Mark Charnock Biography
Mark Charnock is an English actor. He is best known for his long-running role on Emmerdale as Marlon Dingle. Mark Charnock was born on 28 August 1968 in Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK.
Mark Charnock attended Canon Slade School, Hull University and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Mark Charnock made his television debut in 1992 playing the character, Duane in an episode of 2point4 Children. The actor went on to star in shows such as Watching, Cadfael and Coronation Street.
He also hosts a podcast with Paul Coates in which they respond to their audience’s problem and quandaries by suggesting out of the box solutions.
Mark bagged the part of Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale in 1996. He won the award for Best Dramatic Performance at the 2004 British Soap Awards for the heartbreaking storyline which saw Marlon switch off the life-support for his first wife, Tricia.
Mark Charnock Age
Mark Charnock was born on 28 August 1968 in Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK. He is 50 years old as of 2018.
Mark Charnock Wife
Marlon has been married three times on the Emmerdale show, first to Tricia Fisher, then to Donna Windsor and Laurel Thomas. In 2010, Marlon dated Rhona Goskirk and the pair became parents to a Down syndrome baby named Leo. His character is also father to April Windsor and they featured in an informative choking fit storyline.
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Mark Charnock who is originally from Bolton now lives with his wife and children in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He is married in real life.
Mark Charnock Children
Mark Charnock and his wife in real life have children who live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Mark Charnock Net Worth
His net worth information will be updated.
Mark Charnock Height
Mark Charnock stands at 6ft 4 ½ (194.3 cm).
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Mark Charnock Interview
When did you get into zombie films?
Mark Charnock: I was always into horror films when I was younger and then I went into my Stephen King phase and obviously then it was video shops there were no DVDs, 200 years ago. I was a video obsessive and it was always horror, I got into the Evil Dead films and the forbidden ones that you aren’t supposed to watch.
How did the festival come about?
Mark Charnock: It was really simple, Dominic said that he would like to put some films on and I encouraged it and then we got wrapped up in it and we were committed. We wanted to share our love of zombie films and also wanted a charity to benefit; Dominic was already involved with the World Society for the Protection of Animals so they became our chosen charity. Dominic had been over to Romania to watch them rescuing bears and was really touched by it all and before we knew what was happening we were picking films and fighting for the rights which was incredibly time consuming we had no idea how hard it would be. We have been fighting for a Billy Connelly film called Fido for four years and finally we have got permission to show it, no-one has seen it. It’s really good and it’s set in a slightly alternate fifties reality where zombies are domestic servants. What amazes me is that these big name films no-one knows who has the rights to them.
Who introduces the films?
Mark Charnock: We both take it in turns and then we just shout abuse at each other from the background.
So what have you got showing this time round?
Mark Charnock: We’ve got Fido, which we are really excited about; we’ve got Land of the Dead which is the fourth George Romero zombie film which we haven’t shown. The one that we are going to argue about is Evil Dead which I maintain is not a zombie film, but Dom’s convinced it is. We have got one called Siege of the Dead which is a German one it’s 80 minutes and it’s brilliant, we have got our crap one which is City of the Living Dead. We always try to show a rubbish Italian one and I can’t remember the other one off the top of my head.
What’s the difference between a zombie and a horror film?
Mark Charnock: Well to me they have more artistic merit which sounds like a ridiculous thing to say. I think the Saw films, the Hostel films are just genuinely unpleasant but zombie films have weird charm to them are quite political. 28 Days Later is quite political it was a response to Vietnam and the very early zombie films were a response to the Depression. Dawn of the Dead the one set in the shopping mall is all about consumerism and they have quite apt messages beneath the eating.
Both on and off screen it’s obvious that you work well together…
Mark Charnock: We are great mates we have worked together for 14 years which is quite astonishing.
You joined in 1996, just before Dominic… He joined six months later than me, which I like to rub in all the time!
You guys have such an on-screen chemistry, do you ad lib at all?
Mark Charnock: Well, the first loyalty is to the script and they write very funny stuff for us so we don’t want to mess that up but we try to bring our own pacing to it, maybe add another sentence to it. Dom and Paddy tend to pick up on their pretensions.
Well it’s obvious you get on so well. The one thing that you have in common is that you are both unlucky in love…
Mark Charnock: Yes except that Paddy is no longer unlucky in love he’s now lucky!
Are things likely to change on the romantic horizon?
Mark Charnock: I couldn’t possibly say, I mean, they can’t both be unlucky forever; they have both been married twice so it’s 2-2.
If you could be an actor in any other soap opera past or present what would it be?
Mark Charnock: It would be Emmerdale; it’s the show I used to watch on cosy afternoons with my Nan and Gramps so it’s got a real root in my childhood. I’m from the North West so it should be Corrie but I can’t see beyond the show.
I met you a couple of weeks ago on the sidelines of the Corrie V Emmerdale match, were you gutted about your 4-1 defeat against Corrie on Saturday?
Mark Charnock: Well, I played for the 30 minutes in the second half but they put me up front where my lack of pace was exposed. I had one golden moment where I back heeled it down the wing and it led to our only goal, everything else that I did turned to manure but it was nice to get out there and be part of it because if I hadn’t played at all I would have felt like a spare part. I’ve got a chest infection at the moment and I was supposed to start as centre back but the doctor told me I shouldn’t play, I was gutted I was so looking forward to it but I’m getting
on a bit now.
Was it Danny (Aaron Livesy) that instigated it all?
Mark Charnock: Yes he did it all, twenty years old and he did it all his self. It’s amazing, I couldn’t even conceive of doing that at such a young age. Danny’s got everything he’s a really nice person as well as being a good actor, a good footballer and a bit of a pin up. He’s one of the good guys.
Was he close to Gavin?
Mark Charnock: Yes we all were. Danny had known him since Gavin cast him and they became firm friends.
What was the impact like on the cast when he died?
Mark Charnock: Devastating, I’ve known him for over ten years long before he was the boss.
I could see you and Dom as convincing zombies, do you not fancy doing a ‘Zombie Dale’ spin off?
Mark Charnock: Oh Yeah. You’d have to speak to Dom about that.
Emmerdale’s Gemma Atkinson and Mark Charnock Talk Drama and Love | Lorraine
Mark Charnock News
Last updated on: 21/09/2018
Source: Radio Times
Mark Charnock explores life in the trenches for documentary Emmerdale 1918
ITV tonight screens the first episode of new documentary series Emmerdale 1918 that sees some of the soap’s biggest names reflect on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In this evening’s opener, actor Mark Charnock – who plays Woolpack chef Marlon Dingle – explores the trench life of wartime chef Fred Brocklehurst, who came from the Yorkshire village of Esholt, which was formerly the home of Emmerdale itself.
“The conditions were monstrous,” said Charnock, of Fred’s experiences in the trenches. “Dead bodies everywhere. Explosions. Horribly injured man being carried past his cooking post. Rats and rain. And in the middle of it, there was Fred having to cook for lots and lots of men. He represented the only bit of comfort the soldiers had. He was the home away from home for all these boys, really.”
Asked whether he himself could have coped with the kind of existence, Fred endured back in 1918, the actor added: “From a modern perspective, it’s so horrific as to be unimaginable, really. But those boys weren’t given a choice – they just went. From my comfortable 21st-century perspective, the idea of it is so alien. I can’t begin to imagine what they went through. But I suspect that Fred and those in a similar position probably didn’t give it a second thought.”
In upcoming episodes, the likes of Charlotte Bellamy and Natalie J Robb will get the chance to turn back the clock a hundred years, before the series culminates in a special Armistice Party on Emmerdale’s exterior set.
“That was great because the producers deliberately kept their cards close to their chest, so we didn’t quite know what to expect on that last day. John Middleton, who played Ashley, turns up, which was lovely for all of his friends,” revealed Charnock.
“Emmerdale’s main street was lined with people waving flags, we had a brass band and, unfortunately, I’d cooked some – I’ll say it – spotted dick. Which, for some reason, people were being really coy about and calling currant roll. And I thought, ‘why is no one calling it by its proper name? It’s not rude’. So, in the end, I served my World War One spotted dick to everyone, which I’ll be honest, had a mixed response!”
Emmerdale 1918 can be seen tonight on ITV at 8.30pm