Mackenzie Crook

Paul Mackenzie Crook (born 29 September 1971) is a British actor and comedian. He shot to fame playing Gareth Keenan in the BBC sitcom The Office and went on to play Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. More recently, he has written, directed and starred in the BBC4 sitcom detectorists and the BBC1 revival of childrens' favourite, Worzel Gummidge.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

City of Ember (2008)

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Harry Treadaway  •  Mary Kay Place  •  Bill Murray

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Kenan
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Harry Treadaway  •  Mary Kay Place  •  Bill Murray

Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

A group of American executives making a film about World War II decide that since their lead is rather unglamorous, they will draft in an American G.I. to play the part of Winston Churchill. Their take on the war depicts a handsome Churchill falling in love with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Richardson
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Neve Campbell  •  Harry Enfield  •  Jon Culshaw

A group of American executives making a film about World War II decide that since their lead is rather unglamorous, they will draft in an American G.I. to play the part of Winston Churchill. Their take on the war depicts a handsome Churchill falling in love with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Richardson
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Neve Campbell  •  Harry Enfield  •  Jon Culshaw

Finding Neverland (2004)

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During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Kate Winslet  •  Julie Christie  •  Dustin Hoffman

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Kate Winslet  •  Julie Christie  •  Dustin Hoffman

I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

Land of the Blind (2006)

A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Edwards
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Tom Hollander  •  Lara Flynn Boyle

A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Edwards
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Tom Hollander  •  Lara Flynn Boyle

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

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Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)

Two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Humphries
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Johnny Vegas  •  Caroline Harvey  •  Helen Latham

Two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Humphries
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Johnny Vegas  •  Caroline Harvey  •  Helen Latham

Still Crazy (1998)

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Matt Damon  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Matt Damon  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths

The Gathering (2001)

Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. During an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Kerry Fox

Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. During an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Kerry Fox

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

The turbulent personal and professional life of actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980), from his beginnings as a comic performer on BBC Radio to his huge success as one of the greatest film comedians of all time; an obsessive artist so dedicated to his work that neglected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Charlize Theron  •  Emily Watson  •  John Lithgow

The turbulent personal and professional life of actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980), from his beginnings as a comic performer on BBC Radio to his huge success as one of the greatest film comedians of all time; an obsessive artist so dedicated to his work that neglected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Charlize Theron  •  Emily Watson  •  John Lithgow

The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Joseph Fiennes  •  Lynn Collins

Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Joseph Fiennes  •  Lynn Collins

Abraham's Point (2008)

A man struggles to get over a family tragedy that has haunted him since childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wyndham Price
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Harriet Walter  •  Christian McKay  •  Joseph Millson

A man struggles to get over a family tragedy that has haunted him since childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wyndham Price
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Harriet Walter  •  Christian McKay  •  Joseph Millson

Spider-Plant Man (2005)

Spider-Plant Man is a parody of Spider-Man, made for the Comic Relief 2005 appeal and aired on BBC One. It featured Rowan Atkinson as Peter Piper/Spider-Plant Man and Rachel Stevens as his love-interest Jane-Mary (parodying Mary-Jane Watson). Jim Broadbent also ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Rachel Stevens  •  Tony Robinson  •  Jim Broadbent

Spider-Plant Man is a parody of Spider-Man, made for the Comic Relief 2005 appeal and aired on BBC One. It featured Rowan Atkinson as Peter Piper/Spider-Plant Man and Rachel Stevens as his love-interest Jane-Mary (parodying Mary-Jane Watson). Jim Broadbent also ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Rachel Stevens  •  Tony Robinson  •  Jim Broadbent

Orbit Ever After (2013)

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Magnus Stone
CAST:  Thomas Brodie-Sangster  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Bronagh Gallagher  •  Bob Goody

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Magnus Stone
CAST:  Thomas Brodie-Sangster  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Bronagh Gallagher  •  Bob Goody

One Chance (2013)

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This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  James Corden  •  Alexandra Roach  •  Julie Walters  •  Colm Meaney

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  James Corden  •  Alexandra Roach  •  Julie Walters  •  Colm Meaney

I Am Tom Moody (2012)

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ainslie Henderson
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ainslie Henderson
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook

In Secret (2013)

In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Stratton
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Tom Felton  •  Jessica Lange  •  Matt Lucas

In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Stratton
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Tom Felton  •  Jessica Lange  •  Matt Lucas
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