Mackenzie Crook Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Feb, 2018
Facts of Mackenzie Crook
Date of Birth: 1971 , September-29
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Mackenzie Crook
Birth Name Paul James "Mackenzie" Crook
Father Michael Crook
Mother Sheila Crook
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Maidstone, Kent, England
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actor, director, comedian, and writer
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Weight in KG 73
Famous for Portrayal of Gareth Keenan in the Pirates of Caribbean franchise
Affair with N/A
Married Yes
Married to Lindsay Crook
Children Yes
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy
Movies Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
TV Show Ordinary Lies
Sisters Zoe Crook
Siblings Zoe Crook
Books The Windvale Sprites, Ragetti's Secret Diary
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English actor, Mackenzie Crook is well-known faces in the entertainment field. He is an actor, director, comedian, and writer, best known for his portrayal of Gareth Keenan in the Pirates of Caribbean franchise.

Crook has appeared in the 2018 historical series, Britannia. His net worth is $4 million at present.

Crook is married and has two children. He currently resides in Muswell Hill, London.

Early Life and Education

Crook was born on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England. He is English and is of Caucasian ethnic background. He was born to Michael Crook and Sheila Crook. His father was an employee at British Airways, and his mother was a hospital manager.

Crook was put on a course of home therapy for three years due to growth hormone deficiency. He spent his early childhood days at his uncle’s tobacco farm in northern Zimbabwe. There, he developed his interest towards painting.


Crook started his career in 1998. He debuted in television appearing in Channel 4’s sketch show, Barking. He portrayed grotesque schoolteacher, Mr. Bagshaw in the series.

Crook made his first major TV role as a comedy sketch contributor on Channel 4’s late-night comedy series, The 11 O’Clock Show in 1998. Later, he was dropped from the show. He was cast as a member of the BBC sketch show, TV to Go in 2001.

Crook worked as the host of the short-lived ITV1 show, Comedy Café as Charlie Cheese. He appeared as Gareth Keenan in Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant popular mockumentary series, The Office. He received two BAFTA nominations for his performance in the series.

Crook rose to prominence after portraying Ragetti in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (2003-07).

Crook appeared as Launcelot Gobbo in Michael Radford’s film adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Crook starred in several movies such as Finding Neverland, The Brothers Grimm, The Gathering, and short movies such as Ant Muzak and Blake’s Junction 7. He also lent his voice in a TV series, Modern Toss.

Crook played the main role as Paul Callow in the British comedy, Three and Out in 2008. The following year he played in the movies like City of Ember, Little Dorrit, and Love Soup

In 2009, Crook appeared in many TV series such as Merlins, Demons, Skins, and Solomon Kane. He portrayed Rusell Hardy in the 2010 biographical movie, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Crook portrayed Orell on the six episodes of the fantasy TV series, Game of Thrones (season 4) in 2013. He received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his performance in the series. His works in the year include Almost, In Secret, The Café, and One Chance

Crook worked as writer and director for a British TV sitcom, Detectorists in 2014. He also appeared as Andy Stone in the series. The series was originally released on October 2, 2014, and aired until December 13, 2017. He received nominations for BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, BAFTA Television Award for Best Situation Comedy for his works in the series. 

Crook played Veran in the 2018 historical period drama, Britannia. He appeared alongside David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Barry Ward, Annabel Scholey, and Eleanor Worthington Cox, among others in the series.

Net Worth

Crook stands the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.7 meters). His net worth is $4 million at present. He has worked in many movies and TV series in his career.
Crook has appeared in many of the successful movies which made a good collection at the box office.

Year Movies Budget Box Office Collection
2002 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl      - $654.3 million

The Merchant of Venice

$30 million $21.4 million
2004 Sex Lives of the Potato Men      - $1.2 million (UK)
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers      - $1 million approx.
2004  Finding Neverland $25 million $116.7 million
2005  The Brothers Grimm $88 million $105.3 million
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest      - $1.06 billion
2014 Muppets Most Wanted $50 million $80.3 million

Personal Life

Crook is a married man and has two children. He married Lindsay Crook, a former advertising executive in April 2001. The couple is blessed with two children; a son and a daughter. 

Crook currently resides in Muswell Hill, London with his wife and children. He owns an eight-acre piece of Essex woodland in London.