Mark Wright

Gordon Brown/James Callaghan

After graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Mark Wright worked extensively in professional theatre throughout New Zealand. Highlights include Pass it On, The Threepenny Opera,  Foreskins Lament, Aunt Daisy, Judy, Othello, Suspect, The Rocky Horror Show, A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Way of Life and The Underwater Melon Man. Mark’s television career spans nearly 40 different series. He is best remembered for his impersonations of New Zealand politicians and personalities on Issues and More Issues with McPhail and Gadsby. His portrayal of the likes of Ruth Richardson, Mike Moore and Richard Long won him two New Zealand film and television awards. Mark recently returned to the professional stage, appearing in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (The Court Theatre), Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Silo Theatre), Ropable (Centrepoint Theatre) and The Dinner (Circa Theatre). An accomplished improv exponent, Mark has represented New Zealand internationally and is a founding member of The Improvisors in Wellington.