Mark Farrelly is an actor and writer. He was born in Sheffield, and read English at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first-class degree. He has acted in the West End and internationally, and is the author of two hit solo plays, The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton, and Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope. He has performed these to great acclaim well over one hundred times. He is writer and co-star of the forthcoming play Howerd’s End, celebrating the impending centenary (2017) of comedy legend Frankie Howerd. He is also currently writing a new solo play, Groundswell, exploring in visceral, no-hiding-place language the election of a new British Prime Minister and his confrontation with the ultimate act of aggression.