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Joseph Marcell


Born:     August 14, 1948

Birthplace:    Castries, Saint Lucia  

Zodiac Sign:  Leo




Joseph Marcell is a British actor and comedian best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler, the butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from September 1990, until it ended in May 1996. 


Born in Saint Lucia, he moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old, and grew up in Peckham, South London. Marcell lives in Banstead, Surrey.

He studied theatre and science at the University of Sheffield, then took courses in speech and dance at the Central School of Speech and Drama. 

As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he appeared in productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also appeared often on British television and in feature films. He serves on the board of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where he featured in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear.

In May 2016, he played Gonzalo in the play by Shakespeare The Tempest at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and Solly Two Kings in the play by August Wilson Gem of the Ocean at Tricycle Theatre in London. In July 2017, Marcell began rehearsals as Titus Andronicus for the La Grande Shakespeare Company in La Grande, Oregon.


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