Inside Marlon star Mark Charnock’s life away from Emmerdale including family

Mark Charnock has firmly established himself as a soap legend, having played Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale since 1996.

During his time in the role, Marlon has been involved in his fair share of dramas in the Dales, including three marriages and most recently, the character suffered a life-threatening stroke in heartbreaking scenes.

In 2004, Mark won the award for Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards after an especially moving storyline in which Marlon made the decision to switch off the life support machine for his wife Tricia.

However, less is known about the 53 year old's life off screen leaving fans of Emmerdale curious to find out more.

Here is everything you need to know about the long running soap star…


Before landing his iconic role in Emmerdale, Mark studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

He graduated and made his TV debut in 1992 on 2point4 Children.

The actor then landed a role in two episodes of Emmerdale's rival soap, Coronation Street.

Mark is extremely private and has never taken part in interviews about his life off screen.

However, we do know that the actor and his family live in Yorkshire with their dog Freddie.

It's believed he has a wife and they share one son but the star does not share photos of his family.

Mark is a keen gardener and often shares updates from his vegetable patch on social media.

He also has a keen eye for photography and enjoys sharing his images of nature captured on his camera.

In January, he celebrated a quarter of a century on Emmerdale surrounded by his costars.

Some of the Dales' biggest stars, including Michelle Hardwick and Rebecca Sarker, took Mark out for dinner to celebrate the huge milestone.

Michelle shared a glimpse of the evening via her social media channels where she posted a snap.

"Celebrating 25 years of Marlon Dingle with good food and even better company #workfamily," Michelle wrote alongside the snap.

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