Mark Little is best known as an actor and TV presenter, he is also a poet. This is his first published book of poetry based upon a home produced 'zine' that he had previously collated. Love, life, frustration, despair and anger inspire his writing. From tender love poems to angry rants at the state of the world, no topic is beyond a poem.
Ranging from tender to shaking a fist at the world, singer/songwriter Neil Finn says, 'The poems of Mark Little are a shot of adrenaline on a listless afternoon. Some read like a tender prayer, others simply regale us, unapologetic and unbowed like the agitator and absurdist he is.'
Capturing the essence of the original 'zine', this volume also includes Mark's own charcoal emojis, he also created the cover—reproduced including the smudges and fingerprints—just as he wanted!
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About the Author
Mark is best known for his portrayal of Joe Mangel in the soap phenomenon Neighbours where he created one of Ramsay Street's legendary characters. Mark had previously played Ron Miller in The Flying Doctors and was presented with the Australian Television Society Award for Best Actor. He appeared in the classic Australian mini-series Waterfront and in the TV film The Dunera Boys.
Mark has appeared in Whites and Casualty for the BBC and Ladies of Letters and Emmerdale for ITV.
Appearing in sixteen feature films, Mark was awarded with Australian Film Institute nominations for Best Supporting Actor for An Indecent Obsession and Short Changed. He played Constable Morris in A Cry in the Dark and the lead role of Boady in the gritty comedy Nirvana Street Murder. He recently appeared in the Lance Armstrong biopic Icon portraying Australian journalist Rupert Guiness.
Mark was a popular host on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast. He had previously hosted the ABC's Countdown Revolution, Australia's top rating pop show.
Mark 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 has won Pointless Celebrities twice. He is a regular panellist on The Wright Stuff on Channel 5.
Mark recently appeared on Charity Mastermind donating his fee to Haringey Food Bank.
Mark's theatre appearances have included Costard in Loves Labours Lost, Crispin in A Chorus of Disapproval and Toad in Wind in the Willows. Mark has frolicked on stage as the Australian Performance artist and designer, Leigh Bowery, playing him in Boy George's Taboo in London's West End and again on tour. He showed his hilarious Bottom in Stafford Festival Shakespeare's production of A Mid Summer Night's Dream. Mark directed himself in the Australian classic one-man play A Stretch of the Imagination at the Cock Tavern theatre receiving Time Out's 'Critics Choice'. He recently played Farley Flavors in Shock Treatment at The Kings Head theatre, Alf in The One Day of the Year at The Finborough and Roy in Cosi at The Kings Head.
Mark's West End Theatre debut was in 1999 in the one-man play, Defending the Caveman at the Apollo Theatre. The following year Mark was awarded The Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for Defending the Caveman and toured the show nationally and internationally for ten years.
Also known for his self-devised work, Mark has written numerous shows premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe and touring nationally including Psychobubble, winner of the Paramount Peoples Choice Award and his Five Star hit Human Combustion.
Mark first presented his own brand of theatre in 1980 at Melbourne's emerging comedy/cabaret clubs and performed at Melbourne's inaugural Comedy Festival in 1987.
Mark writes, designs and directs his own productions. His season of #SECRETMEETINGS was recently staged at The Museum of Comedy proceeded by Humourmongery at the Hen and Chickens.
In 2011 Mark wrote and directed the comedy film Robin which can be viewed via his website. He is currently writing, performing and directing his series on YouTube entitled The Acid Punch, a creative collaboration with Ohh Mamma Films. This book is his first volume of poetry.