24/25 Season Artist

Joseph Marcell

On film, Joseph Marcell was most recently seen in Chiwetel Ejiofor’s debut feature, THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND, based on the true story of William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian who built a windmill in his family’s village, and brought electricity and water to the drought-stricken land. Joseph plays Chief Wimbe, the village Chief. Next up in film, we will see him in HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN.

Joseph is best known internationally for his role as Geoffrey the Butler in the NBC sitcom THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, which aired for 6 seasons. Coming up we’ll see Marcell star as Grandpa in QUEENIE, the highly anticipated upcoming adaptation of Queenie the bestselling novel by Candice Carty-Williams. His other television Ryan Murphy’s RATCHED with Sarah Paulson, BBC’s DEATH IN PARADISE, A TOUCH OF FROST for ITV, DR WHO for BBC, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL for CBS and ROUGH CROSSINGS for BBC. He can currently be seen starring in MAMMOTH on BBC1.

On stage, Joseph’s numerous credits include HAMLET at the Young Vic with Cush Jumbo, Kathy Burke’s LADY WINDEMERE’S FAN, BABETTE’S FEAST, GASLIGHT, BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, OTHELLO, as well as his extensive work with Shakespeare’s Globe including the titular role in Bill Buckhurst’s KING LEAR and Derek Walcott’s OMEROS, as well as with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently starring as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal which is touring the UK.

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