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 across the UK over two hundred times. His next works are Howerd’s End, a two-handed play exploring the life of legendary comedian Frankie Howerd, and Jarman, a solo portrait of the artist, film-maker, gardener and activist Derek Jarman.