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Mark Benton

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Mark Benton

Mark is a leading actor with a career that effortlessly spans both drama and comedy. 

With an extensive list of screen and stage credits Mark is probably best known for his leading television roles in EARLY DOORS (BBC), WATERLOO RD (BBC), CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (ITV), and CATTERICK (BBC), showcasing his unique comedic style, wit and gravitas. 

His recent leading role in SHAKESPEARE AND HATHAWAY (BBC) gained him a legion of loyal fans, and was one of the longest running series on BBC daytime, attracting an average of 1.3million viewers an episode on BBC One. 

He has also worked with leading creatives, such as Kay Mellor for BBC's hit series THE SYNDICATE, Dexter Fletcher for EDDIE THE EAGLE for 20th CENTURY FOX and Joe Wright in CYRANO for MGM. 

Mark has just finished as part of the leading cast of QUIZ, based on the infamous coughing scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and has also just been seen in the new cast of Grantchester for ITV. 

Recent TV/Film credits include Feldman in THE HALCYON (ITV), Leon in CHRISTMAS CAROLE (SKY), The Abbott in DODGER (Universal / BBC), and The Colonel in THE NEVERS for HBO. 

His theatre credits also include the role of Shelley Levene in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (UK tour), Touchstone in the National Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY (UK Tour), and Andre Thibault in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (UK Tour).



Mark Benton


Title Role Production Director
GRANTCHESTER (SERIES 8) Sam Mackenzie Kudos/Masterpiece for ITV Various
SHAKESPEARE AND HATHAWAY: PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS (S Frank Hathaway (Lead) BBC Birmingham Piotr Szkopiak/Ian Barber
DODGER: THE SPECIALS The Abbott Universal International Studios for BBC Rhys Thomas
BIG TREE CITY (SERIES 1) Mayor Prickles (Recurring) Netflix Philip Brooks
DEAD CANNY (SERIES 1) Karl Triforce for Dave Theresa Varga
THE NEVERS (SERIES 1) The Colonel (Recurring) HBO/Mutant Enemy Productions Joss Whedon/Andrew Bernstein
VERA (SEASON 11) Stanley Booth ITV Vera Ltd Chris Foggin
THE SYNDICATE (SERIES 4) Graham (Co-Lead) BBC One Dominic Leclerc
MIDSOMER MURDERS (SERIES 19) Eddie Rowbotham Red Planet Pictures for BBC Various
DEATH IN PARADISE (SERIES 7) Les Doyle Red Planet Pictures for BBC Various
THE HALCYON (SERIES 1) Dennis Feldman (Recurring) King Bert for Sky 1 Justin Hardy
TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW (SERIES 2) Mayor Bob BBC Studios Dominic Brigstocke
DAMNED (SERIES 1) Mike What Larks Productions Ian Fitzgibbon/Natalie Bailey
OUTNUMBERED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Brian Hat Trick Productions for BBC Various
INSIDE NO. 9 (SERIES 2) Les BBC Studios for BBC Two Various
FATHER BROWN (SERIES 3) PC Walt Everett BBC Productions for BBC One Various
DANNY AND THE HUMAN ZOO Syd Noble Red for BBC One Destiny Ekaragha
WATERLOO ROAD (SERIES 7-9) Daniel Chalk (Series Regular) BBC Various
THE JOB LOT (SERIES 2) Gary Pickles Big Talk/ITV Various
LAND GIRLS (SERIES 1-2) Frederick Finch (Recurring) BBC Various
SILENT WITNESS (SERIES 13) Patrick Cane BBC Anthony Byrne
THE FIXER (SERIES 1) Leo Westbrook (Recurring) ITV Sam Miller
PERSONAL AFFAIRS Ian Ebelthite (Recurring) BBC Scotland Jenny Ash/ James Henry/ Ashley Way
HUSTLE Finch Kudos Iain B. MacDonald
THE STREET (SERIES 2) Wayne Taylor (Recurring) Granada Television for the BBC David Blair
BRITANNIA HIGH (SERIES 1) Mr Nugent (Series Regular) Globe Productions for ITV Declan O'Dwyer
ROMAN MYSTERIES (SERIES 2) Floridius (Recurring) LEG (RM2) Ltd Jill Robertson
NORTHERN LIGHTS (SERIES 1) Howie (Lead) Paul Seed/Tony Dow
MURPHY'S LAW (SERIES 1-2) Father McBride (Recurring) BBC Television John Strickland
DOCTOR WHO (SERIES 1) Clive DW Productions for BBC Keith Boak
EARLY DOORS (SERIES 1-2) Eddie Bell (Recurring) BBC Television Arian Shergold/Craig Cash
BARBARA - 4 SERIES Martin Pond Central Television Richard Boden


Title Role Production Director
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO ISLINGTON Barry Grossman Skinned Productions Daniel Wilson
SECRETS OF A WALLABY BOY Roland Weird Rainbow Films Kieron Moore
CHRISTMAS CAROLE Leon Sky TV Ian Fitzgibbon
CYRANO Montfleury MGM/Working Title Films/Bron Studios Joe Wright
THE FRUIT FIX Doug Weaver Productions Philip Connolly
SNAPSHOTS Colin Lliana Bird
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Tony Shepherd Blazing Griffin/Parkhouse Pictures John McPhail
EDDIE THE EAGLE Richmond Lionsgate Dexter Fletcher
BEYOND THE POLE Graham Shooting Pictures David L. Williams
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS Uncle Bob Imaginarium Films Terry Gilliam
CLASH OF THE SANTAS Howie (Lead) ITV Productions Paul Seed
THREE AND OUT Vic Rovinge Motion Picture Company Jonathan Gershfield


Title Role Production Director
QUIZ (UK TOUR) Judge Rivlin/David Liddiment/Paddy Spooner/Ds Will Wessex Grove Daniel Evans and Seán Linnen
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Shelley Levene (Lead) Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre Sam Yates
AS YOU LIKE IT Touchstone National Theatre Polly Findlay
HOBSON'S CHOICE Henry Horatio Hobson Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Nadia Fall
HAIRSPRAY Edna Turnblad (Lead) UK Tour Jack O'Brien


Title Role Production Director
MR BLUE SKY Harvey Easter (Recurring) BBC Radio 4 Anna Madley