Mark Powley

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Mark Powley
Born (1963-10-04) 4 October 1963 (age 55)
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Years active1986 – Present
ChildrenBel Powley

Mark Powley (born 4 October 1963) is a British actor known for his work on television. He appeared in 88 episodes of police drama The Bill as P.C Melvin (1987–1990), and as builder Tom in BBC sitcom Next of Kin for 2 series (1995–1996).

In 2017, Powley shared his memories of The Bill and his career in general in an interview for The Bill Podcast.[1]


Powley has made other appearances in Birds of a feather, Casualty, Game On, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and sitcom Life of Riley.

He also had a role in the 2008 film Bronson opposite Tom Hardy.


Film & television
Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Tunnel Vernon TV Series
2013 Lewis Jack Cornish TV Series
2011 Hidden Mark Venn TV Series
2009 Bronson Andy Love Film
2009 Life of Riley TV Series
2008 Doctors TV Series - 2 episodes
2006 Holby City TV Series - 2 episodes
2003 Is Harry on the Boat? Film
2002-2005, 2017 Hollyoaks Johnno Dean TV Series
2001 Coronation Street Rob Lucas soap opera
1997-2013 Casualty John/Lance Croom/Lance Collins/Jim Taylor TV Series - 9 Episodes
1999 Emmerdale Liam Hammond soap opera
1999 Wing Commander Lt. Polanski Film
1996 Game On Jason TV Series
1995-1996 Next of Kin Tom TV Series - 12 Episodes
1987 Bloody New Year Rick Film
1987-1990 The Bill P.C Melvin TV Series (88 episode total)


  1. ^ "The Bill Podcast 12 - Mark Powley (PC Ken Melvin)". Retrieved 9 April 2018.