Mark Tandy (actor)
Mark Napper O’Connor Tandy is an Irish stage, film and television actor.
Mark Tandy was born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland on February 8, 1957. His childhood was spent between the Republic of Ireland and the Persian Gulf. Educated at Winchester College and University of Bristol Drama Department, member of the National Youth Theatre 1974-76. He is a descendant of the Irish revolutionary leader and founding member of the United Irishmen Napper Tandy.
His first professional engagement in the theatre was for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1979 where appearances included the original stage production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby which played for three seasons at the Aldwych Theatre, London and at the Plymouth Theatre, New York. Tandy has since appeared irregularly at the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic, London’s West End and around the UK.
His first television role was as WB Yeats for the BBC in 1982 and many subsequent television appearances include The Jewel in the Crown, Inspector Morse, Portrait of a Marriage, Poirot, Absolutely Fabulous, The Buccaneers, Longitude, Evolution: Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Shackleton. Tandy appears as Cecil Beaton in the first two seasons of The Crown for Netflix.
He first appeared on film as Viscount Risley in Merchant Ivory’s Maurice. Other film appearances include Howards End, Defence of the Realm, Wings of Fame, Luzhin Defence, Briget Jones - The Edge of Reason, Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and Dad’s Army.
Selected film and television rolesEdit
- The Crown (2016 & 2017) - Cecil Beaton
- The Last Post (2017) - Colin Calvert
- The Foreigner (2016) - Simpson
- Goodbye Christopher Robin (2016) - Portrait Photographer
- The Limehouse Golem (2016) - Judge
- Dad's Army (2016) - Major Cunningham
- Silent Witness (2014) - Harry Fraser
- The Hollow Crown (2012) - Sir Richard Vernon
- The Deep Blue Sea (2011) - Ede & Ravenscroft Assistant
- Silk (2011) - Judge Stephen Morris
- Mr. Nice (2010) - Lord Hutchison QC
- Garrow's Law (2009) - Dr. Herring
- Minder (2009) - Auctioneer
- The Unsinkable Titanic (2008) - J. Bruce Ismay
- Trial and Retribution (2007) - Dr John Saunders
- New Tricks (2007) - Colin Meadows
- The Impressionists (2006) - Judge
- Hex, Death Takes the Mother (2005) - Titus Peckham
- A Cock and Bull Story (2005) - London Doctor
- Cherished (2005) - Paul Dunkels QC
- Hustle, Missions (2005) - Gideon
- Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets (2004) - Alex Lloyd, Chief Scientist
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) - Derek
- The Alan Clark Diaries (2004) - Donald Derx
- Shackleton (2002) - Frank Shackleton
- Claim (2002) - Peter van Hooijdonk
- The Biographer (2002) - Humphrey Craven
- The Luzhin Defence (2000) Luzhin's father
- Longitude (2000) (TV) - William Whiston
- The Waiting Time (1999) - Peter Vansittart
- Liverpool One (1998) - Guy Andrews
- Sophie's World (1998) - William Shakespeare
- Killer Net (1998) - Robin Butler-Cook
- Food of Love (1997) - Robin
- Evolution: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (2001) - Erasmus Darwin
- A Touch of Frost, True Confessions (1997) - Hotel Manager
- Kiss and Tell (1996) - Cheeseman
- The Buccaneers (1995) - Lord Seadown
- Agatha Christie's Poirot (Hercule Poirot's Christmas; 1995) - Superintendent Sugden
- Absolutely Fabulous Death (1994) - Mark
- Fall from Grace (1994) - Pilot
- Eye of the Storm (1993) - Barnes
- So Haunt Me (1993) - Tom
- The Railway Station Man (1992) - Manus Dempsey
- As Time Goes By, Getting to Know You - Again (1992) - Chas
- A Time To Dance (1992) - Professor Adams
- Duel of Hearts (1991) - Jackson
- Portrait of a Marriage (1990) - Reggie Cooper
- Wings of Fame (1990) - The Composer
- Saracen (1989) - (Miles Gordon)
- Inspector Morse, The Last Enemy (1989) - Mr. Collins
- A Vote for Hitler (1988) - Frank Pakenham
- Catherine (1998) - Dr Wishart
- Hannay (1988) - Cully
- Hedgehog Wedding (1987) - Jamie
- Maurice (1987) - Lord Ridley
- Captive (1986) Hammond
- Defence of the Realm (1985) - Philip Henderson
- Call Me Mister (1986) - Sheridan Thurleigh
- Murder Not Proven (1984) - Edwin Rose
- The Jewel in the Crown (1984) - Gerry
- The Philanderer (2016) - Cuthbertson [Orange Tree Theatre]
- Eldorado (2014) - Aschenbrenner [The Arcola]
- Lot And His God (2012) - Lot [The Print Room]
- Racing Demon (2011) - Bishop of Kingston [Crucible Theatre Sheffield]
- Mrs Warren's Profession (2009) - Praed [Comedy Theatre]
- The Voysey Inheritance - (2005) Trenchard Voysey [National Theatre]
- The Years Between -(2007) Michael [Orange Tree Theatre]
- Richard II (2005) - Scroop [Old Vic Theatre]
- Luther (2001) - Pope Leo X [National Theatre]
- Sweet Panic (1996) - Martin [Hampstead Theatre]
- A Voyage Round My Father (1995) - Son [Theatre Royal Bath]
- The Mountain Giants (1993) - The Count [National Theatre]
- Reflected Glory (1992) - James [Vaudeville Theatre]
- The Clandestine Marriage (1991) - John Melvil [Bristol Old Vic]
- Beside Herself (1990) - Teddy [Royal Court Theatre]
- A Study in Scarlet (1989) - Sherlock Holmes [Greenwich Theatre]
- Balmoral (1987) - Godfrey Winn [Bristol Old Vic]
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1986) - Cecil Graham [Bristol Old Vic]
- Siblings (1987) - Gerard [Lyric Theatre Hammersmith]
- Beauty and The Beast (1987) - Nosail [Old Vic]
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1985) - John Worthing [Oxford Playhouse]
- The Lucky Chance (1984) - Bredwell [Royal Court Theatre]
- Major Barbara (1982) - Charles Lomax [National Theatre]
- Nicholas Nickleby (1980) - Bolder, Mr. Pyke, Policeman, Master Crummles [Royal Shakespeare Company]
- Profile, digiguide.tv; accessed 9 April 2015.
- "Past Productions" (PDF).
- League, The Broadway. "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB". www.ibdb.com. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
- "Mark Tandy - Artists - ATG Tickets". www.atgtickets.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- TV.com. "Absolutely Fabulous". TV.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- Mumford, Gwilym; Robinson, John; Skegg, Martin; Raeside, Julia; Davies, Hannah J.; Jones, Mark; Verdier, Hannah; Mueller, Andrew (2013-03-12). "TV highlights 12/03/2013". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
- "What 14 Characters from 'The Crown' Look Like in Real Life". ELLE UK. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-12-11.