Mark Charnock is a British actor who is best known for playing Marlon Dingle on Emmerdale for nearly 25 years.
Along with his work on the British soap, Charnock has also appeared on shows such as Cadfael and Coronation Street. From where he was born and raised to his passion for zombies, here are five fast facts about the actor.
Who Is Mark Charnock?
He was born on August 28 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He attended Canon Slade School, Hull University, as well as Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his television debut in an episode of 2point4 Children back in the early ‘90s.
The actor played a pizza delivery boy on Coronation Street in 1993, but he was cast as Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale in 1996. He has been on the long-running soap ever since, and his character is certainly a fan-favorite.
Charnock’s character, Marlon, has been married three different times on Emmerdale, which has led to some very dramatic storylines. Charnock won the award for Best Dramatic Performance at the 2004 British Soap Awards for the storyline in which Marlon had to remove his wife Tricia from life-support. He was also nominated for Best Actor at the 2011 British Soap Awards, as well as for Best Single Episode.
Just because he’s an actor doesn’t mean he can’t be a fan. But what he’s a fan of is something many can identify with — Charnock is obsessed with zombies. He and his Emmerdale co-star, Dominic Brunt, hosted a zombie festival in Leeds on April 20, 2008. Not to mention, he would like to see his soap have a zombie storyline in the future.
Getting Personal With Mark Charnock
The actor and his wife and kids live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Charnock is also an avid Manchester United supporter and frequently attends games.