Patrick Marley has worked widely in Repertory, including seasons at Derby, York, Stoke-on-Trent, Leatherhead, Colchester, Northampton and the Bristol Old Vic. He has toured a great deal, including Trio with Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray, Goodnight Mrs. Puffin, with Irene Handl, Lady Frederick with Margaret Lockwood, As You Like It, playing Jacques, and It’s Impossible To Think of Everything by Alfred de Musset, playing the Baron. Appearances in London have included Trifles and Tomfooleries and Hadrian V11 at the Mermaid Theatre, Ring Round the Moon at the Haymarket, The Two Of Us at the Garrick, Cat Among the Pigeons at the Prince of Wales, directed by Jacques Charon, and Richard II and Richard III at the Phoenix, starring Derek Jacobi and directed by Clifford Williams. He played at the Chichester Festival Theatre in An Italian Straw Hat and The Farmer’s Wife directed by Sir John Clements, at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in Henry V and as Boyet in Love’s Labour’s Lost. He spent a season at the Old Vic Theatre under the direction of Timothy West in Trelawney of the Wells and The Merchant of Venice, which went on tour to Europe, Hong Kong and Perth, Australia. A return to Chichester saw him in a revival of Hadrian V11 directed by Terry Hands. He has also had the unusual pleasure of appearing in a pantomime, in Houston Texas, playing Baron Hard Up in Cinderella; a first for Texas!
TV credits include Uncle Jack, The House of Elliot, Parnell, Death of an Expert Witness, Ruth Rendell Series, The Fear, C.A.T.S Eyes, A Married Man, Lytton’s Diary, Lillie, Partners in Crime, The Brief, Julius Caesar, St. Joan and Dr. Who.
Films have included Princess Daisy, A Man For All Seasons, Unnatural Pursuits, Pope John-Paul l1, Relative Values, and The 10th Kingdom. For many years his own one-man show Wilde at Heart has taken him on tour all over the UK and Ireland, and to many parts of the world including New York, Paris, Dublin, Malta, Antibes, Frankfurt, Verona, Houston Texas, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta; on a tour of Saudi Arabia to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, and more recently to Calcutta, Darjeeling and Beirut. He has also appeared with Merlin Holland, (Wilde’s grandson) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival reading from Wilde’s letters, and at the British Library reading some of his short stories to an audience of children.