Training and Education
Mark studied drama at The Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama in Glasgow, before going on to study film at the All Russia State Institute for Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow.
Mark has worked as an actor and director for the last sixteen years. After several national tours he became a founding member of the Scottish classical theatre company ‘Theatre Babel’ (for whom he toured various Shakespeares), and ‘CAT-A’ – a company working within the prison system. Having moved ‘down south’ he worked in education companies and devising shows as well as lots more Shakespeare (getting his count of productions of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ alone to five). He used to appear regularly on ‘The Big Breakfast’ in a variety of ludicrous sketches, and on film and TV has appeared as many ridiculous things: from a man who thinks he’s a dog to a homicidal mime-artist accompanying Roland Rat.
He regularly performs internationally for the improvisation company Fluxx and is an associate artist for Teatro Vivo – for whom he most recently directed ‘Supermarket Shakespeare’. He directs site-specific shows and interactive performances for various companies including Ampersand and GLYPT.
Mark has worked for clients from both the public and private sector and is highly experienced in producing role-plays, forum theatre and assessment work for training purposes.
He plays mandolin for ‘The Boppin’ Heads’ and guitar for ‘Billy Wint’.