Mark was born in the UK but moved to New Zealand as a young boy. He returned to England in the early eighties to study as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He returned to New Zealand in 2002 after years in the UK running his own business. He resumed his acting carer in New Zealand and notably won Best Actor in 2011 for his role as Colin Bower in Screentime's feature film 'Bloodlines". He lives by the beach in Auckland and is married with two children.