Mark Robert Speight
|Alma mater||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
Mark Robert Speight, known professionally as Mark Stanley, is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in Game of Thrones ,  Dickensian ,  and as Rob Hepworth in the third series of BBC drama Happy Valley.
Mark Robert Speight  was born in Leeds. He attended Allerton High School and Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley, where he began acting.  He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010.  
|2013||How I Live Now||Chasing Man|
|2014||Mr. Turner||Clarkson Stanfield|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Knight of Ren |
|2016||Our Kind of Traitor||Ollie|
|Dark River||Joe Bell |
|2020||Sulphur and White||David Tait|
|2011–14||Game of Thrones||Grenn||22 episodes|
|2015–16||Dickensian||Bill Sikes||14 episodes|
|2017||Broken||PC Andrew Powell||5 episodes|
|Love, Lies and Records||James||6 episodes|
|Little Women||Professor Bhaer||1 episode|
|2018||The Little Drummer Girl||Arthur A. Halloran||1 episode|
|2019–20||Criminal: UK||DC Hugo Duffy||4 episodes|
|2019||Sanditon||Lord Babington||8 episodes|
|Elizabeth Is Missing||Frank Jefford||TV film|
|2020||White House Farm||Colin Caffell||TV mini-series|
|2020||Honour ||DS Andy Craig||TV mini-series - 2 episodes|
|2021||Anne Boleyn||Henry VIII||Miniseries  |
|2021||The Bay||Warren Pryce||Series 3|
|2022||Trigger Point||DI Thom Youngblood||Series 1|
|2022||The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe||Mark Darwin||Miniseries - 4 episodes|
|2023||Happy Valley||Rob Hepworth||Series 3; 6 episodes|
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