CREDENTIALS

Age range : 25 - 35

ethnicity : caucasian

build : slim

eye : blue

hair : brown

height : 5'9

weight : 11st 6oz

waist : 30/32

inner leg : 31

chest : 38

collar : 15.5

shoe : 9

BASED : London/bristol/devon

drivers license : full (clean)

experience

black box theatre

rep theatre

feature film

short film

voiceover

motion cap (training)

basic handheld and face to face combat training (IVT)

Forum theatre

contemporary dance

professional training courses

Shakespeare Masterclass (Patsy Rodenbury @ Danish National School for Performing Arts) (2019)

 

ICAT (Simon Trinder) (2018-2019)

 

Shakespeare Intensive (Adjoa Andoh, Jeanette Nelson, Simon Trinder @ ICAT) (2018)

Shakespeare Masterclass (Patsy Rodenbury @ Danish National School for Performing Arts) (2018)

 

Bristol Acting Academy (Gary Owston) (2017-2018)

Presence in Voice and Presentation (Patsy Rodenburg) (2017)

Complicite Workshop (Richard Katz) (2012)

 

Saturday Acting Academy (Richard Twyman) (2012) 

 

Total Artists in Production (Ray Shell via Giant Olive Theatre Company)(2008-2010)

please check spotlight for 

more info or contact paola

for any specifics required.

 

 

Paola farino

109 St Georges Rd
London
SE1 6HY 

T: +44 (0) 20 7207 0858

M: +44 (0) 7958 363910

E: info@paolafarino.co.uk

 
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Mark started a pursuit into acting around 2004 (purely by accident, because it was the only btec course that accepted him after terrible school grades!), he attended south devon college, in torbay, to study btec performing arts. he gaining two distinctions and a merit, along with a distinction in contemporary dance.

after this experience, he made his first appearance in an am dram production of "an inspector calls" by j.b. priestley, this was where he met a former professional west end actor whom insisted he moved to london and take this persuit more seriously.

in 2007, he relocated to london and studied a one year course at a small drama school based near kilburn (the london drama school), an unknown school that would prove a test as to whether he could succeed in a very competitive environment having studied at such a school.

After finishing this course, he decided to look into studying at a prestigious drama school to enhance his chances of progression. after two offers of study, he decided to reject these and take a chance offered to him by taking part in a black box theatre production of "a christmas carol" at the lion & unicorn theatre (kentish town) by the then resident theatre company, giant olive theatre. the director was ray shell, this became the beginning of a real friendship and apprenticeship founding the building blocks to marks ability to learn, adapt and tell stories in the upmost professional and commercial sense.

mark spent three years as a regular actor within giant olive theatre company whilst based at it's kentish town location. he also acted in various other fringe theatre venues and a shakespeare tour of the south west of england.

in 2010, mark decided to take time out of acting, focusing on other aspects of life.

 

that, however, became short lived when an opportunity to be part of an ambitious theatre company in devon (abyss theatre company, official theatre company of playwright peter oswald) came along. he took the challenge, and after a south west tour, the production eventually was brought to london and gained a residency (of all places!) at the lion & unicorn theatre, kentish town.

shortly after this, mark decided to take one last break from acting and travelled for almost seven months overseas, then returning to a regular job (selling veg boxes!) at events and festivals across the country. after a few years of immersing into this life, along with management roles and responsibilies that built the foundation for him to live a settled and stable life in the business world, he came to a crossroads...

"which way do i go?..."

the answer was easier than he thought...

he packed in the day job.

since reactivating his acting career in may 2020, mark credits have included a feature film "this is the nightmail" as one of the leading roles, starring the voices of matt lucas, stephen fry and jennifer saunders - directed by joanne reay & andrew goth. a supporting role in international short film "a never ending sound" by daniel beltran, filmed in katowice, poland & a role in bafta nominated game "dead man's phone".

mark has also established himself as a working actor on the bristol theatre scene, working closely alongside "circle theatre" and as joint artistic director of the newly formed theatre company "shipwrecks & dreams productions" whose maiden voyage will be in july 2022, tbc.

Mark is also a writer, with examples of work in all voicereel material (except documentary demo) and showreel scenes "muggles" & "crisis" that are located on the showreel/voicereel pages of this website.

 

Mark has professional writing projects due out in 2022/23, tbc.

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