|Born:||9 June 1968|
|Appeared in:||The World's End|
|Years Active:||1987 - Present|
Edward Maurice Charles Marsan was born on 9 June 1968 in the Stepney district of London, to a working-class family; his father was a lorry driver and his mother was a school dinner lady and a teacher's assistant. He was brought up in Bethnal Green and attended Raine's Foundation School. He left school at 16 and initially served an apprenticeship as a printer, before beginning his career in theatre. He trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 1991, and went on to study under Sam Kogan and the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts.