Born: May 13, 1957
Famous for: Delivering the mail and sharing his largely unwanted opinions with the residents of Lark Rise
The actor, who was born in India to expatriate parents, started out as one half of street theatre comedy duo The Two Marks, a juggling act which won the Time Out 1987 Street Entertainer of the year award. Swapping sidewalk for studio he worked with Chris Morris on radio show Blue Jam, before catching the eye of the greater British public in surreal Nineties indie show Space as tortured artist Brian Topp. Further roles in sketch show Big Train and mock documentary Brass Eye confirmed the entertainer as a staple on the comedy scene. His portrayal of a rural postie in popular bucolic 2008 drama Lark Rise To Candleford was a departure for the former street theatre artist, who can also perform magic and stilt-walk.