Date of Birth: 01/18/1960
Place of birth: Ashford
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Elena Murzina
David Mark Raylens Waters (David Mark Rylance Waters) was born January 18, 1960 in Ashford, Kent (Ashford, Kent). His parents, David Waters (David Waters) and Ann Skinner Waters (Anne Skinner Waters) - Both teachers of English th. Mark performs under the name Mark Raylensa because the actor by the name of Mark Waters is already registered in the actor`s union. In 1962, when the boy was two years old, his parents moved to Connecticut (Connecticut), and in 1969 moved to Wisconsin (Wisconsin), where his father taught English at the University School of Milwaukee prestigious elementary school for children from 4 to 12 years. Later, Mark went to school, where he began to perform on stage for the first time. His first notable role was Hamlet (Hamlet) in a school production of 1976. Curiously, Raylens Sr. performed the same play the role of the first gravedigger. The following year, during the first Shakespeare Festival at the school where his father taught, Mark played Puck (Puck) in the comedy `A Midsummer noch` (A Midsummer Night`s Dream).
Being quite experienced young actor, Raylens won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts or RADA) in London (London). He studied there from 1978 to 1980 under the famous theater teacher Krattvella Hugh (Hugh Cruttwell), and got his first job as a professional actor at the City Theatre Glasgow (Glasgow Citizens` Theatre) in 1980. In 1982 and 1983, Raylens performed with the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare Company (Royal Shakespeare Company) in Stratford-upon-Avon (Stratford-upon-Avon) and London (London). In 1988, Mark was playing Hamlet in the famous formulation Ron Daniels (Ron Daniels), with which the company year toured the UK (England) and Ireland (Ireland). Then, the play was shown in Stratford-upon-Avon, where Mark alternated Hamlet and Romeo in Romeo and `Dzhulette` (Romeo and Juliet) to the Swan Theatre Theater stage. Two years he spent with `Gamletom` in the United States. In 1990 Raylens and Claire van Kampen (Claire van Kampen), later became his wife, raised his own theater group `Phoebus` Cart`, and they became the first staging Shakespeare` Burya` in a very original interpretation.
In the same 1991 Raylens he starred in the film Scot Gillis McKinnon (Gillies MacKinnon) `The Grass Arena`, which earned him the award` BBC Radio Times Award` for the best debut. The reward for his work in the theater, among other things, became prestigious award `Olive` (Olivier Award) and` Toni` (Tony Award) - in 1993, Mark has played in the production of `Much Ado nichego` (Much Ado About Nothing) on the Royal Theatre (Queen`s Theatre), and the role of Benedict (Benedick) earned him the award `Olive`. In addition, Raylens - winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA) for her role as expert David Kelly in Arms (David Kelly) in the television drama `inspektor` Government (The Government Inspector). In 2010 Raylens won another award for `` Olive` rol` Best Actor, playing Johnny Byron (Johnny Byron) in the play `Ierusalim` (Jerusalem).
Among the roles played by them in the movies and on television - Ferdinand (Ferdinand) in `Books Prospero` (Prospero`s Books, 1991), the original film adaptation of Shakespeare`s` Buri` (The Tempest); Jay (Jay) in the controversial `Intime` (Intimacy, 2001) on the novel by Hanif Kureishi (Hanif Kureishi); Jakob von Gunten in the surreal drama `Benzhamenta` Institute (Institute Benjamenta, 1995) on the novel by Robert Walser (Robert Walser); Thomas Boleyn (Thomas Boleyn) in the historical film `Another kind of Boleyn` (The Other Boleyn Girl, 2008).
From 1995 to 2005, Mark Raylens was the first artistic director of Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre (Shakespeare`s Globe), London (London).