Mark Little was born in Brisbane, Australia and spent his childhood in rural Queensland. He trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
Mark is best known for his portrayal of Joe Mangel in the soap phenomenon ‘Neighbours’ where he created one of Ramsay Street’s most legendary characters. He received an Australian Television Society Best Actor nomination for his role as Joe. In 1985 Mark was presented with the same award for his portrayal of Ron Miller in ‘The Flying Doctors’.
Settling in Britain in 1992, Mark hosted Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’. He had previously hosted the ABC’s ‘Countdown Revolution’, Australia’s top rating pop show. Mark has presented numerous programmes on British television including his own strand on ITV’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. He won the Theatre Land edition of ‘The Weakest Link’ and narrated Sky 1’s The Villa.
Mark’s West End debut was in 1999 in ‘Defending the Caveman’ at the Apollo Theatre. The following year Mark was awarded The Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for ‘Defending the Caveman’.
Also known for his self devised work, Mark has devised numerous productions for the Edinburgh Fringe and toured his show’s nationally. Mark first presented his ‘performance art’ in 1980 at Melbourne’s emerging comedy clubs and performed ‘Flabbadadabbadadaddyo’ at Melbourne’s inaugral Comedy Festival in 1987. Mark has always designed his own sets. He refers to his sets as ‘Instillations’.
In 2011, Mark returned to Australia where he collaborated with Cath Farr on a visual art exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery entitled ‘Do Not Panda’. He also scripted, directed and co-prpduced his first digital comedy film entitled ‘Robin’ which will be posted on the internet shortly for viewing. Mark is currently busy ‘twittering’ and writing film scripts.