Mark Curry is a versatile presenter, broadcaster and actor from Yorkshire whose career began when he was just seven years old!
Probably best-known for his time on Blue Peter, Mark’s first TV appearance was in 1969 as a regular performer in ‘Junior Showtime‘, for Yorkshire Television, where he stayed for six years.
Aged 14, Mark was cast as ‘Oscar’ in the classic film ‘Bugsy Malone‘.
As a 17-year-old, Mark was one of the original presenters for Saturday morning kids TV programmes, first on ‘Calendar Kids‘ for Yorkshire Television and then for five years on ‘The Saturday Picture Show‘ on BBC1.
Other children’s programmes Mark Curry co-presented include:
- Screen Test
- Make ‘Em Laugh
- Treasure Houses
- Blue Peter
- Record Breakers
Mark presented the daily design show ‘Change That‘, on BBC1 from 1996-98, sat in regularly for Gloria Hunniford on Channel 5’s ‘Open House‘ and joined the Carlton Food Network to present the daily live food show ‘Taste Today‘, as well as travelling in Europe and the Far East for this programme.
Mark also hosted ‘Catchphrase‘ for ITV daytime.
As a radio presenter, he helped launch BBC Radio 5 and presented the regular weekly sports-based breakfast show.
A huge tennis fan, Mark joined the Radio 5 commentary team for their coverage of Wimbledon in the early 1990s.
Currently, he is the MC and Centre Court presenter at the annual pre-Wimbledon women’s tennis event in Birmingham.
In 2012, Mark produced and presented his breakfast radio show on Talk Radio Europe – the largest English language radio network in Spain.
As a fundraiser for the ‘Acting For Others’ YouTube channel in 2020, Mark recorded a series of in-depth virtual interviews with many well-known performers and creatives. Recently he recorded a food and travel vlog from Bilbao and San Sebastián for The Wonderbirds Show.
As a stage actor, his theatre work has included many national tours and several West End productions, including:
- Woman In Black
On television, he has had roles in shows such as ‘Doctors’, ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’.
Mark remains a popular celebrity guest on TV programmes including Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity Antiques Roadshow, and even won the BBC Children In Need “Strictly” special.
As an experienced live presenter, Mark Curry is available to host live events and award ceremonies.