Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MARC AS MR POPPY AT GREAT ORMOND STREET CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017


Marc was delighted to once again attend the Great Ormond Street Christmas Party.

Thank you to Nicky and Will Peacock for these brilliant photos of them meeting Mr Poppy with their children Chloe and Louis.

Also big thanks to Amanda Frolich who also shared her brilliant time at the event and her photos of herself and her daughter meeting Marc as Mr Poppy.

And Emma Nicholson and Beckie Smith for sharing their fabulous photos



Chloe Peacock and Marc


Louis Peacock and Marc 




Nicky and Will Peacocok with Marc


Amanda Frolich - "Marc was brilliant with the children and took the time to speak with them personally."



Amanda's daughter with Marc as Mr Poppy



Thank you Emma Nicholson for this photo of Freddie with Marc as Mr Poppy



Beckie and Esmee Smith with Marc as Mr Poppy








Wednesday, December 06, 2017

NATIVITY! NATIVITY 2 AND 3 THIS DECEMBER


You can see Marc as Mr Poppy in all 3 Nativity films this December






Nativity 3 Dude where's My Donkey? 

9 December 3.20pm on Channel 5

16 December 10.45am on Channel 5
21 December 4.45pm on 5* 
25 December 3.05pm on 5* 

The pupils of St Bernadette's and madcap Mr Poppy have to pull together when new teacher Mr Shepherd loses his memory, and his donkey! - Martin Clunes, Ben wilby Catherine Tate, Celia Imrie, Adam Garcia, Ralf Little, Susie Blake, Jason Watkins. Director: Debbie Isitt.






Nativity! 

17 December 5.20pm on BBC 2
22 December 7.00pm on CBBC

Hilariously heart-warming comedy. Grumpy primary school teacher Paul Maddens is determined to better a rival school's Nativity play. He finds himself becoming a local hero when he tells the children that his ex-girlfriends is a Hollywood Producer and is going to turn their Nativity play into a film. The problem is, they haven't spoken in years - starring Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Ben Wilby Jason Watkins, Pam Ferris, Ricky Tomlinson.  Director: Debbie Isitt




Nativity 2: Danger In the Manger

22 December 5.15pm on BBC 2

A worried new teacher has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the national Song for Christmas competition. - starring Jason Watkins, David Tennant, Joanna Page, Jessica Hynes, Ben Wilby.  Director: Debbie Isitt





Monday, July 17, 2017

CHORTLE ARTICLE ON HIGH AND DRY - 17 JULY 2017









High and Dry is a spoof of Lost 

Marc Wootton is making E4 sitcom set on a desert island, Chortle can reveal.

The character comic will write and star in High & Dry, a Lost parody in which the survivors of a plane crash wash up on a remote Pacific island. Wootton, the creator of spoof psychic Shirley Ghostman, plays sociopathic Australian air steward Brett Sullivan in the comedy. 

Shot entirely on location in the Seychelles, it was piloted as a Channel 4 Blap in 2015. Vicki Pepperdine also stars as the plain-speaking Harriet, with Harry Peacock – who plays Toast of London's rival Ray Purchase – as cautious family man Douglas. People Just Do Nothing's Asim Chaudhry is the spaced-out Arnab, while US actor Grace Rex, who appeared in Ben Stiller's film of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, plays the dutiful Susan. 

 The six 30-minute episodes, made by Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions, follow the survivors as they try to band together to keep themselves alive, even as the overbearing Sullivan declares himself 'King of the Island'. Wootton said: 

'Having helped me develop the project from its infancy, I am honoured to be working with the fantastic team at Channel 4 again. Baby Cow are peerless when it comes to scripted comedy and I can't think of a finer producing partnership. 'We are fortunate enough to have attracted the finest of comedy casts who make me laugh daily. The only shame in all this is that we are being forced to film the entire show in the Seychelles. The commute is nightmarish.

High and Dry is directed by Dave Lambert, whose previous credits include Alan Partridge and The Mighty Boosh, with Mid Morning Matters's Kerry Waddell producing. Paul Schlesinger and Christine Langan executive produce for Baby Cow. The series was commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Channel 4's head of comedy and commissioning editor Jack Bayles. Bayles said: 

'In High and Dry, Marc has conceived a brilliantly ambitious, yet utterly ridiculous new sitcom. Alongside Brett - truly the air steward from hell - is a fantastic assortment of characters played by a wonderful ensemble cast. It’s totally, totally nuts and we love it' 

Wootton, who began his comedy career in the spoof eco-warrior group Cyderdelic alongside Barry Castagnola and Liam Woodman, initially came to prominence in the 2005 BBC Three series High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman, a character he has intermittently performed live and reprised for the 2010 series La La Land. In recent years, Wootton has had guest roles in Inside No. 9, Psychobitches and Drunk History. But High & Dry is his first broadcast vehicle since the 2013 BBC Three assisted suicide comedy Way To Go, which co-starred The Inbetweeners's Blake Harrison.

 - by Jay Richardson Published: 17 Jul 2017

 source CHORTLE

Monday, July 10, 2017

HIGH AND DRY NOW FILMING IN THE SEYCHELLES


Following a Channel 4 Comedy Blap pilot, High and Dry the series is now being filmed in the Seychelles.

High and Dry is a Baby Cow Production.












Further info: HIGH AND DRY FILMING IN THE SEYCHELLES

Thursday, April 27, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY


2015 - Marc as Brett Sullivan in High and Dry - a Baby Cow Production - watch it here:

"When a plane bound for Britain crashes at sea, the survivors are thrown together on a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific. How will they cope? Will they be rescued? And how will family man Douglas Jennings deal with sociopath air steward Brett Sullivan?"


 




Deborah Findlay, Jessie Cave, Asim Chaudhry, Marc Wootton and Harry Peacock









High and Dry cast and crew in Portugal

Friday, December 16, 2016

NATIVITY 2 ON BBC2


Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger starring Marc as Mr Poppy and David Tennant is on BBC2 tomorrow, Saturday 17th December 2016 at 4.35pm 

"A worried new teacher has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the national Song for Christmas competition."

Also starring Jason Watkins, Ben Wilby, Joanna Page, Jessica Hynes, Ian McNeice and Pam Ferris.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

COUPLES SHORTLISTED FOR BBC AUDIO DRAMA AWARD


Couples by Marc Wootton and Julia Davis has been shortlisted for a BBC audio Drama award in the Best Scripted Comedy category.



Cast: Marc Wootton, Vicki Pepperdine and Julia Davis



Category:

Best Scripted Comedy

Couples by Julia Davis & Marc Wootton, producer Ashley Blaker

DOT: The Mystery at St. Horribly-Vulture’s School for Boys by Ed Harris, producer Jessica Mitic

Guilt Trip by Felicity Montagu, Olivia Nixon and Katherine Jakeways, producer Jane Berthoud

Lewis Macleod’s Wired News by John McGlade, Gabby Hutchison-Crouch, Neil Bratchpiece, Dale Shaw, Richard Cray, Steven Dick, Stuart Docherty, Stephen Holford, Kieron Nicholson, John Sheerman, Dan Sweryt, Stephen Mawhinney, Stu Cooper, producer Gus Beattie

Love in Recovery by Pete Jackson, producer Ben Worsfield

Secret Kebabs by Christine Entwisle, producer Kirsty Williams

The Strange Vanishing of Julian Quark by Tom Wainwright, producer Sasha Yevtushenko



To read more about the awards visit the official page HERE