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28 August 1968
Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Mark Charnock (born 28 August 1968) is an English actor, best known for his part in ITV's Emmerdale as Marlon Dingle. a role he has played for 20 years. Charnock also plays "Brother Oswin" in Cadfael. He and Dominic Brunt produce a yearly Zombie Film Festival in the Leeds City Varieties theatre.
Charnock was educated at Canon Slade School, Hull University and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United. A self-confessed zombie obsessive, with fellow Emmerdale co-star, Dominic Brunt, he hosted the city of Leeds' first ever zombie festival on 20 April 2008.
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Charnock's television debut was in 1992, when he played the character of 'Duane' in an episode of 2point4 Children. In 1993 he appeared as a solicitor in the ITV comedy Watching. He starred alongside Derek Jacobi in Cadfael (1994-97). He played bumbling "Brother Oswin", a young novice who often accompanies Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael during his private investigations. He got the part of Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale in 1996 and has been playing him ever since. Charnock also appeared in an episode of ITV's Coronation Street.
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