Mark Jordon

Mark Jordon (born 25 January 1965) is an English actor of Polish and Irish descent, best known for playing PC Phil Bellamy in the British television series Heartbeat, which he left in 2007. A documentary, Heartbeat - Farewell Phil was broadcast later on Christmas Day[1] where he was husband to barmaid Gina (Tricia Penrose).

Mark Jordon
Born
Mark Jordon

(1965-01-25) 25 January 1965 (age 55)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
Siobhan Finneran
(m. 1997; div. 2014)
Partner(s)Laura Norton
Children2

His debut as director came with the short film To The Sea Again, which played in many festivals and made it to the final of the Angel Film Festival London[2] and Moondance International Film Festival in Hollywood.

On 8 July 2014, Jordon joined the cast of Emmerdale in the short term role of Daz Spencer. He reprised the role in August 2017, becoming a regular cast member, until Daz was written out on 31 January 2019.

Personal lifeEdit

Jordon married actress Siobhan Finneran in 1997 divorcing in 2014; they have two children.[3]

Mark's current partner is Emmerdale co-star Laura Norton.

In July 2018 he was arrested on suspicion of assault.[4] In October 2018 he was charged with grievous bodily harm and assault.[5] In November 2018 he pleaded not guilty and was granted unconditional bail until his trial.[6] In August 2019, he was found not guilty at trial of all charges and therefore proved he acted in self-defence.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Note
1984 How We Used to Live Dave/Sentry TV series (5 episodes: 1984-85)
1985 Seaview Ian TV series (1 episode: "Growing Pains")
Number One Hooligan film
1986 EastEnders Youth TV series (1 episode)
Strike It Rich! Grolly TV series (4 episodes)
Scene TV series (1 episode: "Too Nice By Half!")
1987 Coronation Street PC Wilson TV series (4 episodes: 1987-88)
1989 4 Play Des TV series (1 episode: "Dawn and the Candidate")
1990 Shoot to Kill D.S. Keith Farrington TV film
Made in Heaven Malcolm TV series (1 episode: "A Fair Mix Up")
All Creatures Great and Small PC Hicks TV series (1 episode: "Food for Thought")
Medics Steve TV series (1 episode: "Annie")
1991 Waterfront Beat TV series (1 episode: "Acid Ship")
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes George TV series (1 episode: "The Boscombe Valley Mystery")
Bread Wagger TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 7.6")
1992 Heartbeat PC Phil Bellamy TV series (324 episodes: 1992-2007)
1994 Earthfasts PC Hunter TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.1")
2003 The Royal PC Phil Bellamy TV series (10 episodes: 2003-04)
2009 Casualty Tim Holdsworth TV series (1 episode: "Not Wisely But Too Well")
2012 Hollyoaks Mr Sykes TV series (2 Episodes)
2013 Doctors Darren Compton TV series (1 Episode "Through a Glass Darkly")
2013 Casualty Richard Patterson TV series (1 Episode "You Always Hurt The One You Love")
2014 Halcyon Heights Rupert film
2014 Coronation Street Graham Naisby TV series (2 Episodes)
2014 Rocket's Island Peter TV series 13 episodes
2014 Emmerdale Daz Spencer TV series (161 Episodes: 2014, 2017–19)
2017 Casualty Harry Beatty TV series (1 Episode "Sleeping with the Enemy")

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LocateTV Archived 2016-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ WriteOutLoud
  3. ^ Downton Abbey - The Farce Factor from RTÉ
  4. ^ Lindsay, Duncan (15 July 2018). "Emmerdale star Mark Jordon arrested for 'attacking and biting an OAP'". Metro. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Emmerdale star Mark Jordon charged with GBH and assault". BBC News. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Emmerdale star Mark Jordon denies Oldham pensioner pub assault". BBC News. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Mark Jordon: Emmerdale actor cleared of pub attack". BBC News. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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