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“I still kick myself now. I absolutely love the job. It's such an iconic character and we've all grown up with him.”
―Mark Moraghan on his storytelling role, Good Morning Britain
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Mark Stephen Moraghan (born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England on 27th January 1963) is a British actor and singer. He was the narrator for Thomas & Friends in the UK and the US from the seventeenth to twenty-first seasons (replacing Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon, respectively). He also re-narrated the thirteenth season episode Snow Tracks specially for the DVD Santa's Little Engine in the US, as well as re-narrating shortened versions of the fourteenth season episodes, Charlie and Eddie and Thomas' Crazy Day and the fifteenth season episodes, Up, Up and Away! and Percy's New Friends for the PBS Kids website. Moraghan also provides the voice-over for the Read and Play! app as well as some others.

He has appeared in many British drama series including "Peak Practice" and Heartbeat, and two roles in Emmerdale/Emmerdale Farm. He is most famous for his roles as Greg Shadwick in Brookside, Ray Wyatt in Dream Team, Owen Davies in Holby City and Barry, one of the original Scousers, in Harry Enfield and Chums.

Filmography

Film

  • Judge Dredd (1995)
  • Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway (2013)
  • Allies (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins (2015)
  • Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (2015)
  • Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)
  • Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (2017)
  • Zero Days Clean (2017)

TV

  • Bread (1987)
  • Help! (1988)
  • Emmerdale (1988-2017)
  • Shoot to Kill (1990)
  • Screenplay (1990)
  • Medics (1990)
  • Waterfront Beat (1990-1991)
  • Screen Two (1991)
  • Boon (1991)
  • The Chief (1995)
  • London's Burning (1995)
  • The Vet (1996)
  • Sharman (1996)
  • Peak Practice (1996-1997)
  • Harry Enfield and Chums (1994-1997)
  • Casualty (1997)
  • Real Women (1998)
  • Brookside (1989-1999)
  • Always and Everyone (2000)
  • Close & True (2000)
  • Dream Team (1991-2001)
  • Casualty @ Holby City (2005)
  • Holby City (2001-2005)
  • Where the Heart Is (2006)
  • Stepdad (2008)
  • The Bill (2008)
  • Heartbeat (1993-2008)
  • Doctors (2010-2012)
  • Rocket's Island (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends (2013-present)
  • Coronation Street (2015)

Trivia

  • He was interviewed for his role as the current narrator on BBC Radio Merseyside in May 2013 at which time he said that he had recorded about one hundred episodes at the time and he stated his opinion on the series.
  • He started working on Thomas and Friends around June 2012.
  • On 19th July 2013, he attended at Drayton Manor's Thomas Land as a V.I.P guest for the grand opening of Winston's Whistle-Stop Tour.
  • Mark and his family attended the Blue Carpet premiere events including King of the Railway on 18th August 2013, Tale of the Brave on 10th August 2014, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure on 12th July 2015 and The Great Race on 22nd May 2016.
  • He and Michael Angelis both appeared on the same episode of "Harry Enfield and Chums".
  • He, Ted Robbins, Andrew Sachs and Robert Wilfort starred in the "Holby City".
  • He was the second British narrator to have his narrations exported to North America, the first being Ringo Starr.
  • According to a Twitter conversation, Mark's favourite character is Percy. He also said in an interview with the Sodor Island Fansite that he also liked Cranky.
  • Despite leaving as narrator of the television series, he will continue to do work for online content, and will voice a character in the twenty-second season.
    • This will make him the second narrator, after Michael Brandon, to voice a character in the CGI Series, as well as the first to do so in the UK script, and the first to not do so at the same time as when he narrates the series.
  • He was the third narrator to re-narrate episodes in seasons prior to his debut season. The first two were George Carlin and Michael Brandon respectively.

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