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Mark Benton is a Actor British born on 16 november 1965 at Guisborough (United-kingdom)

Mark Benton

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 november 1965 (58 years) at Guisborough (United-kingdom)

Mark Benton (born 16 November 1965) is an English actor, best known for his role in the long-running Nationwide Building Society advertisements, but also 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 drama, Waterloo Road as maths teacher, Daniel Chalk from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2014.

In 2013, Benton took part in Strictly Come Dancing and in 2015, he hosted daytime game show The Edge.


Benton 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.

Usually with

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(3 films)
Eve Stewart
Eve Stewart
(4 films)
Richard Pope
Richard Pope
(3 films)
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Filmography of Mark Benton (21 films)

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Eddie the Eagle, 1h45
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Children's films, Sports d'hiver, Ski
Actors Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Iris Berben
Roles Richmond the BOA Official
Rating72% 3.64893.64893.64893.64893.6489
Michael « Eddie » Edwards n’a jamais été sportif. Il rêve cependant depuis l'enfance de participer aux Jeux olympiques. Au fil du temps, son envie et sa volonté demeurent intactes, malgré son niveau sportif, le manque de soutien et les diverses moqueries qui n’ont jamais entamé sa volonté. À la surprise de beaucoup, Eddie parvient à participer à l'épreuve de saut à ski aux Jeux olympiques d'hiver de 1988 à Calgary. Avec l’aide de Bronson Peary, un entraîneur aussi atypique que lui, Eddie va marquer les esprits à sa façon.
My Last Five Girlfriends, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Brendan Patricks, Naomie Harris, Kelly Adams, Cécile Cassel, Jane March, Michael Sheen
Roles Duncan World - Rollercoaster Alan
Rating57% 2.851632.851632.851632.851632.85163
After yet another failed relationship, 30-something Duncan (Brendan Patricks) decides to quiz his last five girlfriends to find out what went wrong in order to figure out how to find love. With advice from bizarre sources and intense flights of fancy, finally Duncan realises that love is a battleground where only the fittest can survive.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, 2h2
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits
Roles Dad
Rating67% 3.396493.396493.396493.396493.39649
Doctor Parnassus' (Plummer) theatre troupe, which includes sleight of hand expert Anton (Garfield), confidant Percy (Troyer), and Parnassus' daughter Valentina (Cole), performs outside a London pub. A drunk (Richard Riddell) barges onstage and crashes through a stage mirror, where his face changes (Bruce Crawford), and he enters a journey of imagination that culminates in a choice between a torturous-looking twelve-step program and going to a pub. He enters the pub, but it explodes; in the real world, Parnassus says he has lost another one to Mr. Nick (Waits).
Beyond The Pole, 1h27
Directed by David L. Williams
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Disaster films
Actors Rhys Thomas, Stephen Mangan, Mark Benton, Rosie Cavaliero, Alexander Skarsgård, Helen Baxendale
Roles Graham
Rating56% 2.8067352.8067352.8067352.8067352.806735
Uptight Mark (Mangan) and his good natured friend and follower Brian (Thomas) hope to save the planet from global warming (and maybe get into the Guinness Book of Records) by setting out on the world's first Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian, Organic expedition to the North Pole. Unfortunately they have no experience whatsoever and after shooting their cameraman after a misunderstanding, soon find themselves in a life and death race against a cocky gay (and Olympic) Norwegian team led by Alexander Skarsgård. Providing logistical support from the UK HQ (a caravan on a hill with big aerials) are Brian's wife, Sandra, and Mark's second best friend, Graham, a keen CB radio enthusiast. The documentary director, played by Helen Baxendale, does her best to make sure no one actually dies during the making of the documentary, but is way out of her depth.
Three and Out, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Gemma Arterton, Imelda Staunton, Kerry Katona, Antony Sher
Roles Vic
Rating60% 3.048323.048323.048323.048323.04832
Paul Callow (Mackenzie Crook) accidentally runs a man over with his underground train, after the man is pulled on to the tracks by his dog. After a week off he kills a second passenger who falls on to the tracks after having a heart attack.
Breaking and Entering, 2h
Directed by Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman, Vera Farmiga, Rafi Gavron
Roles Legge
Rating64% 3.247823.247823.247823.247823.24782
Will Francis (Jude Law), a young Englishman, is a landscape architect living a detached, routine-based life in London with his Swedish-American girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her autistic daughter Bea. The 13-year-old girl's irregular sleeping and eating habits as well as her unsocial behaviour (she has trouble relating to people and seems only interested in doing somersaults and gymnastics) reach worrying proportions and start to put a lot of strain on Will and Liv's relationship. Complicating the situation further is his feeling of being shut out of their inner circle since Bea is not his biological daughter. He and Liv start relationship counselling, but their drifting apart continues.
If I Had You, 2h25
Directed by John Deery
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sarah Parish, Paul McGann, Poppy Miller, Louis Tomlinson, Mark Benton, Andrew Buchan
Roles Harry Fielding
Rating56% 2.8114952.8114952.8114952.8114952.811495
De retour dans son village natal pour une fête réunissant les anciens élèves de sa promotion, l'inspectrice Sharon Myers se trouve au centre d'une enquête criminelle lorsque le corps d'une enseignante est retrouvé dans un lac. Les choses se compliquent lorsque Phil, son ex petit ami et l'époux de sa meilleure amie Helen, est suspecté du meurtre. Pensant qu'il est victime d'une tiers personne, Sharon va cacher des indices à charge contre Phil, mais ses collègue découvrent sa liaison passée avec le suspect...
Gladiatress, 1h29
Directed by Brian Grant
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Doon Mackichan, Oliver Ford Davies, Sally Phillips, David Hayman, Ronan Vibert, Pam Ferris
Roles Hermes, Stage Manager
Rating42% 2.1076952.1076952.1076952.1076952.107695
Three unlikely heroines Worthaboutapig (Sally Phillips), Dwyfuc (Doon Mackichan) and Smirgut the Fierce (Fiona Allen) set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain.
The Reckoning, 1h52
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Gina McKee, Brian Cox, Luke de Woolfson
Roles Sheriff
Rating63% 3.1988753.1988753.1988753.1988753.198875
In 1380 England, a priest, Nicholas (Bettany), flees his village when found in flagrante delicto with a married woman. During flight he comes upon witnesses a group that unknown to Nicholas has euthanized a member to give relief from his long recurring internal pain. He becomes known to the group and is captured. The group is a travelling acting troupe who think he is a robber and they explain the killing. Reluctantly, they allow him to join their troupe to replace the member killed. On their journey to the next town they are forced to travel to a new district after a collapsed bridge stops them taking their normal route and to mend the cart that carries their goods although they have no money. The troupe reach a strange town with castle under reconstruction and find a woman being sentenced to death for killing a boy upon the testimony of a Benedictine Monk (Ewen Bremner). The troupe perform a biblical passion play, but, as told by the group's leader Martin (Willem Dafoe), so few attend they are unable to bury the dead troupe member and fix their cart.
Cheeky (2003)
, 1h40
Directed by David Thewlis
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, Johnny Vegas, Lesley Sharp, Mark Benton, Ian Hart
Roles Big Mick
Rating58% 2.9119052.9119052.9119052.9119052.911905
Un homme participe à un étrange jeu télévisé pour respecter les dernières volontés de sa femme défunte.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Man at Bar
Rating74% 3.7464853.7464853.7464853.7464853.746485
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.