Patrick Marber

English comedian, actor and screenwriter

Patrick Albert Crispin Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English playwright, director, actor and Academy Award nominated screenwriter.


  • We've all seen 'Jewing it up' performances. They are about as miserable to watch as as 'camping it up' performances when representing gays.
    • Jewish Chronicle, 12 October 2007 [1]

Interview in Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 2007 [2]Edit

  • I was thinking in the cab on the way here that when I did press for the original production it felt like this was what I’ve always dreamt of — to be talking about myself, and about a play that I’ve written, and to be photographed. It was what I wanted. Now it’s just part of the job.
  • Back in my 20s, I was playing poker to avoid living. I wasn’t very satisfied with life. I used to play in a big game in Archway. And we’d play as much as we possibly could and for as much money as we had, and that went on for a couple of years.
  • No one ever wanted to see it as anything other than a boring play about a middle-aged man having a mid-life crisis. I think it’s about rather more than that - or maybe it’s not. Maybe that’s exactly what it is about.
    • Of his play Howard Katz.

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