A child actor and tap dancer of no particular talent, Mark nonetheless almost became Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace. Pod-Racing’s loss was Rogue’s gain though, as those days have given him a great affinity with actors (not the ones with floppy ears) and an ability to infuse all his work with a warmth and emotion that most directors would take years to acquire.
Mark has quickly developed his craft not just as a gifted director but as a master of the technical. He started off as a performance director but maybe because he spent so many hours up to his elbows in grease, fixing up his Dad’s motorbikes, has always had a thing about engines. In 2013, he proved it by taking the back off a V10 Audi R8 and getting the driver to take it up to 200mph and back down again as quickly as possible which went from a small thing for the internet into a very big thing on TV and Cinema -and awards shows. The brand still regards it as their benchmark film in the performance category and overnight, it made him the go-to guy for cars. And that was before he even got his own driving licence. He’s since shot award-winning films in amazing locations for Mercedes, Lexus, AMG, Renault, Nissan, BMW and Porsche – and always makes sure he leaves at least three car-lengths for braking – particularly if he’s eating a burger and ‘slaw at the same time.
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