Mark Conroy

Mark Conroy

I studied at LONDON UNIVERSITY and the CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA before living in France and Spain. I have worked as an actor and a comedy writer in theatre, radio and television for many years. I also lecture and give After Dinner Talks.

I have written three children's travel books. ADVENTURES IN NOISY PLACESADVENTURES IN FAMOUS PLACES and ADVENTURES AROUND THE GLOBE published by Lonely Planet Kids in 2015.  I also edited LONDON'S STRANGEST TALES (2016) and LONDON'S TRULY STRANGEST TALES for Portico/Pavilion (2017).

TV work includes presenting LEGENDS OF THE LOST WITH MEGAN FOX (Karga Seven Pictures/Travel Channel), CHURCH STREET MARKET TRADERS Portobello Film Festival Nominee (AWIASC), WATERFRONT CITIES/PORTS D’ATTACHE (TV5/Discovery), UEFA CHAMPIONSHIP 2013, BRICK LANE (Blackstar), THE TUDORS (Showtime USA), ROAD TO 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS (MM Productions), ROYAL LONDON (MM Productions), SHERLOCK HOLMES’ LONDON (Arts Magic), WORLD TRAVELLER (Shanghai TV), C’EST AU PROGRAMME (France 2) & GREENWICH (EFS TV).

Acting credits includes Lindsay Anderson's West End production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD and the Channel 4 sitcom, TANDOORI NIGHTS.

Recent Radio work as a 'London Expert' includes Barbara Simpson's HOT TALK 560 KSFO San Francisco, MARK & KRISTIN SHOW KOST 103.5FM Los Angeles, FRANCIS LEGAULT Radio CBC Canada and ROBERT ELMS SHOW BBC Radio London 94.9

TV credits include comedy scripts for Bruce Forsyth, Angus Deayton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Robert Kilroy-Silk. I also worked as a writer for Visit London on the London 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid.

I won the GUILD AWARD for BEST GUIDE in 1989 and escort groups around the world as a Tour Manager. More recently I have trained and examined new guides for the London Blue Badge course.

I also host & compere history weekends for the HILTON group with speakers including Dr. David Starkey, Adam Hart-Davis, Peter Snow, Jennie Bond, Maxwell Hutchison, Michael Dobbs, Andrew Roberts, Ron Hutton, Sir Roy Strong, Peter Ackroyd & Robert Hardy.

I am a regular guide for LONDON WALKS including the weekly french JACK THE RIPPER walk.

I have guided for many companies including the NFL, the NBA, Hermes, Nestle, EDF, BNP, Galatasaray, New Holland, SNCF, Eurostar, NBC, Disney, Google, Four Seasons, Savoy, BBC America, TF2, Showtime, Coca Cola, Endemol, Cameron Mackintosh and UEFA.

My clients have included Peter Bazalgette Lea Salonga, Carmelo Anthony and Didier Drogba.

I aim to inform and entertain. Whether it's a coach tour for school children, a site visit for tourists or a medical conference for international professors, I hope my passengers leave me well-informed with a big smile. Humour, knowledge and flexibility are the key words.

"Mark Conroy was truly outstanding. He made each excursion fun, enjoyable and a success! He knew how to entertain & captivate this group. His funny and interesting stories made for memorable moments with our students transfixed and asking for more details".             S.Wilson,Maryland, USA.

"You were an integral part of a success trip and already the feedback has been excellent!"                               Phil Maynard, Hallmark Incentives, UK.

"Great after dinner speech. The subtle humour kept us smiling all night. Thanks to you my clients had a brilliant evening". Peter Bafghi/BT Global

My interests are linked to the media, theatre and the performing arts. I often lead literary tours, theatre tours and Jack the Ripper tours. However, I can research any site or subject given time. You learn far more when you are having fun and you can usually hear laughter when I'm guiding.

I am accredited to guide in the Palace of Westminster (Parliament) and at the London 2012 Venues.

I am a member of ITG, APTG and EQUITY.

Languages

EnglishFrench

Top 5 Specialities

Sherlock Holmes London Tour

Beatles London Tour

London Harry Potter Tour

Charles Dickens London Tour

Jack the Ripper Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 7th of December, 2018

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