Mark Addy is best known for his role as Dave Althorpe in 1997's hit film The Full Monty, which received a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
He is also known for his starring role as King Robert Baratheon in the medieval-fantasy television series Game of Thrones, in 2011.
Addy studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and began his career on television, appearing in award-winning comedies such as The Thin Blue Line.
He has since gone on to work on the US television series Still Standing and Anand Tucker's critically acclaimed Red Riding: 1983.
Addy's other feature film credits include The Order, A Knight's Tale, The Time Machine, Down to Earth, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Jack Frost, The Last Yellow and The Announcement.
Other credits include Gurinder Chadha's It's a Wonderful Afterlife, Barney's Version in which he stars opposite Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti, and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.
His television credits include the British series The Rita, A Very Peculiar Practice, Between the Lines, Band of Gold and The Heart Surgeon.
He was born in and lives in York, England with his wife and daughter.