Mark Billingham is a drama graduate and has always been an avid reader, taking long drinks at the crime genre oasis, though he acknowledges that he really looks for‘the story’ when selecting his reading. He is also a passionate collector of crime novels, as well highly educated in the nuances of the genre.
The crime writer side of his life is only one facet of his character, for Billingham is a much sought after writer for TV and theatre, which followed a successful career in acting. He had supporting and guest starring roles in many British TV programmes including appearing in the challenging world of children’s TV. Today he is a very talented and high-profile stand-up comic, headlining at ‘The Comedy Store’ and other national venues where he appears regularly as the M.C.
Multi-talented and versatile, Mark Billingham has now established himself in the mysterious neon glow of the crime novel, with his gritty crime novels featuring Tom Thorne.