Mark Burdis

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Burdis in 2016

Mark Burdis (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor who started his career at the age of six in 1974 in the Plague of London (LWT). He currently works as a boxing ring announcer.

Early life[edit]

He attended Holloway School[1] and the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington London and he 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.[2] 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).

In 1985, he appeared in To Hull and Back, the first feature length edition of Only Fools And Horses, playing garage mechanic Colin, who works for Boycie.

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.

Mark for a few years now has been a ring announcer for boxing matches.


He has also played roles in 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 Hannah.

His appearances on film include playing the character of "Mark" in the 1990 release of The Krays.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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



  1. ^ The Old Camdenians Club. Retrieved 31 January 2015
  2. ^ "Grange Hill Online website's "Roll Call" page.". Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2006. 
  3. ^ ""The Krays" (1990) full credits page at the IMDB". Retrieved 1 January 2007. 

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