Broadcaster and actor, Mark Curry is possibly best known for his spritely and sometimes hilarious antics on the classic children’s television series Blue Peter back in the 1980’s. His stage credits read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the West End however, and have included starring roles in The Woman in Black, Singing in the Rain, and Talent, which was directed by the late, great Victoria Wood. Curry took on a new challenge earlier this year when he joined the cast of one the biggest stage shows in the world, to play the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked at the Apollo, Victoria. He had the enviable task of helping to steer the show through its anticipated 10th anniversary celebrations as well as welcoming a new cast to join him on the magical journey.
Mark took the challenge of our Sugar Rush Quiz.
What are you currently working on?
I’m playing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked and having a “thrillifying” time !
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
What is your favourite Book?
Anything by Bill Bryson
What are you currently watching on TV?
All the episodes of Wolf Hall, a birthday present from Liza Sadovy, my first Madam Morrible.
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
Restaurant because nothing beats a good dinner with friends.
What’s your favourite sweet?
Green and Blacks milk chocolate.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
An actor or a teacher.
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
Spent some mornings writing plays with my friend Ian instead of going to school.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Continuously working in showbusiness since 1969!
Leaving Wicked in July 2017 and then who knows!