19 November 1968|
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Lucy Gaskell (m. 2007)
Mark Bonnar (born 19 November 1968) is a British BAFTA Scotland winning actor widely known for his roles as Duncan Hunter in Shetland, Bruno Jenkins in Casualty, Detective Finney in Psychoville, DCC Mike Dryden in Line of Duty, Colin Osborne in Unforgotten and Townsend in Battlefield 1.
On television, Bonnar has appeared as Peter Mayhew in BBC1's New Blood and Chris in the highly successful Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe, a role which he reprised in the following series. He also plays the Rev. Adam Collingbourne in ITV's Home Fires, John Halliday in Undercover, as well as regular Duncan Hunter in Shetland for BBC1. Other television credits include Vera, Grantchester, Case Histories, The Paradise, Doctor Who, Psychoville, Taggart, Phoneshop and Paradox. In 2005, he played regular Bruno Jenkins in the BBC1 series Casualty.
His theatre performances include Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic, London in 2012, Philistines at the Lyttelton, National Theatre in May 2007, Phil in Mammals in a national tour in 2006, David in A Girl in a Car with a Man at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in December 2004, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Salisbury Playhouse in September 2004, Cyrano de Bergerac at the National Theatre in 2004 and Parade at the Donmar Warehouse in September 2007.
Bonnar provides the voice and motion capture of Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch in the 2013 video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. He also provides the voice and motion capture for Townsend in the 2016 game Battlefield 1. He also features in the Doctor Who series Doom Coalition from Big Finish Productions, where he portrays the Eleven, a villainous Time Lord who retains the personalities of his past incarnations in his mind.
Bonnar was born in Edinburgh and attended Leith Academy. He married actress Lucy Gaskell on 28 December 2007. Their first child, Martha, was born in July 2011, and their second, Samuel, in June 2015.
|2001||Rebus||DI Jim Margolies|
|2002||Wire in the Blood||Stevie McTeer|
|2003||Loving You||DC Colin Morris|
|Taggart||Dr. Phillip Gardner|
|Casualty@Holby City||Bruno Jenkins|
|2007||The Trial of Tony Blair||Tommy|
|The Bill||Ray Moore|
|The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||DC Ed Harvey|
|2009||Paradox||D.S. Ben Holt|
|2012||Playhouse Presents||Gerry McCluskey|
|Twenty Twelve||Ben Farrell|
|The Paradise||Peter Adler|
|2013||Silent Witness||Piers Christie|
|Case Histories||Andy Marshall|
|Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch||Video game|
Voice and motion capture
|2014||Line of Duty||DCC Dryden|
|Law & Order: UK||Mark Glendon|
|2015||Midsomer Murders||William Carnavon|
|All the Ordinary Angels||Mr. Taylor|
|Home Fires||Reverend Adam Collingborne|
|Jekyll & Hyde||Lord Protheroe|
|2016||Billionaire Ransom||Lawrence Close||Film|
|New Blood||Peter Mayhew|
|2016–2017||Porridge||Officer Meekie||Pilot and full series|
|2017||Unforgotten||Barrister Colin Osborne||Series 2 - BAFTA Scotland winner for this role|
|Apple Tree Yard||Gary Carmichael|
|Mission Galapagos||Narrator||Full series (For International Version)|
|22 March 2006||A Tiny Light in the Darkness||Daniel||Lu Kemp||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|14 August 2007||Cut to the Heart||Pete||Kirsty Williams||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|6 July 2008||Piper Alpha||Toby Swift||BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3|
|13 January 2015||Doctor Who: The English Way of Death||Porteus||Nicholas Briggs||None, Big Finish Productions|
|12 October 2015–present||Doctor Who: Doom Coalition||The Eleven||Various||None, Big Finish Productions|
|Doctor Who: Ravenous|
|Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor – The Time War|
Bonnar also played regular Denny Hampton in the BBC World Service soap Westway from 1997 to 2005.
- Coveney, Michael (29 March 2012). "The Duchess of Malfi". The Stage. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- on YouTube
- "Series 5, Box of Tricks: Credits". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Bill Gibb (11 January 2017). "Mark Bonnar on Unforgotten and stepping into the shoes of a legend for Porridge remake". Sunday Post.
- BBC – Afternoon Play – Cut to the Heart
- BBC – Drama on 3 – Piper Alpha
- "4. THE ENGLISH WAY OF DEATH (STANDARD EDITION)". Big Finish Productions. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- "DOCTOR WHO - RAVENOUS". Big Finish Productions. Retrieved 15 August 2018.