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Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Since graduating in English from Oxford University, Mark Williams has become a familiar and much loved figure in film, TV and theatre. His many film credits include most recently: Metin Hüseyin's Anita & Me; Mel Smith's High Heels & Low Lifes; Peter Hewitt's Whatever Happened to Harold Smith; John Madden's Shakespeare in Love and Peter Hewitt's The Borrowers. Prior to this Williams starred opposite Hugh Laurie as Horace in Stephen Herek's live action adaptation of Dodie Smith's 101 Dalmatians. He has also appeared in Karen Adler's Fever; Gabriel Axel's Prince of Jutland; Clare Peploe's High Season; the BFI's Out of Order and Michael Hoffman's Privileged.

Williams is perhaps best known in the UK as a regular in BBC TV's The Fast Show, having to date appeared in four series and a Christmas Special. Other notable small screen credits include: Red Dwarf; Stuff; Bottom; Harry Enfield; Tumbledown; Making Out; Kinsey; Bad Company; Hunting Venus; Happy Birthday Shakespeare; Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) and the co-leader in Rob Grant's The Strangers. He was also team host in the Sky TV quiz show Jumper for Goalposts.

He has directed for the Channel 4 sit-com Festival at The Riverside Studios and co-produced In Exile, a sit-com series for Channel 4.

Since spending three years touring by narrow boat with the Mikron Theatre Company, his theatre credits have included: The title role in William for the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Festival; Fanshen at the National Theatre; Coquin in Doctor of Honour for Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company; The City Wives Confederacy at Greenwich Theatre; Moscow Gold, Singer, a Dream of People and Touchstone in As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1997 he played the role of Ivan in Art in the West End and in 1988 he enjoyed a sell out season at Labatt's Apollo of The Fast Show Live on Stage. Most recently in 1999 he played the role of Blakey in Richard Wilson's production of Toast at the Royal Court Theatre.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Mark Williams Facts

OccupationActor, Producer, Comedian

Selected Filmography

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