Mackenzie Crook

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Mackenzie Crook

Mini Biography

Born: 29 September 1971, Maidstone, Kent, England. 

Mackenzie Crook started his career as a stand-up comic in the mid-1990s before moving into acting. He gained international recognition for playing Gareth Keenan in the British version of The Office.

Crook has also appeared in several major film franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games series. In addition to his acting work, he is an accomplished writer and director; he wrote and directed the BAFTA-nominated comedy-drama “Detectorists”.

Throughout his career, Crook has won numerous awards including a BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance for “The Office.” His unique style of humour coupled with his excellent acting skills have made him one of Britain’s most beloved comedic actors.


Suggested viewing


Detectorists (2014)


Bftv 9.5 / IMDb 8.6

Two friends, Andy and Lance, spend their days metal detecting in the English countryside. They dream of finding treasure but instead uncover a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures that test their friendship. Along the way, they encounter quirky characters and unexpected challenges as they search for meaning in their lives.

Top cast: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan, Divian Ladwa, Sophie Thompson, Pearce Quigley, Adam Riches.

The Office (2003)

The Office 2 (UK version)

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.5

The comedy follows the day-to-day lives of employees working at Wernham Hogg paper merchants. David Brent, the bumbling and politically incorrect boss, attempts to motivate his team while dealing with personal issues. The show explores themes of corporate culture, relationships, and office politics through a mockumentary-style lens.

Top cast: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Stirling Gallagher, Ralph Ineson.

Britannia (2017)

Britannia (2017) 

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.9

Set in AD 43, “Britannia” follows the Roman army as they invade Britain to take control of the land. The series centers around a young girl named Cait who is prophesied to bring about the downfall of Rome. Alongside Druids and warring tribes, she must find a way through politics and magic to save her people.

Top cast: Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Zoë Wanamaker, Stanley Weber, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Hugo Speer, Annabel Scholey, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Mackenzie Crook.

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