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Mark Goldthorp

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Mark Goldthorp is a British actor and magician from Aylesbury, UK.

Early life[edit]

Goldthorp grew up in Aylesbury, moving to Yeovil at the age of 12 when he became involved with Crekerne Amateur Operatic. He starting performing as a juggler and magician locally. In 1988 Goldthorp received the Child of Achievement award for being part of an Entertainment group that performed for local hospices and nursing homes. He went on to train at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).[1]



Upon graduating in 1997 Goldthorp appeared in a production of The Lady's Not For Burning subsequently going into Cinderella playing Prince Charming at The Players Theatre in London.  In 2001 Goldthorp played the role of Deputy in the first national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind, moving straight into Disney's Beauty and the Beast understudying the Beast and Gaston.

Goldthorp made his West End debut in Les Miserables in 2003[2] at the Palace Theatre moving with the production to The Queens Theatre. He then went into the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White once again at The Palace Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn. In 2007 Goldthorp took over the leading roles of Nicky/Trekkie in the Award winning Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre playing the role for two years.[3]

During this time Goldthorp was also cast on the BBC sitcom My Family playing Barry as well as BBC Three's Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor. Goldthorp also played the role of Androvax in The Sarah Jane Adventures starring Elisabeth Sladen.

Goldthorp has appeared in many other productions including: Me and My Girl (National Tour, 2006), The Drowsy Chaperone (West End, 2007), Into The Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre, 2010), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena, 2010), Les Miserables (Royal Variety, 2011), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre, 2012) and See What I Wanna See.[4](Jermyn Street Theatre, 2015)[5]

Goldthorp also appeared as Sheldrake in ENO’s 2016 London revival of Sunset Boulevard [6] starring Glenn Close. Goldthorp works regularly as a voice over artist being the Narrative voice for Thatcher's Gold commercials for four years among others. 


His professional career began as a Pontin's Bluecoat at Osmington bay Weymouth performing his close-up magic for the guests as part of the entertainment team. Goldthorp was then approached to be the magical consultant on the Victoria Wood play Talent starting Caroline O'Connor. He became a member of the prestigious Magic Circle[7] in 2016 becoming an associate illusions consultant on Big the musical. He was the Illusions assistant on the 2017 recast of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child play in the West End.


  1. "Mark Goldthorp". stagefaves.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. Desk, BWW News. "Jonathan Butterell, Marc Elliott and More Lead UK's SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, Sept. 8 - Full Cast Announced!". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. "Mark Goldthorp Theatre Credits". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. "See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre)".
  5. "Cassie Compton stars in UK premiere of See What I Wanna See".
  6. Trueman, Matt (5 April 2016). "London Theater Review: Glenn Close in 'Sunset Boulevard'".
  7. "Mark Goldthorp". themagiccircle.co.uk.

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