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Mark Burns

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 march 1936
Death 8 may 2007 (at 71 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Mark Burns (30 March 1936 – 8 May 2007) was an English film and television actor.

Burns was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and educated at Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire. He originally planned to enter the priesthood, but after a short-service commission with the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars (1955–57), in which he served in Malaya and Northern Ireland, he became an actor. His career began in 1960 with the film Tunes of Glory followed by the TV series Lorna Doone (1963) and Rupert of Hentzau (1964). One of his most prominent roles was as the male lead in the cult 1966 mystery film Death Is a Woman. Burns also appeared in The Saint episode "The Scales of Justice", and The Prisoner episode "It's Your Funeral" as Number Two's assistant.

He played William Morris in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), Bernie in A Day at the Beach (1970), Alfred in Death in Venice (1971) and Hans Von Bülow in Ludwig (1972). Mark Burns obtained his first big role in House of the Living Dead by Ray Austin in 1974 and won the prize for best actor in 1974 at the Sitges Film Festival. In 1975, together with Lynne Frederick he did A Long Return by Pedro Lazaga. He also appeared in Count Dracula (1977) and The Bitch (1979). His career stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s, his last film being Stardust (2007). He died from lung cancer.


Mark Burns commence sa carrière en 1960, avec le film Coulez le Bismarck !, puis on le retrouve dans Le Jour et l'Heure de René Clément en 1963. Il joue aussi dans des séries TV comme Lorma Doone en 1963 ou Rupert of Hentzau en 1964. Il joue le Capitaine William Morris dans La Charge de la brigade légère en 1968 et Hans Von Bulow dans Ludwig ou le Crépuscule des dieux de Luchino Visconti, Mark Burns obtient son premier grand rôle dans House of the Living Dead en 1973, avec lequel il obtient en 1974 la médaille du meilleur acteur au Festival international de Catalogne. Il joue ensuite David, un mari qui fera tout pour sauver sa femme dans Au-delà de l'amour. On le verra moins dans les années 1980, à part sa participation dans le film L'Œil du témoin en 1981 et dans la série Bergerac en 1983. Son dernier film est Stardust, le mystère de l'étoile en 2007. Mark Burns meurt la même année des suites d'un cancer.

Il fut le beau-père de la célèbre chasseuse de prime Domino Harvey.

Vie privée
Mark Burns s'est marié deux fois.

Jane How (1976-1983) (divorce), un fils Jack (né en 1981).
Paulene Stone (1990-2007).

Best films

Death in Venice (1971)

Usually with

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Filmography of Mark Burns (31 films)

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Sorry We Missed You, 1h41
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Mark Burns, Vicky Hall
Roles le sans-abri
Rating77% 3.895423.895423.895423.895423.89542
Ricky, Abby et leurs deux enfants Sebastian et Lisa vivent à Newcastle. Leur famille est soudée et les parents travaillent dur. Alors qu’Abby est assistante à domicile pour personnes âgées, Ricky enchaîne les jobs mal payés.
Stardust (2007)
, 2h7
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Superhero films, Steampunk films
Actors Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong
Roles New Bishop
Rating75% 3.7979953.7979953.7979953.7979953.797995
A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the magical kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess, Una. She offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying his name is Tristan.
Dirty Weekend, 1h42
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Lia Williams, Rufus Sewell, Ian William Richardson, David McCallum, Sylvia Syms, Christopher Ryan
Roles Mr. Brown
Rating50% 2.5203052.5203052.5203052.5203052.520305
Set in the coastal town of Brighton, England, Dirty Weekend follows the story of Bella (Lia Williams), a mild-mannered secretary who works from home in a basement flat. Soon, she finds herself the victim of Tim (Rufus Sewell), a voyeur who watches her through her windows and plagues her with obscene phone calls in which he threatens to assault and rape her. After the police refuse to offer any assistance, Bella visits Nimrod (Ian Richardson), an Iranian clairvoyant who suggests that she take matters into her own hands.
Bullseye! (1990)
, 1h35
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Lee Patterson, Deborah Moore, Mark Burns
Roles Nigel Holden
Rating47% 2.360662.360662.360662.360662.36066
Moore and Caine play dual roles—a pair of small time con-men and a pair of inept nuclear physicists who believe they have invented a limitless supply of energy. The con men use their resemblance to the scientists to con their way into the scientists' safe deposit boxes and steal the formula, but in so doing, they become entangled in a shady world of spies and international intrigue. The film includes a number of cameo appearances, including Jenny Seagrove (Winner's partner at the time) playing two different roles, John Cleese, Patsy Kensit, Alexandra Pigg and Nicholas Courtney. The film also features Roger Moore's daughter, Deborah Moore, in a supporting role.
The Wicked Lady, 1h38
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott, Hugh Millais, Prunella Scales
Roles King Charles II
Rating46% 2.310422.310422.310422.310422.31042
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, and marries him herself, but, despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills.
La chanson du mal aimé, 1h52
Origin France
Actors Rufus, Catherine Belkhodja, Christine Boisson, Robert Powell, Béatrice Bruno, Mark Burns

Biographie de la vie de Guillaume Apollinaire.
The Bitch
The Bitch (1979)
, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Musical films
Actors Joan Collins, Ian Hendry, Kenneth Haigh, Pamela Salem, Mark Burns, John Ratzenberger
Roles Leonard Grant
Rating34% 1.724551.724551.724551.724551.72455
Fontaine Khaled (Collins) is the owner of a trendy disco who is now facing financial problems. At the same time, she also has to deal with the various men in her life, as well as the Mafia.
The Stud
The Stud (1978)
, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Musical films
Actors Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd, Walter Gotell, Mark Burns, Natalie Ogle
Roles Leonard
Rating39% 1.977881.977881.977881.977881.97788
Fontaine Khaled is the London wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, Hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on his satisfying her nymphomaniac demands. Tony loses interest in Fontaine, and turns his attention to her young stepdaughter, who uses him to get back at Fontaine for cheating on her father. Fontaine then dumps Tony.
Count Dracula, 2h30
Directed by Philip Saville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker, Jack Shepherd, Mark Burns
Roles Dr. John Seward
Rating75% 3.7896753.7896753.7896753.7896753.789675
Lucy Westenra's sister Mina bids farewell to her fiancé Jonathan Harker, who is leaving for a business trip. Harker, a solicitor, is travelling to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania to expedite his purchase of Carfax Abbey and other properties in England.
A Long Return, 1h56
Directed by Pedro Lazaga
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films set in the future
Actors Mark Burns, Lynne Frederick, Charo López, George Rigaud, Fernando Hilbeck
Roles David Ortega
Rating62% 3.144683.144683.144683.144683.14468
A young vibrant college student, Anna (Lynne Frederick), catches eye of architect, David Ortega (Mark Burns), at an orchestra show. She quickly falls in love with him and eventually wins his love. The two become inseparable and fall madly in love with each other and marry. Soon after, Anna begins acting strange and begins experiencing sudden fatigue and memory loss (even forgetting her best friend). It is then her husband learns that she has a rare and deadly disease of the nervous system that is quickly killing her. While in the hospital, with her husband by her bed side, Anna suddenly goes into a state of a coma. Doctors tell David she has less than days to live. He pleads to the Doctor for help of any kind and they inform David that Anna's only chance of survival is to put her in a state of perpetual deep sedation, which would shut down her body and practically freeze her in time and prevent her from aging, until a cure can be found for her disease. With great optimism, David accepts and his wife is put in a state of sedation. For forty agonizing and heart acing years, David remains faithful to Anna and waits for a cure to be found while Anna’s friends and family move on with their lives, even as going as far as wanting to pull the plug on her and bury her, as she remains sedated. A cure is finally found in 2014, forty years later, and she is successfully taken out of sedation and fully cured. When Anna awakens she is kept at the hospital for observations. She repetitively asks to see her husband, not knowing he is now middle aged and that she has been in sedation for forty years, but the doctor keeps denying her request. The ice is broken when her best friend, Irene (now well past her 60s), visits her and informs her of what has happened in the last forty years (such events like Anna’s parents dying and the changes David has succumb to with age). When she is released from the hospital Irene takes her to David, and much to his delight, Anna greets him with overflowing love and affection as he welcomes her back with open arms. Later that night David expresses his trepidation and guilt of the age difference in their relationship. Anna reassures David that her love for him is still in there and tells him she loves him even more for him remaining faithful to her all those years. The couple has only a short time together as David dies (possibly of heart failure or old age) a few days later. After David’s death, Anna’s doctor comes by the house, asking the grief-stricken widow, where she will go from here. She replies, in a sorrowful manner, “Go on living.” Anna then has a flash back to her first date with David when he gave Anna her motto (“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”). She then tearfully glances at the doctor and utters to him “Today is the first day of the rest of my life,” knowing David would want her to go on living her life.
The Maids
The Maids (1975)
, 1h35
Directed by Christopher Miles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns
Roles Monsieur
Rating65% 3.2875653.2875653.2875653.2875653.287565
Deux domestiques éprouvent des sentiments ambivalents et passionnels à l'égard de leur patronne....
Rosebud (1975)
, 2h6
Directed by Otto Preminger, Yves Amoureux
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin, Brigitte Ariel, Peter Lawford
Roles Shute
Rating51% 2.5620752.5620752.5620752.5620752.562075
Larry Martin (O'Toole) is a Newsweek reporter, secretly working for the CIA as he travels around the globe tasked, along with Israeli intelligence, to work for the release of five wealthy girls kidnapped by the anti-Israel terrorist Palestinian Liberation Army from the yacht Rosebud. Martin must contend with the girl's fathers, all of whom are wealthy, connected and concerned. Sloat (Attenborough), the extremist head of Black September, is connected with the kidnappings, and is subsequently hunted down after his plans for a centralized global terrorist network are uncovered.
Juggernaut (1974)
, 1h49
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm
Roles Hollingworth
Rating65% 3.2969253.2969253.2969253.2969253.296925
The ocean liner SS Britannic is in the middle of a voyage in the North Atlantic with 1200 passengers on board when the shipping line's owner (Ian Holm) in London receives a telephone call from a man with an Irish accent styling himself as "Juggernaut", who claims to have placed seven barrels of amatol (high explosive) aboard the ship which are timed to explode and sink it at dawn on the following day. He warns that the barrels are booby-trapped and that any attempt to move them will result in detonation, and offers that technical instructions in how to render the bombs safe will be given in exchange on a ransom being paid to him of £500,000. As an indication of his seriousness he then sets off a demonstration attack with a series of small bombs on the ship's bridge, which injure one crewman. Unable to order an evacuation of the ship's passengers via lifeboats due to rough seas besetting it, the shipping line's management is inclined to yield to the ransom demand, however when the police are called in British government officials inform the company that if it does so they will withdraw the company's operating subsidy in line with the Government's policy of non-appeasement to blackmailed threats of violence.