Biography

Brief Biog.

Mark worked professionally as an actor after graduating drama school during which time he won the Olivier Bursary Award. During his acting career he toured up and down the country in various theatre productions, worked the london fringe circuit, short films and small roles in TV dramas. During this time he co-founded Forbidden Theatre company and The 104 Theatre Company with which he won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award with the hugely successful devised piece entitled “See Base of Can”.

Inspired by the work he did on See Base of Can Mark started directing his own work on the London Fringe, which led to him starting his production company From The streets Productions with his wife and producer Jane Street. As he collaborated with ever more artists and writers his acting career took a back seat and he began to use the improvisational skills he developed in the theatre to devise and direct his own short films that went on to preview at some of the major international film festivals.

As a working director he has directed commercials, music videos, plays and short films. He is currently working on his first feature length documentary Theatre Of Survival (www.thespacetheatre.com) and a feature film “Georgie Maxim” (www.georgiemaximfilm.com). As a freelance teacher mark works regularly at many of the top drama schools and is the screen acting tutor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.