British actors don’t come more versatile than Eddie Marsan. You may remember him from when he played a henchman opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III, the Sherlock-consulting Inspector with Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, or as one of Simon Pegg’s last surviving pub-crawlers in The World’s End.
On TV, Marsan moved up through The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders (and an appearance as wanted criminal and Samantha Womack’s ex-boyfriend and in an episode of late 90s comedy, Game On), to older brother Terry Donovan in all seven series of Ray Donovan. In April, he starred in The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, about the man who infamously reappeared five and a half years after he faked his own death in a canoeing accident.
After playing many different characters, what’s he like in real life? The answer would seem to be: you couldn’t meet a nicer chap. All of which is great news as Marsan prepares to take on your questions while he patiently waits for his new film, Vespa – a dystopian tale set after the collapse of Earth’s ecosystem – to be released at the cinema. So, get thinking about what you would like to ask, post your questions in the comments by 2pm on 27 September, and, when Vespa is released on 21 October, we’ll print what the great man has to say in Film & Music and online.