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Marcus Markou

Screenwriter & Director
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Marcus started life as a journalist – editing and publishing magazines. At 27 he attended LAMDA and trained as an actor. He has written plays, including Ordinary Dreams; Or How to Survive a Meltdown with Flair at the Trafalgar Studios in 2009.

He attended Met Film School and made a short film The Last Temptation of Chris in 2010 before completing Papadopoulos & Sons in 2012 – a film that he wrote, directed, produced and self distributed in the UK in April 2013 to great acclaim, achieving the second highest screen average of any film in its opening weekend.

In 2014 he was nominated by the London Critics Circle Awards in the Breakthrough British Filmmaker category.

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