13 Awesome Truths Of Mark Addy

1. He is known for portraying Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line, Dave in the film The Full Monty, father Bill Miller in the American sitcom Still Standing, King Robert Baratheon in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Hercules in the British fantasy drama series Atlantis.

2. Addy was born in the Tang Hall area of York, Yorkshire, and was educated in the city.

3. His ancestors have lived in York since at least 1910, when his great-grandfather was living there.

4. His father Ian spent his working life as a glazier at York Minster. From 1982 to 1984, Addy attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

5. Addy made his first TV appearance in 1987 in The Ritz, followed in 1988 by A Very Peculiar Practice, followed by TV performances in shows such as Heartbeat, Band of Gold, Married… with Children, Peak Practice, The Thin Blue Line, Too Much Sun, Sunnyside Farm, Trollied and most recently The Syndicate for the BBC.

6. He played Bill Miller in Still Standing and played Detective Boyle in the second series of the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line.

7. Since 2009, Addy has starred with Fay Ripley in a series of adverts for the relaunched Tesco Clubcard. He played Robert Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

8. He played Hercules, one of the main characters in the BBC One fantasy drama series Atlantis, which started airing on 28 September 2013 in the UK.

9. In the BBC TV drama, New Blood featuring young detectives from the Serious Fraud Office and the London Police Service, Addy played D.S. Derek Sands.

10. In film, Addy had a leading role in The Full Monty, and played Fred Flintstone in the 2000 film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

11. In that role, as well as in Still Standing, he played a blue-collar American .

12. In Down to Earth, his character was an American who was pretending to be British.

13. In 2011, he played Vladimir, an NKVD officer, in Collaborators at the National Theatre, which also featured in the National Theatre Live programme, where live performances are broadcast to cinemas around the world.

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