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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 June 1973Harrogate, England, UK
Birth NameMark Jonathan R Umbers
Nickname Mumbers
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British born actor who grew up in Yorkshire, England. He was awarded a MA (Hons.) degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University in 1997, having graduated in 1995. Notable theatre work in London includes The Glass Menagerie, My Fair Lady, The Merchant of Venice, The Vortex, Sweet Charity, The Browning Version and Merrily We Roll Along. On television he is best known for leading roles in Channel 4's historical drama Princes in the Tower, the Hallmark miniseries Blackbeard, as well as the BBC dramas Mistresses and The Turn of the Screw. On film he has appeared in Che: Part Two, Cassandra's Dream and Colour Me Kubrick, with leading roles in These Foolish Things and A Good Woman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HH

Trivia (1)

After his appearance in "My Fair Lady" in London (April 2001), the Evening Standard claimed he was "known throughout the western world as the most beautiful man ever seen".

Personal Quotes (5)

I love writing screenplays for my own pleasure. I've adapted all sorts of plays, including Shakspeare. It is a way of relaxing to me.
I never have any plans, I just sort of wait and see. I do worry sometimes that this could be my last job, but I think most actors feel that way one time or another.
[on working with Trevor Nunn] He was very influential on me because he made no distinction between a musical and a play, and thrives on the notion that he can do Shakespeare one night and a big Broadway show the next with the same cast, who all approach it in the same way.
There's a terrible pressure on you to become a celebrity these days if you want to further your career. That has never really interested me. I'm not a famous actor and that's fine by me if the work keeps coming in. I am very lucky to have had the parts I've had without being in the limelight. To be a celebrity you have to court the paps [paparazzi] and that isn't something I am interested in at all.
For male actors, getting older means you get more interesting parts to play.

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