Kelly Marcel

Kelly Marcel
Born (1974-01-10) 10 January 1974
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, television writer, actress
Years active 1989-present

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[1]


Marcel is the daughter of director Terry Marcel and the older sister of British actress Rosie Marcel.[2]


Marcel has played minor roles in television series such as The Bill, Holby City, and Casualty.[1] 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).[3] Marcel was writing for five years before Terra Nova was picked up after an extensive bidding war between production companies.[4][5]

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.[3][6][7]

Marcel wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.[3]





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