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THE RAZ : Marcus loves Holly dollies.

Byline: LEE-ANN FULLERTON AND BEVERLEY LYONS Beverley Lyons is a Scottish showbiz journalist and broadcaster.

She was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Radio producer Ben Lyons, and promoter Louise nee Rosenthal and has one sister Yvette who is a producer with Yorkshire Television.

ACTOR Marcus Patric
There is another British actor called Marcus Patrick
Marcus Patric (born Patrick Henry Gosling[1], 17 August 1979, Portsmouth, England) is a British actor, best known for the role of Ben Davies in the British soap opera Hollyoaks
 who plays Ben in teen soap Holly oaks says he loves working on set because he's surrounded by so many attractive blondes.

But that hasn't stopped him from thinking about leaving the series.

Marcus, who was at Glasgow's Destiny nightclub this weekend, told the Razz that working on the soap is like being at university.

Although he is going out with Holly oaks actress Sarah Jayne Dunn Sarah Jayne Dunn (born 1981 in Leigh, Greater Manchester) is an English actress best known for playing Mandy Hutchinson (nee Richardson) in Hollyoaks. Biography , who plays Mandy Lee, hunky hun·ky 1  
n. pl. hun·kies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a laborer, from east-central Europe.
 Marcus admits: ''The amount of beautiful women on set makes Holly oaks a nice place to work. It's like uni, only you get paid. There are a lot of blondes and we all have a laugh. It can be quite hormonal.

''Just recently two people got caught on a set getting quite friendly. It was a bedroom set, but I'm not saying who it belonged to.''

Marcus, who was nominated for sexiest male at the British Soap Awards, says he's more shy than his cocky character Ben. He says: ''People expect me to act like Ben in certain situations. I get thongs and knickers and topless photos sent to me. My mum helps with my fan mail.''

Although Marcus has been seeing Sarah Jayne for three years, he says he has no intention of copying his character Ben, who has just got married in the soap.

Marcus lives with fellow actors Darren Jeffries Darren Jeffries (born 1982 in Wrexham) is a Welsh actor who is best known for playing Sam "O.B." O'Brien in the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, which he has played since 1997[1].  and Alex Carter and enjoys going out on the town with them.

He says: ''It's three lads in a flat in Manchester and we're quite near to town. Although I have mellowed since my relationship, that doesn't mean I don't still go out.

''I'm still only 24 but I won't be doing a Ben and getting married. It's not for me. I'm enjoying myself too much just now.''

However, Marcus does hope to move on from the soap when he gets the chance. He says: ''I am staying at Holly oaks for the time being, but I want to move on. Although there is a temptation to stay, I want to do something else.

''Holly oaks had been the first thing to put me on the map, but I don't want to play Ben characters all the time. I'll need to go back into the rat race.''

He'd like to play other types of role and admires former Holly oaks star Gary Lucy for the career decisions he's made.

Says Marcus: ''Gary has done well and it would be nice to do something like that. He auditioned for Footballers' Wives when he was still in Holly oaks and he went straight into another job.

''At Holly oaks the pace is so intense that there is no time to audition at the moment and don't think I'll just walk into another job.''


BLONDE AMBITION: Marcus may move on
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 9, 2004
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