Mark Carey trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 1983. Brought up in Exeter, Mark played the boy in Henry V for Richard Digby Day at the Northcott Theatre, an experience which proved useful when devising Into the Breach.
Mark has thirty years of experience in theatre, television and radio. After Drama School, he worked at the Nottingham Playhouse where he played Prince Giglio in The Rose and the Ring directed by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC. He has worked in repertory theatres across the country, in particular Theatre Royal Northampton where he appeared in over thirty productions. He has also worked in Ludlow, Southwold, Derby, Exeter, Westcliff, Newbury, Nottingham, York, Eye, the Orange Tree Richmond, The Southwark Playouse, The Arts Theatre as well as on tour and in the West End. As a member of the Royal National Theatre Company, he worked on Betrayal, The Relapse and The Merchant of Venice all for Trevor Nunn. He has appeared regularly at the Bridge House Theare in Warwick, playing Macbeth, Bottom, The Inspector in An Inspector Calls, Frank in Educating Rita, Stephano in The Tempest, Torvald in A Doll's House for Director Alison Sutcliffe.
On television he has appeared in Luther, The Invincibles, Widows, Doctors, The Bill, Murphy's Law, Underbelly, Casualty, 'Allo 'Allo, London's Burning and Morse.
Marks' many radio appearances include Wuthering Heights, Ashes to Antartica, The Kingsnorth Six and The Archers (three times as different characters).
As well as performing he writes for radio and theatre. His play The Last Country House, set in Devon, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003 and his adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been produced several times here and in America. Into the Breach has been touring since 2013.
Mark's latest play Keeping Our End Up, about a ladies' bowls team, premiered to sell out audiences at the Loft Theatre in Leamington Spa in April 2019.