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5 minutes with Marc Elliott

What are the 3 things you love most in life?
Laughing, listening to music and eating/drinking.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Rather boringly, I’ve wanted to act ever since I was about five and saw my sister playing Tiger Lily in a production of Peter Pan.

What makes you happy?
Holidays and drinking with friends. Ideally the two combined.

What makes you angry?
Sports umbrellas and people dawdling on the streets while glued to their iPhones.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I would have said smoking but I gave up at the beginning of the year and it’s all going surprisingly well.

What's exciting you about joining The Company?
The fact that I’m getting to work on three fantastic, very different pieces with two great directors and an incredibly talented, lovely company in an amazing new (and incredibly friendly I might add) city.

What was your first experience of the Everyman?
Sarah Lewis, the company manager, showing me around the building before Christmas. She was so warm and kind that I immediately knew I was going to love being here for six months.

If you could invite anyone for a drink in the bar who would it be and why?
Shakespeare so I could ask him to go through Othello with me and explain my part to me line by line!

What's the most valuable lesson you've learned as an actor?
If in doubt, always go with your instinct. And if you’re feeling frightened for whatever reason, just remember that whoever you’re acting with is probably just as terrified but maybe better at hiding it.

What makes being part of The Company different from other acting jobs?
As before, the challenge of working with the same actors on different pieces playing very different parts throughout the course of six months. It’s scary but so exciting.

What would be your dream part and why?
Playing a mute in a really well paid Oscar- tipped film. No line learning and bags of cash- bliss!

Where are you looking forward to visiting while you’re in Liverpool?
My lovely landlady left me a book with 111 things to do while you’re in Liverpool. I intend to work my way through that. Have already seen the inside of the Philharmonic Pub (that made it on the list!) so I’m thrilled…