Mark Umbers
British actor
Mark Umbers
Mark Umbers is an English actor known for his work in theatre, films and television.
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South Downs / The Browning Version, Minerva Theatre - review - Evening Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by Angus Jackson, the crucial incidents are precisely choreographed, and Farrell has fine support from Mark Umbers as Millie's lover and Liam Morton as clumsy pupil Taplow. This is a beautiful account of a moving one-act play
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Frigid Londoners Line Up For Two Blasts of Heat
NYTimes - about 7 years
With this city all a-shiver from a crippling cold snap -- ''the big freeze,'' as the tabloids call it -- it only made sense to visit two of the hottest women in town. So on Saturday I made my way through desultory snow flurries to the West End to see the young movie star Keira Knightley playing a young movie star, and then across the Thames to the
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NYTimes - almost 8 years
9 P.M. (National Geographic) DOG WHISPERER Cesar Millan ventures inside the world of puppy mills, where each year millions of dogs are mass-produced and where neglect and abuse often run rampant. Using hidden cameras, members of Last Chance for Animals, an animal-rights group, spot-check Los Angeles County kennels and rescue 11 dogs discarded by
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NYTimes - almost 8 years
8 P.M. (Sundance) LADETTE TO LADY Eight new rule-breaking, downright rotten party girls, left, head to Eggleston Hall, a former 1950s English finishing school, to uncover the refined women that lurk within. After being educated in the finer arts of gourmet cooking and baking, elocution, flower arranging, painting and side-saddle riding, the
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NYTimes - almost 8 years
7 P.M. (Nicktoons) IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES Tony Stark, the heir to a billion-dollar fortune turned metal-clad superhero, models his high-tech outerwear in this new animated series created in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment. Unlike the Stark played by Robert Downey Jr. last year in the blockbuster film ''Iron Man,'' this Tony is a
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FILM REVIEW; A Hollywood Adaptation of an Oscar Wilde Play: At Sea on the Italian Coast in 1930
NYTimes - about 11 years
If you insist on taking an Oscar Wilde comedy out of its natural habitat, the drawing room, please don't take it any farther than the adjoining climate-controlled hothouse where the carnivorous plants are waiting to be fed. Don't even think of carrying it out of the country or of bringing it up to date. Wilde's twittering, hyperarticulate snobs
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Shylock and Portia Speak to All Eras
NYTimes - over 15 years
Revenge, justice, mercy. Words that seem socially and politically charged today were already resonating through ''The Merchant of Venice,'' a play so deeply rooted in an enduring question -- how should justice, mercy and vengeance be balanced? -- that it speaks to any number of historical crises, including our own. Trevor Nunn's inspired idea was
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Umbers
  • 2012
    Age 38
    Umbers returned to the Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2012, playing the central role of Franklin Shepard in the multi-award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
    More Details Hide Details The production transferred with its original cast to the Harold Pinter Theatre on 1 May 2013, receiving more 5 star reviews than any other production in West End history, along with the Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical, the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and the Olivier Award for Best Musical revival. Umbers was long-listed for the Evening Standard Best Actor in a Musical award for his performance. The production was filmed and subsequently screened in cinemas world-wide. Since 2014, Umbers has been a regular character in the ITV and PBS World War Two drama Home Fires.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    After appearing in the ITV drama Eternal Law, in 2011 Umbers returned to Chichester Festival Theatre in The Browning Version opposite Anna Chancellor.
    More Details Hide Details The play was performed in a double bill with David Hare's new play South Downs and transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in April 2012.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    The following year Umbers starred in Chichester Festival Theatre's 2008 revival of Funny Girl, the second series of the BBC1 drama Mistresses and the BBC film of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw.
    More Details Hide Details Umbers then starred in the Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Sweet Charity, the first production of the show to have only one leading man, with Umbers playing all the love-interest roles. The production transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    In 2007, Umbers played the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie alongside Jessica Lange in the West End.
    More Details Hide Details He was longlisted for the Evening Standard Award Best Actor Award for his performance. Later that year Steven Soderbergh cast Umbers as Roth in Che: Part Two.
  • 2001
    Age 27
    After appearing in the BBC series The Scarlet Pimpernel, Umbers returned to the National to play Freddy in the critically acclaimed 2001 revival of My Fair Lady, later transferring to Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
    More Details Hide Details Umbers then appeared in The Vortex, Michael Grandage's inaugural production at the Donmar Warehouse, after which he was cast opposite Scarlett Johansson in A Good Woman. After playing opposite Anjelica Huston in These Foolish Things and alongside John Malkovich in Colour Me Kubrick, he played the lead role of Perkin Warbeck in Channel 4's historical drama Princes in the Tower and a further leading role in the mini-series Blackbeard, opposite Jessica Chastain.
  • 1999
    Age 25
    In 1999, Trevor Nunn cast Umbers in his multi-award-winning 1999 season at the Royal National Theatre, where he appeared in Candide, Troilus and Cressida and The Merchant of Venice, which was later filmed for broadcast by the BBC.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    Umbers' first professional engagements were in 1997 in the BBC dramas The Student Prince and Berkeley Square.
    More Details Hide Details His first theatre engagement was the lead role in Joseph Papp's version of The Pirates of Penzance at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and the Theatre Royal, Bath, later remounted at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    Born in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, Umbers was brought up in Wetherby and was educated at Sedbergh School. In 1995 he graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Latin and Greek Literature and Philosophy.
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  • 1973
    Born on June 17, 1973.
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