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SpouseSarah Benton
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Mark Benton is an English actor, known for his roles in the films Calendar Girls and Early Doors, and the television series Waterloo Road, Casualty and Northern Lights.

Benton was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on 21 December 1964, the son of an engineer. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Benton’s first television role was in the sitcom Men of the World in 1992. He has since appeared in numerous television programmes, including Casualty, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Waterloo Road, Early Doors and Northern Lights. He played the role of Eddie Windass in Coronation Street from 2009 to 2010.

Benton has also appeared in the films Calendar Girls (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and The History Boys (2006).

In 2012, Benton took part in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Natalie Lowe. They were eliminated in week nine.

Benton is married to actress Tanya Franks. They have two children.

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Full NameMark Benton
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art


SpouseSarah Benton
ChildrenFig Benton, Archie Benton, Gracie Benton
ParentsTommy Benton
SiblingsIan Benton, Dawn Benton


MoviesEddie the Eagle, The Booze Cruise, Career Girls, Three and Out, Mr In-Between, Beyond the Pole, The Reckoning, The Second Coming, My Last Five Girlfriends, Breaking and Entering, Danny and the Human Zoo, The Sea Change, Lighthouse Hill, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Girl, Flick, Out of Contro...
TV ShowsLand Girls, Early Doors, Britannia High, Northern Lights, Murphy's Law, Personal Affairs, The Second Coming, Catterick, The Edge, Barbara, City Lights, Eureka Street, Fallen Angel, I'm with Stupid, See You Friday, Comedy Doubles, Breeze Block

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1Appeared in amateur productions with Middlesbrough Youth Theatre.
2Made his television debut in Boon (1986) in 1991.
3Entered RADA 1986.
4Father Tommy was a long distance lorry driver.
5Raised in the Grangetown area of Middlesbrough.
6Chidren Archie, Gracie and Fig.
7Brother Ian, sister Dawn.
8Educated at Sarah Metcalf School, Eston, Middlesbrough and Stockton Billingham Technical College.
9His uncle is the actor Michael Gunn.
10Is well-known in Britain for his 'Brand New Customers Only' line on the adverts for Nationwide Building Society.
11Graduated from RADA.




The Halcyon2017TV Series post-productionFeldman
The Man Who Wished2016Short pre-productionJohn
The Devil Went Down to Islingtonpost-productionBarry Grossman
Damned2016TV SeriesMike
National Theatre Live: As You Like It2016Touchstone
Eddie the Eagle2016Richmond the BOA Official
All in a Day's Work2015ShortMan 3
Doctors2015TV SeriesMal McBride
Danny and the Human Zoo2015TV MovieSyd Noble
BBC Comedy Feeds2015TV SeriesPhil
Inside No. 92015TV SeriesLes
The Edge2015/IITV Series
The Holidaymakers2015TV SeriesNarrator
Father Brown2015TV SeriesWalt Everett
Psychobitches2014TV SeriesMrs. Noah
The Job Lot2014TV SeriesGary Pickles
Waterloo Road2011-2014TV SeriesDaniel Chalk
Educating Bitchfield2014TV SeriesMr. Lister
Apples2012Lamppost 1 (voice)
Panto!2012TV MovieFrancis de Winter
Steppin' Out with Katherine Jenkins2012TV MovieEddie Finch - Master of Ceremonies
Boys on Film 8: Cruel Britannia2012Phil (segment "I Don't Care")
White Van Man2012TV SeriesKenny Knobbler
Land Girls2009-2011TV SeriesFrederick Finch
Inspector George Gently2011TV SeriesGeoff Blackburn
Scoop2009-2011TV SeriesMax de Lacey
Bertie Crisp2011ShortBertie Crisp
Silent Witness2011TV SeriesPatrick Cain
Two Men & a Car Park2010Video shortLesly
Coming Up2010TV SeriesPhil
Hustle2010TV SeriesFinch
Sports Day 3D2010ShortBrian Lonsdale
Personal Affairs2009TV SeriesIain Ebelthite
Beyond the Pole2009Graham
Blue Murder2009TV SeriesNeville Notts
The Fixer2009TV SeriesLeo Westbrook
Desperate Romantics2009TV SeriesMr.Chadwick
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009Dad
My Last Five Girlfriends2009Alan
Clash of the Santas2008TV MovieHowie
Britannia High2008TV SeriesMr. Nugent
Flick2008Sgt. Miller
Roman Mysteries2008TV SeriesFloridius
The Slammer2008TV SeriesMr. Beltham
A Deal Is a Deal2008Vic
Hughie Green, Most Sincerely2008TV MovieJess Yates
The Street2007TV SeriesWayne Taylor
City Lights2007TV SeriesHowie
Fallen Angel2007TV Mini-SeriesEddie
I'm with Stupid2006TV SeriesSheldon
Magnolia2006TV MovieGregg
Breaking and Entering2006Legge
Comedy Doubles2006TV SeriesCommentator
The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering2006TV MovieDave
If I Had You2006TV MovieHarry Fielding
Northern Lights2006TV SeriesHowie
The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt2005TV MovieDave
Afterlife2005TV SeriesConnor McClune
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2005TV SeriesProfessor Elias Blackwell
Doctor Who2005TV SeriesClive
Planespotting2005TV MoviePaul Coppin
Twisted Tales2005TV SeriesTrev
Christmas Lights2004TV MovieHowie
Early Doors2003-2004TV SeriesEddie
King of Fridges2004TV MovieAlan
Quite Ugly One Morning2004TV MovieDarren Mortlake
Murphy's Law2003-2004TV SeriesFather McBride
Gladiatress2004Stage Manager / Hermes
Lighthouse Hill2004Peter
The All Star Comedy Show2004TV MovieVarious Roles
Born and Bred2004TV SeriesMr. Ffotherington
Catterick2004TV SeriesMark
Family Business2004TV SeriesGraham Kirk
Cheeky2003Big Mick
The Booze Cruise2003TV MovieDave Bolton
402003TV Mini-SeriesGregory
Clocking Off2003TV SeriesColin Wilkes
Barbara1999-2003TV SeriesMartin Pond
Swiss Toni2003TV SeriesCrazy Alan
The Second Coming2003TV Mini-SeriesJohnny Tyler
The Reckoning2002/IISheriff
Out of Control2002TV MovieGovernor
Nice Guy Eddie2002TV SeriesTony Bentley
All or Nothing2002Man at Bar
Breeze Block2002TV SeriesMr. Shields
Crime and Punishment2002TV MovieZosimov
Redemption Road2001Sherbert Man
Combat Sheep2001TV Movie
Micawber2001TV SeriesEzra
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible2001TV SeriesSergeant Rohmer
Murphy's Law2001TV MovieMcBride
Mr In-Between2001Phil
A Small Summer Party2001TV MovieEuros
Nice Guy Eddie2001TV MovieTony Bentley
Blow Dry2001George, Journalist 1
Human Remains2000TV SeriesLeighton
Comedy Lab2000TV SeriesBarry Anderson
As Time Goes By2000TV SeriesPaul Partridge
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)2000TV SeriesHarry Wallis
Holby City2000TV SeriesGavin Cunningham
Nature Boy2000TV Mini-SeriesFred
Gimme Gimme Gimme2000TV SeriesBob Hobbs
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper2000TV Mini-SeriesTerence Hawkshaw
Ballykissangel1999TV SeriesMickeyo
Last Christmas1999TV MovieFather Christmas
Eureka Street1999TV Mini-SeriesChuckie
Topsy-Turvy1999Mr. Price
The Lost Son1999Giant
The Jump1998TV SeriesTimmy Lambert
Kiss Me Kate1998TV SeriesClient
The Sea Change1998Derek
Dilemma1997SWAT Team
All Quiet on the Preston Front1997TV Series
Dalziel and Pascoe1997TV SeriesJonathan Etherege
See You Friday1997TV SeriesBernie
Career Girls1997Ricky
Screen Two1996TV SeriesAmbulance Man
Roger and the Rottentrolls1996TV SeriesMook
Lord of Misrule1996TV MovieAntler Man
The Girl1996TV MovieFred Loam
Kavanagh QC1995TV SeriesSgt. Redbridge
The Bill1995TV SeriesPatrick Hughson
There's No Business1994Barman
Finney1994TV SeriesBilly
Moving Story1994TV SeriesDet. Con. Halford
KYTV1993TV SeriesPoliceman
Boon1991-1992TV SeriesCharlie Hardiman
Desmond's1992TV SeriesPoliceman


Early Doors2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2013-2015TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Friday Panel
The Edge2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
You Saw Them Here First2014TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself
The Heart of a Volunteer2011DocumentaryHimself
Shooting Stars2011TV SeriesHimself
Drama Trails2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Making 'Doctor Who' with Russell T. Davies2005Video documentary shortHimself
From Bard to Verse2004TV SeriesHimself

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