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Mark Benton

Mark Benton is an English  stage and screen actor who graduated from RADA.

After participating in a number of productions with the Middlesbrough Youth Theatre,  Mark’s initial acting experience was on the stage, featuring in Cheek by Jowl’s world tour of As You Like It (1991) as Silvius and in Alan Ayckbourn’s Invisible Friends (1991) at the National Theatre. Under direction from Sam Mendes Mark appeared as a selection... Read more >>

Mark Benton

Mark Benton Overview

Mark Benton is an English  stage and screen actor who graduated from RADA.

After participating in a number of productions with the Middlesbrough Youth Theatre,  Mark’s initial acting experience was on the stage, featuring in Cheek by Jowl’s world tour of As You Like It (1991) as Silvius and in Alan Ayckbourn’s Invisible Friends (1991) at the National Theatre. Under direction from Sam Mendes Mark appeared as a selection of characters in Richard III (1993) for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and worked with Mendes again as Mac in The Front Page (1998) at the Donmar Warehouse. Other stage performances of note include Cabbie in Koser Harry (2001) at the Royal Court Theatre, Ged in Trevor Griffith’s Comedians (2009) at Lyric Hammersmith, and Mr Perks in The Railway Children (2011) at Waterloo Station.

Mark’s film credits include Career Girls (1997), Mr Price in musical drama Topsy Turvy (1999), Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering (2006) and Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited fantasy The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (2009).  

On television Mark has appeared in British dramas such as The Bill (1995), Kavanagh QC (1995), Holby City (2000) and Hustle (2010). He is probably best known for the part of Howie in Northern Lights (2006), Max de Lacey in comedy Scoop (2009-2011), maths teacher Daniel Chalk in Waterloo Road (2011-2013) and in the award-winning BBC drama Land Girls (2009-2011).

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