Mark's biggest role to date is one where audiences are not meant to recognise him. Mark is the scale/stunt double for Thorin Oakenshield; as played by fellow British actor Richard Armitage, in The Hobbit trilogy: "An Unexpected Journey", "The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Battle of the Five Armies" directed by Sir Peter Jackson.
Mark's other work includes the 2013 New Zealand Opera production of "The Flying Dutchman" where he played a Ghost crew member. Mark appeared as Christopher Wren in the Wellington Production of Agatha Christie’s timeless crime thriller “The Mousetrap”, and he has appeared in a number of short films, including "Far Away", "Solomon", "Fisk Mota", and "Trapped"; and TV commercials.
Before his work on The Hobbit, Mark was a Police Officer and Detective for 15 years in England and New Zealand. Mark served as a Detective in both London, UK and Auckland, NZ.
Name: Mark Atkin
Lives in: Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation: Actor and Stunt Performer