Autumn 2008 he completed filming Nativity in the role of Mister Poppy. Nativity was released on 27 November 2009, and was directed by Debbie Isitt. The sequel Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger was released in November 2012.

Wootton's six-part show, La La Land, premiered on the Showtime USA network on 25 January 2010 and premiered on BBC Three on 27 April 2010. In 2014, Wootton starred in the first episode of Inside No 9, "Sardines". In 2018 Wootton wrote and starred in the six part comedy series High & Dry for Channel 4 in the UK, which debuted on the station on 4 May 2018. [3]



Year Title Role Notes
2002-2004 Cyderdelic Su Long 7 episodes
2003 My New Best Friend Various Also writer
The Pilot Show Various
2004-2005 Nighty Night Gary Furze / Dennis 2 episodes
2005 High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman Various 8 episodes
2006 Thin Ice Dennis
Confetti Snoopy
2008 Marc Wootton Exposed Various 3 episodes; also creator and writer
Gavin & Stacey Duncan Series 2 episode 4
2009 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Toby
Brave Young Men Owen Malloy
Nativity! Mr. Poppy
2010 La La Land Various 6 episodes; also creator and writer
Neighbors from Hell 3 episodes; voice only
2011 Arthur Christmas Peter Voice only
2012 Delocated The Glaze 10 episodes
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Mr. Poppy
2013 Way to Go Cozzo 6 episodes
The Harry Hill Movie Barney Cull
2014 Inside No. 9 John Episode: " Sardines"
Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow Short film
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? Mr. Poppy
Psychobitches The Goddess Kali 1 episode
2015 The Bad Education Movie Officer Geoffrey
High & Dry Blap Brett Also writer
2015-2016 Drunk History: UK Harold Godwinson /
Joe Mears /
Dr. Robert Knox
3 episodes
2016-2017 Counterfeit Cat Max Voice only' 51 episodes
2018 High & Dry Brett 6 episodes; also writer and creator
2020 Gooseberry Noodle Also creator





  1. ^ "Programme Information: Network TV Week 3" (Press release). BBC. Retrieved 26 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Couples – BBC Radio 4".
  3. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (6 July 2018). "Marc Wootton: 'My funniest item of clothing? It has to be a Prada man dress'". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  4. ^[ user-generated source]

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