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In 2010 Marcus Crawford Guy of Lochwinnoch was the FIRST EVER SCOTSMAN to be accepted to the prestigious actor training program at the Juilliard School in New York City. Marcus followed in the footsteps of now Broadway star Gayle Rankin. Juilliard Drama boasts graduates JESSICA CHASTAIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS, KEVIN SPACEY, MICHAEL URIE & VIOLA DAVIS.
 Marcus graduated a BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS as one of only 5 students receiving SCHOLASTIC DISTINCTION for his paper SHAKESPEARE: THE POWER OF A WORD. He graduated alongside TONY AWARD WINNING ACTOR, ALEX SHARP and Wallis Currie-Wood, currently starring in CBS’ Madam Secretary. Marcus received the prestigious JOSEPH W. POLISI “ARTIST AS CITIZEN” AWARD for his achievements serving the community with his artistry while completing the most intensive acting program in the world.
Marcus served for 3 years as a Gluck Community Service Fellow which serves  INNER CITY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB FACILITIES with arts therapy workshops and performances. He also worked with ART POWERS ARUSHA a student driven initiative which took ARTS EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS to rural TANZANIA. Marcus now plans to launch an initiative SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILI  in partnership with the Umoja Youth Empowerment Centre (www.umojacentre.au) which will raise money for students at organizations in Arusha, Tanzania as they make a docudrama using text from A SWAHILI TRANSLATION OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Marcus also runs an ARTS IMMERSION AND COLLEGE PREP organization in CENTRAL FLORIDA called START OSCEOLA (www.startosceola.org) which offers 2 weeks of education from world class artists to over 150 students at an  incredibly low fee. This summer stART was nationally recognized by two television news networks and was featured by Art Schools Network in a webinar hosted by Dr. Mary Palmer.
Marcus will appear in NICHOLAS GIURICICH’S FEATURE LENGTH FILM ‘RESERVATIONS’ shooting in the fall of 2016 in the principal role, Zach. This will shoot on Long Island with a view to doing the indie film festival circuit.