10 January 1974|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer, television writer, actress|
Kelly Marcel (born 10 January 1974) is a British writer and actress, best known as the creator and executive producer of the television series Terra Nova
Marcel has played minor roles in television series such as The Bill, Holby City, and Casualty. She had a largely non-speaking role as Young Vera in the 1994 television film adaptation of A Dark-Adapted Eye.
Marcel eventually quit acting to pursue writing, while working part-time in a video rental shop. Her first writing job to appear in public was doing uncredited re-rewrites of the 2009 Bronson, she knew Tom Hardy because he was running an acting workshop at a pub around the corner and the two have remained friends (one of his tattoos says "Skribe", a tribute to Marcel). Marcel was writing for five years before Terra Nova was picked up after an extensive bidding war between production companies.
Marcel is credited for the screenplay of the 2013 drama film Saving Mr. Banks, "a behind-the-scenes look at how the popular Disney film Mary Poppins came to be," starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers.
- Terra Nova (2011; creator - 13 episodes)
- Collins, Scott (11 September 2011). "Fall TV: 'Terra Nova'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
- Internet Movie Database
- Leigh, Danny (21 November 2013). "Kelly Marcel: 'Someone from Disney's going to come and kill me'". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Kelly's heroics: How the British writer behind TV's most expensive drama cracked LA". The Independent. 28 September 2011.
- Levin, Angela (18 September 2011). "Holby City to Spielberg: How bit-part actress Kelly Marcel conquered Hollywood". Daily Mail.
- ""Saving Mr. Banks" Begins Production in Los Angeles". Reuters. September 19, 2012. Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
- ""Saving Mr. Banks" Begins Production". The Herald (Rock Hill). 2012-09-19.