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Mark Carey

Mark has been an actor and a writer for over thirty years.Mark Carey
Brought up in Exeter Mark decided he wanted to be an actor when working on The Onedin Line for the BBC, when he was thirteen.
In 1979 Mark played the boy in Henry V for Richard Digby Day at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter. This experience proved useful when developing Into the Breach.
While still in Devon Mark wrote and performed Moments of Vision a play about Thomas Hardy. This was in fact - a one man show!
He went on to train at The Central School of speech and Drama, graduating in 1983.
After Drama School Mark worked at the Nottingham Playhouse then run by Richard Digby Day. In Nottingham Mark played Prince Giglio in The Rose and the Ring directed by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director at the RSC.
For the next fifteen years Mark worked in Rep’ all over the country but mainly in Northampton where he appeared in over thirty plays. Here he met his wife Cecilia and played panto’ Dame four times, these two facts however may not be related!
As an actor he has worked in Ludlow, Southwold, Derby, Exeter, Westcliff, Newbury, Nottingham, York, Eye, Northampton, The Orange Tree Richmond, The Southwark Playhouse, The Arts Theatre as well as on tour and in the west end.
As a member of the Royal National Theatre Company Mark worked on Betrayal, The Relapse and The Merchant of Venice all for Trevor Nunn. 
On TV he has appeared in The Invincibles, Widows, Doctors, The Bill (of course), Murphy’s Law, Underbelly, Casualty, Allo Allo, London’s’ Burning  and Morse.
Mark's many Radio Appearances include Wuthering Heights, Ashes to Antarctica, The Kingsnorth Six, and the Archers (three times as different characters).
Mark has appeared regularily at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick. Directed by Alison Sutcliff he played Macbeth, Bottom, The Inspector in An Inspector Calls, Frank in Educating Rita, Stephano in The Tempest, Torvald in A Dolls House among other parts.
Mark has always been writing, mainly plays but also very poor and pretentious poetry. Despite the poor quality he won the Hackney poetry competition in 1984. 
His play The Last Country House, of course set in Devon, was broadcast on BBC Radio four in 2003 and in 2012 Mark wrote Magic Moments a community play about the village where he now lives, in the 1950s.  His adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been produced several times here and in America.
Mark lives in the Cotswolds and spends his time chasing after his two kids, writing, reading, walking, painting and decorating and following his beloved Exeter City.
Into the Breach has been touring since November 2013.