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He still doesn’t quite know where his own desire to be a thespian came from.His father and grandfather were both in the brewing business and while he may have moved away to London, with his parents still in Yorkshire, he retains a strong connection to the county.

He was inundated with messages from adoring fans after playing hunky surgeon Dan Tate, who had a doomed relationship with GP Katie Roden played by Sarah Parish.The school was renowned for its sporting success but Umbers found himself gravitating towards music and drama.He studied Latin and Greek at Oxford University, where he also appeared in several student Shakespeare productions.“I loved the classics, but I always knew that I wanted to be an actor,” says Umbers.From there he appeared in The Vortex alongside Francesca Annis, who encouraged him to start auditioning for film roles.He followed her advice and not long afterwards he was partnering one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actresses, Scarlett Johansson, in the film A Good Woman.I am very lucky to have had the parts I’ve had without being in the limelight.To be a celebrity you have to court the paps (paparazzi) and that isn’t something I am interested in at all.”For Umbers it is the character that is all important.He likes roles he can get his teeth into and he has successfully avoided the pigeon hole some other attractive, middle and upper class actors have ended up in.“I’m not very good at playing myself,” he admits.He also successfully manages to morph between plays, musicals, film and television – a skill he thanks his old mentor for.“He (Nunn) was very influential on me because he made no distinction between a musical and a play, and thrives on the notion that he can do Shakespeare one night and a big Broadway show the best with the same cast who all approach it in the same way.”He quotes his career highlight as The Glass Menagerie.“I just never thought I would be doing Tennessee Williams on Shaftesbury Avenue, and with Jessica Lange as well. I’d never come across that sort of writing before and I absolutely loved it.”At the moment Umbers is in previews of his critically acclaimed lead role as Franklin in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along which won Best Musical in the London Critics Theatre Awards 2012 while it was at the Menier Chocolate Factory.Thank you for choosing Lunarpages Internet Solutions.The current relationship status of Mark Umbers is not known.