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Mark attended stage school in London, England as a young child and made his film debut in Allez France! (1964) at the age of six. He made countless TV appearances and became very well known in England. Worldwide fame developed as a result of his portrayal of a stuttering child in Sinister Spel (1967). Producers of Oliver! (1968) auditioned 250 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oliver! Oliver
(1968)
Melody Daniel
(1971)
1066 King Harold II
(1977)

Filmography

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  1066 (pre-production)
King Harold II
  Finding Driscoll (filming)
Dominic Driscoll
 2011 Metered (Short)
 1977 The Prince and the Pauper
Edward / Tom
 1973 Scalawag
Jamie
 1973 Sotsugyô ryokô
Mike Richard
 1973 Senza ragione
Lennox Duncan
 1972 Diabólica malicia
Marcus
 1971 Black Beauty
Joe
 1971 Melody
Daniel
 1971 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Christopher Coombs
 1970 Disneyland (TV Series)
Davey
 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie)
Davey
 1970 Eyewitness
Ziggy
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Mark Helmore
- Puppy Love (1969) ... Mark Helmore
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
John Beaman
- The Runner (1969) ... John Beaman
 1969 Run Wild, Run Free
Philip Ransome
 1968 Oliver!
Oliver
 1967 Sinister Spel
Jiminee
 1966 Fahrenheit 451
Second Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1966 Danger Man (TV Series)
Mark (the boy)
- Dangerous Secret (1966) ... Mark (the boy)
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Paolo Stevens
- Retreat from Life (1965) ... Paolo Stevens
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Small boy
- The 24-Hour Man (1964) ... Small boy (uncredited)
 1964 Allez France!
Gérald
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Show Show Self (32 credits)
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I blew about 70,000 pounds on stupid things - a very expensive car which got written off, and nightclubs. I'd always pick up the bill. It's very easy to spend a lot of money in a short space of time, going out. I put it down to an irresponsible 18-year-old, which I think I was at the time, being given a lot of money. I took drugs at parties and things. But no more than anybody else at that time. ... See more »

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He was a close, long-time friend of American rock singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, and they were godfathers to each other's children. Lester spent Christmas 2003 at the Neverland Ranch, and vocally defended Jackson throughout his trial on child molestation charges in 2005. See more »

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