Marcus Clarke Puppet Maker and

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Marcus Clarke

Professional Puppeteer

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Professional Puppeteer
Marcus Clarke

Thanks to so many Mentors.
Thanks to Bob West

Credits include

2020-23 Online at HandsUpPuppets YouTube Channel
Comedy Sketches Including: Von Patch and CynthiaGarten – VanDan Patch and CynthiaGarten – Burt and CindyGal: The Rockers and Just Cheesey the Yellow Mouse.

2019 Britain’s Got Talent – Patch Puppet – Winner of shortest appearance by a rodded hand puppet Guinea Pig Puppet.

2019 Kestrel Theatre Puppet Stories HMP Network

2018 Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Additional Puppeteer
Various Puppet TV Series

2017 Hans Solo: A Star Wars Story Feature Film Lucas Film/Disney CFX Puppeteer 

2016/17 Kestrel Theatre Puppet Stories HMP Network
2015-2016 Bookaboo
Kids TV Series/Season 4 Amazon/CBC - Puppeteer and Voice of Bookaboo. Nominated for 5 Emmy's 2017
2015 Bookaboo at TIFF Live 2015
Puppeteer/Voice Bookaboo.
2015 Juror on the 2015 International Academy of Web Television Awards. IAWTV

2014 Short Films created and R&D experimental work undertaken for Industry Advertising Campaign NBC/Universal.
Puppetry Arts at the Shore to Shore, Arts Festival, REEP Entertaining Morocco Essaouira.
2013 Bookaboo CBC Kids Day Canada tour launch CBC Toronto.
2013 Bookaboo website Happy films/Les Affranchis Montreal Canada. Puppeteer and voice of Bookaboo.
2013 The Muppets Again.
Muppet Movie, Disney.
2013 Puppetry Arts
at The Shore to Shore, Arts Festival, Entertaining REEP Morocco Essaouira. 
2012 Bookaboo Kids TV Series 3 The Canada Tour. Filmed in Montreal Canada Summer of 2012. Happy Films CiTV/CBC. Puppeteer and Voice of Bookaboo and Billy Bob Beaver.
2011 The Milkshake Show Series 3 Puppeteer to Milky Cat.
2011 London Metropolitan University
Puppetry Consultant.
2011 Nestle Commercial Director Ian Emes. Puppetry Consultant.
2011 Ways of Talking Gamelab London Metropolitan University Enterprises/BBC. Ways of Talking. Judge Jenny CGI animation series. Puppetry Consultant. BAFTA Nominated 2011 Learning-Primary.
2010 Bookaboo
Kids TV Series II Happy Films CITV Puppeteer and Voice of Bookaboo. BAFTA winner 2011Children's Pre-School Live Action.

2009 An Audience with Marcus Clarke Adult Stand Up Comedy with Puppets at the Buxton Festival 2009
2009 Milkshake Monkey TV Show Assistant Puppeteer, Salty Ticketmaster, Five TV

2009 Bookaboo Live on This Morning Show ITV Daytime Puppeteer and Voice of Bookaboo also, The Minder.
Kids TV Series I Happy Films CITV. Puppeteer and Voice of Bookaboo. BAFTA Winner Children's Pre-School Live Action 2009
2008 The Christmas Milkshake Show
Puppeteer to Milky Cat BAFTA Nominated Children's Live Action 2009
2008 The Milky and Shake Show 3D Animation Five TV Voice of Milky
2008 The Milkshake Show Series 2 Puppeteer to Milky Cat BAFTA Nominated Children's Live Action Production Company: Milkshake Productions Broadcaster: Five

2007 Marcus Clarke is The Puppet Maker Adult Stand up Comedy Show with Puppets at 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
2007 The Worms Barny the Worm for Nickelodeon UK
2007 Tickle Patch & Friends Series 11 Milkshake Links puppeteer to Patch.
2007 The Milkshake Show Series 1 Puppet Milky Five TV
2006 Jim Henson's Puppet Up Improv Show  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006. Performer/Puppeteer.
2006 Sandy and Mr. Flapper Puppeteer to Mr. Flapper Five TV

2006 Ant and Dec's Saturday night takeaway Puppeteer.

2006 A Milkshake Summer performed Mr. Flapper BAFTA Nominated Children's Live Action 2006 Production Company: Five Broadcaster: Five: Nominee The Production Team.
2005 A Christmas Milkshake  2005 8 x 30 min Christmas Specials, Channel Five. Puppeteer to Puppet character Patch

2004 PJ's Storytime 6 x 5 min, Disney Playhouse. Puppeteer to PJ Mole. BAFTA Nominated 2004. BAFTA Certificated for Script Editing work as Marcus Clarke.
2004 PJ's Bedtime 20 x 60 min programmes, Disney Playhouse, Puppeteer to PJ Mole
2004 A House just like yours  35x30min Children's Series for Five TV. Puppeteer to Dusty Mouse. 2002
2003 The Softies 80x5min Series for Five TV Co-Created programme idea. Co-Produced Series. Puppeteer to Cosy 2002
2002 Before I die
BBC Entertainment Comedy, Myfanwy Moore Comedy Sitcom tryout.
Puppeteer and provided 2 puppet characters.
2002 Smarteenies Children's BBC/ CBBC Production 65x15 mins. Puppeteer Doogy Dog
2001 The Tenth Kingdom
TV film. Carnival Films/Halmark Entertainment Pinewood Studio's.
2001 The Big Bag  Children's Television Workshop NYC/ Yorkshire Television for CITV Puppeteered Bag. 26 x 10 min.
2001 Legoland
Puppetry Consultant and Designer.

1999 Dotty & Buzz  Religious Education 6 x 10 min. Channel 4 Schools 2000. RTS Award nominee.
Tickle Patch and Friends  
Series 1 to10 2001-2007

Hotdog Thames  TV
Tricky Business  BBC/CBBC 
The Great Bong
Ultimate Animates  HTV
The Children's Channel On air presentation, interstition's and continuity with various of our comedy puppet character creations, robots, androids, aliens, penguins, gherkins and chimpanzees all having great fun with human presenters like Mark Speight, Konnie Huq, Tommy Boyd and Gaz Top.
Ratkan Zoo Live Saturday morning 2hr Show
Ratkan on the road  a Live Roadshow featuring various puppet characters and presenters from Alton Towers, Blackpool etc.
Ike & Webbers Camcorder Cities   more comedy sketches and TV Station interstition's for TCC.
Havakazoo Series 2 and 3 78 X 30 min. TV Series, Meridian TV Production for C5. Puppeteered Watchdog.
Top Banana
It's Droibee Time 165x30 min. for TCC.
Treasure Box Thames TV
Playbox  Ragdoll production for Central T.V. 26x10min

Dappledown Farm 166 x 30 min. Puppeteer to Dapple the Horse and Millie the Moorhen.


Other Film credits include
Monster Maker
TVS/Jim Henson's Production
Storyteller  TVS/Jim Henson's Production
The Tenth Kingdom
Little Shop of Horrors WB Feature Film
Who Framed Roger Rabbit WB Feature Film
Muppets Treasure Island
Disney Feature Film
Muppets Christmas Carol
Disney Feature Film



2017 Bookaboo Season 4 nominated for 5 Emmy Awards ref

Over the past 12 years Marcus has been involved with eight BAFTA winning or nominated Kids TV Series.
From gaining an individual nomination for his Script editing work for
Pj's Storytime in 2004
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To being Bookaboo in the best Kids BAFTA winning TV Series, Bookaboo.
Kids BAFTA 2011 Best Pre-School  Live Action Award Winner Bookaboo.
Kids BAFTA 2009 Best Pre-School  Live Action Award Winner Bookaboo.
Bookaboo also wins.
2012 Bookaboo wins best mixed media at British Animation Awards.

Best Children's Programme Award Broadcast 2010
2010 Prix Jeunesse International Festival Bookaboo Won its category.
Bookaboo also nominated.
2014 Children and youth TV festival Prix Jeunesse International honors the most outstanding, influential and daring TV programs of the last 50 years.
Among the finalists are CiTV’s Kids TV Series Bookaboo. 
2013 Bookaboo Series 3 is a finalist in the 2013 Canadian Shaw Rocket Prize
2009 Bookaboo also nominated in 2009 for an RTS Award

Other BAFTA Award Nominations include.
Ways Of Talking 2011
Milkshake Show 2008 

Milkshake Summer 2006

The Christmas Milkshake Show 2009

Milkshake Channel 2010

2009 'Clayfields House' is Marcus's Short Puppet based Film. The Cast won a Koestler Award. ref (Off-the-cuff speaking Clayfields House Film 1906 U16 Writers in Prison Network Under 18s Special Award)


West End Musicals



Song & Dance


Marilyn the Musical


Little Shop of Horrors


Follies the Musical

Working in Stage and Production Management.

Computer Animation Facial Puppeteering.

Venus on the Hard Drive. Performance Animator, Face, of Venus in the Sitcom Pilot 20th Century Fox TV LA. Medialab C.G.PA System. NBC TV  Performance Animator Face  NBC's Johnny Chimes Peacock logo character Burbank LA Demonstrating the Medialab performance animation system at; The Medialab Studio LA (5 months)
The IBC Amsterdam, the Pasadena Animation Festival, CG Osaka and for Sony Japan in Tokyo. Training performance animators in USA & Japan.  


Marcus Clarke is an Exhibiting Fine Artist and has had four Solo one man Shows over the past six years. He has also achieved the CTLLS Teaching Qualification from Warwick University.


Jim Hensons Television Workshop 1987 with Kevin Clash and thru private and personal tuition from the ever generous Brian Henson.

Space Odyssey Bookaboo

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