Mark Burdis

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Mark Burdis (born 2 March 1968) is a prolific English actor who started his career at the age of six in 1974 in the Plague Of London (LWT).

Early career[edit]

He attended the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington London and received the Rowena Roberts comedy award from Michael Caine in 1986.


Burdis is most well known for his role as Christopher "Stewpot" Stewart in the BBC Television Children's show Grange Hill from 1981 to 1985.[1] His later television work has included appearing in the award winning BBC Television Police mockumentary Operation Good Guys. He played the lead role of Pip in a BBC production of Great Expectations.[citation needed] He also appeared in many episodes of EastEnders playing Gary Rawlings (BBC)[citation needed] and played PC Naylor alongside David Jason in the series A Touch Of Frost (Yorkshire TV).

Mark also starred as Scatto in the BBC'S children's The Roman Mysteries.

He also appeared in The Bill playing Joe, the rather shady brother of DC Paul Riley.


He has also worked extensively in leading roles in numerous West End theatre productions such as A Slice of Saturday Night and The Good Woman of Sichuan.


Burdis had a leading role in Final Cut, starring Jude Law, Ray Winstone, and Kathy Burke; and starred in Love Honour And Obey, with Jude Law, Ray Winstone, and Johnny Lee Miller. Mark has a leading role in the 2013 movie "Still Waters" starring John Hannagh.

His appearances on film include playing the character of "Mark" in the 1990 release of The Krays.[2]

Other work[edit]

A huge campaign saw Mark as the character 'Kev' in Television adverts for AA Car Insurance and he was the face in the Television adverts for the Morrisons chain of Supermarkets.

He has also been the voice over for major world brands most recently for Portugal Tourism.

He is a top boxing ring announcer for major British fights on TV.

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of the British actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter, Ray Burdis.



  1. ^ "Grange Hill Online website's "Roll Call" page.". Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2006. 
  2. ^ ""The Krays" (1990) full credits page at the IMDB". Retrieved 1 January 2007. 

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