Mark Conroy

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

07831659552

Contact guide

Introduction:

I studied at LONDON UNIVERSITY and the CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA before living in France & Spain. I have worked as an actor & comedy writer in theatre, radio & TV for many years.

Recent TV presenting includes MYSTERIES AND MYTHS OF STONEHENGE 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 FESTIVAL 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 include Lindsay Anderson's West End production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD starring Joan Plowright and the Channel 4 sitcom, TANDOORI NIGHTS, along with voice-overs and commercials.

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

I am the author of three children’s travel books for Lonely Planet.

Adventures in Noisy Places
ISBN: 9781743607800
Lonely Planet Publications
March 13th 2015

Adventures in Famous Places
ISBN: 9781743607794
Lonely Planet Publications
March 13th 2015

Adventures Around the Globe
ISBN: 978-1743607824
Lonely Planet Publications
September 11th 2015

Writing work includes the FIFA LONDON WORLD CUP BID 2018 and TV comedy scripts for Bruce Forsyth, Angus Deayton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Anneka Rice, Roy Hudd, Vincent Hanna and Robert Kilroy-Silk.

I won BEST GUIDE AWARD in 1989 and escort groups worldwide as a Tour Manager. I also train, lecture & examine for the ITG London Blue Badge Guide course.

I hosted history weekends for the HILTON group with David Starkey, Adam Hart-Davis, Peter Snow & Robert Hardy and regularly guide for LONDON WALKS, including the weekly Jack the Ripper walk in French. My After Dinner Speeches have included talks at the top of the revolving BT Tower.

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

My clients have included Endemol’s Peter Bazalgette, Lea Salonga with the cast of Miss Saigon, NBA’s Carmelo Anthony and ex Chelsea footballer, Didier Drogba.

I aim to inform & entertain. Whether it's a coach of school children, a site visit for tourists or an after dinner talk for international doctors, I hope my passengers leave me well-informed with a big smile. Humour, knowledge & flexibility are the key words.

Personal Interests:

Literature, Performing Arts, Jack the Ripper, Street Art, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, Literary London, Shakespeare, and Southwark, Covent Garden & Theatreland, Soho, Rock Pop and the Beatles, Kensington, Hampstead and Kenwood, Little Venice and the Regent’s Canal, Richmond, Notting Hill, Greenwich, Legal London & the Inns of Court, Westminster, Royal London, James Bond and the Secret Service, Film Locations, Whitechapel, Spitalfields & Immigration, Camden, The Blitz and World War II, Baker Street and Marylebone, The City and Financial London, Canary Wharf and the Docklands, Ghosts of London, London 2012 Venues (Olympic Sites)

Special Interests:

Architecture
Castles & Palaces
Conferences & Incentives
Churches & Cathedrals
Countryside
Education
Environment
Ethnic Britain
Folklore & Traditions
Food & Drink
Galleries
Gay Tours
Geography & Geology
Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries
History & Prehistory
International Links
Lecture Subjects
Industry
Law
Literature
London Areas in Depth
Media
Museums
Music
Politics & Government
Photography
Regional Tours
Royalty
Shopping
Stately Homes & Country Houses
Street Art
Theatre
Transport
Walking Tours

WALKING TOURS:
Jack the Ripper,
Street Art,
Harry Potter,
Sherlock Holmes,
Charles Dickens,
Literary London,
Shakespeare and Southwark,
Covent Garden & Theatreland,
Soho,
Rock, Pop and the Beatles,
Kensington,
Hampstead and Kenwood,
Little Venice and the Regent’s Canal,
Richmond,
Notting Hill,
Greenwich,
Legal London & the Inns of Court,
Westminster,
Royal London,
James Bond and the Secret Service,
Film Locations,
Whitechapel, Spitalfields & Immigration,
Camden,
The Blitz and World War II,
Baker Street and Marylebone,
The City and Financial London,
Canary Wharf and the Docklands,
Ghosts of London,
London 2012 Venues (Olympic Sites)

Endorsements:

2012 Venues, Parliament, Windsor & Eton

Driver Guide:

No