Mark Lester

Mark Lester
Mark Lester

Mark Lester was born in 1958 in Oxford.   He is forever associated with one film the musical “Oliver” where he played the title part of the angelic child at the mercy of Bill Sykes and Fagin but helped by the Artful Dodger and Nancy.   He had a few small parts in films such as “Allez France” with Diana Dors and “Fahrenheit 451! with Julie Christie.   He made a few films such as “The Prince and the Pauper” after “Oliver” but retired from acting at the age of 19.  He studied to become an osteopath,   Interview on “Express” online here.

TCM Overview:

At the age of eight, Mark Lester kickstarted his acting career. Lester’s career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Oskar Werner adaptation “Fahrenheit 451” (1966), “Our Mother’s House” (1967) and the dramatic adaptation “Oliver!” (1968) with Ron Moody. He also appeared in “Philip” (1969) and “Eyewitness” (1970). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like “Black Beauty” (1971), “Melody” (1971) and “Who Slew Auntie Roo?” (1971). He also appeared in “Senza Ragione” (1972). During the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in “Scalawag” (1973), “La Prima volta sull’Erba” (1975) and the Oliver Reed historical feature “Crossed Swords” (1978). Lester most recently worked on “Michael Jackson & Bubbles: The Untold Story” (Animal Planet, 2009-2010).

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