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Mark Whitaker


DATE OF BIRTH 27/08/64  HEIGHT 6'1"

EQUITY No.  00123099



Bachelor of Arts (Drama/English) Chester College of Higher Education




Glove, Rod, Bunraku, Marionette, Rod Marionette, Lip Sync, Animatronics, Shadow and Chinese Hand Puppets.





Additional puppeteer Jurassic World: Dominion

Universal Pictures Director - Colin Trevorrow

Creature and droid puppeteer Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lucasfilm ltd  Director - Ron Howard

Neal Scanlan CFX

Creature and droid puppeteer The Last Jedi

Lucasfilm ltd  Director - Rian Johnson

Neal Scanlan CFX

Creature and droid puppeteer The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm ltd  Director - J J Abrams

Neal Scanlan CFX


Creature puppeteer Prometheus

Twentieth Century Fox  Director - Ridley Scott

Neal Scanlan CFX





Puppeteer on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Netflix & The Jim Henson Company  Director-  Louis Leterrier

Puppeteer on Fuzzcom The Interview, Don't be Scared, Scottish Laptop, Netflix and Chill and Hovering Cars.

(Films for KCOM) MyPockets

Puppeteer on Monster Stare, Sniff and Telepathy

(Commercials for mcgarrybowen


Puppeteer on on Argos Aliens Conga, Celebration, So Emotional, Home Alone, Not a Toy, Shop From Here, The Event, Last Minute, Stings,

Amazing' Stuff, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Shed & The Cube.

(Commercials for Argos).  Chi & Partners


Puppeteer on Pintlings – (Rod) Pintlings

Winner of the Peoples Choice Award at British Animation Awards 2002

(Commercial for Tennants).   Aardman Animations


Puppeteer on E.T. – (Rod, cable and animatronics) – Dreams and Sweet Dreams

(Commercials for B.T).  Neal Scanlan Studios


Puppeteer on E.T. – (Rod, cable and animatronics) – The Bicycle

(Commercial for Kansai Television).  Neal Scanlan Studios


Puppeteer on Clothes - (Rod)

(Commercial for Whirlpool USA).  Neal Scanlan Studios


Tyson the Bison - (Body puppet with eye and mouth controls) - Bike and Bus.

(Commercials for Robinsons Fruit Drinks).  Jenny and Co







Puppeteer in Midnight.

Puppeteer in Special Delivery.

Performer in The Bewonderment Machine.

Performer in A Sweep of Swallows.

A Bird in the Hand


2003 - 2016

Puppeteer in Hansel and Gretel.

Puppeteer in The Nightingale.

Puppeteer/ mask performer in Angus - Weaver of Grass.

Puppeteer in The Twittering Machine.

Mask performer/ puppeteer in Storm in a Teacup.

Puppeteer/ mask performer in Little Leap Forward.

Mask performer/ puppeteer in In the Shadow of Trees.

Performer/ puppeteer in Early One Morning and Botany Begins at Home. (pPod Theatre).

Mask performer in The Jail Bird.

Mask performer/ puppeteer in Company of Angels. (The story of Charlotte Salomon).

Horse + Bamboo Theatre


2011 - 2023

Puppeteer in Festival!

Chinese hand puppet show.

Mark Whitaker Puppetry


2013 - 2014

The Hemulen in Moominland Midwinter.

the egg / Horse + Bamboo Theatre



Puppeteer (Kestrel)/ Mr Porter/ Reg in Kes.

CAST in Doncaster



Puppeteer in Dinosaur Petting Zoo.

Erth - Visual and Physical Inc.


2007 - 2010

Mr Bean and Badger in Fantastic Mr Fox.

King, Prince & 2nd Suitor in Sleeping Beauty.

Little Angel Theatre


Mr Bean and Badger in Fantastic Mr Fox.

Little Angel Theatre for the RSC


2010 - 2013

Performer/ puppeteer in Chicken Licken.



1993 - 2007

Main puppeteer/ mask performer in Pinocchio.

 Main puppeteer/ mask performer in Harlequin in Trouble.

Snow White in Snow White and the Dwarfs.

Main puppeteer in Hansel and Gretel.

Puppeteer/ mask performer in The Snow Queen.

Main puppeteer/ mask performer in Paper Tiger.

Grandma in George's Marvellous Medicine.

James in James and the Giant Peach.

Norwich Puppet Theatre


1997 - 2002

Various characters in Festival of the Dragon Moon.

Various characters in The Storycatchers.

Popup’s Puppet Theatre


1989 -1993

Various characters in Button Moon and the Moon Monsters.

Various characters in Fun and Games on Button Moon.

 Various characters in Tina's Surprise.

Hare in Hare and Tortoise.

Playboard Puppets

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