Mark Benton

Mark Benton

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1965-11-16 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK

46 Movies · 39 TV shows

Biography

Mark Benton (born 16 November 1965) is an English actor and television presenter. Known for his roles as Eddie in Early Doors, Howard in Northern Lights and Martin Pond in Barbara. Benton has also starred in BBC One school-based drama series, Waterloo Road as Mathematics teacher, Daniel "Chalky" Chalk from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2014. In 2003 Benton starred as Eddie in 2 series of Early Doors. In 2013, Benton took part in Strictly Come Dancing and in 2015, he hosted daytime game show The Edge. Since 2018 he has played the leading role of Frank Hathaway in Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators on BBC1.

Personal Life

Benton has been married to Sarah Gardner since 2002. He is a supporter of Middlesbrough F.C. and has featured in the club's official website advertising campaign to encourage other fans to renew their season tickets. He is a patron of Zöe's Place Baby Hospice, a charity for sick babies and young children.

Early Life

Benton was born in Guisborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England and attended Sarah Metcalfe Comprehensive School and later, Stockton Billingham Technical College. Some of Benton's early acting experience came with Middlesbrough Youth Theatre, with performances in plays such as Atmos Fear and Twist.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
A group of women are trying to change the world.

2020.

1 Movie
The Fruit Fix

The Fruit Fix

2020
Hope is about to have a life-changing piano auditioning. It will take extraordinary courage for her to seek the help she needs to pursue her dream.

2019.

1 Movie
The Making of Anna and the Apocalypse

The Making of Anna and the Apocalypse

2019
A brand new feature-length documentary featuring new interviews with the cast and crew of Anna and the Apocalypse, produced exclusively by Second SIght Films for their 2-disc Blu-ray release of the mo...

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

2018
Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookies sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse

2018
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach ...
Torvill & Dean

Torvill & Dean

2018
Biopic of the British ice dancers and British, European, Olympic and World champions, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Halcyon

The Halcyon

5.33
2017
The story of a five star hotel in the middle of a world of war.
Ratburger

Ratburger

2017
A girl rescues a rat, which the burgerman wants to make into a burger.

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Damned

Damned

2016
There is a comedy in the social services department. Social workers Rose and Al deal with the absurdities of life and try to navigate their equally trying professional and personal lives.
Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

6
2016
Michael 'Eddie' Edwards was an unlikely but brave British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. Eddie takes on the establishment and wins th...
National Theatre Live: As You Like It

National Theatre Live: As You Like It

2016
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalin...

2015.

1 Movie
Danny & the Human Zoo

Danny & the Human Zoo

2015
A dramatised account of the early life and career of impressionist, comedian and actor Lenny Henry.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

3.5
2014
The door is marked with a number.

2012.

2 Movies
Panto!

Panto!

2012
Morecambe FM disc jockey Lewis Loud is thrilled to be appearing in his first pantomime 'Dick Whittington' opposite glamorous soap star Tamsin.
Boys On Film 8: Cruel Britannia

Boys On Film 8: Cruel Britannia

2012
From the cliffs of the Isle of Wight to an abandoned swimming pool in Lambeth, Boys On Film 8: Cruel Britannia presents an eclectic mix of ten UK-set short films including: Harry Wootliff's "I Don't C...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

6
2011
Sainte Marie is located in the Caribbean. The Sainte Marie style of policing is not suited to the Caribbean way of life. A woman is working.

2010.

2 Movies
My Last Five Girlfriends

My Last Five Girlfriends

2010
The subject of My Last Five Girlfriends is a thirtysomething bachelor named Duncan. Duncan is about to take his own life, but not before he sends a message to the women he dated. The film is about his...
I Don't Care

I Don't Care

2010
Luka Bartholomew cares for his bed-ridden mother in the run-down resort town of Porthpunnet. On his thirtieth birthday his mother hires a carer to give him a day off. On a wintry beach he meets Dan,an...

2009.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Personal Affairs

Personal Affairs

2009
Personal Affairs was a 2009 British television drama-comedy series, broadcast on BBC Three. It starred Annabel Scholey, Laura Aikman, Maimie McCoy and Ruth Negga as four City of London Personal Assist...
TV
Desperate Romantics

Desperate Romantics

2009
A six-part drama series is set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London and follows the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, p...
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

8
2009
The theater company's audience is larger than expected.
Beyond The Pole

Beyond The Pole

2009
The first carbon neutral, organic, vegetarian expedition ever to attempt the North Pole is being followed by a documentary film crew. Brian and Mark are trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records...
TV
Land Girls

Land Girls

6
2009
The lives, loves and highs and lows of four women in the Women's Land Army during World War II.

2008.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Flick

Flick

2008
Memphis cop Lieutenant McKenzie is called in to investigate a series of strange deaths and wierd sightings following the resurrection of a murder victim from the 1950s(a local boy) who is brought back...
TV
Britannia High

Britannia High

2008
Britannia High is a British musical drama television series co-produced by Granada Television and Globe Productions for the ITV network. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers and the...
TV
The Fixer

The Fixer

3.67
2008
The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killi...
Clash of the Santas

Clash of the Santas

2008
Clash of the Santas is a heart-warming Christmas tale full of comedy, action that will rekindle everyone's belief in the power of Santa. The film sees Colin and Howie hot foot over to Lithuania to par...
Three and Out

Three and Out

2008
A London tube driver is considering pursuing a third fatal accident.
Hughie Green, Most Sincerely

Hughie Green, Most Sincerely

2008
Drama about the secret life of Opportunity Knocks and Double Your Money presenter Hughie Green, based on the inside story from his family, friends and peers. It tells of the destructive power of succe...

2007.

2 TV shows
TV
City Lights

City Lights

2007
In "City Lights", Howie and Colin witness a gangland shooting and have to join the Witness Protection Scheme, leading to the forced relocation of their families to London.
TV
Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

2007
Andrew Taylor wrote a trilogy of novels. Rosie Byfield is a child who grows up to be a killer. Rosie's past is explored in time as the narrative moves backwards.

2006.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

2006
Northern Lights is a 2006 comedy-drama. It is a spin-off of the 2004 Christmas special Christmas Lights. A sequel, City Lights, was broadcast in 2007. Also a Christmas special, Clash of the Santas, w...
The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering

The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering

2006
The gang return for their third adventure, this time on a trip to scatter Grace's mother's ashes on the Yorkshire Moors.
Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

6
2006
An affair between a British landscape architect and a Bosnian woman, who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, takes place in an inner-city neighbourhood of London.
If I Had You

If I Had You

2006
A police detective moves back to her hometown and immediately becomes embroiled in a murder investigation in which her married ex-lover is the chief suspect.

2005.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
TV
Afterlife

Afterlife

5.56
2005
Robert Bridge became involved in a series of supernatural events.
TV
Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

2005
Twisted Tales is a dark and stylish comedy drama series. With intense scripts written by a mix of established writers and upcoming talent, each story is a self-contained episode with a mysterious twis...
Planespotting

Planespotting

2005
Television drama based on a true story about a group of planespotters wrongly accused of being spies. 14 planespotters are arrested for behaving 'suspiciously' at an air base in Greece and are accused...
The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt

The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt

2005
The Booze Cruise is a series of three feature length comedy dramas written for British television by Paul Minett and Brian Leveson. In this episode the same characters go on a treasure hunt, and end u...

2004.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
King of Fridges

King of Fridges

2004
A play about an ambitious young manager of an electrical warehouse who gets saddled with a 65-year-old re-trainee on a frenetic bank holiday.
Gladiatress

Gladiatress

2004
An offbeat sword-and-sandals comedy-adventure about three unlikely heroes who set out to save Celtic Britain from a Roman invasion in their own unique and outrageous style.
TV
Catterick

Catterick

2004
Catterick, aka Vic and Bob in Catterick, is a surreal 2004 BBC situation comedy in 6 episodes, written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, with Reece Shearsmith, Matt Lucas, Morwenna Banks, T...
Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

2004
Christmas Lights is a one-off comedy drama for ITV1 that focuses on two lifelong friends who have always competed with each other. The rivalry between the two friends gets so bad that they forget what...
TV
Hustle

Hustle

5.35
2004
There is a group of con artists in London.
Quite Ugly One Morning

Quite Ugly One Morning

2004
Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor su...

2003.

4 Movies · 5 TV shows
The Reckoning

The Reckoning

2003
The tale of murder and mystery in England in the 14th century follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. A woman sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft is encountered by the...
TV
40

40

2003
Seven 40-year-olds are drawn together by a disturbing school reunion. Long-standing sexual tensions and emotional conflicts come to a head as the surreal secrets of apparently normal lives are reveale...
40

40

2003
The three-part drama focuses on seven former school friends gathered together for a school reunion in Bristol just as their lives are changing as they hit 40.
The Booze Cruise

The Booze Cruise

2003
A group of men from Kent; Clive (Martin Clunes), Rob (Neil Pearson), Dave (Mark Benton), Maurice (Brian Murphy) and Daniel (Ben Whishaw) - go on a booze cruise to France, with mixed success and many m...
TV
Swiss Toni

Swiss Toni

2003
Swiss Toni is a fictional used-car dealer played by Charlie Higson, and also the title of a sitcom in which he is the main character. Swiss Toni is a 50-something car dealer going through a midlife cr...
TV
The Booze Cruise

The Booze Cruise

2003
The Booze Cruise is a series of three feature length comedy dramas written for British television by Paul Minett and Brian Leveson. The first episode in the series was first shown on ITV in 2003. The...
TV
The Second Coming

The Second Coming

5.44
2003
The Second Coming is a two-part British television drama first screened on ITV in the United Kingdom in February 2003. It concerns the realisation of Steve Baxter that he is in fact the Son of God, an...
TV
Early Doors

Early Doors

2003
A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord...
Cheeky

Cheeky

2003
After the death of his wife and subsequent rejection from his son, a widower, his friends encouraged him to appear on a wildly popular game show in order to change his life for the better.

2002.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

6
2002
DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.
All or Nothing

All or Nothing

2002
Both Phil andPenny work at a supermarket. Their joyless lives are being led by their two children, Rachel andRory, who are both unemployed and aggressive.
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

2002
John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
TV
Born and Bred

Born and Bred

2002
There was a British drama series from 2002 to 2005. James Bolam and Michael French play a father and son who run a hospital in a fictional village. Bolam and French's characters are later replaced by ...

2001.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Blow Dry

Blow Dry

2001
The British Hairdressing Championship is held in Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife and mistress run a beauty salon.
TV
Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

2001
Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Combat Sheep

Combat Sheep

2001
Combat Sheep is a heart warming Christmas story of four army mascots who have been made redundant due to military cutbacks and are jettisoned into the cold to face civvie life and it’s bleak options o...
A Small Summer Party

A Small Summer Party

2001
A cab driver and his wife host a summer party in a comedy that is a spin-off from the acclaimed series. It's the second hottest day of the month and the barbecue is under control, the alcohol is flowi...
Mr In-Between

Mr In-Between

2001
A terrifying love triangle. An original twist on a story of divided loyalties, the perils of love and ultimate death. A haunting tale set in a London at times beautiful and ugly, but always captivatin...
TV
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible

Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible

2001
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible is a British comedy-horror anthology series created by Graham Duff, who co-wrote the series with Steve Coogan. BBC Two broadcast the series in 2001. It spoofs the Brit...

2000.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

2000
A modern day version of the 1969 detective series about Private Investigator Jeff Randall, who is aided in cases by the ghost of his deceased partner Marty Hopkirk.
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

2000
This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constab...
TV
Human Remains

Human Remains

2000
Black comedy documenting the relationships of six unusual couples in the style of a fly-on-the-wall documentary.
TV
Clocking Off

Clocking Off

2000
How much do you know about the person working next to you? From the outside, life at Mackintosh Textiles appears to run smoothly, but in a community with so many secrets to hide, things are far from s...

1999.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Last Christmas

Last Christmas

1999
A young boy's dream of finding his dead father comes true when his father visits him. He discovers that his father wasn't the hero he thought he was.
TV
Gimme Gimme Gimme

Gimme Gimme Gimme

1999
Linda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) shares a flat with Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus). Linda is overweight, loudmouthed and not particularly attractive. She thinks she's gorgeous and irrestible, however. She's...
TV
Barbara

Barbara

1999
Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot was broadcast in 1995, and three series were then televised from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed...
Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

1999
The relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained after their production of "Princess Ida" received less-than-stunning reviews. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work toge...
The Lost Son

The Lost Son

1999
A private eye in London is exiled from his native Paris and his best friend is a high-class call girl. He got a call from an old friend who told him that his brother-in-law was missing. Xavier was hir...

1998.

1 Movie
The Jump

The Jump

1998
Donna married into a Mafia family and thought her husband was the diamond in the rough. After his arrest, she sees layers of him beneath her worst fears and finds herself fighting for her sanity.

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Dilemma

Dilemma

1997
Someone is going to die if he chooses either side. Rudy will donate his rare bone marrow to a young girl who is dying of leukemia. His death sentence is commuted to life without parole. L.A. Detective...
Career Girls

Career Girls

4.75
1997
Six years after graduating college, two women are back together.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe

6
1996
British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-...
Crossing the Floor

Crossing the Floor

1996
Political satire closely mirroring real-life British politics of the time - a self-serving Conservative minister "crosses the floor" to join the opposition Labour Party, at a time when the Conservativ...
The Girl

The Girl

1996
Adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton'...

1995.

1 TV show
TV
Kavanagh QC

Kavanagh QC

1995
A British television series was made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. The series starred John Thaw as a barrister who comes from a working-class upbringing in Greater Manchester. T...

1994.

1 TV show
TV
(All Quiet on the) Preston Front

(All Quiet on the) Preston Front

1994
All Quiet on the Preston Front (or the shortened Preston Front as it became known for series two and three) was a BBC comedy drama about a group of friends in the fictional Lancashire town of Roker Br...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

4.33
1992
Amisunderstanding leads to the reunion of two lovers.
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