Mark Stanley

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Mark Stanley
Mark Robert Speight

Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active2010–present
Partner Rochenda Sandall

Mark Robert Speight, known professionally as Mark Stanley, is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in Game of Thrones , [1] Dickensian , [2] and as Rob Hepworth in the third series of BBC drama Happy Valley.


Early life and education

Mark Robert Speight [3] was born in Leeds. He attended Allerton High School and Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley, where he began acting. [4] He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. [5] [6]



2013 How I Live Now Chasing Man
2014 Mr. Turner Clarkson Stanfield
Kajaki Tug
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Knight of Ren [7]
2016 Our Kind of Traitor Ollie
2017 Euphoria Brian
Dark River Joe Bell [8]
2019 Hellboy Arthur
Run Finnie
2020Sulphur and WhiteDavid Tait


2011–14 Game of Thrones Grenn22 episodes
2015–16 Dickensian Bill Sikes 14 episodes
2017 Broken PC Andrew Powell5 episodes
Love, Lies and Records James6 episodes
Little Women Professor Bhaer1 episode
2018 The Little Drummer Girl Arthur A. Halloran1 episode
2019–20 Criminal: UK DC Hugo Duffy4 episodes
2019 Sanditon Lord Babington8 episodes
Elizabeth Is Missing Frank JeffordTV film
2020 White House Farm Colin CaffellTV mini-series
2020 Honour [9] DS Andy CraigTV mini-series - 2 episodes
2021 Anne Boleyn Henry VIII Miniseries [10] [11]
2021 The Bay Warren PryceSeries 3
2022 Trigger Point DI Thom YoungbloodSeries 1
2022 The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe Mark DarwinMiniseries - 4 episodes
2023 Happy Valley Rob HepworthSeries 3; 6 episodes

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  1. "Mark Stanley on Grenn's Spin-off Show & Table-Reading with Ygritte". Flicks and the City. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. Wallis, Sara (19 December 2015). "Dickensian unites author's best-loved characters for epic period soap". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. Rochenda Sandall (5 March 2019). "Delighted to share the news that the feature fim RUN will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April! It's beautiful story telling and Starring my one and only Mark Speight" . Retrieved 5 June 2021 via Twitter.
  4. Smith, Stephanie (1 June 2021). "These are the Channel 5 TV Anne Boleyn locations filmed across Yorkshire from Bolton Castle to Castle Howard". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 5 June 2021.(subscription required)
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  9. "Meet the cast of Honour". Radio Times.
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