Mark is a film writer and director best known for his hit films Brassed Off, Little Voice and, most recently, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.
Mark studied animation at The National Film & Television School, but soon moved to writing and directing live action, his graduation film See You At Wembley, Frankie Walsh won an Oscar for best student film. In his thirty-year career since, Mark and his films have continued to garner numerous industry awards and nominations. He puts this down to having been lucky enough to have worked with the cream of talent both in front of and behind the camera. Mark is an Honorary Fellow at the University of York St John, has received Honorary Doctorates at both the University of Hull and Leeds Beckett, and is also, perhaps most proudly, The Honorary President of The Hull City Southern Supporters Association.