Mark Noyce (born 3 March 1974) is an English actor, writer, film director and producer.
Noyce in character as the poker player
|Born||Mark William Arthur Noyce
3 March 1974
Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Nicola Noyce (2000–present)|
Noyce was born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, the son of May Doreen (Bayford) and William Charles Albert Noyce. He attended Fulbridge infants and junior schools and received his secondary education at Walton Community School before moving on to Peterborough Regional College.
Martial arts careerEdit
Noyce first started training in the Lau Gar style of Kung-Fu at the age of 6 after his father had seen Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee. He appeared on the competitive scene in the early 1980s and retired at the age of 24 as world forms champion. He was quoted as saying "I knew I’d peaked and was really struggling to motivate myself so it was definitely the right thing to do.”
Partial martial arts accomplishmentsEdit
- International Chinese Kung Fu World forms champion
- WUMA World forms champion
- World classic forms champion
- World Kickboxing Association British champion
- Martial arts illustrated competitor of the year
- MAI series forms champion
- FSK (freestyle sport karate) forms champion
- Ricochet forms champion
- Martial arts illustrated forms competitor of the year
Noyce has appeared in a series of events promoting Tracks2000 gym equipment after working closely with the development team. He helped design equipment which would aid martial artists wanting to learn acrobatics.
Several critics were complimentary about his acting and directing. In reference to his lead role; Mark Boosey (The British Comedy Guide editor) wrote “This monstrous egocentric 'plonker' carries many of the film's best lines and set pieces, and is played very well by the film's creator, Mark Noyce”. Britflicks critic Zachary Cooke said “films that are starring, written and directed by the same person are usually a no no, with On The Ropes this is not the case”. Richard Cross of A Full Tank of Gas stated “On the Ropes is one of those films that succeeds in spite of the nature of the British film industry and its financing rather than because of it, and Noyce is to be congratulated simply for getting the film made. That he also provides the audience with a high quality of comic entertainment is an unexpected bonus”.
During a 2012 interview Shaun Williamson stated “I’m working with Mark Noyce on a film called This Is Jayde: The One Hit Wonder and that he was “appearing as a twisted 'Simon Cowell version' of myself. Should be fun! A video was later released announcing further information about the films plot and characters.
Happy Pup FilmsEdit
In June 2000, Noyce married Nicola Jayne Crawford, whom he met in 1994 while performing at a martial arts competition in Britain.
Noyce is noted for his love of animals and follows a strict vegetarian diet. He has a tattoo of Milo (his Jack Russell Terrier) on his chest. During a 2011 interview with Matt J. Horn, Noyce revealed that he usually spends his spare time playing videogames. He was quoted as saying “Unreal Tournament is possibly my most played game competitively although I’m currently honing my Street Fighter skills right now”. He also named The Girl Next Door as his most watched film and The Tales from the Crypt as his favourite TV series.
|Killer Bitch||Joe’s Victim|
|I against I||Himself|
|2011||On the Ropes||Keith Kraft||Also writer, producer and director|
|2012||Shaniqua (short)||Christian||Also writer|
|2014||This is Jayde: The One Hit Wonder||Jayde||Also writer, producer and director|
|2017||The Blazing Cannons||Saxon||Also writer and producer|
|2017||The N00bs||Chris||Also writer and producer|
|2017||Keeping It Up||Doug Deep||Also writer, producer and director|
|2017||A Dish Served Cold||Director, producer|
|2018||Benny||Writer, producer and director|
Television and theatreEdit
|1995||Martial arts extravaganza||Stunt performer|
|1996||Clash of the Titans||Stunt performer|
|2009||Guinness World Records Smashed||Stunt performer||1 episode|
- Before 1 April 1974 Peterborough was part of Northamptonshire
- Before 1st April 1974 Peterborough was part of Northamptonshire
- "Martial arts illustrated interview".
- "Martial arts illustrated magazine".
- Horn, Matt J. "Mark Noyce". mattjhorn.wordpress.com.
- "Official WUMA results, 1996".
- "T2K Promo video, 2010".
- "Tracks 2000 launch interview".
- "On The Ropes". imdb.com.
- "Keith Kraft (Character)". imdb.com.
- "On The Ropes". comedy.co.uk.
- Cooke, Z. "Review of On The Ropes". britflicks.azurewebsites.net.
- Cross, Richard. "On The Ropes (2011)". afulltankofgas.com.
- "Shaun Williamson interview". comedy.co.uk.
- "Screendaily press release".
- "Movievine press release".
- "British Comedy Guide video clip".
- "Britflicks news article".
- "British Comedy Guide news article".
- "Britflicks article".
- "Happy Pup Films on IMDb".
- "British Comedy Guide production companies".
- "Happy Pup Films official contact page".
- Slade, Katie. "Mark Noyce interview". movievine.com.