Mark McGann

Mark McGann is an award winning actor, director, educationalist, scriptwriter & published songwriter with over 35 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. He has also been working extensively as an educator since forming Drama Direct Ltd in 2007 and is increasingly acknowledged as an exceptional creative innovator. In 2010 and 2011 Drama Direct received Royal Television Society and Culture Award nominations for it’s original site specific film projects, The Legend of Spottee and The Cauld Lad of Hylton, both of which engaged entertainment industry professionals and a cluster of schools in the north east of England. Twice nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a West End production, Mark also designs and delivers dynamically original and inspirational stage and screen acting masterclasses and workshops to students and professionals from the entertainment industry. He  has starred in many leading roles in TV, film and theatre in the UK and US, working alongside some of the worlds greatest actors and directors in the last 30 years. He also worked as a director, scriptwriter and vocalist for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and performed extensively with a number of symphony orchestras worldwide from 2008 to the present day. He co-produced the award winning drama The Hanging Gale in 1995 along with his 3 brothers, Irish Production Company Little Bird and BBC Northern Ireland.


7 thoughts on “Mark McGann

  1. Hi Mark – my agent Micheal Joyce has suggested I join you for the course tomorrow – do you have any places free still? And where and what times please?

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks for that. We are not filming tomorrow. The next Screen WS is at the Merlin Theatre in Frome near Bath on Sat 8th November (next Saturday. If you wanted to do that I’d need to know in the next 48 hours as scripts are going out over the weekend. The next London Screen WS is on Sat 29th November. If you want to book for that (or indeed the 8th Nov) all we require is your postal address (for invoice); contact telephone number (in case of emergencies) and a photo or link to a photo online (to help with finding you a suitable scene for the day). I look forward to hearing from you.

      Warm regards,


  2. Hello Mark
    I’m the guy with Parkinson’s that had a brief chat with you after your terrific Lennon show. I have been unable to get my email to the address I thought was the one you gave me but typical of the condition I did say that I would probably get it wrong. Anyway I have resorted to this as a possible means of contacting you.
    Kind regards,

    Richard Tyner

  3. Hi Mark, My name is Amy Kinder and I’m 15 years old nearly 16, very interested in starting on screen acting training. I love acting and find it very fun on stage but acting for the camera is really my dream. Please tell me you have a course soon near by Bristol in which I can attend?! Thanks in advance.

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