|Mark McGann: Film and Television
Inspector Morse: Death is Now My Neighbour
Mark plays a journalist who lives next door to the recent deceased. Could he have had a hand in her murder??
Murder Most Horrid: Smashing Bird
Okay, I haven't seen this episode. BUT, the rest of the Murder Most Horrid series is a hoot! Mark portrays a character named "Tommy". Anyone who might be willing to share a copy of this episode (since it's not available commercially yet -- *ahem* Dawn French, are you paying attention!??) do let me know!
Probably Mark's best known role these days. He portrays the wicked Marcus Bannerman in this period drama set in a Manchester hotel in 1920. (Of course, your faithful reporter has yet to see an episode -- and wants to desperately.)
(by Ryan Johnson):
John and Yoko: A Love Story
This moving telefilm was the first (and only) time for Mark to portray John Lennon, although he also did the role on stage. It's a must-see for Mark's incredible performance.
A interesting little snippet (from "Sean's Instant Karma"):
Catherine the Great
A bit of a howl-fest, but well worth the time spent if only to see three of four McGanns in powdered wigs and 18th century costume. Mark plays Orlov, who for quite some time was Catherine's lover (Catherine the Great being portrayed in this film by the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones). It's interesting to note that while Mark and Stephen play brothers, Paul's character, Potemkin, is related to neither. Amazing how Catherine's lovers all have that similar look...
Business As Usual
A humorous, delightful, and fun film, even though its theme, sexual harrassment and fair treatment of workers, is quite serious. Mark portrays the older son of Glenda Jackson and John Thaw (Inspector Morse). He's a dedicated socialist who helps his mom's cause (fair treatment for one of her staff, and punishment for the harrasser). Mark's best performance in the film: dressed in drag he does a monolog as Margaret Thatcher. A very young Stephen (possibly 21, although he plays a very believable 16 or 17) is also here as Mark's young brother (imagine!). You'll laugh, you'll get mad, you'll cheer. Get hold of this film if you can!